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Old 02-04-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
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got a lot of answers , but check this one out i just got this morning :

HEY, my name is Natalie, my dad has been a carpenter for years now and we lost many jobs due to my mom having an accident so we've been taking care of her these past years and she also needs surgery so i'm now the only one working and i would want to get him back on his feet and actually work back as being a carpenter, that would mean alot man.. he hasn't worked in so long and i've been trying to pay everything and have a roof under our heads. He's an amazing worker and such a hard worker man im telling you, you wont regret it!
Please call me i'd be glad to answer!
phone number -********


so i`m supposed to call " Natalie??"
doesn`t this person know this just sounds so un-legit, and like a scam?
or that right away , i`m thinking , why isn't this guy throwing out his own response.
or that , hearing from a wife/daughter is a sure-fire way to show that her man cannot step up on his own ?

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Old 02-04-2019, 07:24 AM   #2
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Either a crappy scam or an uneducated person that wants to get her dad a job.

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Dad probably doesn’t speak English.
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Why would the roof be under their head?

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Maybe the guy served some time, unless he really did care for the mother entirely.
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Natalie sounds (or writes) like an 8-year-old texting her BFFs.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:07 AM   #7
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Natalie sounds (or writes) like an 8-year-old texting her BFFs.
Maybe she is a kid growing up fast and trying to fix family stuff. I'd be curious to see what's up.

There are lots of "non-standard" folks out there that can still become a loyal asset. And if it turns out to be b.s., you learn that, too.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:09 AM   #8
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You've spent more time copying & pasting that than I would have even considered before hitting the delete key.
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One of the best finish carpenters I ever worked with was an uneducated man who could barely read and write. I would suggest at least speaking with the man before making any decision.

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One of the best finish carpenters I ever worked with was an uneducated man who could barely read and write. I would suggest at least speaking with the man before making any decision.

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Kind of what I was thinking (there's a lot of people that's not very good at reading and writing) maybe he's not very computer savvy or he doesn't have a smartphone!

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I'd want to know if Natalie is good looking if so meet her at a hotel for an interview before considering her dad for employment.
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I’d have to wonder does Natalie’s dad want a job ,or does Natalie want her dad to have a job .
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I’d have to wonder does Natalie’s dad want a job ,or does Natalie want her dad to have a job .
Either way the OP has an opportunity to hire a carpenter that he is looking for. What have you really got to lose to at least inquire?
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Why would the roof be under their head?

Tom

hysterical!

i guess it wouldn`t hurt to call
but first off , i`d want to speak to him.

noooo.. i`m not meeting natalie at a hotel

but couldn`t hurt

my best carpenter was a guy named mario, not educated much either .
from puerto rico
didnt know much , but learned quickly
stayed with me 14 years till he died.

he was my age , but smoked pot daily( not in front of me ) but was energetic , and everybody loved him.
he also smoked 2 packs of cigs a day
got pneumonia, refuse to do to doctor till it was too late.he die before his kids could fly in from P.R.
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Sorry but anyone who gives me a sob story followed by going on about how I won't regret it has me instantly thinking how much I will regret it.

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Sorry but anyone who gives me a sob story followed by going on about how I won't regret it has me instantly thinking how much I will regret it.

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Sorry but anyone who gives me a sob story followed by going on about how I won't regret it has me instantly thinking how much I will regret it.

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Same rule applies to applicants for any of my rentals...if you have a story and want to share it with me..a complete stranger...you are off my list of potential renters.
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Delete.


Next....

It's a construction business, not a talent search for the next whacker show.




4 seconds and move on.
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Same rule applies to applicants for any of my rentals...if you have a story and want to share it with me..a complete stranger...you are off my list of potential renters.


Same for customers. The longer the sap story the less interested I am
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It actually works both ways. When I was younger and use to answer adds for Carpenters I never new what I was gonna get. Could be anyone from an old huckster driving around in a beat up old Cadillac with carpet samples in the trunk with a bunch of dog chit real estate work to some trust fund kid in over his head to a legit firm....you just never know

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