BG: I am currently in need of some general household assistance with basic everyday cleaning: dusting, vacuuming, mopping and the like. This is a short-term need and a little less intensive than something that would require hiring a service. A teen boy currently cuts my lawn and I thought that this would be another good situation to hire another teen for a few hours a month. End BG.
I contacted a local church two blocks away via email, thinking that they might have some teens in the church who would be happy to have a few hours work per month.
I got a response back yesterday....from a person who is unemployed. My original thought was that this endeavor would pay $40 per month for four hours work (2 hours every other week). I felt this was good for a teen to pick up a few extra dollars, but for some reason, I am uncomfortable with this arrangement for an unemployed adult. I would feel like I should be paying more per hour or paying for more hours, neither of which I am prepared to do. Plus, this seems like it would then require some tax arrangements as well.
However, I could always state my original idea, which is the $40 per month. I guess my question is....if you were unemployed, would you feel that this was offensive or would you be grateful for the extra few bucks? I don't want to aggravate or irritate anyone because I really do appreciate the fact that the church even passed along my request. I'm really conflicted.
Thanks for any and all feedback!