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To me it's an issue of the client.  Does he have
the potential for more work, or is it a one time
job?  If it's a one timer, stranded tourist rates
might apply.  If it's someone your interested
in working with, be reasonable.

Dan Goodrich, P.E.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fariborz Tehrani" <fmtehrani(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
To: "seaint" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 12:05 PM
Subject: Rush work charges (not a structural issue)


> Hi everybody,
> I have a question regarding contracts and prices.
> Sorry that it's not a structural relevent issue.
> 
> My main question is how much extra should we charge,
> if client asks for a rush work? 
> 
> This question is based on a long story that I had and
> you might be interested to know and comment about that
> too. Otherwise please ignore the rest.
> 
> A couple months ago, one cotractor asked me to put
> proposal for designing of a small commercial office
> and I did. Some days after that, he told me that he
> had hired a person to take care about the design
> inside the company. But last week he called me and
> told me that his body needs consulting on that job. I
> offered him consulting on hourly basis and also I
> realized his body is in entry level and is doing his
> first job! Anyway as I would expected he called me
> again and told me that his body is not able fo finish
> the job and they need me to do that immediately in
> less than one week! Now if you were me, would you
> accept the job? And if you would, how much would you
> charge?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Frank
> 
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