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In business, price is always an important consideration. However, no matter what is promised during the "courting period", common sense should tell you that there is a limit to what can be done with the amount of money you are paying for your janitorial services. The simple fact is that without the necessary money, no matter what is promised, "it ain't gonna happen" as the following example plainly shows!

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A 15' x 15' Office equals (Length x Width = s.f.) 225 s.f.
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Assume a monthly charge of $0.06 per square foot: Total monthly funds available for the office would be (Multiply Monthly Charge by Square Footage)
$ 13.50
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Subtract Administrative Costs From Total Available Monthly Funds (15% for profit, 5% cost of Supplies/Equipment, 5% Admin OverHead, and 5% Special Crews/Supervisor) $ -4.05
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Gross Available Per Month for Direct Labor: $ 9.45
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Subtract the cost of federal and state taxes, (Worker's compensation and liability Insurance & 21.62%): $ -2.04
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Net funds available for monthly Labor: $ 7.41
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Total monthly man hours available (Assume minimum wage): 1.5 hrs
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Time available for nightly cleanings: .07 hrs !
(4 min)
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In the above examples assumptions were made that all the available funds would be applied to the nightly cleaning, and that minimum wage personnel would be available. The truth of the matter is that minimum wage personnel are usually not desirable. Further, the above does not take into consideration detailed tasks such as cleaning walls and wood work, dusting of ceiling a/c vents and venetian blinds, detailed vacuuming under and behind furniture, etc. It is obvious that the available time must be used wisely in order to accomplish the total cleaning tasks.

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