Job referral - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Business > Business, Marketing, and Sales


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
3rd Generation
 
MF Dagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pig's Eye, MN
Posts: 1,638
Rewards Points: 1,010
Default Job referral

As an employer would any of you give a percentage of a job to an employee that brought the job to you? I recently brought in a large job from outside of work, normally I wouldn't feel entitled to a percentage but my hours have been slim lately and I wasn't even put on the job that I brought in and am thinking of asking for a percentage or s bonus on it. Is that thinking out of line?
__________________
Beercan ceiling fan.
MF Dagger is offline   Reply With Quote
Join Contractor Talk

Join the #1 Electrician Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join ElectricianTalk.com - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.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 06-18-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,330
Rewards Points: 1,208
Default

That would have been a great question to ask your employer before you referred the job.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Tiger For This Useful Post:
brian john (06-18-2012), carryyourbooks (06-18-2012), Chris1971 (06-18-2012), electricmanscott (06-19-2012)
Old 06-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
TooFarFromFenway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 906
Rewards Points: 500
Default

I've referred a few small jobs to my boss, who then in turn sent myself and JW out on them, and magically, $100 showed up on my truck, tucked nicely in an envelope under my windshield wiper that afternoon.

Not sure WHERE it came from......

But, to address the OP, it should have been discussed before the contract was signed.
__________________
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? ~Jim Bouton, 1988
TooFarFromFenway is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TooFarFromFenway For This Useful Post:
Chris1971 (06-18-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
Small Potatoes
 
flyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North East USA Treasure Coast Florida
Posts: 4,995
Rewards Points: 3,726
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MF Dagger View Post
As an employer would any of you give a percentage of a job to an employee that brought the job to you? I recently brought in a large job from outside of work, normally I wouldn't feel entitled to a percentage but my hours have been slim lately and I wasn't even put on the job that I brought in and am thinking of asking for a percentage or s bonus on it. Is that thinking out of line?
Ordinarily I would expect to have a conversation with an employee, first, regarding any fees for bringing in work before I would commit to anything.

Having said that, our employees recieve bonuses ranging from 2 - 6% of sales. It works on a sliding scale, based on the amount of work they sell in a week.

There are conditions attached with the bonus.
flyboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: us
Posts: 1,525
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

That was lame of them not to put you on the job. Karmas a bitch...
yrman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 12:59 AM   #6
Resi Service Electrician
 
electrictim510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,257
Rewards Points: 550
Default

I get a decent commission already but I get a pretty big bump for what I bring in. Usually I don't even ask for it when I but my boss makes sure I get it back and then some.
__________________
"Understand one thing every one has a place in this trade, and no matter what your skill set I doubt you know it all." brian john
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
electrictim510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 427
Rewards Points: 434
Default

I would say by them not putting you on the job they had no intention of giving you a bonus!
JHFWIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
BNI Referral type groups Chris1971 Business, Marketing, and Sales 1 12-18-2011 11:26 AM
Local 48 Referral system slaps a bunch of men on the wee-wee miller_elex Union Topics 49 02-25-2011 08:11 AM
Seeking job leads in Southern California-nice referral fees paid Electros General Electrical Discussion 5 10-22-2009 09:44 PM
referral companys Bkessler General Electrical Discussion 2 05-03-2008 11:10 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com