What exactly is meant by getting paid by "billable hours"? Correct me if I'm wrong because I really don't know but from what I'm understanding it means you only get paid for the hours of labor that are on the customers bill.
What about drive time to the customers house or what about if you have to go to the supply house to pick something up or put gas in the company van.
Seems to me that you are setting yourself up to get the short end of the stick getting paid this way. It would be really easy for your boss to cheat you on hours. I rather get paid a little less per hour and get paid for the whole time I was at work than to get paid for billable hours. At least you would know what to expect on your check.
Is this normal? About what percentage of companies pay their employees this way? Also, did anybody ever feel like they were cheated by being paid like this?