ok, here goes. i am gonna do up some contracts tonight to send out to all customers. yes, i know its late in the season. but anyways. 2 weeks ago i got a call from a customer. they wanted 5 trees cut down. all wood had to go, chips, stumps ground. the kicker was, that they had to be completed within 7 days. and i could only work there 2 days. cause of the 4'th, shabbos, sunday, and my grass day. the grinding alone would have taken 3 days, the trees took us 1 full day. so i ask you this. if somebody asks you do to a job, not trim hedges, but rather do 10 yards of mulch, or cut 10 trees, plant a couple of thousands of dollars in shrubs, whatever it may be, that is a descent project. if they tell you it must be done in a short amount of time, right away. how much extra do you charge? i was thinking that if you want it done within 10 days of when you tell me, base the price on time and a half, if it must be done within the next 5 days its double time. so if i base my rate on 1000 a day, or however much it is, to get double that rate. or if the stumps are worth 500 dollars a piece, to get 1000 a piece for them. that is what i want to do. because i feel that if people keep doing this to me, im gonna just slam my truck into a telephone pole one night. i find that i am running around until all hours of the night, looking at the job, arranging for personell, equipment, all that stuff. i wind up being extremely angry, and nobody wants to be around me. i curse and yell a lot, even if nobody is with me. my folks hate me too. this is what i want to do, does anybody find this to be unethical? or if it is, are my time frames, and rate changes good, or should i change them?