Helping a friend

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  1. sjwhite

    sjwhite Newcomer
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    A friend has asked me if I can work for him using my own van/water to help him catch up with his own round. He's offered me £120 for the day 8:30-5pm. I Have to pay my own tax, so would end up with £100. I know it's his customers but Does this seem reasonable or should I ask for more money? Not sure what the going rate is.


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  2. daveyboy

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    It depends
    How busy you are
    How much work you will have to do to earn that 120 squid
    How far you need to travel in your own van
    How good a mate he is
    Would you earn that yourself in a day
    Would you be happy to earn that
    No one but you has the answer to this one
     
  3. J and S

    J and S Active Member
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    Just one day to help him catch up....not very far behind then.
    If it were a good mate would do it for £100 cash plus any travel expenses just to help out.
     
  4. noddy

    noddy Well-Known Member
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    ive a guy doing a week for me this week , hes in a plain van and is a good hand at the job working as per the norm as my staff would with the jobs
    what he earns I will turn into cash at the end of the week and I will pay the vat and tax on it all , hes doing me a very good turn so why should he have to pay the off takes , like you
     
  5. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    There is no "going rate"

    Do you want to do it for £120 or not?

    If it just one day and you have the time why not? It's not going to hurt. If hes a mate and that's what he's offering its likely what he thinks is fair...
     
  6. Goodkingnige

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    If you're asking "what's the going rate" then he's not a mate is he? If a "mate" asks me "can you help me out here - I'll give you £100" then it don't matter to me what the "going rate" is. The only question is - will it cost me more than £100 to help him out.. If you're asking what the going rate is then it's a business transaction and you have to weigh up the pros and cons longer term.
     
  7. J and S

    J and S Active Member
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    Having said that why should you work for him for £120 if your earning him £250 say....you should get what you earn for him.
     
  8. Nudel

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    I clean a lot of customers for others. For regular cleaning I always ask for accord(?) pay rather than a fixed hourly rate, though it often ends up about the same in the end. When I use my own equipment and car a fair deal is usually a 80/20 split.

    If it's a mate in trouble, I would've done it for free.
     
  9. David K

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    80/20 is a good rate if the prices are okay ! Thats what i charge if i help Out , or 28-30 pounds Per hour.
     
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