on certain types of work yes. There is a lot of competition in my neck of the woods. Very few people make 60.00 per man hour around here. A lot of illegals and even one large company over here charges 30.00 per man hour and holds a lot of hospital and mall contracts. Of course cost of living is relatively low but steadily rising. Almost every cleaning lady here has a husband or son willing to do household chores for 20.00 an hour because they don’t pay taxes. To be clear I’m not a Racist and I have good friends of many cultures but it drives down the prices where I live. There are also several good size companies that have been in business for 30 years and just don’t raise their rates. So change is slow. You have to be highly efficient in order to make money around here and that’s why I like bid work over hourly jobs.