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How much should I pay for fish sitting?

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2020 07:27 pm
I have two guppies and one dwarf Gourami. I will be gone for one week. Every morning I need them fed, checked on, and their light turned on. In the afternoon I need them fed, checked on, and their light turned off. My friend will be watching them and the fish will stay at my house which is less than half a mile away from her house. How much should I pay her?!?
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2020 08:48 pm
@MindlessFish555 ,
$20 an hour at a minimum of 7 hours a day. Plus health insurance and matching 401k.
MindlessFish555
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2020 09:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
This makes ZERO sense?!
roger
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2020 10:03 pm
@MindlessFish555 ,
You're right.

I'm thinking $5 or $10 per day. That's mostly a token payment between friends.

A lady I worked with used to cat sit for each other. No payment as each was always ready to take care of the others.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2020 11:06 pm
@MindlessFish555 ,
I don't think fish have any need for money. What are they going to spend it on?
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2020 11:26 pm
@MindlessFish555 ,
I would probably give my friend a small (like $25 to $35) gift card for a place you know they like, or even for a grocery store.

Handing a friend cash could be awkward if you haven’t talked about payment. A gift card makes it personal.

If it wasn’t for COVID, you could take her out to lunch
roger
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2020 11:29 pm
@chai2,
I like that solution.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2020 08:08 am
@chai2,
Excellent choice.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 30 Dec, 2020 08:23 pm
You have a very specific schedule with very specific tasks. So this person Must come to your house, let themselves in and perform these tasks twice a day. I would allow at least $10 per day. That’s a lot of responsibility this person is taking on even though it’s for fish.
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