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If an employee does work poorly and the client can't be charged for the work, then how does the employee get paid?

Where does the money that's used to pay the employee come from if it doesn't come from the client?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Employees aren't paid by the client, they are paid by cash flow. And client~S~ generate that cash flow. No, there isn't a one-to-one - "You worked on that job so that job pays you and he did bad work on that job so he doesn't get paid", As I have put it, it's not how much you make an hour, it's how much you make a year. If your employee isn't pulling their weight then you should think about that.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Comes from the company the employed works for.  Thy can fire him, but still have to pay him for the hours he workd.

  • 2 months ago

    If the employee...let us say she is a painter...is hired by a painting company...and then goes to a job site where the client is going to pay $1,000 to have their living room painted blue.  And your employee gets cans of neon spray paint and stripes the walls green magenta and lemon.  And then the customer calls and refuses to pay for the job.

    Well...it is YOUR FAULT for hiring the idiot...and it is your fault for not supervising the idiot.  So you take the fall.

    You PAY that employee for the day and tell them to G.T.F.O.  and if they are on a contract you maybe can file charges against them in small claims court.

    THEN you ....YOU must go to the customer and fix the mess.  Maybe they will pay your full price...but it would be best to charge them half price or do it for free.

    Oh..and the employee ALSO gets 'paid' by you refusing to give a good reference when you get called because they are looking for a job.  You can laugh and hang up on the person who calls.

  • Paul
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    The employer is responsible for hiring the right people and training and managing them. The employer hires you to work in exchange for a wage. If you're not working out like they want, they can let you go. If your work is poor they can fire you, but they can't point at that as an excuse not to pay you as agreed.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Lots of employees pay is not specific to any single job.

  • 2 months ago

    Presumably, the company has a better cashflow than that.  Even if the company does get paid for the project, that income would come after the employee would have been scheduled to be paid.  The question is about the next pay period and the immediate ones after that.  In general, however, companies need to have money in the bank to cover their known expenses; especially payroll. 

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