I just put out an ad on Kijiji to see if I could get someone to do a day's worth of yard work this weekend. My husband usually does it, but he's super busy right now. So am I, so I thought I'd pay someone to do it as a surprise. My ad basically said "Our yard isn't that big, but we need someone to rake it, bag all the leaves and grass clippings and trash, pull up any weeds, and mow it. It's probably about 4-6 hours of work. Please provide your own mower; we'll supply the rake and garbage bags."
I've gotten several positive replies so far, plus one jerk. His reply said "Wow travel to your house with a mower for 4-6 hours work? whats the matter you to cheap to pay a profesional?" (Typos included.)
If you don't want the job, don't take it. And if asking someone to provide their own mower is too much, fine - we do have a mower, but it's a bit ancient and fussy - only my husband seems to have the knack for starting it.