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Time and material versus flat rate billing as a plumber

"Flat rate billing never made sense to me," says retired plumber Harry

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October 6, 2017 by canadiancontractor

Flat rate billing in the services business has often been touted by various experts.

Retired plumber Harry read our post from several years ago, in which an “expert” argued for flat rate billing in the services field and sent us this…

“I was in the plumbing service field for a long time. I started with one truck and ended with four. Most of our work was service and most of it was time and material work not flat rate. I looked at that option more than one time but it never made sense to me. I guess I’m not that smart but after 23 years of working the time and material way I’ve been able to basically retire. Just treat everyone fairly do what you said you would do. It’s really the only way.”




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