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Pay by hour or by job?

If you were hiring someone to come in and organize your space, would you rather pay by job or by hour? If you have been or currently are an organizer, which is better?


Asked by Homemommy0503 at 11:53 PM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • pay by the job. That way you know just exactly how much and how long it will take. If its by the hour you may never get the job done or get rid of the see what Im saying right. and IF you are the organizer to be...that also help you control just how much money you can count on. If you see that its a bigger mess, or if the organizee piles more on then you had contracted for then you can adjust accordingly(make a list, of course - keeping track) And that way there are no mis-understanding regarding the project, pay & a later recommendation.

    Answer by lacyjones at 6:48 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • i'd rather pay by the job, unless they could give me an estimate on how long it would take and have a cap off (say they tell me it'll take 5 hours and it ends up taking 7 but they charge for 6 ya know?) i'd also worry that someone would just make something last longer so they could make more money off me.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 12:02 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Just a word of advice from someone who has tried to set up a few new businesses recently,,,,people in this state of economy will not pay for things without a gimmick and for things they now realize they can do themselves. Just keep that in mind when you advertise your business come up with a good "line" or gimmick or you will sink in this day and age!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • i would pay by the job. I clean houses and find if you pay by the job it works out better for you because you aren't tied down to a time limit and you have more control over the situation.

    Answer by jojo13 at 12:49 AM on Aug. 17, 2009