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This is a no win for the owner. Yes I allow my employees to make their own projects for their own usage. They can do it on their time only
They let me know before they start and tell me what it is for and what they are going to use.
In General, I have no real concerns or problems. If it keeps everyone happy, so be it.
Here is the problems........
It amazes me how fast they get their work completed, start to finish. Why cant they do my work as fast ?
I let them use everything and anything they need to. Complete access to everything.
I ask that they pay for all new materials, ( Sometimes ) Otherwise I hope they use scraps if they can
When they have to reach into their pockets to pay, it becomes a fight on material costs.
Ask about Labor Costs and they will tell how many minutes they used.
Forget about any damages to my equipment, Don't go there because it would have happened at anytime.
You cant win on this subject.
When I see them abuse the " Benefits " I stop it.
Sooner or later they (employees) always take advantage of a great situation. I allow my employees to build small projects for themselves, not for resale. If they need something for their kids team, a B Day, Anniversary... I'm cool with that. I let them work on their vehicles, borrow a trailer and truck to move. But when it comes to money, regardless of the amount. If it's happening in my shop, it's my money.