I think 50 is more than fair to pva a few walls. Also learning a decent trade at the same time.
If the labourer is that good he’d be a spread. Take your 50 and stfu
Might only be worth £50 to you but if he can get £70 for putting stuff on shelves, then you're putting the PVA on yourself and Tescos get the man.
Different ball game if you're going to teach him. But then you won't get to keep him when he knows enough to do one, he will.
I had this trouble when I was jobbing. Pay the young fellas £6 a hour and they'd f**k everything up the minute I turned my back. Or spend their wages getting pilled up and not turn up the next day.
Tradesmen wouldn't work for the £10 that I'd pay a proper man but I couldn't pay a man a tradesman's wage to dig.
The fellas who were capable of jobbing were already jobbing for themselves so I ended up doing everything myself.
When I started working for the fella who showed me how to put things together, the tradesmen laughed. 'New man - how long will you last?' The fella I was working for had gone through ten men in the last year. I'd known him a long time though and worked for the family as a youngster, plus both being ex army we had something in common.
We had our fight eventually, of course but it wasn't because of me. Doing a job for his old man. He deducted an hour's brew off each day and the son wouldn't stop.
Working an hour for free each day got real old real fast and ended in tears.