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I am hiring a new crew leader this spring. He will be in charge of a weekly route of 180 houses. He job duties will include mowing, paperwork, estimates, acquiring new business and managing 3 employees. The last guy i had i paid 12.00/hr plus quarter bonuses on new customers and a bonus on the work he brought in, but the motivation isnt really there..
I have heard of people paying on a percentage scale and would like to know more about this because it would keep my cost fixed but am weary of going this way cuz its new to me..

any ideas!?

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The last guy i had i paid 12.00/hr plus quarter bonuses on new customers and a bonus on the work he brought in, but the motivation isnt really there..
How did you set up the quarter bonuses for new customers and what kind of bonus did you offer on new work?

Also if you are paying the crew leader $12.00 an hr, what were the crew getting?

All of these things can effect the motivation levels.
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