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Old 08-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #11
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Welcome to PZ! Look forward to your input and contributions.

If you are doing $100,000.00/mo., the company must be doing something right.

As you suggested, there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Recently, in one of the trade publications, there was an article about daughters in plumbing. A very good read and a warning to the established dinosaurs of yesteryear.

Women in plumbing is here to stay. Underestimate their worth at your own peril. Wishing you much success in taking your inherited company to the next level.

You go girl!
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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I can see commission as a carrot on the string to perform, with the same notion that if they have callbacks, it clearly goes back on them as a situation where there's no hourly, no base pay to cover their time.

That should be the governing rule of commission.
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we are basically service, very little new construction.
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I can see commission as a carrot on the string to perform, with the same notion that if they have callbacks, it clearly goes back on them as a situation where there's no hourly, no base pay to cover their time.

That should be the governing rule of commission.
??? If an employee has a callback, he fixes it without compensation?!?

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??? If an employee has a callback, he fixes it without compensation?!?

The IRS does not like that.

Commission only pay, opens pandora's box. Same with employee vs. private contractor.
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??? If an employee has a callback, he fixes it without compensation?!?


In my world, yes.

I had one of my guys this week, broke a lift gate on the back of my bigger trucks, used a 6 in 1 screwdriver to pry it apart to pull the cord loose, break it, then uses one of my keys on my keychain that is for the storage unit that not only costs us a $50 cutoff charge but a $12 new lock.

And then on the way back, he changes his mind that "he" didn't raise the lift gate all the way up.

Total BS so not only did I not work him this past week... I told him I caught him in the ultimate lie of lies when he was relieved to hear the $400 motor for the lift gate didn't have to be replaced.

I was born at night, just not last night. 4 mistakes that day he made, bent up the body panel by lifting that same gate up without paying attention to the doors.

I'm getting compensated for that.
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my hourly guys get call backs, the guys who are on commission rarely!

and yes if you didnt fix it right why should I eat your mistake and you get paid???????
If a auto shop doesnt fix your car correctly do you pay him to refix it? If the lawn man forgets to cut your back yard do you pay him to come back and cut it?

I like commission it keeps everyone on the same page. you make company money and company pays you exactly what % you negotiated. if you have a bad day it reflects when you buy groceries. It keeps folks from having alot of bad days just because they can. My guys that are on hourly are LAZY and have every excuse imaginable for why they couldnt sell an expansion tank with a water heater even though manufactures specs call for one. the guys on commission do it with out even blinking!!!! every single time.
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my hourly guys get call backs, the guys who are on commission rarely!

and yes if you didnt fix it right why should I eat your mistake and you get paid???????
If a auto shop doesnt fix your car correctly do you pay him to refix it? If the lawn man forgets to cut your back yard do you pay him to come back and cut it?

I like commission it keeps everyone on the same page. you make company money and company pays you exactly what % you negotiated. if you have a bad day it reflects when you buy groceries. It keeps folks from having alot of bad days just because they can. My guys that are on hourly are LAZY and have every excuse imaginable for why they couldnt sell an expansion tank with a water heater even though manufactures specs call for one. the guys on commission do it with out even blinking!!!! every single time.
That is as sleazy as it gets! You cannot be sending people out to work for free!

Everyone makes mistakes.
When they do, you haul them in the office, give them the "do you know how much your screw up just cost me..." speech and demand an explanation.

Repeat offenders get fired.

As for how much to pay your employees...

Pennies; that's all you deem them to be worth!

Good luck with ruining your fathers' company while breaking labour laws at the same time. You'll do well!
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Welcome to PZ! Look forward to your input and contributions.

If you are doing $100,000.00/mo., the company must be doing something right.

As you suggested, there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Recently, in one of the trade publications, there was an article about daughters in plumbing. A very good read and a warning to the established dinosaurs of yesteryear.

Women in plumbing is here to stay. Underestimate their worth at your own peril. Wishing you much success in taking your inherited company to the next level.

You go girl!

How nice! THANKS
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