I think I'm getting ripped off..Any suggestions?
I recently bid on a 7 room movie theater. After submitting my bid the Manager told me she wanted us to do the cleaning because we were the most professional but my bid was way too high. She asked if I would do it for $2,000/month ($66 per night). She stated it would be 4 man hours per night/7 nights per week. I figured I wouldn't make much of a profit but a little was better than nothing. Well, after starting, it's taking 9 man hours per night = $7.33/hr. Am I missing something here?
This price is for nightly cleaning, carpet shampooing every 3 months and floor care every 3 months. So, I'm assuming on nights that we clean carpets and do floors it will probably take double that.
I knew I was getting a rotten deal but figured if we could do it in 4 hours I'd be okay and a great way to get some experience with theaters.
What is the best way to approach the manager? I want to be professional and I'm afraid my company is going to look bad if I back out.
I'm not to commercial cleaning as we specialize in turn over cleaning. I've only bid on 2 commercial accounts before, so any help would be appreciated.
What's the normal rate for cleaning a theater that takes 9 man hours? They provide all supplies and paper products.