Originally Posted by tortuga
flat rate is not fixed rate... if you call me for an emergency that is really your poor planning, it costs a lot
more. here is why: this means you really are most likely to be a PITA, and there is a surcharge for putting
up with you.
example: you want six can lights in your living room ceiling, for a party you are having saturday.
it is thursday afternoon, and you need to jack the painter around to get him in after me.
you want six can lights in your ceiling, at my earliest convenience... next week would be fine....
if you are exhibit "A", i'll probably never hear from you again in any case, as you lack the ability
to plan anything, and will just flail the next time, just like you are doing this time.
exhibit "B", you are a sane customer, and i'd like to do ongoing work for you, and get referrals from you.
it all comes down to.... how much money do i want in my pocket, walking away after this is done?
how much are my expenses, ALL of them, to do this work.
add them together, multiply by 1.25
that is how much it is.
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