Time estimate to write Amazon AWS RDS Shutdown Script

I am getting ready to hire a contractor to write and Amazon AWS script to check our RDS instances daily and shutdown two of the three RDS instances if they are online. I was told it would take 80 hours to write such a script. I feel like this is a huge amount of time, and I want to confirm with someone here who is more knowledgeable in AWS script writing. Does that sound right?
Shawn JanesProject Manager | Sr. DeveloperAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
80 minutes is more like it. From start of compute to finalized debugged script (need to drink a lot of coffee and chat with neighbors while I'm at it.
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Phil PhillipsDirector of DevOps & Quality AssuranceCommented:
I'd agree with David. I guess if you're accounting for unknowns / risk, maybe 8 hours tops.
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Shawn JanesProject Manager | Sr. DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you David, and Phil. Since David answered completely first I have awarded it to him. 80 hours definitely raise a red flag here and you confirmed it. Thank you again for your prompt and humorous response. :-)
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