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Posted by Tomanomanous at Apr 2, 2018 2:02:51 AM
Re: Stalle reserve labour on building records
Alright I will do my best to answer your question! But also, first, the problem is definitely choosing an apothecary in April. They were money machines up until people realised they were money machines!

Hi all,

Sorry if this is a repeated question, searched but couldn't find a solid answer.

I am setting up an apothecary stalle on obsidian but not quite sure why I am getting payed back for reserve labour in the stalle building records:

This is really simple, so when reserve labour is used, you get paid for it. I will do my best to explain using your own figures. It will be out of order a bit.

Reserve labor used for Guessimback's order for 5 units of Red dye.

So at some point you got 57 poe worth of reserved labour, lets say 1 skilled hour. When you got that 1 skilled hour of reserve labour, you paid the person for their work, whatever you set it to, say 30 poe. Now you have 1 hour of reserved labour, that you have paid for. Your reserved labour costs you whatever wage you paid, and will be used up at whatever price you set, in this case 57 poe.

You now get in an order...
Guessimback placed a shoppe order at Guessimback's Apothecary Stall for 5 units of Red dye.

So you have now received an order, now what normally happens with orders is someone makes the order, the poe gets taken, with tax removed, and put into 'escrow'. The labour is paid from this escrow, and whatever is left when the order completes, is added to your coffers, that is what happens at the following point.
Work completed on Guessimback's order for 5 units of Red dye.

Now what happens with reserve labour, is that you have already paid for these hours out of your coffers, so any time reserve labour is used up, the escrow pays your stall directly. Think of reserve labour as the stall working as an instant employee for as many hours as you have reserves. The only difference is this employee is paid at the 57 poe rate not the example 30 poe rate from the start.

I hope that makes sense, it is just your stall being an employee and having the money paid out of escrow to your stall at the rate you charge people rather than the rate you pay people.

EDIT: If that doesn't help, think of it as a commodity, you set the buy price, buy a bunch up, and when it is used by the stall you are paid the sell price. The difference being you are paid immediately for reserve labour, rather than at the end, because labour is normally paid out of escrow immediately as it occurs.
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