/ Hours charged for tractor work #91
Refueling should be part of the hours whether it’s at the end of the day or beginning. That job is using fuel and some people don’t want to leave a full tank if there’s a chance someone might steal it. I have done some labor work for a contractor and been told that I charge him when I leave my house until I’m off the job and the keys to the rig are returned. I disagree. I prefer to be paid for my work not my driving time or lunch or standing around waiting for my que to start. If I was working for a big company that would be different. I have my own business and don’t like to charge for the time I visit but I’m told too bad cuz they’re paying me for listening to them. Local work means you probably know them and if they’re unhappy they’ll tell everyone. Myself, I’d rather take a little less than **** where I eat. Most people just want to know they’re getting their money’s worth.