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post #1 of 17 Old 01-19-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Stall Cleaning in WA

Hey there! I am a college student looking for some extra money cleaning stalls/paddocks/etc. I charge $6 per stall and $10 per paddock.

I am in the Ellensburg area Mon-Thur and Kent/Black Diamond/Auburn area Fri-Sun.

Thanks!

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post #2 of 17 Old 01-19-2012, 07:24 PM
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I don't need any stalls cleaned, but I wanted to welcome you to the forum! I am also from WA, the Yakima area. :)

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post #3 of 17 Old 01-19-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Haha aww, well thank you!!! :)
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-28-2012, 09:52 AM
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Most barns only want to pay $1 per stall and not much more for paddocks. Good luck.
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-28-2012, 01:15 PM
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LOL, out here they don't do paddocks usually and it's .50/stall! $6, YIKES!

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post #6 of 17 Old 01-28-2012, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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;_; come on guys! Help a college student out! lmao!
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post #7 of 17 Old 01-28-2012, 01:55 PM
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I pay $9.00 an hour with a two hour minimum, so at least $18 every time they drive on the property.
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-28-2012, 01:57 PM
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1$ per stall? That's outrageous. HOw long does it take? Are they talking about picking the poo and wet bedding or stripping and refilling.?

In WA things are a lot more expensive, consequently wages are also higher.
Minimum wage here is around 9$.
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-28-2012, 10:31 PM
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I help out around a barn in WA state and get $10 an hour.

I think for stall cleaning, an hourly rate is a better way to go. I could probably clean 4-6 stalls in one hour, depending on how thorough I needed to be that given day. So, when it gets down to it, even at $10 an hour (which I consider VERY reasonable for what I do) I'm only getting maybe $2.50-$1.60 per stall.

To the OP, I think you should offer to work for an hourly rate... that way you aren't "limited" to one task. You can clean the stalls, then wash out water buckets, then sweep, then clean some tack etc etc etc and probably end up with more work and more profit overall.
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post #10 of 17 Old 01-28-2012, 10:39 PM
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50 cents a stall? I will give a buck to vacuum out my car & another buck to sweep my floor, forget the stalls! Sorry, forgot my manners, Welcome to the Forum.
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