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Old 11-21-2014, 07:49 PM
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How are you all dealing with employee pricing on parts and whole goods for personal use? Where i work we get parts for cost plus any shipping if the store pays any shipping. Whole goods are cost plus 2% and we are only allowed to buy one wholegood per year. Handhelds, push mowers and all attachments exempt. So, if I buy a new riding mower, I can only buy one per year.
On the same note, how do you handle your techs being approached about doing side work? We had to sign a statement forbidding us from doing side work. I didnt have a problem with that. The last thing I want to do at the end of the day is go home and start again! LOL!
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:19 PM
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I don't think techs should be prevented from doing side work if it's on product that you wouldn't service in your shop, anyway. That being said, if a tech does repair work on products that you regularly sell and service, then he is just bleeding income from your business and should be treated as any other competitor as far as parts availability, discounts, etc. If you have more of your regular business than you can handle during store hours, maybe you should consider some overtime for the techs who want it. But, if he is taking work away from you, then he is also taking the profits that would provide raises, benefits, vacations, and other perks.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:00 PM
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I don't think techs should be prevented from doing side work if it's on product that you wouldn't service in your shop, anyway. That being said, if a tech does repair work on products that you regularly sell and service, then he is just bleeding income from your business and should be treated as any other competitor as far as parts availability, discounts, etc. If you have more of your regular business than you can handle during store hours, maybe you should consider some overtime for the techs who want it. But, if he is taking work away from you, then he is also taking the profits that would provide raises, benefits, vacations, and other perks.
Had one doing that. He no longer works for us. Have another one who buys parts for his church family, always tells me to charge them retail price, not his employee price.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:03 AM
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If they are doing side work they are also potentially causing you a problem in the event the machine doesn't work right. If there is a come back "he aid he worked for you and you need to stand behind your work". You might be able to convince them its not yours to stand behind but what about future sales, bad reputation, etc...

I know our local JD dealer requires a no side work agreement.
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