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Old 02-01-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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Are kidding me?

Isnt it illegal to pay in cash?
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:08 AM   #2
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I don't think paying in cash is illegal. Not reporting it via 1099 in certain cases, maybe.

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Isnt it illegal to pay in cash?
Why would it be?
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At least he "prefer the trades to be licensed and insured".
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$ 12.00 per hour for a skilled carpenter with own tools preferably with license & insurance WTF is he smokin?
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
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i guess labor is less expensive in that state, wouldn't go out of the house for those labor rates LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
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Every bill in your wallet & pocket has the phrase, "This note legal tender for all debts public and private." Paying cash is perfectly legal. Not paying taxes on that income isn't.
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$ 12.00 per hour for a skilled carpenter with own tools preferably with license & insurance WTF is he smokin?
I think he is smoking crack!

And be sure he will send you a 1099 at the end of the year.
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open letter to all GC's on this board....

some of you get tired of the GC bashing that you perceive taking place by the subs here...please be advised that while you personally may be an honest, upstanding GC who is a pleasure to work with, 90% of the subs on this board will never get a chance to work with a GC like you.

However, every single sub on this board will, at one point or another, and sometimes at multiple points, work with a "GC" like the one that posted this ad.

So, their only frame of reference for GC's are guys like the poster of this craigslist ad.

Understand?
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open letter to all GC's on this board....

some of you get tired of the GC bashing that you perceive taking place by the subs here...please be advised that while you personally may be an honest, upstanding GC who is a pleasure to work with, 90% of the subs on this board will never get a chance to work with a GC like you.

However, every single sub on this board will, at one point or another, and sometimes at multiple points, work with a "GC" like the one that posted this ad.

So, their only frame of reference for GC's are guys like the poster of this craigslist ad.

Understand?
I already understood.
I started as a sub, and I have worked as a sub the longest in my career.
I then worked as a superintendent (better than being a sub for the sh!tty GC's).
GC is definitely the route to go if you have the skills and stamina. It isn't an easy job.
A big majority of GC's aren't cut out to be GC's. They are better off being subs or employees. That's why we have bad GC's. They are in over their heads.


But what do I know? Just my .02.
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There is a big difference between a suit & tie GC and the Working GC
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There is a big difference between a suit & tie GC and the Working GC

Suit and tie GC's can be some of the best. There are alot of suit and tie GC's though that suck at the job.

Bottom line, you have to be able to juggle all aspects and wear many suits or hire the appropriate people to juggle all the aspects and wear many suits.

Some of the worst GC's I've seen were one man shows who work the job all day. They can be good, but usually aren't.

I try to keep a balance. I don't mind swinging a hammer, but that is not the important part of the job.
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point taken!

Most GC's in my area are like myself one, or two, or three man bands.
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I don't think paying in cash is illegal. Not reporting it via 1099 in certain cases, maybe.
Yep... According to the IRS, a company paying someone over $600 is required to do the 1099 thing.

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http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...179114,00.html
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It should read like this:

Comercios expertos de la necesidad: Fontaneros, carpinteros, FORMAS CÓNICAS, gestores de proyecto (& de Damen; Iowa)

Contestación a: [email protected] [?] Fecha: 2009-01-11, CST DEL 5:03 P.M.

I' m un revelador con proyectos múltiples, e I poseen unas par de características de alquiler. Por lo tanto, necesito diversos comercios del múltiplo. Tengo un proyecto importante el comenzar en los 10 días próximos. Para todos mis comercios pagaré cada hora y con EFECTIVO.

Fontanero: $20/Hr
Electician: $18/HR
Carpintero: $12/HR Manitas: $12/HR
Pintores: $12/HR La versión parcial de programa/el trabajador/limpia: $10/HR
Formas cónicas de la mampostería seca: $10/HR - Necesito a algunos hombres actualmente Prefiero los comercios que liscensed y los asegurados y ellos tendrán que firmar un acuerdo inofensivo del asimiento.

Mis localizaciones incluyen la aldea de Roscoe (& de Barry; & de Hoyne + de Wolcott; Addison), East Village (& de Damen; División), Buena Park (& de Irving; Broadway). El bulto de mi trabajo actual está en el & de Damen; Iowa y Augusta y Paulina. También necesito formas cónicas con el bazuca y necesito pasado a una persona silled actuar como gestor de proyecto de trabajo. Requisitos:

* Debe tener teléfono celular con buzón de voz
* Debe volver llamadas el mismo día
* Debe tener su propio transporte (preferiblemente furgoneta o la recolección)
* Debe tener algunas de sus propias herramientas
* Debe estar disponible para las emergencias verdaderas
* Pueda cargar fuentes y Home Depot bajos del dólar y conseguir reembolsado en el plazo de 1 semana Puedo proveer de una corriente bastante constante del negocio el pago al contado. Además, puedo referirle hacia fuera a mis dueños y reveladores compañeros del edificio que también estén buscando alguien como esto. Si su no confiable y puntual yo le encienden pues he sido abajo ese camino antes e I' m demasiado ocupado para el bull****. Si usted es confiable, capaz y honesto, seré leal y justo. envíeme por correo electrónico en [email protected] si está interesado con su número de teléfono. Ningunas compañías necesitan aplicar - buscar a independientes.

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It never ceases to amaze me that just when I think I am the king of the world I am instantly humbled by the infinite wit & wisdom from all the veterans on this site praise to all of you!
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It never ceases to amaze me that just when I think I am the king of the world I am instantly humbled by the infinite wit & wisdom from all the veterans on this site praise to all of you!
NONE of us know everything about this business, but the group of folks here IMO are top notch. Also, we all come here to hopefully learn more, which in turn is a measure of intelligence.
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NONE of us know everything about this business, but the group of folks here IMO are top notch. Also, we all come here to hopefully learn more, which in turn is a measure of intelligence.

I agree with you hence why I am here learning
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This Craigs list guy is a complete tool. I can see it now.

Condisending prick who will pick a guys work apart regardless of quality.

Finds a reason to cut your pay at every turn.

Wants the carpenter to run across town to pick up the 3 2x's that got tore out of the remodel of his Mothers house 4 years ago.

You'll have to go hunt him down at 1 of 4 Hooters on payday to get the money you were suppose to get 3 weeks ago.

Sad thing is he'll rape a bunch of hungry young kids and make a pile.
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WTF is he smokin?
Greed. Everyone's doing it.

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