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VinylHanger 12-20-2011 02:09 PM

Any body else taking some time off this Holiday season?
 
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Except for my recent Winter of unemployment I usually end up working through the Holidays. Last go around of self employment it was work up until the 23rd and hope to get a draw for Christmas.

This year has been a bit odd. I have been working like crazy until the last 3 weeks or so when my remodel slowed and was put on hold until next month. This meant that I had a month or so of slack time. I do service work, so I still have a little work to keep me from going bonkers, or getting lazy. I still am working the remodel, but only a few days a week, just to keep from losing touch.

We did put a bit of money aside and that plus incoming invoices keep the wolves off, so I am really enjoying a bit of down time. I used to work for a group of contractors that all took the winter off. It was just SOP. Anybody else try and do this?

Mike- 12-20-2011 02:18 PM

This Friday I clear the last 35 % of this completed Reno. So excited to finish. Then new years in cancun with the misses for a week.

Not to
Mention my glm80 and gta3800 Bosch tools are in today.

Chris Johnson 12-20-2011 02:24 PM

I was trying to shut down tomorrow...not now, had a guy call last week...hole is dug...why anybody would dig without a foundation contractor signed up is beyond me...anyways gave him the Christmas price...we start this Thursday on footings and walls next week

I'm booked for Mexico new years eve...guess we need to push this one

FramingPro 12-20-2011 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris Johnson (Post 1363536)
I was trying to shut down tomorrow...not now, had a guy call last week...hole is dug...why anybody would dig without a foundation contractor signed up is beyond me...anyways gave him the Christmas price...we start this Thursday on footings and walls next week

I'm booked for Mexico new years eve...guess we need to push this one

ill make sure we get it done ;)

Brutus 12-20-2011 03:41 PM

I was going to work Friday.... but that was going to be alone, so I asked the bossman if I could take it off, he said sure.

Monday and Tuesday I may be working. Monday I think I am going to hang some board with woodworkbykirk. And Tuesday doing a re-roof with a coworker of mine. He's doing it as his mothers Christmas gift.

Tylerb 12-20-2011 04:21 PM

Were working till Friday and then taking a week off. No signs of any layoffs this winter though.

Leo G 12-20-2011 04:21 PM

I'm gonna give myself Christmas afternoon off.:w00t:

Nothing special, just Christmas day and maybe Monday.

Inner10 12-20-2011 04:52 PM

I'm taking the weekend of but traditionally I get some emergency service calls.

Snobnd 12-20-2011 05:20 PM

I always save the last 2 weeks out of the year for me and my family

Oconomowoc 12-20-2011 05:27 PM

Historically December and January are very slow for service work. Frozen pipes is the big one but that's only once in a while. I'm gonna hang out and do nothing except play in the garage.

BamBamm5144 12-20-2011 05:59 PM

I will be done on Friday and no work again until March most likely.

In the meantime, I will be doing the local home show come February and some miscellaneous stuff.

At least my goal is to NOT work.

Brutus 12-20-2011 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Tylerb (Post 1363598)
Were working till Friday and then taking a week off. No signs of any layoffs this winter though.

You boys ever migrate down to the city?

woodworkbykirk 12-20-2011 06:27 PM

as of right now we'll be working friday until lunch or so. gives us a chance to get some last minute running around done. new years.. yah ill be working for part of the day... ive worked every new years eve since 98'. other than last year when i was off due to knee surgery... two years ago i was tearing out a bearing wall and setting a 14' 2ply lvl

as for hanging board, at my place,, were ready to go other than needing to pick up some more sheets.. 1/2 the loft is done.. got the rest of the insulating done right after work today

Tylerb 12-20-2011 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Brutus (Post 1363672)
You boys ever migrate down to the city?

Not since I've been with the company. We do travel lots, some of our guys just finished a house in parsborro. I dont think the boss bids much in the HRM cause of the extra travel costs. City outfits would probably beat him out too often to be worth his time. You guys stay primarily in the HRM or do much travel?

TNTRenovate 12-20-2011 06:33 PM

I will be off Saturday and Sunday. I have work, so I am working. Never know when the faucet will be shut off, so I take all I can get.

Thank God Christmas in on a weekend this year, makes my life easy with the Mrs.

J L 12-20-2011 07:19 PM

We're balls to the wall until Friday. Then we're taking a week off as we always do. Back at it in 2012.

Brutus 12-20-2011 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Tylerb (Post 1363694)
Not since I've been with the company. We do travel lots, some of our guys just finished a house in parsborro. I dont think the boss bids much in the HRM cause of the extra travel costs. City outfits would probably beat him out too often to be worth his time. You guys stay primarily in the HRM or do much travel?

We never travel out of HRM. Did one up in Enfield this time last year, and we are currently working on one in Tantallon. Both still technically in HRM. :laughing: Usually just Dartmouth and Bedford. There's something like 25 years or more of new home construction up in the new area of Bedford.

woodworkbykirk 12-20-2011 07:39 PM

yah.. brutus is in new construction so he has to travel to teh dark side and bedford... im in reno's and my gc hates travel time... one reno we have on the go is literally 4 streets over. the other 8 minutes including the tims drive through

TxElectrician 12-20-2011 07:44 PM

Working thru Friday, then off untill next year.

thomasjmarino 12-20-2011 07:48 PM

Not this year!
With Christmas and New Years on the weekends, it's right back to work come Monday!! :thumbsup:


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