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Old 10-06-2012, 10:23 AM
superdog1 superdog1 is offline
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Originally Posted by ponyboy View Post
Btw I have 15 guys working for me so u could charge less if u consider yourself an employee not an owner of a company
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This makes a HUGE difference in the amount you need to charge. When you have employees, you need to charge enough an hour to cover ALL of the expenses for each one. Not only their wages, but their costs to you like paying in on SSI, unemployment (In PA at least?), WC (workmans comp) and benefits you may offer them.

When you pay an employee $10 an hour, the real cost is a LOT higher. More like $16 for that individual. All of this makes a difference when writing up a bid. The most important thing is knowing your costs BEFORE you hand the customer the quote. If you don't? You are playing one big guessing game.
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