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Old 05-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #81
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Women are a waste.

Bang and dump.

Focus on you, all women are gonna do is suck the life out of you.
Might be the women your used to, but that is not my experience with women
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #82
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I admire you guys, but I'm not there once it happens I'll be on the same page.

Until then....
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #83
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If it weren't family, there's no way I'd have a business. Without the long term goals I'd just take a job and turn my brain off as soon as I left work.

I do a fair bit of bids and design on the weekends but no site work. My wife works weekends so my 2 year old can have a parent home four days a week. Not much you can do with a 2yo in tow.

I'll work longer days to stay on track, 8am to 6-7pm is about it though. It's a job. I care about it but it's not more important than having dinner with my family and tucking my kid in. My dad thought it was and it wrecked our relationship.

I used to work over 100 hours a week on a regular basis when I was single. I didn't have much more money at the end of the year. Having no free time leads me to spend a lot more money trying to relax.
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No, working is better and cranking one off is way cheaper.
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Women are a waste.

Bang and dump.

Focus on you, all women are gonna do is suck the life out of you.
Oh no.....you didn't just.....

Women are one of the finest, most glorious rewards in life.

I work hard, in some part, towards the goal of quality female interactions. One woman, many women...... both ways are nice and have their distinct advantages.

But bang and dump? That's like framing a gorgeous house just to let it rot in the weather. All that wasted effort. BUILD the house, the whole house; then get inside and "spoon". Or the condominium complex.....again, both very pleasant.
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Surfing is one of the finest, most glorious rewards in life.

I work hard, in some part, towards the goal of quality female interactions. One woman, many women...... both ways are nice and have their distinct advantages.

But bang and dump? That's like framing a gorgeous house just to let it rot in the weather. All that wasted effort. BUILD the house, the whole house; then get inside and "spoon". Or the condominium complex.....again, both very pleasant.
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That's a great point, and also to all the guys working so much...did you oversell? Did you bid too low and now are backed up?

I would rather work 40-50 in the field and 5-10 in the office and have some time for my family and myself.
I agree. If people would stop bidding so low, they wouldn't have to work as much.
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Spoken from a single guy without the right woman. My wife is an amazing partner. I'd be less than half as productive without her.

All the time you spend in pursuit of the next bang n dump I spend creating warm memories, and working.

Can't imagine not having her...
What??? does your wife read your contractortalk comments?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:46 AM   #89
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What??? does your wife read your contractortalk comments?
Funny, she probably told him that if he doesn't write good things about women, he won't be getting lucky tonight.

I can't believe some guy says you haven't met the right woman.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #90
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Spring through fall is feast time for me. If I won't do it, someone else will. I do not however work every other Sunday. I have my girls every other weekend, and its a constant guilt trip to myself about missing my Saturdays, so I make sure that Sunday is theirs.

Other than that, its in the field 7-6 every day, 6-midnightish bids, invoicing, scheduling, lining out, etc...

I tell my SO that winter time is family time. Come March/April, see ya in Oct/Nov!
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With a 3 year old, and a pregnant wife, I try to avoid weekends whenever I can. If I'm working on a weekend, it's because I'm making a foolish amount of money, or have an urgent deadline.
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With a 3 year old, and a pregnant wife, I try to avoid weekends whenever I can. If I'm working on a weekend, it's because I'm making a foolish amount of money, or have an urgent deadline.
Sounds like a reason to work weekends to me
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I personally refuse to work weekends. It has not affected my work load in any way. Once I made the decision to stop working weekends and let all of my customers know that I am a Mon-Fri construction company nobody even asks or has a problem otherwise. Our industry is tough enough and stressful enough already, we should be able to have a day or two off to relax and unwind.
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Looks like I'll be working a lot of weekends if I can't find a new labourer soon
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I got nothing else to do, may as well work the weekend...

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