Travel time - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Business > Business, Marketing, and Sales

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rockford,IL
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 16
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
View Rockford Il Painter's Photo Album My Photos
Default Travel time

Does any one pay travel time to their employees? I have been making my guys drive the first 30 minutes from their house to the jobsite after 30 minutes then I would start the time clock for them. If they had to come to the shop to pick up tools, paint, or anything else I would start their time when they arrived at the shop and pay travel time to the job site. I feel like some of the guys have been taking advantage of some situations and I am in the process of changing the policy. Any input would be appeciated.
Rockford Il Painter is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-12-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
Old as dirt member
 
Schmidt & Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,565
Rewards Points: 688
Thanks: 7,004
Thanked 8,440 Times in 4,284 Posts
View Schmidt & Co.'s Photo Album My Photos
Default

If they worked at an office, would they get paid for all or part of there commute?

Construction seems to be one of the only jobs that this comes up. I will on occasion pay travel time if it is a job out of our normal area, but otherwise your on the clock only when you are at work.

Of course if I require one of the guys to pick up the truck or some tools at the shop, there time starts from there.
__________________
Paul

Last edited by Schmidt & Co.; 06-12-2011 at 10:13 PM..
Schmidt & Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
"Member"
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 10,719
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 5,401
Thanked 5,705 Times in 3,060 Posts
View NEPS.US's Photo Album My Photos
Default

When hiring explain your work radius and compensate when appropriate.

Plan your jobs better and either have yourself or a op's manager stock jobs to avoid having to pay travel time to employees to and from the shop.
NEPS.US is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-12-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
One Coat Coverage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 1,369
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 285
Thanked 460 Times in 311 Posts
View One Coat Coverage's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Only if they go from one site to another in the middle of the day. Never the morning commute.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
One Coat Coverage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 01:15 AM   #5
Born 2 Paint
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,021
Rewards Points: 1,394
Thanks: 6,089
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,609 Posts
View 6126's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Sounds to me like your being more than fair. I could see maybe helping out on travel time if the job was like over an hour away. But 30 minutes? No. Only time I ever got put on the clock was when I was picking up equipment at the shop, materials at the paint store, or driving to an out of town job and even that was only one way.
6126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 10
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
View QLDPainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

We use to get paid 30 cents a kilowmeter for any where further then 50 kilometers from our paint factory.
QLDPainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
do it right, if you're going to do it

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long time reader, first time poster MKap New Member Introductions 5 05-30-2011 04:04 PM
Takes a lot of time to save time, sometimes... Paint and Hammer General Painting Discussion 37 05-09-2011 10:40 PM
First time poster, long time reader. bucket New Member Introductions 11 11-13-2010 01:13 PM
Pro Painters need work in Missouri Highest quality, will travel imperialcad General Painting Discussion 11 01-21-2010 08:54 PM
long time voyer, first time posting admirableptg New Member Introductions 13 04-10-2009 04:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com