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Spray tech commission and production.

Discussion in 'Employment' started by turn3, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. turn3

    turn3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    As a spray tech of almost 11 years with the same company I'm curious as that what if any commission you guys give when a tech upsells the customer. For instance, I the tech upsells a 2 may 3 app fungicide do you only pay commission on the first treatment or the total for all treatments?
    And now a question about production. We have close to 1,000 customers around 12mill sqft being treated by two guys. I don't want to over value myself but to be honest the other guy isn't all that dependable. Consistently late and calls in sick at least 1 day a month. We're about halfway through the 4th of 6 rounds. At this point I've treated roughly 8mill sqft more of our regular treatments ($50k+ in billing) that the other guy plus all the mosquito, flea & tick and probably 75%-80% of the fungicides. What kinda pay would you guys offer a tech doing that much more?
     
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  2. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GEORGIA
    Messages: 1,817

    I’d fire the other guy and pay you your pay and half his and I would do the other 4mil feet. Just me I like to work. I would definitely keep a chart on the wall of y’alls production numbers and pay on commission. I’d also split the profit with you on any upsell. But I’m different than most.
     
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  3. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,544

    If he's making the company money, which he is, then why are you complaining?? 1 day out of 20 days and he shows up late. Who flipping cares. I have low expectations when it comes to employees because I know people got issues and the perfect worker has already got a good job.
     
  4. turn3

    turn3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I care because whenever he calls in "sick" I get all my work plus have to pick up the slack for him and when I say consistently I mean he's late for work at least once a week and misses no less than once a month. I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I showed up late without letting my boss know ahead a week or more ahead of time (usually a 7:00am doctor or dentist appt) and it's probably been 3 or 4 years since I called in sick. Generally the only time I miss is for vacation and even then I'll give 6 to 8 months notice.

    Almost forgot, I help/oversee all (I think we're around 70 now) of our Christmas light installs, sells, service calls, inventory, take down and storage.
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,174

    You wont get a raise unless you ask . it doesnt matter what someone on this site would pay , its what you negotiate with the owner .
     
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  6. turn3

    turn3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I was trying to get a feel on how some of you owners paid a long term employee. Just curious as to how many of you pay hourly vs salary or pay based on production.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GEORGIA
    Messages: 1,817

    I used to get a bonus 23yrs ago. Just out of the blue. It ment the world to me to get that extra hundred every once in a while.
     
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  8. turn3

    turn3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Just like clockwork. We get paid yesterday and the other spray tech comes down with a mystery illness last night and is unable to work today.
     

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