Originally Posted by carpetnj
I would also add that paying employees minimum wage can cost you in the end. Sometime paying more for a reliable employee actually saves you money.
Good point! Also there is this ideal that all employees have to be treated the same. Although this applies to most scenarios; the truth is that all employees are not equally competent or productive. I agree in treating everyone alike unless they are specially talented or at the opposite end.
Sometimes bending the rules for certain productive employees is not a bad thing. This of course has to be subtle.