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how much to offer for labouring cash job?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by scrambler, 12 Feb 2017.

  1. scrambler

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    got a bit of digging needs doing.

    what should I offer for a couple of afternoons digging? ( trench for pipe )
     
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    What would you want paying if you did it?
     
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    Misread, was all excited as I thought it was dogging.
     
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  5. Ian H

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    Better with a full day than 2 afternoons. £100 for the day?
     
  6. scrambler

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    is that a trick question? I would pay my self anything thats why I am asking! didnt want to offend the bloke.. he's suggested a figure which I have added a slice on..

    have been living out of the UK Asia for 20 odd years so a bit out of touch,,,
     
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    Don't offer a day rate, ask him how much he will charge to dig it out.

    Andy
     
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    I would not go mentioning cash jobs on forums ;) u never know who is lurking
     
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    With a JCB or a shovel?
     
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    Woody's good at digging! :mrgreen:
     
  12. vinn

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    An afternoon or a few hours means a full workday for whoever - so you are looking at two days pay for two days of used up time say £200 min. & cheap at that.
    Just try hiring casual labour from an agency for a "couple of afternoons".

    AAMOI: £35/hour used to be the min for a self employed tradesperson to break even at the end of a year.
     
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    Then as daft as it may sound there are people that can dig and people that can REALLY dig :)
     
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    On the other hand if you hire casual labour from illegal immigrants I'm told some of them will do a day's work for a sandwich.

    If you're employing the person directly then you must pay at least national minimum wage, any necessary deductions and have employer liability insurance.
     
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    Is the digger a labourer by trade or on benefits and looking for a bit of beer money?
     
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    The ones that can really dig are called Navvys
     
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    That would be me then :)

    It's all in the wrist ;)
     
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