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Gardeners Hours?

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Hi ya'll! Through my husband's ad in the paper for rototilling, I am now the gardener at and assisted living facility for the mentally handicapped. My question is, what kind of hours do they work? Is it perfectly acceptable for me to leave by 2:30 if I start around 8 am? They are technically "hiring" me, but only for tax purposes since I will be making so much money that it's easier to do the 10-40 tax form than the one where they don't withhold the taxes. :coffee3:
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If they hired you for certain number of hours- you should negotiate the time with them.

If they hired you to be there at a certain time (because they have activities that involve gardening for instance) then you'll have to abide by the hours set by them.

If they hired you to do a certain activity... like plant a 3000 square foot garden... then you're truly on your own. Just get it done in the time frame they want it.

But.. I am assuming, because you are asking, that you can pretty much make your hours.

And gardening from 8am to 2:30 pm is a LONG day of gardening! YIKES! Everyday?

I am confused about the tax stuff you mentioned. A 1040 is the IRS tax form you used to get your refund. And if they didn't withhold taxes- you still need to claim the income on an IRS form.

Congrats on the job!!! BTW!!! that seems like loads of fun!
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