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Old 05-08-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Do any of you pay the same employee on a sliding scale?

For instance: mechanics wages for their area of expertise but less for areas where they are not as skilled.
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For example: I might get paid less for my typing skills.

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My guys get the same ROP no matter what, whether they're installing crown or pushing a broom. It all evens out. If they've been doing "skilled" work more often, I'll usually pay a bonus at the end of the job.
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Years ago, the company I worked for did this to some people. I remember the full time drywallers got a few dollars less when they worked on the framing crew. As framers, we got paid the same whether we framed or hung drywall. Gotta wonder if the morale would suffer if the guys end up working for the lesser wages for very long.
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"Do any of you pay the same employee on a sliding scale?"

Why would anyone work that way?
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I never have. However I am involved with a job where a labor union has conceded to pay different rates to the same individual, during the 8 hour work period. Can't wait to see how this works out.
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Pay sacle...



must be an american thing.
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Shouldn't be. All trades have different rates, and then there are different levels of apprentices. We do have prevailing wage rates that set pay scales for Public Works jobs.
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if you are paying a drywaller say $20/hr and a framer say $17/hr and you instruct the drywaller to play w/ the framers for a day, isn't he worth $15/hr as he isn't experienced as the framer, maybe more like a framer's helper? Rough generalization, but you get the idea.

round here you get paid the same whether your texting your girlfriend or installing casing on a window.
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if you are paying a drywaller say $20/hr and a framer say $17/hr and you instruct the drywaller to play w/ the framers for a day, isn't he worth $15/hr as he isn't experienced as the framer, maybe more like a framer's helper? Rough generalization, but you get the idea.

round here you get paid the same whether your texting your girlfriend or installing casing on a window.
Exactly. The word HELPER is just what I was thinking.
For one example, I have a guy who does alot of my plaster work.
On the same job when there is no plastering to be done, I can do one of two things: lay him off, or offer him as a job helper doing a number of other things. Laying floor, demo, tile work etc.
Why should I pay a guy $20.00 because he knows how to read a ruler.
I understand it sounds harsh but at a pay scale of $15.00 for these tasks, I can save 10,400.00 a year. Theoretically speaking of course.
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...Why should I pay a guy $20.00 because he knows how to read a ruler.
I understand it sounds harsh but at a pay scale of $15.00 for these tasks, I can save 10,400.00 a year. Theoretically speaking of course.
Might be a cheap investment if he can read a tape. What would it cost you if a guy couldn't read the tape so good, or miscut, lack of production, his ego etc etc. Not that he won't make mistakes at whatever rate he's being paid.
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Might be a cheap investment if he can read a tape. What would it cost you if a guy couldn't read the tape so good, or miscut, lack of production, his ego etc etc. Not that he won't make mistakes at whatever rate he's being paid.
If you can't read a tape then your pay scale will vary between 0. and $10.00.
Perhaps I have been doing this for too long, but sometimes I just think you are born with the knowledge to read a ruler.
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If you can't read a tape then your pay scale will vary between 0. and $10.00.
Perhaps I have been doing this for too long, but sometimes I just think you are born with the knowledge to read a ruler.
I know what you mean. Every now and then there are a couple of guys you can teach. It usually starts with "hey count the little lines".

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