Employees!?!?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Business' started by CMRwindowcleaning, Feb 24, 2015.

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  1. CMRwindowcleaning

    CMRwindowcleaning Active Member
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    Who has people working for them? Be it 1 or 100? Young lads or grown men? How do you manage them...what do you pay them?
     
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  2. Duncs

    Duncs Grand Master
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    tried them all young ,older,friends , friends of family
    at the moment got the best i,ve had, great grafter had him year
    must say find it hard getting good grafters
     
  3. CMRwindowcleaning

    CMRwindowcleaning Active Member
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    How many have you got? I've got a guy at the moment... A friend. Struggling to find a new guy! What kind of money do you think is fair??
     
  4. Simply Business

    Simply Business Well-Known Member
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    Not speaking from experience, but more from what I've read in similar threads in here, it's a bit of a catch 22.

    Great employees often inevitably decide to go it alone eventually, while the not so good ones continue being not so good under your pay!
     
  5. boarcity

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    iv 3 fulltimers , lads of 19. its taken me 4 years of employing to get a good grafting bunch,at first i had one parttimer,then 2 parttimers

    prior to this iv employed utter wasters ,malingerers, half baked types, rogues, loudmouths , the whole gamut - this is part of the learning curve .
    i pay mine hourly ,guarantee 6 hours per day and round up the hours thereafter. i.e. if its 10 past 4 we finish,theyre paid till 5
     
  6. CMRwindowcleaning

    CMRwindowcleaning Active Member
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    Sounds good it's so hard. I want a young lad...someone willing to listen and learn and I pay hourly and guarantee 6 hours also! What kind of money do you pay if you don't mind me asking? boarcity
     
  7. boarcity

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    i pay 7 per hour plus an equal share of all tips. a free jumbo bacon roll from the bus cafe every 6 months and holiday pay ,xmas bonus ,footwear allowance, free pick up and drop off at their home god its sounds a real treat ...

    and it is!
     
  8. CMRwindowcleaning

    CMRwindowcleaning Active Member
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    Holiday pay and Xmas bonus sounds sweet!! Got any jobs going? Lol boarcity I pay £10 an hour minus the little extras...hopefully I'll find someone reliable soon!
     
  9. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    when you are fresh out of school at 16 or drifting unemployed at 18 , 7 quid an hour is bloomin good money -and a job for life too, i forgot to add that in above
     
  10. boarcity

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    10 is top dollar for a youngster. when i started employing i paid 8, this was a mistake , i got no respect .
     
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