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There are definite costs associated with performing rush work as well as
indirect or intangible costs.  Firstly, rush work often requires that
existing projects or tasks be temporarily put on the "back-burner".  The
intangible cost here is the risk of alienating other clients and possibly
losing their patronage or other actual contractual problems such as
liquidated damages, etc.  Overtime is often an inevitable result of
performing rush work.  The direct cost here should be the cost of paying
overtime salaries plus the usual mark-up for services.  The direct costs are
easiest to compute.

There is another cost assoicated with delaying larger projects: delaying
invoices and payment.  This can be computed as a finance charge since you
are not earning interest on the unbilled work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Goodrich" <dang(--nospam--at)karren.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: Rush work charges (not a structural issue)


> 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
> >
> > =====
> > Fariborz Tehrani,                      Phone: (310)509-8826
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> >
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