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Are we seeing inflation? [3 vote(s)]

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About the same as always
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Inflation running wild


You should pee in his cheerios then, that'll teach him.

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LOL !!!

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If this inflation keeps up it might be all I can afford!

Milk might end up costing $1000 a gallon! 



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PowerStroker wrote:

You should pee in his cheerios then, that'll teach him.


 

Is this woman any relation to you PowerStroker?

Maid accused of mixing menstrual blood and urine into employers food claims trial

https://www.yahoo.com/news/maid-accused-mix-menstrual-blood-urine-employer-food-claims-trial-063944554.html

 

If not, maybe you should take a run at her? Seems like you guys would be quite the pair!



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Nah, I don't do it in secret, I whip out my junk and do it for my boss to see. As I pee in his cheerios I also maintain eye contact with him.

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Remind me to never let PowerStroker swim in my pool! 



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SELLC wrote:

Remind me to never let PowerStroker swim in my pool! 


 

LOL ! I wouldn't be concerned about your pool SELLC, it's breakfast when you'd want to keep your eyes wide open !



-- Edited by Rastus on Wednesday 25th of August 2021 03:26:05 AM

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I think perhaps PowerStroker just has an attitude problem...

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PowerStroker has reached a threshold, of where he will not use manners & kind words, so that the brute-force of what he wants to say comes across, as indicated by his new avatar.

I personally miss his old avatar...Classic lol !

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Nah... while the avatar photos may have changed over the years, our little PowerStroker remains the same little uppity honky he has always been.

Or should I say, Donkey? 



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Grocery prices headed higher: Kroger

Beef prices have risen 14% this year while pork prices have jumped 12.1%, and poultry prices are up 6.6%.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/grocery-prices-to-rise-kroger



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You do realize the meat packing industry is an oligopoly with about 4 players who artificially inflate prices right? It's the kind of thing Democrats typically would like to bust up, I just think right now they have a few too many things on their plate already. Luckily your oldest is about the age where they tend to move out, so that should save you on your meat budget.

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I understand what you're saying but this is not just limited to the meat packing industry if you have been paying any attention.

Anymore it's common to have a few resturants on the strip closed down on any given day due to lack of help or food...

I am seriously going to have to raise my labor rate to $90 an hour to keep up! That's $20 more per hour! 

If things don't change with inflation before the 1st of the year, maybe sooner - I'll have no choice! This is in addition to what auto parts cost have gone up, which at times feels like 100% depending on the part!

Yes the kid did move out and in with his girlfriend for awhile, then he moved back here with his girlfriend so it's all balancing out to be the same as always... except now that nobody wants to work his skills are more valuable and he's working elsewhere for a little bit more than he was making with me, but putting in three times the hours! It's all messed up, and while him and his girlfriend are at that age of eating out all the time, they still gobble up utilities. It has gotten so bad that Brandee has started referring to their rooms as Room 101 and Room 102 because she thinks they live like this place is a hotel! Even she has floated the idea of more compensation for her services in the home engineerial department!

As for my youngest who will soon be 18, but going full time to High School in his Senior year, Biden is sending me $250 every 15th of the month to help buy his meat. But he has learned from his brother and gotten a job and is just socking away all kinds of cash without a single bill! Just literally living off the fat of the land! And he is so cheap! In his defense, he did learn from the best. 

So now it's just me working, and while I rather enjoy what I do - it don't take much to get me behind. There are lots of moving parts in any repair, at least when you're doing it for compensation as a legit business. I have to cover all the bases and shift thru all the gears wearing many different hats! I'm not complaining, I'm just saying that I'm not as quick as I used to be and my recharge time takes longer than I remember. 

I have only been in business for 20 years, full time self employment. That must really piss the Government off... 



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Push your labor-rates up, you have no choice here...

Perhaps offer a free-quote for services needed after you inspect the vehicle, & then settle on a fixed price quote for labor to do the job, with some flexibility in part costs, as this takes time & other people to source...Or even suggest that the customer source their own parts.

A MB dealership down this way is likely charging well over $160:00 per hour.

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My dealership's door rate is $163/hr, I think you could go up to 90 pretty easily.

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PowerStroker wrote:

My dealership's door rate is $163/hr, I think you could go up to 90 pretty easily.


 

I am sure every one of my customers reading this hates you $20 an hour more now!

I'm still under contract for the work currently here and already quoted jobs... but it's something I have to seriously consider, especially since the SBA, the Government and the Banks aren't stepping up to the plate.



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Rastus wrote:

Push your labor-rates up, you have no choice here...

Perhaps offer a free-quote for services needed after you inspect the vehicle, & then settle on a fixed price quote for labor to do the job, with some flexibility in part costs, as this takes time & other people to source...Or even suggest that the customer source their own parts.

A MB dealership down this way is likely charging well over $160:00 per hour.


 

It's one of them things... I'm no Mercedes dealership, or a Ford Dealer for that matter.

Guess it kind of puts into perspective why maybe the kid went to work elsewhere and why they can afford to pay him that.

People sourcing their own parts is really a long drawn out process unless they cover all their bases, and even then there are going to be times you won't even know about some parts until you're in there. I still allow it, but there is no guarantee or warranty of any kind regardless if it's a factory part. 

Seems like the big boys are making a cool $100 more per hour than I am in some cases! Being a small business person I do realize they have much more overhead and employee obligations to command these prices.

I just feel lucky to have good customers... so I circle the waggons around my low labor rate and try and pass on my savings. But if things keep going this way with parts shortages here and there and cost increases I'll be hard pressed to maintain the circle.

Nobody likes price increases, and I'd be obligated to tell everyone up front so there was no surprise. I wouldn't enjoy that so I hold out hope the SBA is going to help me seperate my business from my personal but they just don't want to do it. I've got more than I was asking for in just equipment assets, twice or three times if you include all my inventory! That's not even including the personal assets! I'm telling you things are way effed-up!

I had two months there where I was just flat dead! NOTHING! Even fixed the Mercedes it was so slow!

So yeah, it's enough to keep you up some nights.



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And I think I already told everyone that during that two month slow time the kid ended up going to work somewhere else.

Had that PPP been made from a percentage of my total income like it was later in the program I probably would have had more to work with to keep him here. Had I gotten ANYTHING at all from the EIDL then I'd more than certainly would have been able to restructure instead of having to make cuts and hold back.

The Government has done nothing but fail me, and in some cases I might even go so far as to say it's tried to torpedo me a few times too! So forgive me if I don't trust your CDC, or Vaccine... I have already seen how these people operate and they are not operating on any logic that would be understandable by any small business, let alone a human in general! 

It's a joke, really... only it's not funny.



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"The Government has done nothing but fail me, and in some cases I might even go so far as to say it's tried to torpedo me a few times too! So forgive me if I don't trust your CDC, or Vaccine... I have already seen how these people operate and they are not operating on any logic that would be understandable by any small business, let alone a human in general" !
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Well said !!!









-- Edited by Rastus on Monday 13th of September 2021 02:12:40 AM

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Thanks Rastus, but it don't matter how well I say it... Inflation is still rising, and the SBA still isn't helping small business...



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