[SBE] HD plant construction engineer needed
ebukont at msn.com
Thu Oct 23 08:52:12 EDT 2008
And your expenses for insurance, transport, taxes, business lic. etc were what? Your tools?
In this market, the cost of doing business is $5/hr. That means the cost to have a legal business, even if I just sat in the office and had no project expenses, and thus no income, is still $5/hr that I need to cover. You can't do that on less than $50/hr and you won't grow your biz. My nearest competitor, charging $10/hr less than me, just closed his shop. I am one of the less expensive, so I know my rate is fair. I pay my PT help $20-30. That equates to an effective salary of @ $42k if they were FT. At $15/hr you cant be continuing your education or purchase of necessary tools, unless you are not providing those.Edwin Bukont CSRE, DRB, CBNT Comm-Struction and Services LLC V- 410.879.5567 F- 410.272.5750 C- 240.417.2475 ebukont at msn.com A Harris Broadcast Channel Partner
From: kselectronics at hotmail.comTo: sbe at sbe.orgDate: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 04:12:50 -0600Subject: Re: [SBE] HD plant construction engineer needed
In 2001 putting up an FM in Great Falls, Montana My Contractor was billing at $15.00 per hour plus expenses. I was Training at the time for $15 / hour on call and $8 / Hour Scheduled. Two years ago assisting another local Engineer with his FM Digital Transmitter and antenna install, I was making $10 / Hour (as an assistant!) with taxes withheld by the station. Last year assisting on their AM Digital Transmitter Plant upgrade was about the same amount.
From: layton2 at earthlink.netTo: sbe at sbe.orgDate: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 00:53:20 -0400Subject: Re: [SBE] HD plant construction engineer needed
Wow! I left Chicago in 1984 and was making three times that then!
Jack Layton CPBE
Layton Technical Services
134 Lakeview Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
layton2 at earthlink.net
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From: Edwin Bukont
Sent: 10/22/2008 10:41:10 PM
Subject: Re: [SBE] HD plant construction engineer needed
NABET can't over rule federal and state laws of safety, taxes, insurance etc. A freelancer perhaps could be paid that, but given the hours you are discussing, the IRS policies against illegal contracting out of full time work would probably require benefits to be provided. Edwin Bukont CSRE, DRB, CBNT Comm-Struction and Services LLC V- 410.879.5567 F- 410.272.5750 C- 240.417.2475 ebukont at msn.com A Harris Broadcast Channel Partner
From: A9xw at cs.comDate: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:10:04 -0400To: sbe at sbe.orgSubject: Re: [SBE] HD plant construction engineer neededIs this sub market of Chicago you'd be lucky to get over $11. That's the NABET contract rate. Henry
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