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natonals be like thats a 120 job :)

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I know safeguard/fas etc would say this is concerned saplings and to trim at trimming cost $60-%20 and to charge for cubic yards so 2 yards? "safeguard you are making a killing for only 1 hour of work and making 120-% trimming these" lol.. i so dont miss those calls or emails.

Working solely on my own with out shetguard etc. this was a 600$ job. Was it a little more then it should have? yes but customer said throw a # out I did.. 18yard dump trailer full of brush, and a happy customer, and only cost 40$ to dump brush and took me 2-1/2 hrs.. so i know who is having steak tonight
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Actually I got a $1750 bid approved from AFAS for something similar. But, the other ones, yeah you're right on. Plus, I do not pay to dump brush, my town takes it, mulches it, then I load up free mulch whenever I want.
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Thats cool, we habe to many diseases in trees so they have to ship them off to grind them up etc.
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Hi

heres how i work these situations i give them a bid say this is what it takes for me to do such job,if you cant approve it then you will need another contractor.
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Yep, bid and be ready to walk away. If you catch a national in bind you can still find some real money. Friend of mine just got $850 for a similar job...from Safegarbage!
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That's exactly how you do it. I rarely do a job anymore without a bid. It's so nice working with actual companies with integrity that understand you can't and shouldn't work for free. Nice work!
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Was it really a 2.5 hr job?


You had bid time, driving time to the job on the day of the job.
Drive time to the dump, time at the dump, drive time home and then office work.

$600 does not sound out of line at all to me.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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What office work? I have my computer in my truck, i print the invoice on site. The compost site is down the street from my shop, and ahe sent me an email with photos.. so yes maybe 2.7 hrs but thanks for trying to correct me!
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