Re: Plumber Rip-offs - Calling the kettle black
Posted by Philip on December 12, 2002 at 11:37:44:
In response to Re: Plumber Rip-offs - Calling the kettle black
Pissed,

I understand your anger about paying for travel time but help me out.

1) Why do lawyers have minimum billing increments? Why do I pay for 20 minutes ($70) when the phone call last 1 minute?

2) Why does it cost 1 hour ($200) to prepare something for shipping (not copies but orginal documentation I supplied to my lawyer)? Keep in mind the lawyer's assistant is doing this highly skilled task!

At least with plumbers, you get a realist quote. Just ask next time. Also congraduations on being one of the few people who manage to start a flame on this forum. You must be a lawyer.

: I recently had a plumber/thief come roto-root my sewer pipe. He took 1 hour and charged me $175. If you want $175/hr, you damn well better be operating on my heart or brain.

: I'm an attorney, from now on, any plumber, or any other contractor rip-off artist, will be paying double my going rate.




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