Park city UT? Ha I almost took the park and rec director position there not that long ago. Pay system on the employee owned company was based on the guys getting paid $8.00/hr. Of course they never actually got paid that. Their ownership was based on their truck, equipment, and route. Let's say you run a route for me. That route consists of 60 man hours of work so your weekly billing is $3000. As the crew leader you got $1500 of it. But here's the catch you have a route, with fuel, expendables etc figured into it. Go OVER the assinged expenditures it comes out of your $1500 (so basically dont go off route, floor the gas pedal for fun, do lawns on the side etc and you come out even. IF you actually came in under your alottment you got to keep half the difference. Wreck a truck? loose apeice of equipment? All came out of the $1500. (of course by lawn you got paid a minimum of your $8.00 per hour) Basically MOST of the guys went home with $1000 to $1600 per week (weeks always varied, flat tires, rain, PIA homewoners, etc. Where th guys made the most bank was always on the athletic fields, they wouldnt take a helper (helpers ran at $10 per hour andcame out of your $1500 if you needed one) they would put in 12-14 hour days (4 days per week and the mowers had headlights on them) and go home with $1600 for a single week of work. It worked well, everyone took care of everything, never lost equipment had very little damage. Its more complicated than Im explaining, Im just giving you the run down of how it worked.