The fact is, most jobs are going to be redundant because government scum and scam insurance companies keep intruding and using the imperfections of people and the what ifs as a way to extort money from people. Some call it revenue raising. That is too nice a term though. It is EXTORTION.
Now why did i say this? Because simply cleaning gutters is not cleaning gutters anymore. The rules are that you must have your feet below 8ft and you must be able to choose the right way to carry out a job, using all the steps to get to the best choice. NOW.....Who is going to pay for all this garbage. You are told to clean your gutter, to prevent fires etc but to clean them you need hundreds, even thousands of dollars worth of equipment such as harnesses and scaffolding and everything else, which makes the job not even worth quoting, because people are just going to laugh, when you give them the figure.
Everything is just getting thrown back onto the little person including the amount we earn, meanwhile these scum use all of our hard earned money to do it the way they say. Drive around in hundred thousand dollar truck fitted with the best of cherry pickers and everything else and have 10 man crews, while we get laughed at because we have to do it as they say. And make no mistake, whether you have a white card or no card, it will always fall back on you, eve though you were just trying to survive in this corrupted hunk junk world by trying to do the right thing and work. No wonder there are so many drugged idiots now who don't care. What is the use i guess, if you are continually fighting just to survive. that aint living, that is just imprisonment.
My point is, $50, $60 etc all sounds good but if you did it the right way it would cost you thousands and the customer would need to pay for that and in the end, you would get no work due to this. If you fall and break you ribs, you will be told how naughty you were and that you should have worn a harness. Not only that, if you landed on Mrs Jones' pot plant and smashed it, you now have to pay for that too, out of nothing because you now can't work due to injury to pay for it.
This is why everything is dying in the arse. Not many people can see it but i can. Have to pay $250 to get a working at heights ticket. Now when you do gutters, there has to be procedures in place (anchor points etc) $300 harness kits, that could be damaged after the firsy job. The anchor point has to be done by a licenced builder. If using scaffolding, it has to be installed by a licenced erector. If using cheery picker, You have to have an EWP, which is $500 or something. Not to mention all the extra time it takes to use all the things, compared to jumping on a roof and scooping out the debris.
Your quote is $4238
And customer says GFY.
Once again you are treated like dirt for doing the supposed right way and folling supposed laws that you and the customer apparently approved of, because they asked you remember? Thats right, they asked me and apparently we all agreed to this new rubbish laws. Now they can do all these things to whatever they like, charge as much as they like, be paid what they like and it all comes from your pocket, inb the form of tax (extortion).