There is a crucial difference between working by the hour or just working by the job. If you’re getting paid per hour, then you have a pretty good incentive to drag your feet, take your time, plus make the work last for as long as you possibly can. And the longer you work, the more money you make. When you get paid by the job, then it behooves you to finish up as quick as you can so you can get to your next job. The shorter the job is, then the more money you make. Both of these possibilities can have an impact on the quality of work that people do. This is something that greatly concerns me, since I’m an owner of a local Heating and A/C repair company. On one hand, I know that if I pay my Heating and A/C techs hourly then they might start to work a lot slower, which is not the greatest idea for my turnaround time on keeping our appointments up-to-date. On the other hand, paying them per separate jobs might result in work being done too fast, which would result in poor Heating and A/C repair work for my customers. I suppose the only real way to beat this complication is to employ only Heating and A/C techs that I totally trust to do a fine job. And plus not to rip myself off by padding the clock. I have a couple of very experienced heating and cooling experts who I totally trust. Lots of the newer workers, I’m not too sure about. This is my first year as a Heating and A/C dealer, and so I am still learning about how to deal with my employees. Trying to find more trustworthy Heating and A/C techs will be my next order of business for my company.