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Old 06-23-2019, 04:57 PM   #21
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I hate to say it but that line is a bunch of BS. You bid a job at a certain price and any parking tickets, wasted trips or other expenses come right off your bottom line. It's not like you are going to ask for a CO to charge for parking tickets.

The best thing you can do is avoid getting them.

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Old 06-23-2019, 05:21 PM   #22
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If it's an area like NYC where there is limited parking and time limits, you are getting tickets. That's when you can add it in.
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Old 06-23-2019, 05:22 PM   #23
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I hate to say it but that line is a bunch of BS. You bid a job at a certain price and any parking tickets, wasted trips or other expenses come right off your bottom line. It's not like you are going to ask for a CO to charge for parking tickets.

The best thing you can do is avoid getting them.

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Not BS at all , just figure that you will get some and add that price into your bid. If you don't avoid them you're covered, if you do avoid them you just got a bonus................
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I hate to say it but that line is a bunch of BS. You bid a job at a certain price and any parking tickets, wasted trips or other expenses come right off your bottom line. It's not like you are going to ask for a CO to charge for parking tickets.

The best thing you can do is avoid getting them.

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Yeah - whatever as my niece says.

Just like travel- it goes in my bid up front if I know it's an issue. Or a permit. Or an engineer. Is what it is. As long as it don't come out of my wallet - not my fault they live in a chit hole.

I don't know what my ex boss figured for doing work in downtown Austin on highrisrs but you can bet your ads it wasn't put of his O&P lol

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In nyc it is not uncommon to have a guy who drives around the area all day and stops in front of the building when tools are needed. There’s no place to park period, getting a ticket and adding it to the bill is a no brained. Ticket costs are always added on.
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In nyc it is not uncommon to have a guy who drives around the area all day and stops in front of the building when tools are needed. There’s no place to park period, getting a ticket and adding it to the bill is a no brained. Ticket costs are always added on.
It ain't coming out of my money. Can tell you that. I did not choose to live in a place like that. They did. They can pay the bill.

No such tickets at my house...

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I hate to say it but that line is a bunch of BS. You bid a job at a certain price and any parking tickets, wasted trips or other expenses come right off your bottom line. It's not like you are going to ask for a CO to charge for parking tickets.

The best thing you can do is avoid getting them.

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There's a difference between a one-off expense and an expected expenses that needs to be accounted for in advance...

Kind of like the gas crisis a decade ago... at first, people were absorbing the cost paying for it out of profit, but then it became an added line item to account for...

If you're in an area where you have no choice but to expect an expense (like tickets) as a CODB, it needs to be accounted for in the bid otherwise, other customers will have to make up the difference in their bids if you still want to maintain your profit goal for the year...
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I hate to say it but that line is a bunch of BS. You bid a job at a certain price and any parking tickets, wasted trips or other expenses come right off your bottom line. It's not like you are going to ask for a CO to charge for parking tickets.

The best thing you can do is avoid getting them.

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I don't ask for it after the fact, I figure it in the initial estimate. It won't make the estimate out of line because anyone who works in Chicago accounts for tickets/parking. I know most of the areas in Chicago well, can guess pretty well how bad it will be in an area.

I did a job where the homeowner got an on street permit for my truck while we were there. They got a credit.

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