OleScout wrote:Had to have a large pecan tree removed from my yard. Tree guy priced the job at $1000. Told him to do it.
He arrived the next morning at 7:00am. Tree and his outfit loaded and gone at 8:20am. I could be upset that he made $1000 in 1.33 hours but I'm not. He brought a bob truck, track bobcat with grapple, two guys with chainsaws and himself. He was done before I could have gotten my old saw running. Much easier for me to earn $1000 somewhere else than cutup and load that tree when I don't have the right equipment.
He didn't make $1,000 in 1.33 hours. Travel time, sharpening the saws, stopping for gas, changing the oil in the truck, greasing the bobcat, packing trailer bearings, disposal of the tree, keeping the books, payroll, sweeping the floor in the shop.........It all takes time and it's all work.