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Dd is in the process of contracting out her poo picking to her younger brother...

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curlew · 07/10/2013 11:53

......what do you reckon she should pay him per barrow? It!/ a big files, but the trailer is in the corner, so he doesn't have to go miles to the muck heap........

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thatchpatch · 08/10/2013 10:39

I do this for ten-year-old twins at my yard who want to earn pocket money. They get 50p per 24-hour poo-pick, which with my grass-munching TB is a bit less than one barrow, but it's a small paddock. It really depends on how many days of poos your ds has to gather!

curlew · 08/10/2013 16:40

Wow- I don't think she'll get away with paying him 50p a barrow! She can try, I suppose............

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Pixel · 08/10/2013 17:23

I know someone who charges £2.50 per barrow which I think is rather steep, but people pay it! It's different with kids though isn't it, for a start I assume dd is paying out of her pocket money or something so not rolling in spare cash.

curlew · 08/10/2013 17:31

Dd is paid to teach a couple of children, and has been asked to take on another pupil, so she'll be freeing up time for this by contracting out the poo picking. So I don't want her exploiting her brother!

I reckon he should ask for 2.50 a barrow and be bargained down to two quid. Two ponies. A barrow a day. If he does it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday that'll be 6 quid from dd. I normally do it a couple of times a week too, so if I let him do that he'll earn another £4 from me.

So several birds with one stone! He's been looking for ways to earn money- it's hard when you're 12, and your big sister has skills she can sell!

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