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    I assume that parts are on top of the hourly rate. If by service charge you mean travel time I have no problem with that as long as I'm not being charged from "base" when the tradie is coming from a job closer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy John View Post
    I assume that parts are on top of the hourly rate. If by service charge you mean travel time I have no problem with that as long as I'm not being charged from "base" when the tradie is coming from a job closer.
    This is purely the hourly rate.

    Travel time is only 1 reason out of many for a service charge.

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    Vague question. Depends on certain conditions, but predominately, the amount of time required for the job. If a sparkie comes to do around 1 hours worth of work, then I may (will) expect to be charged $100+ per hour. Fair enough too perhaps.

    However, if he comes for a 6 hour job, I wouldn't expect to have to pay him $600+ in labour alone. About $300 maybe. I.e. $50 an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooner View Post
    Vague question. Depends on certain conditions, but predominately, the amount of time required for the job. If a sparkie comes to do around 1 hours worth of work, then I may (will) expect to be charged $100+ per hour. Fair enough too perhaps.

    However, if he comes for a 6 hour job, I wouldn't expect to have to pay him $600+ in labour alone. About $300 maybe. I.e. $50 an hour.
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