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Old 05.08.2019, 10:51
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One off basic gardening - how much to pay?

Due to lack of time at the moment, parts of our garden have become overrun with weeds, plants need cutting back, some strimming etc. There’s nothing that requires any skill beyond basic motor skills. We have any/all equipment reasonably needed. I reckon there’s a good hard day’s work worth.

A work colleague/friend mentioned to me this morning that his son is looking for some work before he goes to the military. Light bulb moment. The question is how much to pay him. I don’t want to be insulting and I don’t want to overpay and I certainly don’t want to pay the charge out rate of a gardening company. I feel like both parties should be able to walk away satisfied.

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Re: One off basic gardening - how much to pay?

20 - 25 an hour would be my idea. Depends on how fast a worker he is though!
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Re: One off basic gardening - how much to pay?

We paid somebody in a similar position 25chf per hour to do ours.
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Re: One off basic gardening - how much to pay?

We have an occasional gardener, we pay him CHF 23 / hour plus his salary costs (insurance, AVS etc etc). Altogether it is around Fr 28 / hour.

I advise you to pay those charges and not pay cash in hand as if there is an accident, you are responsible.
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Old 05.08.2019, 11:08
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Re: One off basic gardening - how much to pay?

Thanks everyone. You are all in the same ballpark as each other and what I was thinking too.
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