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03-27-2010, 12:42 AM
Was told that you should bring in AT LEAST 3x what I will earn for the day. Any other answers? Thanks
Some places want you to do 1k a day. Others are satisfied with quality work, no call backs and happy customers.
03-27-2010, 08:16 AM
I'm told I need to generate 4x my pay.
Which seems not possible on most days.
03-27-2010, 05:53 PM
In my part of the country good technician will usually run about $300,000 per year. That would be about $1,115 perday if you did not work any overtime at all during the year. When you figure overtime in it comes out to be just under $1000. But remember if you have one call back that takes up 8 hours that can not be billed you will have to work about 26 hours to get back to breaking even.
To make that simple to understand lets say you work 1 hour at $90 and the customer pays... $60 pays for you and the truck the company gets $30.
The next day the customer calls back because the unit broke and you go back and fix it; you spend 1 hour that can not be billed or -1hour or -$90.
When you are done you go to another service call and work 3 hour so the company can bill $270 that will pay $180 for you and the truck and $90 to the company that $90 gets added to the -$90 from the call back and the company is now back at zero.
(This simple expalination does not give consideration to administrative cost associated with dispatch and billing)
The moral of the story is that it is not always best to be fast... Determine the root cause and fix the problem correctly the first time. If you do, your customers will be happy and your boss will stay off your case. It is hard to bill $1000 a day when you are doing warranty call backs.
03-27-2010, 06:10 PM
Remember if you are doing your job you will also sell parts. Not because you need to sell parts but because the customer needs them to make their equipment operate properly.
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