We paid $80 an hour for a chap with a Dingo machine to rip out some shrubs. Not an onerous task by any means. Cost $400. Not bad money for 5 hours work. We asked if he could come back to take out some more, but he never came back or even contacted us after I left a message on his mobile.
Second guy – recommended on The Riot Act – came, had a look, told us what he would do, said he’d get back to us, but failed to contact us, even though we asked if he could start this week.
The work needing to be done is on flat ground, easily accessible and we are willing to pay whatever is necessary to complete the job. Probably about 2 days work.
We are easy going, and not demanding. What are we doing wrong?
I’d love to be so well off that I could knock back $80 – $100 an hour.