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Discussion in 'Businesses - Services - Products' started by Always a Poppy, Dec 5, 2020.

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    Anyone know a motorcycle mechanic who would repair at home (mine)? Need someone to at least get my Rouser moving (carb issue), but hopefully can do the whole job on site.
     
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    FYI should anyone else need a 'big bike' mechanic.

    Following ThatNewGuy's recommendation above, I contacted the mechanic (Alvin) at 1100 this morning and at 1330 he was at my home. He diagnosed and went to GUD to get the part number required, sent that to me and came again to my home after work to fit, which took about an hour.

    Labour cost 'up to you Sir' and I agreed P500, as he had travelled out twice. He was also free with advice and seemed very knowledgeable. He used to work at GUD.
     
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    P500? You do realize that is only about $10 I hope. I think that was worth more than that for what? Two hours of his time and the value of his experience! I believe we lose all sense of value here in the Phil. Don't you?
     
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    500 is a good price for 2 hours, when he was working for GUD he probably wasn't making that much a day.. The price is what it is,, maybe doesn't seem fair to you but the law of supply and demand rules the day here.. Too many people and not enough jobs.. Whether you agree or not thats fact.
     
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    Yeah, he should have paid the guy 15,000 pesos because he is from a foreign country and that is the value on the opposite side of the world, local labor rates and cost of living be d@mned.

    Even though the guy gave the "up to you" rates we all know that if he was low-balled he most likely would have came back with a reasonable counter offer.
     
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    That is the sort of reply I would expect from you. To inflate 500 to 15 000 is ridiculous and you know it, The guy helped the bike owner out and did a good job for him, Surely an amount of lets say 20 bucks would have been reasonable and would ensure I think the guy would come back if needed. Be reasonable and be fair. He certainly I think would appreciate a little extra for a job well done.
     
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    $10 per hour, equivalent to a $1600 monthly salary if working a full time job, in this country would give him a salary higher than the vast majority of overseas Filipino workers...even higher than many university educated professionals in the Philippines. I know Filipino mechanics working in Afghanistan that are lucky to bring home $1000 per month. What you see as "fair" or "reasonable" is in no way fair or reasonable in this country.
     
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    In this case it is not equivalent because he is not working and getting paid full time. This is a contract service technician who is available on call. His fee should include the overhead of downtime. Furthermore he supplied his own transportation when sourcing the parts.
     
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