These figures are what the man who does the work gets. How much extra
you want to pay to the guy who maintains a cell phone and beeper is up
to you. But knowing his cost allows you some room for negotiation.
It's sort of like knowing that the used car you want to buy for
$12,000 cost the dealer $4,000. He would try and give you the idea
he had $11,000 in it. But knowing his real cost may help you get a
You sure about that? I don't know if they have plumbing in rural
Uzbekistan. Maybe there are only a couple of plumbers and they're in
cahoots. You know, RUPU - Rural Uzbekistan Plumbers Union.
When people ask me these sort of questions I usually just say,
"Seven...units of your choosing." Confuses the hell out of them.
And if you're not careful, the bear will eat you.
EVERY tradesman has different pricing and that depends on their individual
overhead. A one man shop may actually have a higher overhead cost than a 50
but if you must know:
Overhead includes two major categories of cost, operations overhead and
general and administrative overhead. Operations overhead includes costs
that are not 100 percent attributable to the activity being competed but
are generally associated with the recurring management or support of the
activity. General and administrative overhead includes salaries,
equipment, space, and other tasks related to headquarters management,
accounting, personnel, legal support, data processing management, and
similar common services performed external to the activity, but in
support of the activity being competed.
Now, based upon even part of that how in the hell could you
realistically figure a one man shop could have higher overhead than a 50
How much do you paying for insurance
I as individual in NJ Medical alone for me and my spouse
two years ago was $2300.00 per month
dental and eye not included with $1000.00 deductible each
plus around $5000.00 vehicle liability plus $4500.00
company liability. How much are you paying
per head on your employees and remember
I am only worker here that have to burn midnight oil here
The way you phrased the question was not how I figured it, but how I figured
that could be.
Overhead is what you make it. If I have to make 100K per year, that's a
starting point. I also figure everything that directly has to with the
business, including, but not limited to assorted insurance, parts, tools,
Oh, and I don't make anywhere near 100K.
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