What is a rea­son­able hourly wage?

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

I re­cently had a gas en­gi­neer do a very small job which took him a to­tal of 25 min­utes from en­ter­ing my home to leav­ing in­clud­ing pro­vid­ing a re­ceipt.

As I was re­turn­ing the items I had re­moved to al­low the work to go ahead I thought about the cost of this work and came to the con­clu­sion that based on what I was charged for the labour el­e­ment the hourly rate was £156.

I then cal­cu­lated that based on a 35 hour week and for 46 weeks of the year thus al­low­ing for sick days and hol­i­days this amounted to £251,160!

I do re­alise that there are over­heads to take in to con­sid­er­a­tion but I still won­der was it a fair hourly rate? J. Hill

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