Anyone have any thoughts on profit sharing with employees? A sort of added bonus to a foreman who is a top of the line employeee or to new hires as a benefit after they have been there a certain amount of time? My situation is that I am looking for an added bonus to offer a guy who is a foreman in the winter to come aboard year round as he is looking for: A: a new job for the just the summer season in a different field B: or a year round job, with me or someone else. He has two years experience with me and 5 years experience as a foreman at his other job, where he runs the show. (summer work only) I have never had any problems with him i.e.: reliability, theft, poor work, dishonesty, etc. He handles customer relations, schedules work, handles money of those customers that pay on the spot, keeps his own time, preforms repairs and maintenance before it is needed, takes a company truck home and keeps it spit shined and polished, no exaggerations. I know this does have its downfalls, and some people believe in the open books theory, some don't--but aside from a partner who invests capital in the business, I need to find reliable people. And partnerships don't always workout as I have seen from different businesses throughout my family. Worst case scenario is he stays for the season and decides he doesn't like the work and goes somewhere else. What percent of profits? Any thoughts of gross profit percentages over net profit percentages? It is a big investment, I know but it disgusts me to have to mail out 20 w-2's at the end of the season to fill two positoons. Basically, I am at the point where I don't mind to pay a little extra to good people, as I don't have the headaches that come with the crap and can concentrate on other aspects of running my business and expanding. I would also like to pursue other ventures such as finishing my schooling part time among other things and it would also be nice to go away for three days once a year and not be strapped to the cell phone and pager like life support. Any suggestions/Ideas- I welcome them all because we are all here to learn. Sorry for the long post.