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Eventho he's a tight arse, you shouldn't charge the customer for operator error or machines broken down, especially if it's a good customer who has fed you family over the years. Think of All the money you made with him, so what's 650+ a day? In addition, I guess there is not even the slightest chance if a lawyer would come into play, he'll whipe you off the table in a second. 

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Why’s the whole day written off? 
 

surely getting it stuck and realizing it was stuck wasn’t more than an hour, could they not have done something on rope and harness? 
 

should still be 6-7 invoiceable hours. Machine recovery is unfortunately your problem 

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Interestingly, usually when ordering aggregates/concrete the invoice will say something like "lorries ordered to leave the public highway are at the customers own risk..... blah blah"

Ie if it gets stuck on your land you would be responsible for the recovery costs/downtime - fortunately I've not had to find out yet!

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10 hours ago, topchippyles said:

Strange chris how you can climb a tree but ladders frighten you. I get it totally buddy 

Bloody hate tripples, wobbly death from above. K

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1 hour ago, MattyF said:

so all work now makes a profit... a good profit with the right crew.

THAT   in a nutshell. K

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a lot of jobs on day rates will never go in your favour .Hourly rates can be better but never say it will be finished in x amount of time only roughly estimate  .also say if you estimate a job £1500-2000 and finished in good time client will also want to pay low end.then asking near the  end of the day if you can lop another tree included in deal which apparently only takes 10 minutes 

 

 

 

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The real arse with day rates in any trade is that to a customer an inexperienced worker looks awfully busy while someone on top of the job looks to be coasting 😕

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1 minute ago, Canal Navvy said:

The real arse with day rates in any trade is that to a customer an inexperienced worker looks awfully busy while someone on top of the job looks to be coasting 😕

Yup i am a coaster ☺️

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4 minutes ago, Canal Navvy said:

Drinks are on you then 😁

That's probably gone well over his head.

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