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    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
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    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
    If he's well off then yeah it's not a lot of money, you should negotiate. Kennels are usually around £10-15 per pet a day as well, at least where I live so he should pay more for 1 on 1 care AND house sitting
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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
    £15 isn't enough. How long do you even classify as 1 day from what exact hours/time?

    Personally, I wouldn't do it for anything less than £35-40/day.

    Pro tip: when you take the pets outside for a walk, play pokemon go.
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    £15 isn't enough. How long do you even classify as 1 day from what exact hours/time?

    Personally, I wouldn't do it for anything less than £35-40/day.

    Pro tip: when you take the pets outside for a walk, play pokemon go.
    The guy hasn't specified, but I will probably wake up like 8/9 ish, bed at 10/11. So max probably 16 hours I'm awake, of course I'm not going to be with the dogs for every second but will be 'there' incase anything happens.

    Pokemon Go would be ideal if I played it, lol I knew I would get addicted and got crap to do this summer so needed to stay focused haha
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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
    Definitely not enough. Find out what the going rate is and also compare that with kennels. He is taking advantage.
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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
    personally i'm desperate af for a job so i'd do that ****, in any case seems like people are saying you should negotiate since it's a bit low so you should probably go with that.
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    Tbh I'd happily get £15 a day
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    I have looked at the services and they are anywhere between £37 and £50 a day. Min you should do it for is £30 a day. You need to be prepared to ask for more or walk away. Just tell him you want a fair rate so £150-175 for 5 days imo.
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    Tbh I'd happily get £15 a day
    It's just the week I'm supposed to be doing it is the week before my UKCAT. I wouldn't have accepted the offer if the guy had told me he was going to pay me £15 a day because I could be using the time for revision
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    Thanks for the responses anyway guys. Am planning to drop him a line this evening.

    Anyone got any ideas how I can word this text in the least rude way possible? Don't want it to be awkward when I get there :/
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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    It's just the week I'm supposed to be doing it is the week before my UKCAT. I wouldn't have accepted the offer if the guy had told me he was going to pay me £15 a day because I could be using the time for revision
    Tell him this (the UKCAT). Saying something like "I really appreciate you offering me the work but would you consider giving me £30 (or similar) a day because I have my UKCAT next week" and explain anything else if necessary like using time to revise instead
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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    The guy hasn't specified, but I will probably wake up like 8/9 ish, bed at 10/11. So max probably 16 hours I'm awake, of course I'm not going to be with the dogs for every second but will be 'there' incase anything happens.

    Pokemon Go would be ideal if I played it, lol I knew I would get addicted and got crap to do this summer so needed to stay focused haha
    How can you get addicted to pokemon go. All you do is get pokemon.you cant do anything with them. Lifelesa

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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
    Find out the average rate in your area. You have plenty of room for negotiation. Like you have mentioned it is a lot cheaper then the kennels.
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    Yh thats not good money either tell him you deserve more or walk away
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    Look at the rates on Holidog and work out where you want to pitch it for your area.


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    Hi everyone,

    He has now offered £100 across the 5 days. = £20 per day.
    I am unsure as to whether or not to take this offer. As I have said, it's a busy time for me. However, I would feel that I would be letting him down as I've already been down to his house to meet the dog and the puppy etc.

    My dad says I shouldn't take the offer unless he agrees to £150 (£30 per day)

    Any advice/opinions would be very useful thanks
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    Hi everyone,

    He has now offered £100 across the 5 days. = £20 per day.
    I am unsure as to whether or not to take this offer. As I have said, it's a busy time for me. However, I would feel that I would be letting him down as I've already been down to his house to meet the dog and the puppy etc.

    My dad says I shouldn't take the offer unless he agrees to £150 (£30 per day)

    Any advice/opinions would be very useful thanks
    It really depends on the person's expectations of how much you need to be around. Realistically, walking a dog 2 or 3 times a day is going to be 2-3 hours work and therefore asking for £30 a day might be a bit too much. But if he expects you to be looking after the dog all day, then it isn't.However, he could easily find a petsitter on Holidog from £17 a day (based on two dogs + one cat), however other petsitters on there are charging up to £40 a day. So it really does depend on how much you need the money and how much he wants you to look after his house/dog and the amount of time he expects you to dedicate to that.
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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
    No it's not.. thats peanuts for that kind of job. Imagine how much you earn each hour..

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    (Original post by Orlanda)
    Hi,

    This guy in my area has asked me to house sit for him for 5 days while he goes on business. He has a puppy (a couple of months old) and an older dog as well as a cat. He has suggested that I get payed £15 a day amounting to £75.

    However, without wanting to sound rude, I feel like this is not quite as much as I was expecting. I'm going to be living in his house for 5 days, as well as walking his dogs, and looking after the puppy. Having had puppies before, I know how dependent they are on you and how much attention they need to stay out of trouble.

    My parents are hiring a close friend of mine to look after our 3 dogs and live in our house for 5 days later this summer. They will be paying her £50 a day, which is a lot I know but it's still cheaper than putting them in kennels/boarding at someone else's house.

    The guy I'm sitting for is very well off and could definitely afford to give me more.

    I'm unsure what to do. Am I thinking wrong? Is £15 enough?
    I have done the exact same job for my neighbours for free and wouldn't have dreamed of asking for payment so the thought of getting paid £15 a day is astonishing to me.
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    The man is taking advantage of you with his lowball offers. You would earn less than minimum wage and it costs you study time for important UKCAT. He expects a lot from you with dog walking and housesitting. The market rate is £35-45 a day. I think your dad is correct that £150 is fair. Walk away and study for your UKCAT.
 
 
 
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