I was wondering about a tactful way to handle this, I am sure it happens to more than just me.
I was hired on at a spot to do some specific tasks. Business has been slow the past couple of weeks and I haven't been working. I was asked to come in one afternoon and was asked after I got there to take care of some yard work, tasks that I was not hired on to do, nor IMO am I paid enough to do. To put it plainly I get paid a fairly small amount daily in cash that would not cover the yard work I was doing IF you were paying a landscaper to do it.
To be clear, I hate yard work and do it grudgingly at my own home because it has to be done and looks nice. I don't have a problem doing physical labor, but feel that when you are hired for a job and discuss the responsibilities of said that it sort of enters a "negotiation" when you are asked to do things outside that scope. It really burns my cheeks when a business owner uses his labor to get things done on the cheap for themselves on personal projects.
What I need advice about is HOW to breech the subject without coming off as unappreciative or just outright lose the side work for refusing to do the yard work?