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- June 6, 2020 at 3:11 am
100 hours of unskilled labour, currently paid at $5.50 per hour, are needed for the contract. Z Co has no surplus capacity at the moment , but additional temporary staff could be hired at $6.50 per hour.
What is the relevant cost of the unskilled labour on the contract?
Sir why is the answer not B because that is a cheaper option for the firm($550 vs $650). Here we dont have contrn lost amount so we can ignore that and assume that the company will choose the cheaper option which is the cost of shifting unskilled labour($550). So how is that wrong?June 6, 2020 at 11:02 am
They have two choices if they do contract Z. One is to hire temporary staff to do the contract and this would cost $6.50 per hour.
The other choices is to move current labour (in which case still be paying them $5.50), but if they do that then they will have to hire temporary staff to do the current work, and that will cost $6.50 an hour.
So in either case they will end up having to pay $6.50 an hour for the 100 hours needed.
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