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Old 02-01-2009, 04:06 PM   #21
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I have a couple of questions for you. How does a guy from Florida come up with work in another state in a time of emergency? Did you bid this work already? How did you come up with the ridiculas prices that you posted on here. Are you a full time in the construction field? What do you normally do for a job? Do you do tree clean up normally? Just curious how you got this work and how you came up with the price that you did and what qualifies you to tell someone else what they will be getting paid as a sub of yours.
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:15 PM   #22
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I have a couple of questions for you. How does a guy from Florida come up with work in another state in a time of emergency? Did you bid this work already? How did you come up with the ridiculas prices that you posted on here. Are you a full time in the construction field? What do you normally do for a job? Do you do tree clean up normally? Just curious how you got this work and how you came up with the price that you did and what qualifies you to tell someone else what they will be getting paid as a sub of yours.
He might not be THE COMPANY I speak of but this is how it usually works

When there is a major disaster FEMA will hire large contractors to do work Usually they call the same companies to do this in many states because they are capable of handling work of this size, can provide bonding if necessary and handle the paper work required.

That Super contractor subs the work and controls the flow of the money and dictates the rates that are paid out.

Most of the contractors that do this are decent companies and the pay is based on the local market.

If it is a major diaster/contract and outside help is needed the fees may go up a bit because of supply,demand, material shortage, etc.

He with the gold makes the rules so due you want the 700 bucks or what.
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$700, no way Jose. Wait a minute a couple of Jose's and you could have some workers for that price.
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700 bucks split 8 ways plus pay for travel and equipment=NO WAY. I think it was MALCO that said it is only like 5 bucks an hour after everything.

I have a Jose(legal american born citizen that pays taxes, and a great worker) who works for me and he wouldn't even go down there for that!

I hope this guy doesn't find anyone and gets some sort of penalty for taking on work he can't handle/get workers(slaves) to do.
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Platinum, I figured it would fill you in on how the system works. After a major disaster the Army Corps of Engineers looks at the damage and puts it out for bid. Large companies with experience in disaster work bid the work. The low bidder gets the job. They then inturn put it out for bid to subs. In this case we work for the GC that was low bidder. If you must know we are being paid $310.00 per hour per 8 man crew. Yea thats right we get $10.00 per hour. If they were to pay $1000.00 per hour would that be enough? I have a feeling that you would be the first you to B#*!h that your taxes were too high because they were paying $1000.00 per hour to cut trees. Thats the way it is. The GC dictates the price to the subs and if you are hungry enough you will take it. Oh and by the way, I won't say anything about your wife.
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Thats the way it is. The GC dictates the price to the subs and if you are hungry enough you will take it. Oh and by the way, I won't say anything about your wife.

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Ed(AKA Richard Head), Good luck with your project. I don't care how hungry I am I will not work for 5 bucks an hour after all expenses are paid. I would be making less than you who is sitting at home doing nothing and making 10 bucks an hour, twice as much as me who is working in the cold. Make any sense to you? I would not bit&h about my taxes going to pay for these guys working to feed their families. As you have found out this is a site full of experienced legit contractors that work hard for a fair wage for their work. You struck a nerve because you are taking advantage of workers in a time where alot of people are in need of work. You honestly think your prices are fair? Did you take the time to add it all up or did you go to some forum and ask "HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE FOR CLEAN UP WORK?" Thanks for taking the time to fill me in on how the process of low ball contractors take advantage of unemployed workers or in your own words "hungry" workers. I think If you think that is a fair price you should be out there working for that same wage. I truly hope that you bid this work super cheap thinking you will make easy money and I hope you have a deadline to meet and I hope no one is willing to take the price you set by bidding of 5 bucks and hour and you don't complete the project on time and get a fine of some sort. I'm going to stop reading this post now because I think it is humiliating what you think someone's work is worth. Have a good day.
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The personal insults will stop, or this thread goes to lockdown.

What I fail to understand is why anyone would debate the price online? When I read this when it was first posted, the mental math said no way, quick thought said no way, and all the issues combined with working in another state said no way. So instead of replying, or flaming the thread, just let it go and see if someone who is close, with a low overhead could actually take the job and keep from starving. Everyone else should just ignore it.

I know some of you are feeling the desperate times, but lashing out online is pretty silly.

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