Ways to Raise Perks, an Interesting Example of Time Negotiation

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  • Raise in perks lead to increase in income of the employees.

  • Generally people do overtime at jobs to earn extra wages at work.

An Interesting Example of Time Negotiation

  • A lady was interviewed for a position that paid $20,000 a year working only 20 hours a week that happened with a client who wanted to earn $40,000 a year doing library work.

  • The lady could find out that they needed:

    • Total reorganization

    • Computerization

    • Security and better access for their patrons.

  • She could note that they needed more than 40-hour/week coverage.

  • Planned to handle that need by having a librarian there 40 hours.

  • Using $8/hour clerks for the balance of the time and some routine work.

Proposals Put by the Lady Before Taking up the Project

  • She would work only 20 hours a week on the higher-skilled tasks.

  • Besides clerical tasks training the two clerks to do higher-level library work.

  • Once these clerks were trained:

    • The library would have 100 person-hours of skilled coverage.

    • Instead of the 40 hours skilled plus 80 hours clerical that they had been using originally.

  • An amount equivalent of $40,000 was paid to her:

    • Working for $20,000 only half time.

    • With the team of three there was a better coverage all in all.

Other Ways to Negotiate Time

  • Flexitime

  • Personal days

  • Payments can also be made for unused vacation time.

  • Many people don’t negotiate “comp time” for days they spend:

    • At conventions

    • Trade shows

    • Late with customers, etc.

  • One can increase his income in dollars per hour by paying attention to getting compensated for that time (either by money, or more likely with comp time).

Bonuses

  • Discussing the compensation items with the boss at review time.

  • Discussing regarding the compensation may also occur at a time there is a change in company’s operating procedures.

  • Excellence is rewarded almost everywhere.

  • The excellence needs to be tied up with a measurable quantity and linked to some dollar compensation.

Conclusion

  • Extra value in terms of time and bonuses should be considered.

  • As an employee one should always try to maintain the best decorum with utmost respect to the employers’ work culture.