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Old 10-27-2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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So this will be my last thread and I will **** off this forum forever, or at least the foreseeable future.

So I slept on all of the advice I was given, even the not so polite stuff (construction guys are not known for tolerance of bull****), and I swallowed all of it. It wasn't easy.

I am an entitled ass. I am a whiner. I did fail to take responsibility. I think in addition to work speed, these are things that I need to work through. I definitely got out of this what I needed, and not what I wanted. No one here is going to feel sorry for me, and they shouldn't.

So thanks fellas. And sorry for getting defensive. Best of luck with your respective work endeavors. I'm just trying to find my niche in this world. I really do like painting, and I don't want to give up.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:50 PM   #2
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Posting questions here is sometimes like growing up with a logically abusive dad

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Keeping motivated through a day can be challenging, yet lots of people can play a game for hours on end. I used to think of Pac Man - Just gobble the dots as fast as you can. The other thing that can help is getting up in the morning and get psyched up at killing it for the first 2 hours. Once you can do that, psych up for killing the first 4.

Whether you play football, tennis, or painting, you aren't going to win every point or every game, so get your game plan together and stick to it during the day.
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It wasn't until I was quite a bit older that I realized just how much I learned from the old man I thought I hated.


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Well said and I agree, looking back I wish I wasnít so stubborn. I might be in a better place today


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Maybe you should stick around and absorb some of this insanely deep well of knowledge on here. Just don't be that young hole guy trying to argue against the guys with 30+ years experience. The trades are rough buddy, if your skin isn't thick enough for some tough love on a forum then... bye Felicia!
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Maybe you should stick around and absorb some of this insanely deep well of knowledge on here. Just don't be that young hole guy trying to argue against the guys with 30+ years experience. The trades are rough buddy, if your skin isn't thick enough for some tough love on a forum then... bye Felicia!
Tough skin on this forum requires stone skin. I would say more than 60% of the members don't post a like, because of the back lash.
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In my opinion you just made your next stupid move. Stick around, read everything, ask questions when you need to, and learn.
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Tough skin on this forum requires stone skin. I would say more than 60% of the members don't post a like, because of the back lash.
While there are exceptions, that's a limited perspective because it's not much different than most jobsites... but you need to be on one long enough to experience that to know who's helping, who's busting nuts, and who's just a jerk...

Think of it this way... if you can't handle words on a contractor forum, how are you going to handle it in real life...

While you may not post anymore threads, I'd encourage you to continue to ask questions about your trade in other threads, read a lot, and learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff...
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So this will be my last thread and I will **** off this forum forever, or at least the foreseeable future.

So I slept on all of the advice I was given, even the not so polite stuff (construction guys are not known for tolerance of bull****), and I swallowed all of it. It wasn't easy.

I am an entitled ass. I am a whiner. I did fail to take responsibility. I think in addition to work speed, these are things that I need to work through. I definitely got out of this what I needed, and not what I wanted. No one here is going to feel sorry for me, and they shouldn't.

So thanks fellas. And sorry for getting defensive. Best of luck with your respective work endeavors. I'm just trying to find my niche in this world. I really do like painting, and I don't want to give up.
You asked in another thread how to succede .... big Big BIG first step.

Agree with the others stick around .... Man-up Own all your your LOL F***ing lol shenanangins, as part of being totally green (wet behind the ears maybe oceans beind the ears- but that's OK we've all been there done that)

Good luck chase what ypi like to do, before you have to choose something different becasue you have too.
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Never saw any posts you posted, so dont really give a rip if you leave. What a whiney world it is that someone with a few posts thinks it matters much when they leave.

More just my thoughts on the internet as a whole than your post in particular.

That being said, I truly wish there had been some place like this to help me start out. I know I would be much better off in how I do things.

I have made a ton of mistakes, been to the edge of starving out a few times, over thought simple jobs and way under thought complicated jobs. I've had jobs go great, and jobs go not so great.

All that stuff still happens. So I suppose my point is you need to want and love doing this. It never gets easy, but hopefully you get to where you can weather the bad times and appreciate the good times.

I can guarantee that staying and learning here will be much better than leaving.





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Old 10-28-2017, 02:40 PM   #13
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Damm dude, you can't handle some grumpy (but knowledgaable) construction guys?

How the heck you gonna deal with asshole homeowners ?

A large part of running a successful business is dealing with people..which includes other workers and homeowners. Sometimes it's YOU, not THEM.
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If you give up painting as easily as you did this forum you aren't going to get far in the painting world.

Life won't just get handed to you because you don't want to deal with the tough situations.

I'll give you one piece of advice when I see someone with a resume that consist of them not holding down a job for more then a few weeks I steer clear of them.

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knowledgaabble? lol
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If you give up painting as easily as you did this forum you aren't going to get far in the painting world.

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Not just painting world, pretty much anywhere. I have been doing this construction crap my whole life...literally since I was a kid since my dad drugged me to the job every day I didnít have school and I have learned a few things off this forum as well.






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Ladies and gentlemen. Elvis has left the building.
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Who was that guy?

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He was a very popular singer in the late 1950's to early 1960's.


Edit: He starred in some movies too, but I hesitate to call him a movie star.
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Ladies and gentlemen. Elvis has left the building.
Nah he's just zoning out somewhere.

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