Brand new to this site and really love it. Maybe I could get some helpful insight into how others handle this problem. We're a mid-sized company in the Detroit area / 450 weekly accounts lawn , 100 Snow (residential and commercial). We split pay for our employees - 1)crew chiefs/supervisors get a salaried pay during lawn season and then in the winter they go on seasonal unemployment and plow snow for us when it snows. 2) Our summer lawn help is all hourly and they usually aren't kept on in the winter - they're largely replaceable and as long as we have a good core of crew chiefs, we can build crews every spring for lawn service. Up until the last year or so the salaried crew chiefs working over the hourly grunts provided a good balance. The crew cheifs wanted to get done faster. The hourly guys, of course, wanted their hours so the two balanced out well. However, as of late, we see more crew chiefs flying through the accounts as if it were a race to get done and unfortunately quality sometimes suffers. Talks and warnings seem to only bring temporary improvements. Anybody else experience this? Solutions? The other owner is about to abandon the salary concept.