I have a customer indicating that my hourly rates are tooo high compared to other provinces
I have been charge R 525.00 including callout fee for breakdowns and no travelling. (KZN)
Industrial factories i charge a call out fee R 750.00 including the first half hour because i have to normally spend 2 hrs cleaning my equipment after working in some of these filthy factories.
I take my car for a service and they charge me R 600.00 for an unskilled person to drain the oil out my car. Then they have a standard fee of 7 hours to replace a cam belt looking thing taking my bill to over R 15000.00 including spares for a 150 000 service
Customer complaining to pay me R 525.00 as qualified electrician with over 30 year hands on experience. Time to employ unskilled staff and dump them on site and let them take 5 hours to do a job which would take me 1 hour because of my experience and send a bill for 5 hours at R 300.00 at a total of R 1500.00 rather than 1 hour at R 525.00.
Do you know why we have this problem because of all you electrical contractors out there screwing up the industry.