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    Hi everyone so I'm a little grumpy at the moment, as I've just been paid for some work I did at a friend of my mum's house.
    Basically she paid me and my brother to do some work in her garden and drive, some weeding and hedge trimming which wasn't too bad. However one job she had us do took 2 of the 3 days we were there and was hard work, my shoulders still ache and we finished 3 days ago.
    Anyway after the best part of 3 days worth of work, she paid us £10 each. Now, I know she asked us because it was cheaper than paying actual gardeners but I really feel rather insulted by this. And don't get me wrong I do appreciate that money is money but is this really fair for 3 days worth of work outside in boiling heat where I've ended up with sore muscles and blisters.
    Part of me feels like I'm being ungrateful and I really hope I don't come across as being bratty or anything, but I'm just really quite angry about this, safe to say I won't be doing any more work for her.

    Summarised: Paid £10 for basically 3 days worth of hard(ish) work on someone's garden, feeling angry and cheated. Am I overreacting?

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    This is unfair but as it's not a stranger or employer it would be a bit awkward to ask for more money. Always negotiate first, before you start work! I learned that lesson after babysitting every weekday for a month for my godmother and getting £20 out of it (£1 per 8 hour day...)

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    I babysat 3 children under 5 and i got paid £4. For 3 hours. By a family friend. I was annoyed, i got over it.
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    Tbh I would have been a bit angry at that amount too. If you told her you would do it for free but she gave you a tenner each to be kind, that's different but for 3 days of hard-ish work and especially if it was in the blaring heat outside, I would have expected £20 each at the very minimum.

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    (Original post by holson)
    This is unfair but as it's not a stranger or employer it would be a bit awkward to ask for more money. Always negotiate first, before you start work! I learned that lesson after babysitting every weekday for a month for my godmother and getting £20 out of it (£1 per 8 hour day...)

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    :eek: that's really harsh! Yeah I've definitely learned my lesson, but I'm not going to ask for any more, no use making a fuss and creating an issue unnecessarily.

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    (Original post by anonymouspie227)
    I babysat 3 children under 5 and i got paid £4. For 3 hours. By a family friend. I was annoyed, i got over it.
    Oh I'm not planning on dwelling on it, no use making a fuss :erm: but that sucks! I'm definitely going to sort out payment before work begins. I was just ranting mostly while I was still irritated

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    (Original post by CallMeBatwoman)
    Hi everyone so I'm a little grumpy at the moment, as I've just been paid for some work I did at a friend of my mum's house.
    Basically she paid me and my brother to do some work in her garden and drive, some weeding and hedge trimming which wasn't too bad. However one job she had us do took 2 of the 3 days we were there and was hard work, my shoulders still ache and we finished 3 days ago.
    Anyway after the best part of 3 days worth of work, she paid us £10 each. Now, I know she asked us because it was cheaper than paying actual gardeners but I really feel rather insulted by this. And don't get me wrong I do appreciate that money is money but is this really fair for 3 days worth of work outside in boiling heat where I've ended up with sore muscles and blisters.
    Part of me feels like I'm being ungrateful and I really hope I don't come across as being bratty or anything, but I'm just really quite angry about this, safe to say I won't be doing any more work for her.

    Summarised: Paid £10 for basically 3 days worth of hard(ish) work on someone's garden, feeling angry and cheated. Am I overreacting?

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    I would have thought that £75 each is much fairer...
 
 
 
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