The shop I work for now pays its employees commission only. I get a measly 17% of what is charged. They originally told me they would be taking out large items like a toilet, water heater, whatever.. now I find out that they're going to take out fittings, pipe, etc. Also I'm not full time so now I have to pay over 300 dollars a month for health insurance. I'm not unhealthy, I'm younger, and I have no kids or wife. I'm not sure why it's so high.
I don't get paid for warranty work. I was told, "well, we dont have hardly any call backs." I had one today because American Standard doesn't bother to check and see if their toilets are properly made. It took them 3 months to get a new tank lid to us. I didn't get paid for replacing the old, improperly made lid. That's how some of these places offer a nice warranty. It doesn't cost them anything because whoever goes back does it for free!!
It's just bullshit and is all designed to increase profits at the expense of the company's workers and customers.
Every day that goes by the K-60 working out of a truck setup sounds better and better. Here in the land of finished basements it would be a K-60 and a million drop cloths.
Does anyone else get paid commission or pay their techs, plumbers, what have yous based on commission?