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We pay $13-$15 starting wages in Denver area and a raise after 90 days if meeting expectations of the job.

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Manteca ca the pay rate is 12 an hour and it dont matter how many yrs or experience you have. They charge the clients 25 dollars an hour plus mileage if you use your own vechile. Make sure you dont ask for a pay raise, they will pull your clients without telling you. That's what happen to me.

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$12/hr in Wyoming. There are no set shift hours as it varies from client to client. However, you submit your requested days/hours for that month and the office will do their best to accommodate you. Schedules can change quickly, though, if a client is admitted to the hospital or passes away. I personally love the flexibility of the scheduling, but rely on my spouse's income to pay all of the main expenses in our lives. It would be tough to have this type of work as your sole income.

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5days a weeks

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Depends on client type. $10-14 +$2 on weekends +$1 pick up shift. Time and a half on holidays or working over 40hrs in a week.

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Pays worker 11hr but charges client over 23hr

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$9.50 Valdosta, Georgia 11-7 shift

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10.50/ hr in Florida to start with no experience

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$9hr Charleston, SC

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$10/hr. They do not pay the same as other competing agencies that pay more. The hours are not guaranteed. If a client or their family cancels a shift, you lose money. If a client's health changes to where they need to move to a nursing home, you lose money til the agency finds you another client, which may not happen right away. Because of the variable hours and lower pay, there were some months when my paycheck would not stretch to the next and I had to use a credit card to get by. You can ask for extra hours, but it's not guaranteed. If you're looking for a primary source of income, this is not it. You may need a second job. If you need a full-time job, work somewhere else that pays more. They do not keep up with what their competitors pay. Don't know if they give raises. I didn't see anything about that in the employee handbook. And you need to learn to say no to a shift that's far from your home (30-40 miles each way) and is going to cost you too much gas for your car, especially a recurring shift. Do not do favors for a client's friend. One time a client's friend called to ask if I would drive my client over 30 miles round-trip to their house. I said no, that I'm scheduled with the client til a certain time and I'm not going to pick them up during my off hours. If they want the client at their house, then they should bring them back home because it puts me out of my way costing me gas and mileage. Secondly, I don't do favors or work beyond my shift. I was scheduled til 1 pm and the lady who was a friend of my client wanted to keep them in her house til 4 pm. I can't do that because I'm done at 1 pm. And this lady was not willing to give my client a ride back home, yet she wanted me to go out of my way and drive to another town. Lousy friend my client has! Learn to say no to a shift because as much as you may like your client, you can't let their friends or even a family member take advantage of you. You do not work past your scheduled time or do favors outside of that because you're not getting paid by the agency or the client's friend. Not even if the client's family asks you for favors. Don't do it. Keep your boundaries. For what they pay, this job already involves a lot of driving as it is and wear and tear to your car, plus what you pay for gas for all the traveling. Also, do not keep taking on extra shifts if that means you'll be using all your days off. You don't want to get into the habit of saying yes to every shift and you end up working 6 or 7 days straight! Not even for a $10 gas card which won't buy much gas. You'll get burned out. You deserve rest. Turn off your phone's ringer on your day off, if you must because they will call, text, or email you to do more shifts. Do not wear yourself out for this job.

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