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Topic # 226027 16-Dec-2017 20:16
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Just wondering if it is normal to pay for an apprentice when they accompany the tradesperson on the job? Asking cause I had a plumber attend a job and he brought his apprentice for who he charged as well.

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  Reply # 1920648 16-Dec-2017 20:19
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Did the apprentice do any work?

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

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  Reply # 1920649 16-Dec-2017 20:25
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Held the bucket

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  Reply # 1920651 16-Dec-2017 20:30
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Yes - it's normal to pay (a reduced rate from the trades-person's full rate).


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  Reply # 1920652 16-Dec-2017 20:34
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Its normal. But usually head office would send them out to the bigger 2 man jobs. Not callouts to change a tap.

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  Reply # 1920654 16-Dec-2017 20:44
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Yes normal.  Same as if they needed a laborer.  In Auckland plumber apprentices are often charged out at $30-40 an hour.  They should be helping out and not just watching.

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  Reply # 1920667 16-Dec-2017 20:50
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It depends on whether or not he's a 1st year or 2nd or 3rd year apprentice

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