Opening a can of worms

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Greetings,
Now i know this is going to open a can of worms "BUT' i need your help Please,

Ive just 2 mins ago been asked what is a fair hourly charge for a gardener ?

Well come on lets have your reply. (If you dare):LOL::LOL::LOL:
 
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Hi,
200 Dollars ??
But what do you call a professional?
Is a professional someone who gets paid ? Or someone who has all the qualifications on paper?
 
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Hi,
200 Dollars ??
But what do you call a professional?
Is a professional someone who gets paid ? Or someone who has all the qualifications on paper?
I have known many "professionals" who make a lot of money who don't have the sense to come in out of the rain. I have seen all kinds of qualifications on paper and the holder of the paper is clueless. Then I have seen individuals who just know what they are doing who make no pretense either way. It's up to you to determine who is who and who will work for what.
 
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Why not just make a few friends on the likes of this forum and dont be scared to ask if you dont know where to find the answer?
All the garden folk ive known all love to talk about gardening.
 
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Hi,
200 Dollars ??
But what do you call a professional?
Is a professional someone who gets paid ? Or someone who has all the qualifications on paper?
Lawyers for one. A Doctor charges 150 for 10 minutes in the office, so 150x6 is 900 per hour. I value my time at 1000 per hour as I use 20% as a rule of thumb for overhead, such as lawyers and cpa types. Expenses must be paid out of these figures of course but you never said net.
 
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Sounds like a dream c
I worked for a guy who was a tomato wholesaler. Fancy spread. All glass manse overlooking south Birmingham. His and hers matching long nose roadsters. I was impressed by tomatoes at that point.
Sounds like a dream-come-true for me! Wonder if they started out with a dinky backyard greenhouse like I'm doing. I'm wanting to have a greenhouse/nursery for a career.
 
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Hi,
200 Dollars ??
But what do you call a professional?
Is a professional someone who gets paid ? Or someone who has all the qualifications on paper?
To me, a professional is someone who has had plenty of experience in their field; take Chuck for an example. He's grown veggies for 50 years! Now is that a professional gardener or what!
 

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Hi,

Our immediate neighbour pays her gardener £15 per hour two hours each fortnight and she thinks it's a bit much? Our solicitor for sitting on his backside charging £220 per hour a few years ago changed Bron's surname whilst writing up our wills so I was married to a Mrs Brown?

Recommendation is better than any certificates hanging on a wall. I've been in mechanical engineering for over 55 years and I still know very little.

Kind regards, Colin.
 
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Hi colin, here's one for you ,
Three workers "One promotion of offer"
Who do think should get the new promotion?

Worker number (1) whan asked to do anything He wants to stand on a box and tell the other workers the Boss has asked him to do this task,

Worker number (2) Again asked to do the same task "reply" Why me why dont you ask someone else, it's noy my job etc etc etc.

Worker number (3) It's nearly his going home time and the boss calls him in and ask him to do the same task he asked numbers (1 & 2)

Number (3) as always gets on with this 10 min extra task and pop's his head around the boss's door to say job done "see you tomorrow"

Colin,
Out of the three who would you select for the promotion and why?
 
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Hi,

Excellent question PPP. Worker number one will get the job. In my experience those with big gobs and little between their ears get promoted because they have the sense to quit unlike me who got promoted because I was a grafter like number three but I've always been the odd one out being first in and last out at work; I'm just a sucker to help anyone and I'll never change. Upper management didn't like me because I could do every job in my three departments earning respect of my three teams.

19 years into retirement and I was back home from three supermarkets by 8:30 this morning; 10:30 knock off for a mug of tea then knock off for dinner; I've treated both the huts I made with Barrettine and am being lazy again knocking off for teatime; whomever invented retirement forgot to add holidays to it.

https://www.toolstation.com/wood-pr...w6QwfE9OU2zuLZ719Yv_MVq6-d-Ih_6QaAsV1EALw_wcB

Kind regards, Colin.

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Hut I made about three years ago.

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Second hut I've just completed.
 
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It depends upon your level of skill:
To mow the lawn weed out borders, etc. basically unskilled work €20-25 per hr.
More advanced, like planning and executing a garden, €100 per hr.
 
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Hi,

Excellent question PPP. Worker number one will get the job. In my experience those with big gobs and little between their ears get promoted because they have the sense to quit unlike me who got promoted because I was a grafter like number three but I've always been the odd one out being first in and last out at work; I'm just a sucker to help anyone and I'll never change. Upper management didn't like me because I could do every job in my three departments earning respect of my three teams.

19 years into retirement and I was back home from three supermarkets by 8:30 this morning; 10:30 knock off for a mug of tea then knock off for dinner; I've treated both the huts I made with Barrettine and am being lazy again knocking off for teatime; whomever invented retirement forgot to add holidays to it.

https://www.toolstation.com/wood-pr...w6QwfE9OU2zuLZ719Yv_MVq6-d-Ih_6QaAsV1EALw_wcB

Kind regards, Colin.

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Hut I made about three years ago.

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Second hut I've just completed.
 
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Hi colin,
You got it right, if the number (3) had been given the promotion then both the boss himself wouldn't have anyone he could count on to do these last minute jobs and as he proberly would give the job to the mouth (1) it's just passing the real worker to the new second in command,
Number (3) people in the work place always seem tobe over looked and in 9 out of 10 cases end up looking for another company or go self employed.
Well done colin.
 

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