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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

Can anyone dare to put in writing what they think a living wage is  ?  Working for  $ 10  / hour around these parts for big pig would be a fair amount  -  although I would expect an extra $ 7 an hour just to put up with the stench - then again maybe not ---     

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Kay/NC
Honored Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

Well, then, my guy is being overpaid! We won't even begin to discuss the farm manager's package....
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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

I don't know there 289 - I think your pretty low there buddy - Only an extra 7 for smell ?? I think that 10 would be more in line = Plus another 10 for all that dangerous dust you breath in ?  I think that would be fair and then the Gas ? you know from the pit , Have read about people meeting there maker on that one - another 10 for hazardous pay , then if a gal is running the show - What kind of price do you put on that ??????  10 - 20 bucks an hour - Man I don't know -  lol

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dairy mom
Senior Contributor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

whow there.  I haven't wighed in on this subject yet.  But just what does "if a gal is running the show"  have to do with fair wages?

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

 I would say $ 17 / hr. would be in the range -

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farm160
Veteran Contributor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

Our farm employee salary range is $42-52,000 with the average around $49,000; range varies on longevity w/ operation.

Last years bonuses added an average of nearly $11000 per employee on top of salary. 

Hourly guys who help part-time get $14.50 - $15.00/ hour.

There are other perks on top of that such as meals, uniforms, etc. 

 

Is that considered a livable wage? 

 

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

Dairy Mom - It makes a BIG difference , A guy taking orders from a gal , thats just not right ! It's bad enough all the orders you gals bark out when we get home , then at work too ??  and you should know that guys do nothing right and would end up redoing what the hired guy did , so more work for the gal .

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Kay/NC
Honored Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

You guys keep talking about the smell, but this is some stinky BS right here....

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

Dang Kay it took you long enough to get back oh here - ROTFLOL  ! I was wondering if I would get a rise out of ya then Dairy mom jumps in and couldn't  go with funning her some - lol 

 

Thanks for your reply - still lol

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Reporter writing about labor shortages

Ecin  - Having this information  I have revalued my estimate ---

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