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Unread 05-28-2009, 10:53 PM   #16
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Probably half of the people wearing the uniform today are being fed daily by for profit contractors.

They are asking for a bid for you to provide your product and services. You put you numbers together like you would for any organization that is that is looking to hire you. They're talking a lot of food and a lot of work; you have every right to make a profit.

Sure, you might donate your labor or reduce your mark-up for certain charity gigs, but the military is not a charity case.

Just my opinion...

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No one said he shouldn't make a profit. He has every right to do so.

Some of us, however, feel a little different about feeding the troops. In some cases, in my opinion, there's more to life than profit. The military isn't a charity case, you are correct. The sad thing is that many of the members of the military are.

Sometimes I'll take serving others and the blessings (Karma, if you prefer) over profit. But that's just me.

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Unread 05-28-2009, 11:27 PM   #17
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Did I step on my crank again? As I asked before, "Who is paying for this?"

All that said, my job allows me to spend this same tax payer money every day so I know where I am coming from. I wasn't trying to be cold or callous, I was just stating the facts. That money may or may not come out of special services funds.

I don't want to hear it about Haliburton either, lest you wish to be educated.

Like the man said, he doesn't want to cut his throat taking this job...... I say pay a man what he is worth!
Yes, this is a goverment gig. We settled on $3.50 per person for meat and sauce delivered hot. They will do the service, cleanup ect. Even at $3.50 we are still making a good profit to cover our time and we are giving them a great deal.
Thanks to everyone who posted up on this one. I was was truly torn trying to figure the best way to bid this out. We'll keep our fingers crossed that we get it. I should know in a week or so. I'll pass along the news either way.
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