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post #21 of 24 Old 11-11-2012, 12:58 PM
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QuietHeartHorses, do you work outside of this job at the barn and how old are you?

Here is what I see. Disregarding the time you classify as volunteering, you are working 3 hours a day, four days a week. Michigan's minimum wage is $7.40, so lets assume that is what you should be paid (I personally think barn labour should be paid higher, but that's just me).

Per week: 3 x 4 x $7.40 = $88.80
Per month: $88.80 x 4 = $355.20

So in essence you should be paying $25 a month for board.

I know you love the work and being around your horse. But if you can get a regular job, work just two seven or eight hour shifts a week, you'll pay for your board, and you can still go out and help out on weekends and you'll get to spend the rest of your barn time with your horse.

I also know how it is when you start to develop a relationship/friendship with your BO, but she is taking unfair advantage of you and you shouldn't have much loyalty to someone like that.
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post #22 of 24 Old 11-11-2012, 04:24 PM
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tell her to charge you full price board, then go get a part time job at MacDonald's and only work one or two days a week. You'd be ahead of the game.
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post #23 of 24 Old 11-15-2012, 03:23 PM
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Yep, you're definitely doing too much work for that board discount. You should lay out in writing the tasks you're expected to do and how much you get paid for it- either by the hour or by the task. Then, if she has more stuff for you to do, and you don't mind doing it, you're being fairly compensated for it.

Personally, I'd consider your 'volunteering' with the lesson horses as something that should be paid as well (not the 4-H part, though). The instructor/trainer is running a for-profit business. If she can't be profitable without people working for her for free, she needs to raise her rates.
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post #24 of 24 Old 11-15-2012, 03:40 PM
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This is why we never offered working off board.

It can go sour on both sides. Boarder who is supposed to be working off board gets sick, has homework, car trouble, etc.
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