For those of you that read my thread on "Question for those who do snow removal" I gave my bid to The condo vice president. Quick rundown of the job was 26 driveways to be cleared before 6:30 a.m., return later in the day to clear ends of drives after city plows came through, clear area to meet postal requirements. No plow trucks to be used so grass on driveway edges are not damaged, 450' of sidewalk. My bid came to $656.00 intial removal, another $300.00 to comeback after city plows. This worked out to be under $40.00 per resident. Sounded fair to me, a little low but I thought if I really busted hump It would be about right. VP called later to say and I quote "I looked over you proposal and your snow removal rates are way out of wack, this is ridiculous, were you trying to insult my Intelligence or is this a joke?" Then asked me to rewrite the bid with reasonable rates and resubmit. I politely told him my rates were non-negotiable. This guy hasnt really given me any respect since I have met him he's an irrogant As*hole actually. He then told me if I wasnt flexible the bid was going straight in the trash, I said so be it I cant do it for cheaper, that was the end he hung up. No big loss kind of a relief actually. Also this guy is new he just got the VP job, and I was the first bid he received, think hes in for a reality check. I dont do a lot of snow bidding but was I really that far off? Figured about 9 man hours then another 4 if I had to return later. And remeber no plow blades, all but hand or snowblower.