Salaried store manager hours?

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  1. WPI

    WPI New Member

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    How many hours does a salaried pizza store manager work? At what point, if any, do managers get paid for the extra hours that they work?
    Do any of the owners here pay their managers for the extra hours they work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. d9phoenix

    d9phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Depends on how you set it up, back in the day when i accepted a salary position i would base the salary off a 50 hour week. After 70 hours i would stop working, it did not matter what was needed. I never had a boss who was willing to pay extra for all the extra work so it was never an issue.

    I no longer believe in salary positions, i pay hourly with bonuses. It is more fair to both sides and neither side gets the shaft.
     
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    pizzapiratespp Well-Known Member

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    Hourly all the way. Under salary I always had a bit of tension with the managers. If they worked a little less I was peeved and if they worked an hour more they were peeved. Nothing major, but why be peeved when you don't have to be.

    I did a salary job back in the 80's that required 70 hour work weeks. After a year of it I found myself looking else ware. It landed me in the pizza business.
     
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    aaaahhh, the irony!
     
  5. WPI

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    Thank you d9phoenix and pizzapiratespp. Would you mind sharing how many hours your managers work typically and what your bonus structure is? I can message privately if you prefer. Thanks!
     
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    I still use Salary which is based on what an average week is for my GM's - typically 45 to 47 hours is all they ever work. Never have had a salary manager work more than 50 except in my old campus shop which was typically 5-10's so a little extra here and there but they were always compensated well. My current GM in my busy shop works about 47 hours a week and his salary is $950 a week plus bonuses, health insurance, fuel card and 2 weeks paid vacation. This shop does over 40k a week in sales. He has 3 assistant managers below him.
     
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    I haven't had a full time manager in years now. I just have part timers (this is not what i want, it is what i can find). As for bonus structure, i currently base it on goals for 3 items. Labor, Food usage and Sales.

    From time to time i will change the goals depending on what i think is more important. Everything has been thrown into total chaos here over the last year or so, Min wage goes up $0.90 every year until 2020, and now a Soda Tax that is higher then anywhere else in the country.
     
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    Salary sucks. We got hit VERY hard a while back because of a few simple mistakes like a manager doing things other than “manager duties” such as making a pizza or washing a dish.

    Also unless you’re getting paid over the current salary cap, you’ll have to pay overtime.


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    I try to keep managers in the 38-40 hour range. I find that our operation is just too physically demanding to work more than that on a regular basis. They do work more at times during busy weeks and when things just happen. The world series this year was a good example where people easily exceeded 50 hours.

    The lower entry level mangers make between 14.50 and 18.00 per hour. Some of them have some bonus but it maxes out at around $50 a week. Some of this group are part time.

    Assistant GMs make 18.00 to 20.00 per hour plus get a bonus of 1% to 2% of the sales.

    GMs make 20 to 22 per hour plus 2 to 4% of the sales. They for the most part make more in bonus than hourly.

    Don't try this at home! These are California pay rates with long time people.

    They also get all the vacation, sick pay, health care and so on. Its a good deal. Our average GM has been with us for 18.8 years. Average AGM 11.2 years. Average Assistant 5.1 years.