I don't care if they start their own "Adsense site", I just don't want them taking my business model with them in their new adventure. My plan doesn't depend on the big G.
Paying them more? The first guy I hired, I gave him a large percentage of the money he helped earn for the company, twice his wages at his last job, but still he wanted to be greedy and go out on his own using my business model instead of coming up with his own suited to the niche he decided to try and market.
At first, I thought, "Hire the go-getters!" Now I think, "Hire the lazy ones who just want a little supplemental income and a steady pay check."
Hal12b, maybe your dad just knew better than to hire someone over qualified and that's why he was able to keep his good help.