Thread: Unit Discounts for Employees
11th December 2009, 04:38 PM #1
Unit Discounts for Employees
We have a new hire who has been on the job for one day, today being day number two. First thing this morning I get an email asking about Free Units or Discounted Units for employees and the employee stated that they needed a unit right away.
I replied that our policy is after 90 days we start implementing certain benefits, including use of a unit. Personally I thought it was strange for this employee to be asking for this so quickly.
What are your policies? Do you think we should offer that sooner? With turnover in our industry (non-resident employees in particular) I am just a little leary of letting this employee move into a unit so quickly.
What are your thoughts.
11th December 2009, 05:33 PM #2Junior Member
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We have a new hire who is has been a tenant for a year or so. Now that he's been an employee for 30+ days we discounted his current unit 50%. Our mgmnt company offers free units to the on-site managers, not part-time employees.
If this same employee is no longer an employee, his unit rate will go back to the regular rate he was paying prior to his employment.Terry & Candace
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11th December 2009, 08:24 PM #3
Part time employee - after 90 days -- 50% off.
Also make sure to have a contract on file that states discount is only in effect during employment. Once employment has ended (for whatever reason) rent rolls back to current street rate.Wayne
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12th December 2009, 04:05 PM #4
Here, I get up to a 10x10 free as manager. Anything bigger would be 20% off.
The assistant manager gets a 5x10 free. Other employees no discount.
Nothing is stated in the book about a time limit before that applies.MamaDuke
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16th December 2009, 04:42 PM #5
Thanks for the feedback! We normally allow employees to have discounted units that do go up to street rate if terminated by either party. However, we have had so much turnover that I am leary now. I have a staff of Five and none of them have units now. I have just found that previous employees don't pay and then we have to get rid of their stuff..... I guess I am just a little paranoid!!! I am sure that 99% of the time it is fine, but I think I have had the 1% for the last two years!! LOL!!
17th December 2009, 10:44 AM #6Senior Member
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We get a $75.00 dollar per month credit towards any size unit we need.We also get the 75.00 even if we dont have a unit. However the part time employees get a 10% discount and that is all, they are also subject to a rent rate increase annually.Lovin it.
17th December 2009, 04:14 PM #7Member
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I guess we are very fortunate. We have a 10 x 20, free as on site manager. My employer offered a second 10 x 20 as a garage for my convertible, free also. He felt my car should not be out in the extreme heat/cold.
17th December 2009, 04:41 PM #8alexlekas Guest
not a manager, but I would favor a timeline like the probationary period most new hires are under. If all is good at the end of that time period and the employee is retained, he/she is eligible for benefits like discounts. Asking on day two raises a red flag but then, I am a suspicious guy..