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Local Wages #415502
09/05/11 10:38 AM
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I would like to know: What is a fair dollar-per-hour wage (in Belize $)to pay for miscellaneous unskilled labor. Specifically, I need to hire someone to weed my yard occasionally.


Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415504
09/05/11 11:18 AM
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I would say $40 - $50 per day is a fair price for unskilled labor.

Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415505
09/05/11 11:24 AM
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So if I offer $10 BZ PER HOUR, that would be considered more than fair .... actually twice the going rate?




Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415508
09/05/11 01:22 PM
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More than fair, actually. Might I suggest offering something in the middle and bonus them if the job is done well.....

Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415509
09/05/11 01:33 PM
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good idea


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Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415531
09/05/11 05:14 PM
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$7 an hour for unskilled physical labour is considered a fair rate out here on the island.

In other areas the wages vary and are often lower, but the cost of living in other areas is also lower.


Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415532
09/05/11 05:17 PM
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How much would you pay someone to dredge your property (by canoe).

Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415578
09/06/11 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by seashells
So if I offer $10 BZ PER HOUR, that would be considered more than fair .... actually twice the going rate?

And you will have the entire mainland unskilled labour population applying for the job lol


Re: Local Wages [Re: JEL] #415586
09/06/11 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JEL
How much would you pay someone to dredge your property (by canoe).



Usually that kind of thing is paid by the job or the day.
It is backbreaking work and paying "by the job" is usually the most fair and sensible.

Also note that dredging requires a permit.

Re: Local Wages [Re: seashells] #415663
09/07/11 12:09 PM
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I knew that regarding the permit. I was just wondering what would be my best option and least expensive option. Using someone to dredge or getting a dredging machine...

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