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Hired help, hourly wage?

Postby TCRanch » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:33 am

There is a 16 year old high school student that would like to work part time on the ranch this summer. He has no farming or cattle experience but loves the outdoors, neighbors highly recommend him and he is definitely willing to learn. Any suggestions on an hourly wage? Minimum wage is $7.25 but he'll be doing a lot of physical labor.
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Postby M-5 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:36 am

10 bucks an hour.
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Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:40 am

Seems like if takes at least $10 an hour to keep them interested. I usually pay $100 day, if they can get 10 hours worth of work done in 8 that's great.
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Postby Bigfoot » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:43 am

I pay $10 for day labor. Young person doing a little skilled labor, and doesn't need much coaching from me is $15
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Postby callmefence » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:01 pm

Yeah 10.00 bucks
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Postby M-5 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:05 pm

You can get min wage to about 9bucks here at the swimming hole as a life guard or concession stand and watch bikini clad teenagers all day. I pay 10 /hr to pick up limbs or rake hay
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Re: Hired help, hourly wage?

Postby callmefence » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:36 pm

So your working at the swimming hole for 8.00
While paying 10.00 to get your limbs picked up.?
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Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:40 pm

I pay my farm hand 15.00 an hour
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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:44 pm

M-5 wrote:10 bucks an hour.


I agree. I think its fair.
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Postby shaz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:48 pm

I pay my good helper 14hr. Anyone else 10-12 depending on the job.
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Postby ez14. » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:51 pm

i started at 14 for $8.20 i now make $9.00 but there is not very many kids willing to do the work i do for the pay i get

M-5 wrote:You can get min wage to about 9bucks here at the swimming hole as a life guard or concession stand and watch bikini clad teenagers all day. I pay 10 /hr to pick up limbs or rake hay
where do i sign up to be a lifeguard? is there going to be a swimming test? im not real good at swimming so that could be a problem! :lol:
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Postby TexasBred » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:08 pm

ez14. wrote:i started at 14 for $8.20 i now make $9.00 but there is not very many kids willing to do the work i do for the pay i get

M-5 wrote:You can get min wage to about 9bucks here at the swimming hole as a life guard or concession stand and watch bikini clad teenagers all day. I pay 10 /hr to pick up limbs or rake hay
where do i sign up to be a lifeguard? is there going to be a swimming test? im not real good at swimming so that could be a problem! :lol:

You're spoiled son. Do your "near drowning" thing close to one of the girls in the bikini...she'll take it from there. :lol: :lol: I started at 14 for $1 an hour. Only good thing was we worked 55 hrs. a week so I got a lot of overtime. End of summer I could buy all my school clothes etc and when college started I could pay for the 1st semester of college which was only a bit over $400 per semester, room and board included. Guess those were the "good ol' days". :nod:
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Re: Hired help, hourly wage?

Postby M-5 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:13 pm

ez14. wrote:i started at 14 for $8.20 i now make $9.00 but there is not very many kids willing to do the work i do for the pay i get

M-5 wrote:You can get min wage to about 9bucks here at the swimming hole as a life guard or concession stand and watch bikini clad teenagers all day. I pay 10 /hr to pick up limbs or rake hay
where do i sign up to be a lifeguard? is there going to be a swimming test? im not real good at swimming so that could be a problem! :lol:


well Im afraid the life guard for the sand box is already taken.
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Re: Hired help, hourly wage?

Postby backhoeboogie » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:05 pm

M-5 wrote:
well Im afraid the life guard for the sand box is already taken.


I took that job at a public pool back in the 70's. Those were the longest days of my life. The clock runs backwards I think. It was kind of nice when kids misbehaved; it actually gave me something to do.
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Re: Hired help, hourly wage?

Postby pdfangus » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:12 pm

i could never qualify....for the pool job

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