Originally Posted by Jim Cate
Say... I think that this thread has set an all-time record
for unanimous opinion: each and every response has been in the line of "pay it and shut up your whining"... except for MarkJ, of course!!
And I reckon theres nothing wrong with daily payments either!
That way you can clearly remember every nuance of the days work and costs. When on a budget
it may well be easier to account like that.
It would also help to work out where the 'extra' hours go.
When I was in Sydney
I was quoted $98 per hour to look at sommit on the boat and I said fine rock on over so it will be just $98? He said, no it will be $98 per hour including the travel time of about one hour each way.
So I as able to stop that little job in time
I finally got it fixed 3 months later on the Gold Coast by a person charging
$80 per hour and no traveling time.
The only other thing that I do that might be different to some is that I work with the tradesperson like their little helper. Their head
is in a hole and mine is right there too asking questions so I can learn to do it next time: "Whats that big black think with Yanmar
writted all over it?"
For me $100 is a big expense. I get my dollars worth
Hey, by the way, if the electrician waits while the Xantrax guy fixes the unit at $80 +$20 markup does that hour cost me $200?