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Old 04-16-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Talk about blatant:
http://asheville.craigslist.org/trd/2304057056.html

Wanted one really good rock mason but here's the catch. I want some one that's dependable, non drinker, no drugs, humble, has own transportation, and can do more than just masonry. We are a small company that works on very expensive homes. We have no time for people who are cocky, tardy, or mistakes. We pay cash and you get a 1099. We are not looking for contractors just a good guy for a great small team of professional home building and repairing experts. The more versatile you are the better your chances are on getting this job. Send your qualifications along with your pay requirements and some info about you.

  • Location: Arden
  • Compensation: DOE
  • This is a contract job.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.





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Old 04-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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Cash + 1099?

I wonder if you'd have to provide a receipt for book keeping purposes?

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Old 04-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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Hey, at least he didn't require insurance.

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Thanks, I start Mon.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #5
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Sad thing is they'll probably get more then one apply :

Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to lack of alcohol.
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Poorly worded add that gives the wrong impression, but I don't see any problem with the overall add. In today's job climate, workers SHOULD feel privileged to have a job.

Add should have read:

"Small company looking for versatile worker with lots of experience in masonry. Those with drug, alcohol or other "problems" need not apply."

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Poorly worded add that gives the wrong impression, but I don't see any problem with the overall add. In today's job climate, workers SHOULD feel privileged to have a job.

Add should have read:

"Small company looking for versatile worker with lots of experience in masonry. Those with drug, alcohol or other "problems" need not apply."

Pete

Yes, it's very poorly worded. They aren't looking for contractors & want an employee, yet they want to pay the employee as they would a contractor
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Forward that to the IRS.
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It's typical.

I want the best for very little money.

This mentality needs to be put to rest.
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It's typical.

I want the best for very little money.

This mentality needs to be put to rest.
It's the Walmart mentality I suppose. It's been bred into us at this point.
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I have never known those exact qualities to exist in an employee, that's why they are still employees. Most masons who work on expensive homes and are good aren't going to want to apply to this.
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And you cant even make mistakes.
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It's typical.

I want the best for very little money.

This mentality needs to be put to rest.
What exactly do YOU want? Do you want the worst for a lot of money, or the best for even more?

I hire aggressively, and demand a lot from my employees. When they prove that they deserve my respect, I treat and pay them very well.

Try posting an add around here advertising that fact. Post an add asking for employees who are skilled, talented and suggest that you will treat and pay them well, and you will have every prima dona self assured wing-nut in town on your doorstep.

I hire young, green and cheap. The employees that have been around for a bit tell them if they learn and work hard things will get a LOT better. I don't need to tell them that. When they are a valuable part of my organization I treat them as such.

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People that are mistakes aren't welcome so that rules out most people.

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