I'm at a loss. Salary doesnt work in the winter cause hours are too long and the work is relentlessly never-ending. Hourly pay doesn't work cause the overtime vs. quality production and call backs really drives up labor. So I'm thinking outside the box. Haven't commited to it yet but I have designs on piece work and a very low (possibly absolutely minimum wage) hourly base rate. The trick is to create an incentive to work more and work smarter. Part of this overall plan will also create rewards for NFI...say $2000 bonus and an increase in base pay. How about $1 per post here on the forum. Lets say an employee of mine spend a couple hours a week here askin and answerin...they will learn a lot! What do you folks think?