Let me help you decide whether or not to hire a house call cat groomer for claw trims.
Everything is a trade-off.
When people choose to buy prepared pre-packaged meals instead of shopping, cooking and cleaning up, they are making an instinctual decision about the best use of their time.
What is the best use of your time?
Not including employee benefits such as insurance, the value of one hour of your time is:
$40,000/year = $19.23/hour
$60,000/year = $28.85/hour
$80,000/year = $38.46/hour
$100,000/year = $48.08/hour
Ah, but it’s not that easy. What is the value of your time AWAY from work? What is the best use of those precious hours when you are not in an office or tied to your laptop answering emails from the Boss? I’d guess the value of non-work hours is double the value of work hours because of scarcity. When a desired item — such as time to relax — is scarce, the value of that item rises.
That means one hour of relaxation time is worth almost $60.00, for those earning $60,000 a year. You are “spending” $60 when you use one hour for a non-relaxing activity during your limited relaxation hours.
What do you want to do with that hour of relaxation time? Do you want to put your cat in a carrier and walk to the salon or clinic for a claw trim, or do you want to hire a cat groomer to trim the claws? My claw trim visits generally take 15 minutes.