I'm in the Vancouver BC area. Right now I have no work booked, I know that will change soon as it always has for the last 25 years....I got a call from a guy to paint apartments by the hour. The job includes sanding drywall....and then re-painting walls. All materials are supplied. He says he pays his "regular" painter 25/hr, he's a full time employee so I guess that's within the range. I usually charge out at 50/hr and luckily have averaged that over the last 15 years or so. 50 sounds like a lot but with lunch breaks I usually am at it for 6-7 hours a day. Thats only 300-350 per day and of course I am very productive.
He says he can give me 35/hr. so that's 210-245 per day. What do you think? Should I lower my price and work or stay proud and wait for the calls to start coming in?
Thanks for your time in advance.