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Date: 17 Dec 2008 12:29:55
From: DonkeyBanAA
Subject: X-mas Bonus
I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
gave them a raise cause the price of gas
was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

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Date: 17 Dec 2008 17:50:43
From: MrBookworm
Subject: Re: X-mas Bonus
On Dec 17 2008 1:29 PM, DonkeyBanAA wrote:

> I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
> make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
> gave them a raise cause the price of gas
> was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
> didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

I'd give them $100 or $200 in tax free cash money. Get fresh $100 bills
from the bank. Have a group meeting and give everyone their money at the
same time.

Dean

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Date: 17 Dec 2008 17:35:58
From: Tad Perry
Subject: Re: X-mas Bonus
"DonkeyBanAA" <freddiearballo@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:334o16xaal.ln2@recgroups.com...
> I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
> make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
> gave them a raise cause the price of gas
> was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
> didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

Isn't a month's worth of wages considered more or less standard?

Given the raise, perhaps a bonus worth half a month's wages is appropriate.
(Approx. $1000 to $1500 per head.) I'm guessing they'd feel lucky to get any
size bonus at all given what most people have to put up with re: employment.

tvp




 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 13:10:25
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: X-mas Bonus
On Dec 17 2008 3:29 PM, DonkeyBanAA wrote:

> I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
> make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
> gave them a raise cause the price of gas
> was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
> didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

How is the company doing? If you are not turning a profit then don;t give
them shit.

If the company is doing well then offer up a share. 5% or the companies
profit and reward loyalty and perfomance. Biggest chunk to the ones that
do their job AND have been there longest. Under one year, congrats you get
to keep your job.

Employees that get bent out of shape for not getting a bonus when the
company is going under will have no sympathy when it folds and they are
off to get their check.

Chris

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Date: 17 Dec 2008 12:52:57
From: Will in New Haven
Subject: Re: X-mas Bonus
On Dec 17, 3:29=A0pm, "DonkeyBanAA" <freddiearba...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
> make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
> gave them a raise cause the price of gas
> was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
> didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

It really all depends on how much profit you made and how much demand
there is for their services outside of your employ. None of the rest
of it, including the reason for the raise or the opinions of the
people on here, really matters.

--
Will in New Haven



 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 12:52:18
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: X-mas Bonus
On Dec 17 2008 2:29 PM, DonkeyBanAA wrote:

> I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
> make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
> gave them a raise cause the price of gas
> was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
> didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

Offer them a choice .. tell them that since you raised their wages to
reflect the price of oil, that they can either continue at that rate and
recieve no bonus or they can forfeit the wage increase in lieu of a bonus


 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 12:45:19
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: X-mas Bonus
On Dec 17 2008 3:29 PM, DonkeyBanAA wrote:

> I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
> make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
> gave them a raise cause the price of gas
> was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
> didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

10%

o0o

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Date: 17 Dec 2008 12:38:24
From: XaQ Morphy
Subject: Re: X-mas Bonus
On Dec 17 2008 2:29 PM, DonkeyBanAA wrote:

> I run a small building/ construction business- I have a few workers who
> make between 15-20 per hour. What would be a reasonable bonus mind u i
> gave them a raise cause the price of gas
> was so high this summer but the price has been down the last 6 weeks. I
> didn't lower there wages . just looking for some thoughts?

Xmas/New Years bonus: let them keep their jobs.

I'm being mostly serious about this.

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Morphy
xaqmorphy@donkeymanifesto.com
http://www.donkeymanifesto.com
"SHUT UP IDIOT" --The Great Patholio

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