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\F3\C154 EAST DANA STREET
\CMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. 94041
\F1\COctober 17, 1975
Mr. Stephen Carney
154 East Dana Street
Mountain View, Ca. 94041
The purpose of this letter is to clarify the current working
understanding Vicarm has with you.
Approximately three weeks ago you, I and Brian Carlisle met to discuss
an arrangement whereby you could operate as an independent machine
shop within the Vicarm facilities. We all verbally agreed that you
would be permitted to use the Vicarm shop and shop
equipment at a rate of $3.00 per hour for the first 20 hours per
week, and $2.00 per hour for additional hours per week. This
represented an increase from the straight $2.00 per hour we charged
you for the extra, outside jobs you did while on the Vicarm payroll.
We also agreed that you would quote jobs from Vicarm on a basis
similar to that for other jobs. In the case of prototype work where
firm quotes are difficult, you would work on a time and materials
basis, just as you would do for anyone else. A day or two after this
meeting, you mentioned to Brian that you would charge Vicarm $10.00
per hour for this prototype work. The understanding was that this
rate included your shop use expense to be paid to Vicarm separately.
Since that first meeting, you have first acquired a new lathe
and more recently a new mill. Before purchase of the new lathe, I
stated that I did not anticipate reducing the shop use charges just
because you moved your own lathe in. You did not comment on this
statement, but nevertheless moved your lathe in a couple of days
later. Likewise, you moved your own mill in more recently without
any advance comments on the shop charges.
Within the last few days, I understand that you now feel that
our charges are too high. You state that you cannot continue to pay
the present rates, and that you have also raised your standard
machining rate to $15.00 per hour, and that even if we reduced our
shop charges to you to a flat rate of $2.00 per hour you could not do
work for Vicarm for less than $15.00 per hour on time and materials
I feel that the current arrangement is fair. The fact that
you voluntarily chose to purchase and install your own machines is
immaterial to our agreement, and because you have no time
commitment to use the Vicarm shop, I see no reason why our charge
schedule should be changed.
This letter shall reaffirm our verbal agreement that shop use
charges are $3.00 per hour for the first 20 hours per week, and $2.00
per hour for all additional hours per week.\.