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Old 14-10-2011, 07:12   #31
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Re: Please Allow Me to Vent

To the OP - vent away (because they were screwing you)!

But in lots of jobs (like mine) showing up is 90% of the work.

stop blowing smoke up my rear, blow it at the sails instead
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Old 14-10-2011, 07:27   #32
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Re: Please Allow Me to Vent

In my business (service business not related to the marine industry) it seems that the more exacting the customer, the slower pay. Really qualified people can get top dollar and I do not mind. What I object to is paying top dollar or even a low price, and the work is not done right.
Last year I had one of the major electronics service companies come to do some work on my electronics: namely, to configure the autopilot and link it up to the GPS. They configured the autopilot incorrectly, and after a few hours of research I was able to correct their error. And then it was not linked to the GPS. I also asked them to configure the satellite and they did not know how. More than $1000 down the drain. Unfortunately I found out about the errors much later when I was doing the sea trial

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Old 14-10-2011, 08:18   #33
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Re: Please Allow Me to Vent

It's simple, really: Time is money. A tech gets paid by the hour, whether he/she is working or driving. For those that gripe about this, try running your own business.

That said, the hourly rate is outrageous. Even MB only charges $120 an hour.
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Old 14-10-2011, 08:35   #34
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Re: Please Allow Me to Vent

The alternative is to remove the generator, and take it to him,--yes?
No travel charge that way.

so many projects--so little time !!
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