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Old 04-24-2019, 09:20 AM   #21
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It is hard to find good help for sure. I've been lucky with my crews. Pay them right, treat them like family and I can sleep at night knowing I don't have flaking to deal with in the a.m.


What kind of guys are you looking for?
Im in LA also and it's almost impossible to find reliable guys. Everyone starts off great for the first few days and then all downhill from there. Is it me or are most people who works for you all always claiming to be broke.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:44 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=tkrrox1;7530291]Iím looking for a working super or lead carpenter. Iíve posted on Craigslist and Facebook and I canít find anyone that will show up longer than 2 weeks let alone someone with real experience. Last guy decided after 1-1/2 to go on a bender. I have a stack of resumes to go through this week so Iím hoping something will come out of it.


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The project manager, the guy I was talking to prior to getting the interview with his boss, the gc, had an interesting comment. He was saying how they really want the older guys like me (49), because we're calmer, more reliable and better employees. I was thinking how I've seen a lot of guys who ran their own gigs would get city, county or state jobs for the benies and steady checks. IDK if I'll stay like this forever but my and the gc did commiserate about how damn hard it is to find good help and how when you you get a good one how much you would do to keep a guy. I imagine this guy would do the same for me. Cool part is that he likes his guys doing different things so they can keep learning and it also helps if he needs to take over from a sub but it's also cool for me because I get bored easily. I like doing this kind of work because of the variety, task to task and job to job. I told him that I want to be the guy he can throw at whatever he needs handled, both for me being valuable to him and for me not getting bored lol
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:59 AM   #23
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Im in LA also and it's almost impossible to find reliable guys. Everyone starts off great for the first few days and then all downhill from there. Is it me or are most people who works for you all always claiming to be broke.


Yes. They are always asking for advances. One guy I bought cordless setup, bags, and saw. A bit later he didnít have them and asked why, turns out he pawned them to get through the week


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Iím looking for a working super or lead carpenter. Iíve posted on Craigslist and Facebook and I canít find anyone that will show up longer than 2 weeks let alone someone with real experience. Last guy decided after 1-1/2 to go on a bender. I have a stack of resumes to go through this week so Iím hoping something will come out of it.





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The project manager, the guy I was talking to prior to getting the interview with his boss, the gc, had an interesting comment. He was saying how they really want the older guys like me (49), because we're calmer, more reliable and better employees. I was thinking how I've seen a lot of guys who ran their own gigs would get city, county or state jobs for the benies and steady checks. IDK if I'll stay like this forever but my and the gc did commiserate about how damn hard it is to find good help and how when you you get a good one how much you would do to keep a guy. I imagine this guy would do the same for me. Cool part is that he likes his guys doing different things so they can keep learning and it also helps if he needs to take over from a sub but it's also cool for me because I get bored easily. I like doing this kind of work because of the variety, task to task and job to job. I told him that I want to be the guy he can throw at whatever he needs handled, both for me being valuable to him and for me not getting bored lol


I agree with this. The younger generation arenít into stability, they are looking for whatís next


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You just walk into job site and ask if anyone is looking for work?


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You can do that here on CT. A real job site: Like ziprecruiter, indeed, monster. Or one of the construction dedicated job boards. ihireconstruction etc.
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You can do that here on CT. A real job site: Like ziprecruiter, indeed, monster. Or one of the construction dedicated job boards. ihireconstruction etc.


I thought you walked onto someone elseís job site trying to poach their employees


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I told him that I want to be the guy that he can throw at any problem, anywhere, anytime.
Ouch!

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Ouch!

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They paired me with their most experienced dude who is his own gc, Turns out he lives up in the mountains not far from me and is super cool. He's also the gold standard for work for this guy's company so it was no accident I landed with him. Dude is total old school which is great to be around. They did what I was hoping/thought they would, toss me into the deep end and see if I can swim. So far I'm having a blast, my commute is so short I'm not even into my muffin before i'm at work lol.
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Awesome.
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First week impressions: Good company, some good people here who know their chit but also they had a bunch of guys go through that weren't so good and I'm seeing (and correcting) their work. The dude they paired me with is total old school sub dude, hella cool, VERY good.They keep correcting me though when I see something and say "hey I'll take care of that plumbing or electrical or painting thing" and the big boss looks at me and smiles and says "Chris, the subs take care of that stuff"
Damn, still thinking like a remodel guy lol
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Hired for finish, haven't seen a cabinet yet, fine by me. Hey we're running low on Tyvek, lead guy is busy, gimme that damn roll, I'll do that in one shot by myself. Looked pretty funny with that roll all draped over me while I stapled the hell out of it but it got the job done. Big bruhaha of the day though, the header behind that wall twisted and it bowed the slider out like 3/8 at 8, I started laughing when i went to finish the set job the other guys did. we wedged and kicked out as much as we could to buy back to plumb and we're gonna have to do some fill for the rock guys but it opened up the big boss's eyes when we had to show him yesterday. couldn't let that slide.
wait, that's not finish work is it??? lol
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