I have one guy working with me right now and I pay $8hr with an incentive of a dollar raise after 60 days and another raise toward the end of the year. He is the best I have had so far and is never late and works his ass off. My buddy on the other hand pays his weedeater guy $10 for every yard they do. At the end of the day he may end up paying over a $100 where I only pay $72. I dont want to seem like a cheap boss but what do you guys think. Is it better to pay by the job or hour? Pay by the hour you have to worry about clock watchers. Pay by the job then quality is an issue because they may be in a hurry to get to the next job so they can make more money for more jobs and not worry about the quality. What do you guys think?