2023 / 08 / 07

■How is waiting time handled? I will explain the working hours of the officer driver

■How is waiting time handled? I will explain the working hours of the officer driver

When considering hiring an executive driver, the first thing to worry about is the issue of labor costs. In addition to the fact that the salary tends to be relatively high because it is a job that entrusts the safety of people in important positions, it is also a matter of concern whether wages will be paid during waiting time. Therefore, in this article, we will explain how to handle the daily restraint time and waiting time when hiring an executive driver.



1. What is the executive driver's restraint time?

The main job of an officer driver is to transport the officer in charge to and from his destination. Therefore, when the officers are not moving, they are basically on standby, so their work as a driver is inevitably intermittent. Also, it is common that there is no specific time zone for driving a car. This is because the schedule varies greatly depending on the officer in charge, and even for the same officer, the schedule will differ from day to day. By the way, the waiting officer driver does not have to do anything. While waiting, it can be said that the main task is to grasp the congestion situation of the next movement route and think about how to smoothly arrive at the destination. What I want to keep in mind here is that executive drivers, like general office workers, have basic working hours such as 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays, and a fixed salary + α is paid based on those hours. The point is that there is Therefore, unlike the commission system of taxis, monthly salaries tend to be stable. On the other hand, there are many cases where executives cannot travel by car within the stipulated working hours, so working hours tend to be irregular.


2. What is the average monthly income of executive drivers?

Many people are wondering how much executive drivers are specifically paid. The average monthly income of executive drivers is said to be around 250,000 yen. It's not as expensive as a taxi or bus driver, but some people can earn more than 500,000 yen a month. Basically, it seems that income tends to increase if there is a lot of overtime work or if the evaluation is high. By the way, due to work style reforms and the effects of the new coronavirus, it is becoming harder to earn overtime than before.


3. Waiting time

Officer drivers are basically on standby when the officer in charge is on duty or other than pick-up and drop-off. However, this waiting is by no means the same as rest time. Because there is a lot to do during the waiting time. For example, checking the schedule is the case, and there are many cases of using the time until departure to perform maintenance. All of these are essential tasks for smooth transportation. In particular, when executives travel long distances, they absolutely have to be on time for Shinkansen bullet trains and planes, so there are even more things to prepare while waiting. In addition, executive drivers are required to make efforts such as cleaning the inside of the car so that the officer in charge can work comfortably with peace of mind. From the above points, in the case of executive drivers, waiting time is considered to be working hours, and salary for that amount is generated. By the way, as for how long the waiting time per day will be, 5 to 7 hours is a tentative guideline.


4. What about driving outside of the designated working hours?

The working hours of executive drivers are set to the same working hours as general employees, and if they drive outside of those hours, overtime allowance, late-night allowance, or holiday allowance will be paid separately. is common. By the way, in the case of executive drivers, overtime work tends to be more than other occupations. This is because company executives tend to have irregular schedules, and there are quite a few sudden errands. In addition, it is common to have a lot of pick-up and drop-off on holidays and at night, such as entertainment golf and dinner with business partners. However, depending on the form of the company, special provisions may exempt employees from the obligation to pay overtime pay and holiday pay. In modern times, there are an increasing number of cases where executive drivers' work outside of the designated hours becomes a problem as to whether it is overtime or not. Therefore, in the case of your company, it is important to check in advance whether the application of overtime pay and holiday pay is exempted.


5. What skills do executive drivers need to increase their income?

The salaries of executive drivers are never high, but you can aim to increase your income by acquiring skills. First of all, it is important to get into the habit of checking the route in advance and to drive safely. The most important thing for executive drivers is to stay on schedule and avoid accidents. In order to improve your reputation as an executive driver, be sure to thoroughly search for routes in advance and confirm safety when driving. It is equally important to maintain confidentiality. Executive drivers may know confidential information from executives' phones, etc., but it is not professional if they leak it to the outside. It is also an important skill to always think about the feelings of the officers on board and not to stress them out. Make sure to check the entrance of the destination facility in advance, choose a road that avoids traffic, etc., so that you can use it comfortably. If you work while trying to hone these skills, your evaluation from clients will naturally increase, which will lead to an increase in your income.



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