I didn't realize when I went into the electrical business there would be 4 partners: me and three that get a free ride – bank, government and the ESACanadian Contractor Business risk
"Even leeches know when to get off a sick and overburdened host. I can hardly wait to pack it in and retire."
Further to Robert Sloan’s comment about the cost of pulling electrical permits – and inspections.
Here’s one from “John Broke.” We don’t think that’s his real name, but we get his point…
I fully support the idea of a Safety Inspection process but feel that the permit fees have exceeded the threshold. They equate to roughly 12% of most quoted jobs. If I consider what I pay in permit fees per year it would cover the salary of one inspector. Where is all the money going? I didn’t realize that when I went into business there would be 4 partners. One that takes all the risk (me) and three that get a free ride (bank, government, and ESA). Even leeches know when to get off a sick and overburdened host. I can hardly wait to pack it in and retire. Then my three partners can get stuffed. One thumb down to Richard Hazel for cheating the system and two thumbs down for my three partners for creating the conditions that promote such activity. 30 days in jail with free room and board, and a fine that is less than he would have paid in taxes and permits. Way to go… beat him with a soft noodle.”