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A day in the life of a gas engineer......

Double dip reccession? DEFINATELY!

My Charges Posted on Thu, July 29, 2010 23:13:17

My ninety day account is rising dailey……… I think the economy is dropping again!



The reality of the job…..

My Charges Posted on Mon, July 19, 2010 01:40:00

My ’90 days or over’ file…………. If anyone is considering doing what i do, please remember you dont only repair stuff, you also bankroll your clients to a greater or lesser extent…….. As you can see from the time on the picture, im up stressing over how to pay for parts i need for jobs this week.

Am considering a ‘Name and shame’ board for naughty clients…… (cant because of data protection, but wish i could)

For anyone wondering what this is, its an iphone app for invoicing. very usefull.

http://www.pingysoft.com/Ring_It_Up.html

Its called ‘ Ring it up ‘

The old saying goes

‘if you owe the bank a million, you have a problem, if you owe the bank a billion, the bank has a problem’

Not true with plumbers bills………



The extra mile

My Charges Posted on Tue, July 06, 2010 20:25:34

One of my clients just upgraded my account (payment terms) from 30 days to 7 days, without me asking. That is the sort of action that lets me know he feels I am part of the team, and the respect will be reciprocated. I will go that extra mile when he needs me most. Cheers M



Special offers

My Charges Posted on Fri, July 02, 2010 01:08:49

I am considering a special offer discount card…… ‘First hour free’ or some such. The local hairdresser does it, as does McDonalds. Both are on Facebook and twitter too, but I dont much fancy that.



Payment

My Charges Posted on Thu, July 01, 2010 21:37:08

My favorite customer paid on the nose AGAIN! I love that type of customer. Thanks again S.



Kitchen fitters opinion

My Charges Posted on Thu, July 01, 2010 17:49:42

Met a kitchen fitter today, hes Gas safe and NIEIC registered. Hes thinking £30 per hour is too low. His opinion is £40+



What I charge

My Charges Posted on Wed, June 30, 2010 22:49:34

Im struggling with this one, In London I charged £65 per hour, plus VAT, and £440 for a day, And that was as a general plumber. These days I charge less, £30-50 per hour depending on the work, client and location, and thats as a full commercial engineer. I shall have to see how it goes, but im a little concerned I may not make enough to keep going with this level of registrations.