# Piecework and Contracts

```Section 2 Assignment: Part 3
Piecework and Contracts
1. Saggiak is an Inuit artist. He has taken a custom order for a carving he estimates
will take him 40 h to complete. If Saggiak would like to earn at least \$20.00/h
for his work, what should he charge the customer? (2 marks)
2. Alex is a self-employed roofer. A homeowner has asked Alex for an estimate on
shingling his roof. Alex estimates that the shingles and other materials will cost
him \$480.00. The cost to Alex of disposing the homeowner’s old shingles in a
landfill will be \$100.00.
Alex
knows from experience that he and two employees can strip the old
shingles and install the new shingles on a roof that size in 8 h. If Alex’s
employees earn \$12.00/h, how much should Alex bid if he wants to earn
\$50.00/h for himself? (3 marks)
Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10—Module 4
3. In the Lesson C Explore you looked at the advantages and disadvantages of
piecework.
a. State two reasons why piecework might be an advantage to an employer?
(1 mark)
b. State two reasons why piecework might be a disadvantage to an employee?
(1 mark)
4. Perry is considering working as a tree planter. The company he would like to work
for pays \$0.125/seedling planted. In a 10-h day, the company suggests he may be
able to plant 1200 trees. What would Perry’s earnings be per hour? (2 marks)