Rewards or incentives for you as a driver?

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  1. jbourque

    jbourque Heavy Load Member

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    in collage motivation class they teach you money is not a motivator job satisfaction is. i thought that was a crock then and still do,the only time that works is when you have a supervisor and he or she is power hungry and cares about nothing else. that being said show me the money and i think most drivers think that way,now notice i said drivers. if you want driver retention, pay them a living wage and treat them as you would treat any of the office staff. anything else is just fluff. b safe out there
     
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  3. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    I dunno, I got an attendance bonus recently. They said it was going to be $250.00, and it was. It started out as $300 and something, but then THEY took out the taxes, leaving me with promised bonus.
     
  4. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    Ok, all they did was figure the taxes normally taken out to make the final the actual 250 promise. So that actual check, must have been a wee bit over 300.

    But in general terms, a cash bonus of say $1,000 is written as such on the check, all taxes on receiver.

    All my vacation checks were of the regular weekly one, minus all taxes. O/T is (to me) the biggest rip off there is. work (say) 20 hours O/T, pay taxes on 10, like we worked for free for 10 hours.

    I would work several weeks of O/T, see the taxes taken out and said forgetaboutit, no more O/T for me.
     
  5. Mudguppy

    Mudguppy Degenerate Immoralist

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    So.......uh.........*cough*........erm.......ah.........Are we talking a ma-ssage at an Oriental establishment, in......say.....maybe not the most upscale part of town???

















    What??!?? You know most of you were thinking it!!!!! :biggrin_2556::biggrin_2556::biggrin_2556::biggrin_25525:
     
  6. dieselfuelonly

    dieselfuelonly Road Train Member

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    Ah yes... my favorite... the uh... "happy ending"
     
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  7. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    Please don't. You know you're only encouraging Chinatown to come with one of his lists, this one being creepier than the others.....
     
  8. Floorguy1

    Floorguy1 Light Load Member

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    Cash is cash. No taxes taken out Hand me or your driver some Ben Franklins and say thank you for your hard work. That's it. &)@&&&@" people always trying to make things harder than it has to be.
     
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  9. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Yeah, but it's the ol' "pay me now, or pay me later" deal. Eventually, the taxes WILL be paid.
     
  10. UKJ

    UKJ Heavy Load Member

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    Cash & a raise
     
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  11. Ken Worth

    Ken Worth Medium Load Member

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    I'd stay away from big fancy prizes for only a few drivers because it comes off as pandering to a few suckups and actually creates resentment from the rest of the drivers.

    I think a paid hotel room and maybe a meal for drivers who are stuck out on the weekends a lot would really go a long way for morale.

    Because of the nature of OTR with dispatch and truck quality not being equal, it's hard to have a fair contest.

    Time off for running hard should be the biggest prize IMO. I like to be rewarded by making a bunch of money, then getting back to my real life. Apparently some people aren't like me and like to spend a lot of time hanging out in backwater truck stops.
     
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