Pay raise

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by seabee24, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    If an employee is not making a profit for the company then he is being over paid, not charging enough for the work he does, or both.

    No way to give him a raise.
  2. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    If you really like the guy as much as you sound like you do, I would start with the above points as essentially a coaching for improvement as to help him further his potential future with you company.
    Terminating is should generally be the last resort or used at times where the behavior is beyond repair IMHO because the cost associated with hiring and retaining quality employees is higher than most would give it credit for. Explain to him that if he wants to earn more, he has to be more of a leader, take a leadership role and that does not involve discussing wages in front of other crew members, it does not include non profitable work, involves being able to get the rest of the team to finish work in a quality yet profitable way which is done by communicating with employees, a area that you feel is not able to do yet.
    Tell him that you are willing to pay it, but not until he has showed you that he can achieve those goals in a long term situation. Don't lose what you think is a good employee, until you have given him a chance to explain or improve his actions unless his actions are so severe in nature that he has to be fired.

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