Craig-TX":2n6kshe1 said:We had hauled for him in the past and knew he would be driving and how fast he drove. The barn was close so there would not be a chance for rest. If I remember correctly we negotiated a nickel a bale and just about regretted it before we got all that hay in. Boy did he ever work us hard. We barely finished by sundown and it started to rain. He felt like we took advantage of him and we felt like he took advantage of us. Didn’t ever haul for him again
Craig-TX":gioccs8v said:I have some experience cleaning lumber but I never had to do that long term. Hated it. Also hated straightening nails. And using nails that I supposedly straightened.
Campground Cattle":t0o4dyuv said:Craig-TX":t0o4dyuv said:I have some experience cleaning lumber but I never had to do that long term. Hated it. Also hated straightening nails. And using nails that I supposedly straightened.
Man I thought I was the only one who straighted Nails and old fence staples. We used to get excited to get a new one. Funny thing I still straighten nails and staples, grandkids can't believe it.
Arnold Ziffle":2bol3gvi said:Earlier on I picked a lot of cotton for 2.5 cents per pound. It took real good cotton and/or a helluva man to pick 400 to 500 pounds in a long day.
sidney411":2c5wymkt said:Wow! I have never hauled hay or mucked out chicken or hog barns, so I can't even imagine how hard and nasty all that work is! I really respect ya'll for doing that hard work.
This year my grandfather paid 25 cents per bale to have his hay hauled in from the field and stacked in the barn. I couldnt imagine only getting 2 1/2 cents per bale at that rate 1000 bales a day would only be $25.00.
TLCfromARK":2coouzs0 said:Besides hauling hay for Dad ( free ), I've worked for as little as a penny a bale ( 1,000 bales = $10 ) but as others have said things were cheaper then. Most everybody paid $.10 per bale but when my brother & I used Dad's truck he would get $.6 per bale to cover wear and tear on the truck so we got 2 cents / bale each on those gigs.
I would rather haul hay than catch chickens, it was hard to work most of the night and then stay awake in school the next day. If I remember right we got paid by the thousand and split it between the truck hands and the catchers. Worked out to be about a $1.25 / hour.
Gas = less than $.20/gal, hamberger = $.25, soda's = $.10, drive in movie $1 / ticket or a night at the skating rink, so $10 would cover a date ( gas, movie, cokes & eats ) and have a little left over.
When I first got married I worked at a sawmill, $1.90 / hour, fifty hours a week, no O.T., if you didn't miss any time you got a $.10 hour bump to $2.