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danger pay?

workinallthetime

LawnSite Member
Location
Tulsa, Oklahoma
i had to bid a job today and i jacked up the price due to the danger element. i will be mowing right next to a 30 foot tall tie wall and its on a slop down to the wall. i bit it high and she took it but i did because of the fear factor.
its not that much, like 3 laps on top with mower and 3 down one side then alot of edging on another hill
i bid it at 65.00 each mow and she bought it, sound reasonable? ill be there for about an hour i think total
 

jason9696

LawnSite Member
Location
Springfield, VT
65/hr is a bit high around this area, but if there is an element of danger, the cost is justified.
 

topsites

LawnSite Fanatic
I call it the risk factor, figuring so long there exists reasonable concern for life or serious injury, this is a legitimate reason for a price increase, I find possible financial damages can be a reason. Sometimes I'll hike the rate for the pita factor as well.
 
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