I have a question for those larger companies with secretaries. I have a friend that has a business (lawn & landscape) that does about 3/4 of a million a year (just over 800 this year). He has hired this girl who has done alot for him, and completes the work, although, now it is to the point that he will need to hire an assistant for her. He pays pays her approx. $50g per year (just over), salary. This covers all seasons, including slower times like now. Now, here's the thing, she works right out of her home, so she doesn't have an exact start up time, or quit time, she gets a phone, and she does make bank runs and such. He still takes about half the calls. Well, she has just approached him and let him know that SHE thinks she is worth more than that...alot more. She is asking for closer to mid sixties, I believe, (1200 a week). My question is,..and I'm asking this for him,..is what is the average base salary for a person for this position in this size of company? He is in the position that he is unable to do this sort of significant raise. It's like he says,...NO one gets that sort of raise. She has been working approx. 60 hrs per week, and he was just going to cut the hours down, and tell her to just work 40 hrs., and he'll cut her off there. She will have help, also.