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Old 01-21-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Y son wants to paint for us inside? He has bad references and good references. No insurance. We pay gas, supplies, paint, so what is a fair wage bin northern Michigan?

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Hard to understand your post the way it's written. Not sure how much to pay him from your poor decription. How old is he?
Try $8.00 and hour and see how he does. If he does go and really works the next week pay him more per hour. That's how it works in the real world.

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Y son wants to paint for us inside? He has bad references and good references. No insurance. We pay gas, supplies, paint, so what is a fair wage bin northern Michigan?
Wow, this is a really confusing and potentially touchy post but honestly.....don't hire him, hire a professional to do quality job. If money is an issue, you can take things in stages.
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Shouldn't your son do it for FREE?

Honestly, I would never, ever hire anyone without insurance. Maybe he works for $5/hr. but the potential disaster he could cause without proper insurance would throw any money you saved out the window.
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Shouldn't your son do it for FREE?

Honestly, I would never, ever hire anyone without insurance. Maybe he works for $5/hr. but the potential disaster he could cause without proper insurance would throw any money you saved out the window.
The issue I saw was more with the fact that the original poster said their son has good references and bad references. Seems to me that if he's in that position already, why give him the job. Who knows how long he'll take to begin with, who knows if he'll do a quality job.

After reading the original post again.....I'm not sure if they own a painting business and the son wants to paint for the family business or if he is just painting the family home.
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I had a customer tell me, "I was a house painter for 10 years.....I thought I would never get done with that house."
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I had a customer tell me, "I was a house painter for 10 years.....I thought I would never get done with that house."
LOL. Sounds similar to a guy I run into when I'm painting this apartment complex. He's constantly telling me about how good a painter he was but yet he doesn't look like he's worked a day in his life. LOL. I guess it's good to dream.
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One third of all paint horror stories begin with someone hiring an unemployed family member, usually an in law, another third begin with someone hiring an unemployed family member of a friend/co-worker, the final third begin with "he had the best price". Some end okay, some end funny, some end sad. Take your chance.

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