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post #11 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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no no..I was thinking about discussing with her about 2 a day and then I decided 3 dollars a day would be better. I worked for her yesterday not knowing what i was being paid
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post #12 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 07:46 PM
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She shouldn't be too mad. Everyone has misunderstandings. I don't think you were snobbish as long as you were polite, especially since you weren't asking for more than what she was paying you.
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post #13 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Alright. I was asking for less and after she told me what she was paying me I told her to do less and she agreed.
I guess I will do a super clean next time...sweeping and everything...that should make her happy :)
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post #14 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 08:42 PM
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I used to pay $2/stall but I had 40 stalls soooo 80 dollars for about 5 hours work...
anyhow I clean my own stalls now (horses in pasture mostly)
BUT.........have you seen the new barnwear called Mucking fabulous????
Tooo cute ....just though I'd share.
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post #15 of 24 Old 10-29-2010, 07:54 AM
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Gidget, I think the prices you came up with are fair.


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I think $2 is too low lol..I would say at least $7 or $8 per stall that was it at least covers your trip there. I dont know really i was just throwing that out there, but I def. think $2 is too low.
Laugh, you have obviously never worked at a barn. $7 or $8 per stall is crazy high.
Do you realize that at $7 per stall that is $210/month in just the stall cleaning fee?
Most places I know pay between $1 and $2 per stall.

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I wouldn't do more than the $3

It depends on how much your local stores pay per hour. If they only pay $8 an hour, and you're making $15 in less than an hour at the barn, then you might want to re-think charging that much. But if the regular job around your area pays $15/hour, then by all means, go for it!
Great advice.
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post #16 of 24 Old 10-29-2010, 07:55 AM
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First of all kudos to you for making money by doing that "dirty" work. I know not everyone would agree to do it. I'd say $15 would be just right IMHO. Don't feel bad, just do your work well and it'll be pay off.



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post #17 of 24 Old 10-29-2010, 08:02 AM
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I charge £10 per horse per day when I look after them for people on holiday. That includes, rug changes, grooming, turn out, bring in and mucking out. I then charge fuel on top of that (I have a tiny smart car so not much) and I charge extra if they want me to ride the horse £12 per hour for hacking out (which I will only do with certain horses that I trust) and £12 for half an hours schooling!

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post #18 of 24 Old 10-29-2010, 08:31 AM
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I think the pay scale for daily chore doing is very different than the pay you ask for when pet sitting or such.
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post #19 of 24 Old 10-29-2010, 09:55 AM
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yes but it does give you an idea of what people are charging for similar services.

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post #20 of 24 Old 10-29-2010, 11:22 AM
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[QUOTE=Alwaysbehind;798546]Gidget, I think the prices you came up with are fair.




Laugh, you have obviously never worked at a barn. $7 or $8 per stall is crazy high.
Do you realize that at $7 per stall that is $210/month in just the stall cleaning fee?
Most places I know pay between $1 and $2 per stall.


^^Actually I work at a barn now and get paid $9 an hour. For 5-6 hours a day.
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