You have 30 minutes to take there order, answer questions, and call to confirm.
You have 20 minutets for the driver to load the bouncer, double check supplies, and leave home.
You need to arrive 1 hour prior to the 4 hour start time.
You have 30 minutes driving to the house.
You have 30 minutes, knocking on door, setting up unit, going over the safety rules.
You have 30 minutes drive back to shop, maybe you have other rentals, but since it's Tuesday more than likely nothing going on.
You have 30 minutes drive back to pickup equipment.
You have 30 minutes to pickup the unit.
You have 30 minutes drive back to shop.
You have 30 minutes to unload, put stuff away, and blow up and clean the unit.
You have to leave up overnight with the heat on, it was cold and rainy, so bouncer is wet.
You have close to 4 1/2 hours labor not including arriving early. Plus when you get there, they don't want to get right out and take another 10-15 minutes. For this you need to deduct gas, vehicle cost, advertising, insurance, phones & internet, and wear and tear on equipment, they also paid with a credit card so deduct 3%.
For the record, this is not a rant against anyone. This forum is a great tool and used by many lurkers, and newcomers wondering what things go for. To often we get excited and don't fully think things through. If your new, you don't see all the work that goes into it. Free advice, take it with a grain of salt!!!
Edited by Joseph M., 08 January 2011 - 12:22 AM.