Just got my vehicle back from the garage. No big repairs, just had to have an adjustment done on my emergency brake. No parts were needed. Just labor. $98.00 in labor!! Everywhere I turn these days, someone is in my pocket taking every bit of money I have. The auto guy, the general contractor, the landscaper, the tree service. The problem is that we all need their services. Trust me I understand they all have a living to make just as I do. They have all the costs that comes with running that business and need to profit from it as well. But what about the minor household or auto tasks that need to be tended to? Is it fair that an hour of minor labor is worth double what most of us make at our employment?? I Propose this. An experiment into the "world of overpriced labor". An experiment that allows the individual needing some sort of minor labor to set the fair labor cost after the first hour. Most minor tasks can be accomplished within one hour if properly prepared. However, just like everything in life, there are times when everything just doesn't go as planned. Let's say you need a ceiling fan replaced. Easy! Remove old ceiling fan and install new ceiling fan. One hour tops. I propose $50.00 for the first hour. $50.00 labor plus the cost of the ceiling fan. However, after taking down the old ceiling fan I realize that the mounting box is not suitable for the new ceiling fan. Now I have to replace the box. I'm going over the first hour. I also propose that you set the fair labor price after that first hour. If you feel that the labor price for the second hour be $20.00, then $20.00 it is. Most contractors factor in those glitches into their estimates. And most times you're overcharged because they finish the job in less time than they estimated to themselves. "Time is money"!! What are some thoughts on this radical idea? I like criticism also. I'm just tired of being taken advantage of and being overcharged for minor tasks.