[consulting] Costs of forking

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Wed Feb 22 23:08:39 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 07:22 -0800, Jason Flatt wrote:

> Do you people factor these sorts of things into your charges, and how so?  Is 
> it a flat +x%, or a flat +$y, or is there some sort of calculation made based 
> on the project, i.e.: "I think I'll spend .5 hr filling out tax paperwork, so 
> I'll add $z..."?  I would think just adding a flat, say 5%, to whatever was 
> decided was the price to charge would be the best, least thought processing 
> way to go.

When I did sales for manufacturing I had to figure in an overhead % into
the labor costs... 

hours * wage * (1+operational overhead)...

The operational overhead was something like overhead costs / labor
costs, for a given period.

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