To buy or not to buy (lunch)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by madmow, May 28, 2003.

  1. madmow

    madmow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    How many of you guys out there provide the lunch for your employees? Drinks? Let me know your thoughts on this.

    Madden's Mowing
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Drinks?... yes.

    Food?... No. My guys get paid well enough as it is.

    Plus I don't relly feel like shelling out a hundred bucks a day.
  3. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Maybe you should pay them more if they can't afford to feed them selves. That's what they really want more money.

    I bought two of my clients lunch today, after they spent $5,000 with us. Sounds fair to me.

    Save the employee meals for company events.

    LLMSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    When I had staff, I had a couple of barter contracts with restaurants - "plowing for pizza" as we used to say. Friday lunches were on me if schedules were met and they knew, especially the plow drivers working late or long hours, that there was a coffee or hot meal there if they needed it. It didn't cost much and was a good morale builder.
  5. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    Sometimes i will buy a lunch or have doughnuts and coffee in the morning toward the end of the week, but its defintely not a habit.

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