Normally I charge out 3 x my wages , 1/3 wages, 1/3 vehicle & 1/3 head office costs.
While my apprenticeship was longer than a plumber, and I did have to go into combat conditions, I still wouldn't mind if they charged out at a bit more then me, but less than a day wages per hour would be nice.
Anyway, last weekend I was replacing my fence, using a 1 man hole drill and busted up my arms and the ground was full of concrete which kept jamming the drill bit.
A week later and my muscles still feel like they have been ripped off the bone, so don't ask me to lift anything heaver than a coffee
So I did...
Another hot day and at 10.30, McDonalds was so full, it was almost a race to get to an empty table.
After my coffee, I visited my girlfriend, had another coffee, it's really cool chatting to very intelligent people, such a quick visit and you feel so much more knowledgeable.
But atlas.... the real world calls and I have to go car hunting for a new car for my daughter.