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Posted on How much can I charge for my hourly labor

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#1 posted 03-28-2020 04:17 PM

I ll give you another perspective. Possibly from your employers point of view.
I just laid off 50% of my staff in the shop. The guys that are still working are the guys that work hard, have good attitudes and work overtime when I need them too, without hesitation.
The ones that got laid off recently and in the past were the ones who where a pain in the ass to get to work overtime. They always pissed and moaned, or had appointments that they couldn t break….had to feed their grandmas cat…
Not saying your employer rolls this way, but many do.

If I have overtime available, I expect the guys in the shop to work it. Not go home and build tables.
Maybe they could make more money making tables…I don t care.

- Tony_S

I always took the overtime In the shop. I worked a lot 11pm’s trying to do side work. When the side work exceeded the regular job I made the choice to open my own shop…..

Side work really should be left for weekends. I’ve seen a lot of guys burning the candle on both ends trying make the big dollar while the company they work suffers with your lack or energy and yawning….

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