So you'd quoted the job and even if it took to a week instead of 2 hours it will be the same price? Aye reetio
I'm pretty sure most traders will have an idea of how hard/long the job could be, possibly warn of any additional costs and give a rough idea of a price rather just say £350-£500 regardless of how long it takes. Plus surely most customers would like a rough idea of timescale for the work to be done anyway regardless of trying to suss out hourly labour costs for various reasons? If the price went up due to concerns and delays then I'm sure most customers would have no problem paying extra as long as the trader wasn't taking the piss. Like I said making £200 profit on a 2 hour job is a bit extreme but that's the way you'd work and it's clear you get paid well for whatever you do.
In your remapping example, if it was £72K a week then that's working solid for over 51 hours. However working just 1 hour a week doing 4 remaps gives £1400. That's £72,800 a year for 52 hours work so a canny business if you can get it Even so, someone doing a remap in 15 mins isn't someone I'd be paying anyway as it's probably a cowboy hoying in a generic file
Anyway, I get what you're saying but it seems you're in a higher class of costing than some other traders but good for you I wish I could have prorated the item I was building and selling since 2011 into a continous 40 hour week. I'd be on over £200 a hour profit though being self employed means working a lot less to get a wage to be happy with and long may it continue.
So basically rip the customer off? The truth is coming out now
Beat me to it..right there you’re admitting there’s people who’ll drag a job out to get what they want..that’s why you negotiate a price and a rough job time before you you start..if the jobs going to run over you’re kept up to date by the tradesman..you’ve admitted there to knowing that overcharging goes on..check mate.