What do you think about your ranch hands?
Love them! . How many are there?
3 (officially) my kids help out occasionally as well. Well its me who does the brunt of the work....so guess I better be happy w/my work! I have another girl who works w/me M-F. And another Girl for the weekends
My hubby is on hand on occasion as well, when hes not busy out in the fields( we operate a grain farm as well)
How old are they?
I'm more than 30
. My Main girl is 24. And the girl on weekends is 16 How often do they work?
My Main girl as I said works M-F, and I have a weekend girl Sat/Sun
Do they have alot of experience?
Yes, for the most part. The weekend girl has basic knowledge, but has common sense which you cant teach....She is a quick learner, and isn't afraid to ask questions (this is huge asset IMO). My M-F girl has lots of experience, her only problem is she gets stressed easily if things don't go "right"
Are they reliable?
Yes, both are on time, work hard, and will even show up sick!!!!
Do they commute or do they live on site?
Weekend girl commutes. My M-F girl lives on site...we have a cute older farm house on property for her.
How much are they paid?
They are on salary. It works out to around 15/hour. Now this is based on a 40hr work week, of course there is going to be over time...so we bank time, and they can take any time they are owed when they need...i.e if they need to schedule doc appointment, or need an afternoon off for whatever reason. Plus the hours in winter tend to be shorter, so it all balances out in the end.
Do they receive any benefits?
Not yet, but I'm working on it. I recently just got workers comp for them. Here that wasn't available for agriculture workers until this past year
Do they work holidays?
No...I try not to have that happen. If it does...they get a day in return.
What is your barn's absent policy?
Not sure what you mean by this meaning if the don't show up? Not sure hasn't happened yet
Do they speak english?
Lol...sorry made me laugh. But yes