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Postby mickyblue » Tuesday 7 May 2013, 20:24

Hello all

I've just taken on a job where I will be driving around the country. The terms are 20% of the profit after the van has earned £800, plus a basic wage. I've only done work in the past for one company before I left back in 2004 and that was £1 a parcel and very long days and knocking 200+ out. How much do they charge for deliveries going from A to B, i mean what's the norm. I am no completion at all I am just the driver. :) It's only to help me with working out how much I could be getting.

This is for the van, which will be now and then as I am a class 2 driver
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Re: Job

Postby MK BIKER » Tuesday 7 May 2013, 22:02

So if its a bad week and the van earns £600 you get nothing?


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Re: Job

Postby Bob Johnson » Tuesday 7 May 2013, 22:36

Says he gets a basic wage
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Re: Job

Postby MK BIKER » Tuesday 7 May 2013, 23:09

Depends what a basic wage is
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Re: Job

Postby M&P » Tuesday 7 May 2013, 23:20

MK BIKER wrote:Depends what a basic wage is


£275 a day surely :suspicious:
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Re: Job

Postby EnsonExpress » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 07:18

MK BIKER wrote:So if its a bad week and the van earns £600 you get nothing?

Run away fast! :no:

So if its a good week and the van earns £800 you get nothing (and the owner gets exactly what he wants)?

So if it's a really good week and the van earns £900 you get £20.

So if you sweat your thingy off and the van earns £1600, he gets £1440 and you get £160. Seems a pretty poor ratio.

Run away VERY fast! :no:

And (basic) minimum wage is supposed to be £6.19 per hour.
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Re: Job

Postby Bob Johnson » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 07:19

Can you lot read.

It says he gets a wage. Then extra depending on profit.

You have also worked 20% of turnover :rolleyes:
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Re: Job

Postby Geezahbloke » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 08:55

I'm all for incentives, but as you are unable to do anymore than someone tells you, i.e you're not touting for work yourself, then this sounds like a sly way of making a badly paid job seem better than it is.
I suggest to you that the figures have been worked out by someone who knows exactly what they're doing...the wording is especially interesting....20% of the profit?

As you have no idea what the costs are then that means nothing at all.
£800 takes an awful lot of driving to achieve. Lets not forget most jobs are A to B with the return trip unpaid. Even at £1 per mile thats 1600 miles before your "bonus" kicks in

If the basic wage isn't enough for you to live on I would politley walk away now
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Re: Job

Postby legrysexpressltd » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 09:07

Unless his employer is getting paid round trip


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Re: Job

Postby RLT » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 09:39

legrysexpressltd wrote:Unless his employer is getting paid round trip


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what does that matter? :shock:

It is none of the employees business!
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Re: Job

Postby legrysexpressltd » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 09:42

It would if he is on a profit share scheme he would be entitled to see the costs and profitb for each week he worked


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Re: Job

Postby mickyblue » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 11:02

You are right, it's per week and I am told I can ask for the price. I will also be doing trips over the water so that should bump it up with hotels paid for.

How much do firms charge though, say from London to Coventry? I see the adverts "You can earn £250 London to Derby" but I live in the real world
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Re: Job

Postby Chris Barnes » Wednesday 8 May 2013, 20:04

Probably about £120 + VAT on average to an end user when taking all different sized vehicles and rates into account.
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