[Market-farming] employee bonus

stonecirclefarm tds.net stonecirclefarm at tds.net
Fri Nov 2 13:26:09 EDT 2012


I am certainly not questioning "whether" to pay the person, but ideas on
valuing her time appropriately, adequately, and meaningfully.  As you say,
paying her my wage would be a demotion!  She currently earns $10 per hour.

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Tom & Melanie <limerock at thirdplanet.net>wrote:

>   Short version:  pay the lady
>
> Long version:  We would not consider it a “bonus” but simply paying for
> what you received.  More hours plus more responsibility equals more money.
> Pickers usually do not make as much as equipment operators per se.
>
> Just don’t pay her “your” wage, as all us owners/operators know that
> nobody else would work for $4.00/hour.
>
>
>
>  *From:* stonecirclefarm tds.net <stonecirclefarm at tds.net>
> *Sent:* Friday, November 02, 2012 9:06 AM
> *To:* Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> *Subject:* [Market-farming] employee bonus
>
> This question may not be an easy one to answer because every farm
> situation is unique but I am wanting to pay my one employee a bonus for the
> one week this season when she managed the farm on her own while I was away
> with my family for a vacation.  We are a small farm without tremendous
> sales or resources (especially during this drought year) but this was
> obviously a big deal both for me (allowing me to be off the farm) and a big
> deal for her (as her hours and responsibilities went way up).  Thoughts or
> experiences to share anyone?
>
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