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Wages for Christmas day.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by casey, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. casey

    casey Banned
    Messages: 180

    Calling for 5-10 cm tonight & through the day tomorrow so will likely be working Chrismas day. Unfortunately this means I will have to put the bottle away soon.

    Wondering what anyone paid employees for working Christmas. I told 2 guys $35 CND. (Cash) per hr., which is app. time & a half.
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I pay all my guys a seasonal salary,even sidewalk guys.Most of our routes are booked at 100 hrs a season,per truck.Guys get a seasonal rate,up to the 100 hrs after which they get hourly.We have only gone over once.Makes it easier for me to budget,guys get a paycheck every two weeks,and they are much happier and willing to come in when needed.They also don't mind doing pre-snow checks and after storm repairs\maintenance as they are getting paid.There may be a cash bonus if we require them on christmas day or new years for a big storm,and they are out for long hours.Most of our guys get $2000.00 - $3000.00 a season,and the odd bonus for extra work,long shifts etc.We also let them do a few cash jobs on the way back,again,keep em happy and they will repay you tenfold.
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    We are Paid Double time off with the option of paid time off during the next week.

    Geoff
     
  4. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Will pay my guys double time the entire day.
     
  5. casey

    casey Banned
    Messages: 180

    What does your double time work out to per hr.?
     
  6. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 480

    SLC1

    Do you charge you customers extra for working on X-mas and New Years Day???????

    Gene
     
  7. Chief Plow

    Chief Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    My guys will be making $100. an hr today ( Double time ), because of the Holiday. If we plow after midnight tonight, then we go back to straight time. Have a great Holiday. It looks like most of us in the northeast will be white......

    Rick