Im Hiring A Decorator To Help Me

Business By surgery2 Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 5:35am by johnson6ofus

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surgery2 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 11:46pm
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Im hiring a decorator to help me, is $22.50 an hour a reasonable wage?

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prterrell Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 11:59pm
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Sure! Where are you? I'm available. icon_biggrin.gif

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Jenn2179 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:00am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

Sure! Where are you? I'm available. icon_biggrin.gif




That's what I was going to say!

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JulieMN Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:17am
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that sounds quite lovely...

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SPCC Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:18am
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seriously where are ou located? I'm another one that is available!!!

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shanasweets Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:30am
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I have been an RN for 14 years and I barely make that. Wow, I would work for you in a heart beat!!!

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shelbycompany Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:30am
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Where do you live? I have a possible relocation in mind.

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Kitagrl Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:32am
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That's really good! You'll find a good one in a heartbeat for that.

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amysue99 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:33am
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sign me up!

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sweetazzcakes Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:34am
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WHERE YOU LOCATED AT CUZ THAT IS MY DREAM JOB YOU WOULDN'T EVEN HAVE TO PAY ME THAT MUCH icon_biggrin.gif

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cakerygirl Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:25am
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I usually determine how much to pay a cake decorator based on their skills. This person would have to be reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeallly good! Not many places would pay that.

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mamawrobin Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:33am
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You should get a really good decorator for that price. Good luck icon_smile.gif

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Rachie204 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 2:21am
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I would work for half that if it meant adult conversation and a break from playing mommy and house wife. icon_smile.gif

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sweetcakes Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 2:45am
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i think that would be the top wage for a highly experienced and totally capable decorator. It might be better for you to start out at about $10- $15 and then if they are that good give them increases at 6months and so forth. but again you didn't say where you are and if you are talking US $.

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iliv4cake Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 2:57am
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i agree with sweetcakes. i own my own buisness with 5 employees and none (including me) makes that!

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indydebi Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:17am
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(putting a flag on the play to see if this was a serious question.)

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xiswtsawluiix Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:21am
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If the OP is serious. I am sooo up for it!!!

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The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:28am
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Where the heck are you located! And what kind of decorator are you wanting? I agree with the $10-$15/hour

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Rylan Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:54am
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I'd love to apply for that! I probably won't even make it since you are most likely looking for a very experienced decorator--which I am not, hehe.

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kaat Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:49pm
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?? What KIND of decorator???
To help you do WHAT ???
Sure it sounds obvious enough..... but you know what happens when one assumes! icon_lol.gif

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KHalstead Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:06pm
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rylan experience isn't necessarily all time based!! You got skillz brotha!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:10pm
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Going rate for a store decorater here is $14.00-$16.00 and hour...I think $22.00 may be too much.

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KHalstead Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:49pm
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what if the $22.50 is to decorate 5 cakes in an hour though?? then you go home?? lol

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sweetlayers Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:55pm
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I recently had to hire someone to help me with a BIG project. She worked 2 days (16 hours) I gave her $200 and she was THRILLED! That averages to $12.50/hour which I think is VERY fair!

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newmansmom2004 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 2:04pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

(putting a flag on the play to see if this was a serious question.)




My thoughts exactly, Debbi! I'm holding out until we hear back from the OP! LOL!

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surgery2 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:27am
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yes it was a serious question, I just have a problem paying someone $10-14 an hour because my first job back in 1982, when i was 17 I made $14 an hour at the local hospital,and I wouldnt work anywhere today for less that $25 myself. And to the RN how posted, I am in south bend, IN, most rn's here are at least making $18 an hour for entry level jobs.
I hired a gal for $18.50, I thought that was fair, and its just part time, roughly 20-24 hrs a week.

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newmansmom2004 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 2:29am
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yes it was a serious question, I just have a problem paying someone $10-14 an hour because my first job back in 1982, when i was 17 I made $14 an hour at the local hospital,and I wouldnt work anywhere today for less that $25 myself. And to the RN how posted, I am in south bend, IN, most rn's here are at least making $18 an hour for entry level jobs.
I hired a gal for $18.50, I thought that was fair, and its just part time, roughly 20-24 hrs a week.




Dang! Why did I leave Indiana??? I'd be applying right now because that's EXCELLENT pay up in that area! thumbs_up.gif

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johnson6ofus Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 5:35am
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I just hope he/ she works out for you and is worth the wage you pay. Glad someone is hiring- congrats! icon_biggrin.gif

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