Opening a can of worms

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Peace perfect peace

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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Peace perfect peace

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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