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Re: What's that going to cost
The best you can do is to try to figure out how to do it yourself, guesstimate the hours, include the hours to get the parts, find the tools, wander down to the dock, take breaks, get confused, ask for help, go back up the dock and shower. Rates need to include all his taxes, FICA, retirement plan, vacation, sick time etc. it gets to be a lot fast.
When we hear dollars we tend to say “I could do that in X hours, that’s a huge cost.” And it is, because we focus on just the time bent over working forgetting the prep, planning, clean up, travel, ( and yes, recovering from mistakes) and all the other essentials we take for granted.
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