# Yeah. Detriot. The monument to American capitalism.
# The taxpayer will be left to clear things up.
# OH wait, Warren Buffet might pay?
Once again you are seriously confused
Actually, right up to the 50s, Detroit was a monument to American Capitalism
Then the progressives and unions came online and destroyed the city
The UAW crushed General Motors. They became a health care and pension
company that made cars.
The most significant part if the government bail out was that they
took over the pensions. If they could have divested themselves of
that, they could have survived. The PR of discharging that debt in
Chapter 11 bankruptcy was worse than being taken over by the
My workplace charges $70 for the service call plus $70 per hour.
They charge for driving time both ways. We try to group the calls and
run a route but that isn't always possible. There is no mileage charge.
This is on irrigation systems in Nebraska. Our service season runs
from late June to the first week in September or so.
The national economy might stink but things are exceptionally good
down on the farms.
I'll charge $65/hr for mechanical/electrical service calls and $85/hr
for telecom and computer or network related work. The stuff I do with
JH for contracting companies varies greatly depending on a bid price.
I have one job coming up for $50/hr involving cash register notifiers,
those things with the lit numbers and a voice announce telling customers
in the queue which register is open. ^_^
On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:28:18 -0600, The Daring Dufas
Those sound like pretty cheap rates.
IBM's "per call" rate was $176 an hour 1st shift, $253 2d shift and
$322 3d shift in the 80s and early 90s. Later they offered a contract
rate for scheduled jobs at $155.
That is why people bought maintenance contracts.
My inspector contract with the state was $58.50 and 29 cents a mile
door to door in 2000.
On 3/12/2013 6:50 PM, email@example.com wrote:
1 and 2 man operations usually charge a lower rate than big corporations
and we have a much smaller customer base and don't advertise. Me and my
late friend GB with whom I did a lot of HVAC work would charge a lower
rate to old folks on fixed incomes. Quite often, all of the old folk's
family would call us to do work for them at full price. Amazing how that
On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:45:13 -0600, The Daring Dufas
I find that "Senior" rates are a hoot. They essentially give a
discount for the richest segment of society. No problem, I'll pay the
$7 for a movie ticket, when a kid making 1/5 of what I do and a
negative net worth, pays $12. ;-)
On Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:02:51 -0600, The Daring Dufas
Come on, no one eats dog food. It's more expensive than people food.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against giving granny a break but
the people older people *are* the richest segment of the population.
...if for no other reason than they've had longer to accumulate money
On 3/17/2013 8:33 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Old folks eating dog food is a old joke, I think it's origin is the
Commiecrats howling about how Republicans were starving grandma. It
may be true that many of the oldest folks are well off financially
but not all of them are. I will continue to help those who aren't. o_O
On 3/18/2013 7:11 AM, email@example.com wrote:
It's despicable how the P.L.L.C.F. are always trying to scare the
elderly with their nonsense. This budget battle going on in D.C.
right now has them saying things like "When Grandma falls down, no
ambulance will come because Republicans took away the money, she's
gonna die right there on the floor." It's not that Leftists have no
brains, it's that their brains are warped. o_O
The number I read was a conglomeration of all pay and benefits. The site
where I saw the $73/hr number is below. Perhaps I should have
indicated that in the previous post? o_O
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