Betasmom Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 1:38am
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I am being offered a job for cookie decorating. We have not discussed a rate I do no want to overcharge or undercharge. I do not know what to charge per hour. I would be working in a cookie factory decorating their new line of cookies. Help any ideas??????

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 7:33pm
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Wish I could help, a lot is going to depend on the going rate for that type of work where you live. Are you aware of any other companies that have that kind of positions, perhaps you could phone around?
Hugs Squirrelly

chaptlps Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 7:44pm
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Well hun, if you are going to work in a "factory setting" they usually already have the rate set per hour, or maybe they do what is called "piece work" (a term from the construction field) where you get paid per "piece".
But for the most part, the wages have already been predetermined, and you probably won't have much of a say in the matter.
The only instance where I think that this wouldn't apply is if you were considered a "subcontractor".

SquirrellyCakes Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by chaptlps

Well hun, if you are going to work in a "factory setting" they usually already have the rate set per hour, or maybe they do what is called "piece work" (a term from the construction field) where you get paid per "piece".
But for the most part, the wages have already been predetermined, and you probably won't have much of a say in the matter.
The only instance where I think that this wouldn't apply is if you were considered a "subcontractor".



That is what I thought, it would depend too if the cookies are all supposed to be decorated the same, which is kind of what I think would be the case.
Hugs Squirrelly

chocolate1 Posted 9 Feb 2006 , 10:03am
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Betasmom, I've been doing "contract" work for a restaurant for almost a year, and it has been on a "per cookie" basis, I am paid in advance. They are going to expand their store and have offered me an area of the restaurant to do my cookies, cakes, etc. and want to pay on an hourly rate, we will negotiate the rate, but I'll make more by the hour than by the cookie, because as you find out, decorating cookies can be very time consuming, but sooo much fun, happy icing, C.

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