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Old 08-05-2010, 08:00 PM   #121
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what if he says you can't wear your lettered shirt on his job?
Then he's an idiot.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:02 PM   #122
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what if he says you can't wear your lettered shirt on his job?
Well, being someone that hires subs, I would never be in a situation where someone wouldn't let me on their job due to me wearing my own shirts.

If I were a carpenter who subbed for GC's and they expected me to wear their shirts. I'd be walking.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:10 PM   #123
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The GC's that i work prefer that i wear my own lettered shirts so the other crews and HO know who i am. Makes sense to me. Now right now besides my own work i am sub contracting for another Electrician "former employer" and he prefers i not wear my shirts nor tow my trailer to a job unless the HO is not home and then it is permitted. I honor his wishes out of respect. I do however wear my own ball cap with my business name on it and he has no problem with this. I hand out his business cards on his job and state to the HO that i work for this contractor and i keep everything professional. My old boss is backed up on work and i am slow so i am grateful for his picking me up for the extra work. The best part is i only dropped my labor rate $5 an hour so i am not really losing a lot in wages, at least i am working.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:31 PM   #124
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I've given many shirts away to subs, family and friends. They wear them when they want to. Sometimes on my jobs, and from there to others. No big deal. I see them all over town.
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I think the op knows that the t shirt is going to be the first in a long line of manipulating control freak shenanigans.

If you lose control of marketing you lose control of pricing.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:31 AM   #126
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I've given many shirts away to subs, family and friends. They wear them when they want to. Sometimes on my jobs, and from there to others. No big deal. I see them all over town.
Same for me, but the OP is being ASKED to wear them whenever on that GC's job. That's not right. He's lying to the customer is what he's doing.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #127
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Just my thoughts...
If he's paying for your time and he provies the tee, who cares...wear it, and wear it with pride. It is his job. He may have more work for you in the future and as long as his check clears...remember, it's only a shirt. If your work speaks for itself, that's all that matters. As long as you're making the same money as if it were your job...no big deal.
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I would wear the shirts of other trades with whom I work. I don't mind advertising for "my" plumber or electrician. I would not wear shirts for a company that does the same work as I do in the same area....even if they are friends of mine.

I would wear a BSA or BergenDecks shirt....hint hint
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:20 AM   #129
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Yea it's late but I could not resist this one. This guy is nuts, I think I would give him a hard time about it. Non verbal of course, just a hard Irish look like your full of s*** ! I mean, what am I a free billboard? Put your name anywhere other than craigslist, and guess what? It costs you money. You can hang the shirt up on the street lamp as long as zoning permits it.
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the op should never give in to bs like this from a gc it is the height insult to a sub to be asked to do something like this. as a gc my self if hire you for a job im proud for you to where your shirt on a job site. if i wasn't i would not have hired you in the first place. my customers know what subs i hire and if they need one of my subs for a different job good for them .but im used to caly rules for being a gc .
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Wear his shirt and put your contractor's cellphone number on there! That way if there's a prob.. people hound the hell out of him!

reminds me of when I worked for a contractor. i was given a black berry and my signature included a message to snub at my boss "My supervisor is ***, direct cell ***xx.... comments, suggestions and concerns feel free to call" My supervisor/boss rarely bothered me again after that... a good way to shutup a boss.
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I have shirts from a bunch of different contractors....I wear a different one each day..
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