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What Is A,Decent Weekly Pay For A Asst. Farm Hand

Postby wildwolf0618 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:37 am

There is a guy I know who is going to work for these people, they told him that he was to get free room and board along with pay. His job duties are to feed and water the horses 3 times a day,clean out the stalls, put in fresh bedding once a week, make repairs on the stalls, on the barn. In the house he has to help clean their mess that they make. (Personally when he told me that about he had to also clean up I told him slavery went out when Lincoln was president.)

So.....what do ya'll think is a good weekly pay. He does only have a year experience but the animals love him. The horses taken a strong liking to him.

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Re: What Is A,Decent Weekly Pay For A Asst. Farm Hand

Postby Soapweed » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:34 am

wildwolf0618 wrote:There is a guy I know who is going to work for these people, they told him that he was to get free room and board along with pay. His job duties are to feed and water the horses 3 times a day,clean out the stalls, put in fresh bedding once a week, make repairs on the stalls, on the barn. In the house he has to help clean their mess that they make. (Personally when he told me that about he had to also clean up I told him slavery went out when Lincoln was president.)

So.....what do ya'll think is a good weekly pay. He does only have a year experience but the animals love him. The horses taken a strong liking to him.


The answer to your question would depend on many factors. How well does he like and get along with the people for whom he will work? Do they treat him with civility and respect, even though he is inexperienced? Will he really like the job, or will he continually be frustrated and filled with resentment? What are his other options? Are there other higher paying jobs available that would allow him to still work with animals, but give him more personal fulfilment, and dignity?

The principle of supply and demand is the main driving force. Back in the Great Depression of the 1930's, many ranch hands worked only for room and board, and were darn glad to get that. As far as additional pay for your friend, I would let the people he wants to work for make an offer. He can either accept or reject their offer. If he works out well, and they really like the arrangement, chances are they will give him a raise. Your friend always has the option to find another job. Too many people want "careers" instead of a job. A great choice is to have a job while are looking for a career.

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Re: What Is A,Decent Weekly Pay For A Asst. Farm Hand

Postby LazyWP » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:03 am

Soapweed wrote:
wildwolf0618 wrote:There is a guy I know who is going to work for these people, they told him that he was to get free room and board along with pay. His job duties are to feed and water the horses 3 times a day,clean out the stalls, put in fresh bedding once a week, make repairs on the stalls, on the barn. In the house he has to help clean their mess that they make. (Personally when he told me that about he had to also clean up I told him slavery went out when Lincoln was president.)

So.....what do ya'll think is a good weekly pay. He does only have a year experience but the animals love him. The horses taken a strong liking to him.


The answer to your question would depend on many factors. How well does he like and get along with the people for whom he will work? Do they treat him with civility and respect, even though he is inexperienced? Will he really like the job, or will he continually be frustrated and filled with resentment? What are his other options? Are there other higher paying jobs available that would allow him to still work with animals, but give him more personal fulfilment, and dignity?

The principle of supply and demand is the main driving force. Back in the Great Depression of the 1930's, many ranch hands worked only for room and board, and were darn glad to get that. As far as additional pay for your friend, I would let the people he wants to work for make an offer. He can either accept or reject their offer. If he works out well, and they really like the arrangement, chances are they will give him a raise. Your friend always has the option to find another job. Too many people want "careers" instead of a job. A great choice is to have a job while are looking for a career.
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RE: Weekly Pay

Postby wildwolf0618 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:50 am

He loves his job being with the horses and working in the barn and fixing fences. The husband he likes, the wife is a person who has champagne taste on beer salary, who thinks she is better than anyone else. It was a part of the agreement free room and board along with pay. My friend has to complain to her about getting feed and the bedding because she wants to spend the money on herself. So what is a good weekly pay for him.

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Postby LazyWP » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:59 am

That is between them. Either he likes what they have to offer, or he finds a different job. I would guess anything over $50/week would be excellent pay.
I couldn't do it, with living and working in the house...

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Postby Mike » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:50 am

wildwolf0618 wrote:He loves his job being with the horses and working in the barn and fixing fences. The husband he likes, the wife is a person who has champagne taste on beer salary, who thinks she is better than anyone else. It was a part of the agreement free room and board along with pay. My friend has to complain to her about getting feed and the bedding because she wants to spend the money on herself. So what is a good weekly pay for him.


I would pay him what he is worth.

But then there's that "Minimum Wage" Law that would prevent it................................................ :roll:
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Postby Faster horses » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:00 pm

Years ago a newly married friend of ours went to work for a very frugal rancher.
Along with some wages, the deal was that the rancher was to provide meat, milk and eggs for the hired people.
The husband told us one day, "XXX is to provide us with meat, milk and eggs.
I have to milk the cow, we get one egg a day and we provide the bullet for the meat."

He didn't stay there long. :lol: :lol: :lol:

This same frugal rancher was a neighbor of ours. I ran out of milk one
day and didn't want to run to town so I called her for a cup of milk. (I know,
but I was young then. :P ) When I got the milk, the ranch wife charged me
ten cents. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Hayguy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:06 pm

that's not frugal, that's down right CHEEEEEEEAAAAAP :lol: :lol:

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Postby wildwolf0618 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:02 am

Well the Wage and Hour board is having a field day with the people who hired him. They are in so many violations it is unreal.

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Re: What Is A,Decent Weekly Pay For A Asst. Farm Hand

Postby sdcowboy59 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:54 pm

Soapweed wrote:
The principle of supply and demand is the main driving force. Back in the Great Depression of the 1930's, many ranch hands worked only for room and board, and were darn glad to get that. Too many people want "careers" instead of a job. A great choice is to have a job while are looking for a career.


Gee Soapweed I'd work for you, I already got a career but a job might be nice for a change. You provide me with a gentle horse and I'll come rope calves at your branding next year for the fun of it.
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