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I saw an offer for piece work 20 ceints sq.ft. for rough and 4 cents sq. ft. for box for a total of 24 cents per sq. ft.. I am not familiar with this type of work, but it sounds very low to me. Is this even worth it?
 

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I saw an offer for piece work 20 ceints sq.ft. for rough and 4 cents sq. ft. for box for a total of 24 cents per sq. ft.. I am not familiar with this type of work, but it sounds very low to me. Is this even worth it?
$200 per 1000 sq ft I don't understand what the .04 / ft is for ? You said box so .20 is for drilling and rough wires, and .04/ft for boxes (how many) ? How much do they pay for finish ?
 

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$200 per 1000 sq ft I don't understand what the .04 / ft is for ? You said box so .20 is for drilling and rough wires, and .04/ft for boxes (how many) ? How much do they pay for finish ?
Box=Finish.

$240 to rough and trim out 1000 sq ft house? Can you do it in 8 hrs total? Yeah, me either.
 

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I'll pay you twice that much. Be at the shop tomorrow at 7:30. You buy donuts.

Considering I start at $100.00 per point on estimates, I think we can make this work.
 

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I'll pay you twice that much. Be at the shop tomorrow at 7:30. You buy donuts.

Considering I start at $100.00 per point on estimates, I think we can make this work.
Don't forget the $100 workers deposit to be paid before getting in the van.

Also it's $1.10/ km for gas that you have to charge him as well 99cents.:blink::eek::laughing::whistling2:
 

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Don't forget the $100 workers deposit to be paid before getting in the van. Also it's $1.10/ km for gas that you have to charge him as well 99cents.:blink::eek::laughing::whistling2:
What is a km?
 

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Next72969 said:
This cant be real
Idk if this is a troll, he has been sitting on this name since 2011

That is total dedication to the art of trolling
 

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I have never seen piece work, work to the benefit of an electrician, I have tried it and made money the first day (more than my hourly at the time) but to work at top speed 8 hours a day, day after day, ain't happening,
 

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I have never seen piece work, work to the benefit of an electrician, I have tried it and made money the first day (more than my hourly at the time) but to work at top speed 8 hours a day, day after day, ain't happening,
IMO, if you can hustle day after day after day etc, you should be self employed. That's one of the requirements for a successful business.

I agree though, the worker usually gets the short end of the stick in one of these deals.
 

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I have never seen piece work, work to the benefit of an electrician, I have tried it and made money the first day (more than my hourly at the time) but to work at top speed 8 hours a day, day after day, ain't happening,
It works if you are here illegally. It works for the EC who hires sub-crews like these as he doesn't pay taxes.
That's what you compete against in this neck of the woods.
We call them Ro-Mexicans.
 

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Wen I was a kid in NJ we would go to the brick yard and get a nickel for every old brick we clean mortar from. Easy $$ for a summer time kid.
I could never do that for a living.
 
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