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    Quote Originally Posted by as9100d View Post
    I disagree with $60 an hour in today's market for even simple drill and tap. Auto mechanics, plumbers, and the like make more than that with less skill and less overhead.
    That's because you can't outsource a plumber. Especially when shit is literally hitting the fan. Same with auto mechanics, gas fitters etc.

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    So? $60 an hour is still too cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero_divide View Post
    That's because you can't outsource a plumber. Especially when shit is literally hitting the fan. Same with auto mechanics, gas fitters etc.
    Actually you can, its called Craigslist, and most of the time after outsourcing a plumber etc.. shit still hits the fan literally and you have to call in a real one who is not a hack.

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    So being a bottom feeder, hobby, ma pa, garage, machine shop. My base rate quotes are $60/Hr. My customers get a fair competitive piece price rate, and I get fair wage. But there is room for improvement. Each job, if tooled correctly, programmed efficiently, placed into a faster machine, has the potential to produce $120-$180/Hr. Which is were the other other shops are bidding and pushing. To cover overhead costs and expenses they have to. It's my hobby. I get to play with my equipment for enjoyment, without the pressure's of a Supervisor, Boss, or any other schmuck trying to make a name for himself. I work a full time gig in a role different from machining. For me equipment didn't upgrade fast enough. I've always gravitated to work with small companies. Under 20 employees. Less drama in most cases. And my personal needs are multi faceted. Being a tool n die maker almost covered it. Lots of different equipment. Up to a point. So bla bla bla. Make your own call. Is $60/Hr good enough for you? There is loads of advice in group. All of it great. End call is you.

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    Then again I hear that the reason they never take the "CNC machinist wanted" signs from Fox Shocks locally is they pay barely over minimum wage and turnover is very high as you can't rent a closet for that much money. Interesting.[/QUOTE]


    What is a Fox Shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tungsten Carbide View Post
    What is a Fox Shock?

    Seriously?

    FOX - RIDEFOX

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Seriously?

    FOX - RIDEFOX
    Oh. Sorry. I don't know much about suspension parts suppliers and didn't know they were a household name. I thought it was some weird political reference to Fox News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tungsten Carbide View Post
    Oh. Sorry. I don't know much about suspension parts suppliers and didn't know they were a household name. I thought it was some weird political reference to Fox News.
    To be fair if you aren't into power sports I don't know who would be in the know of them. Only reason I know of them is at a shop I used to work at, the owner rebuilt them complete with a small rubber press to make his own replacement bladders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMasochism View Post
    To be fair if you aren't into power sports I don't know who would be in the know of them. .....
    Mountain bikers. IMHO, Fox makes the best, most reliable forks and shocks for mountain bikes.


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