hey all. i wanna ask you something. now i am not talking for jobs that are under lets say 100 or even 200 dollars. i am talking about jobs that are lets say in excess of 500 dollars? i am finding that when i give a flat price for a job that i dont come out with that much, even if we work fast. and even if we are working fast something usually happens, or the guys can only work for so long. now i find that if i price a job for T&M the guys dont have to kill themselves when they work, they are happier, if something unexpected happens, ex. your backhoe breaks down and you need to rent one, that that machine is getting paid for no problem for as long as it is there same rate. or if you figure on one number and that number is too low, you are covered, or the customer asks you to do this, and instead of giving another price all you have to do is get it done and bill them for it. do you guys know what i am saying? i find that i make better money off of T&M i really do. however there are some things that i do still keep flat rates for.