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Old 01-07-2013, 10:25 PM
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Hypothetical for solo's

So you land a leaf clean up job.The leaves haven't been touch all season.The property is a mess. You as a solo get with owners and they tell you what they want done. They give you the green light to start. The total job takes you 14.5 hr Whats your bill for the customer?

14.5 hrs.
4 gallons of 2cycle mix.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:42 PM
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14.5 x hourly rate
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:51 PM
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What would that be for you or your business?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:15 PM
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Here's what I'm dealing with.The property owner lets her daughter handle her finances.The daughter calls a gives the green light to start the job.Shes asked if I billed hourly.I said yes.I start this past friday.I finish up today.
the total was 14.5hrs. So the mother & daughter meet me at the property this AM. The daughter says when your done,just tell my mother she will give you a check.So I finish up this afternoon. I give the bill/hrs worked and the mother goes into orbit.Sayn she can't afford the bill. She thought it was gonna be in the $30.00 range.(I'm not a 12yr old with a rake)

After talking to the mother,she gives me a check for the bill.Well 2hrs later the daughter leaves a message sayn she stoped payment on the check.How would some of you handle this situation?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:18 PM
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Here's what I'm dealing with.The property owner lets her daughter handle her finances.The daughter calls a gives the green light to start the job.Shes asked if I billed hourly.I said yes.I start this past friday.I finish up today.
the total was 14.5hrs. So the mother & daughter meet me at the property this AM. The daughter says when your done,just tell my mother she will give you a check.So I finish up this afternoon. I give the bill/hrs worked and the mother goes into orbit.Sayn she can't afford the bill. She thought it was gonna be in the $30.00 range.(I'm not a 12yr old with a rake)

After talking to the mother,she gives me a check for the bill.Well 2hrs later the daughter leaves a message sayn she stoped payment on the check.How would some of you handle this situation?
DA's office or Sheriff's Dept. In the future give an approximate figure.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:18 PM
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Give them the price BEFORE you start next time, and have them sign a contract
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:19 PM
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$435 is about par for a fall cleanup that hasn't been touched.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:27 PM
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$435 is about par for a fall cleanup that hasn't been touched.
The bill with a discounted price was $500.00 thats at a discount of $35.00 per hr! The normal is $40.00. The leaves were 3ft deep with enuff sticks and debris to build a log cabin. And to top it off,I cleaned the gutters and roof of all the leaves and trash.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:28 PM
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Give them the price BEFORE you start next time, and have them sign a contract
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How? You dont know how long its gonna take!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:29 PM
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How? You dont know how long its gonna take!
You've never cleaned up leaves before? Seems the whole job has been a great learning experience
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