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Old 12-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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After Some Deliberaton....


I've decided to say **** it and get a damn job where I can just show up and work. Tired of dealing with employees, insurance companies, other people making a liar out of me, being stabbed in the back, working for my guys, being responsible for their **** ups,etc, etc, etc.

I have a few commitments to take care of first, but I feel some relief already.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: After Some Deliberaton....


Some people are just not cut out for it. Good luck with the new grind. We all think about it from time to time, but for most of us here, we could not function as a regular employee.

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Nuthin to be ashamed of, I did it years ago and never regretted it.
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I have work so long for myself not sure if I could even work for anyone

It is not for everyone ,but for me would not have it anyway else.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:48 PM   #5
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Well the good part is that there is a demand for guys that can do what we do and don't want to do their own thing.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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Go get yourself a job as a Superintendent for a large GC. Then you can have the worst of both worlds!
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:51 PM   #7
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Hope you find a decent employer. I think we've all thought about it when we're going through a hard time.

I'm pretty much unemployable. Too old, too fussy, too cranky, and I forget things easily.
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I don't know if it's gonna stick or not, all I really know is I need a serious break, I'm gonna do something I'll regret if I don't take it, like break someones face next time they take 45 minutes to lay 2 bundles, then say they thought things were going pretty well.
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Another option is to downsize. You and one man. That's pretty easy to control.
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Another option is to downsize. You and one man. That's pretty easy to control.
I have thought of switching to repars only.
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Just curious, how long were you in business? Sorry it didn't work for you, but as Warren stated, owning a business isn't for everyone.
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Hope you find a decent employer. I think we've all thought about it when we're going through a hard time.

I'm pretty much unemployable. Too old, too fussy, too cranky, and I forget things easily.
Boy, ain't that the truth!
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:06 PM   #13
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I realize it's not for everyone, however, i am not "unable" just tired of it.
I have another buisness, that while it doesn't make me as much, I can get by with it if I have too. I have been in the roofing buisness for 2 years on my own as a sub,and it's been 1 thing after another for the past few months. I had to let someone else jump on a gravy roof for me today because I canned my crew Friday.
We'll see if I still feel the same next week. Probably will.
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Do you know how to build decks?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:20 PM   #15
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Wow. Only as a sub?

Wait until you have to do MORE than just SHOW UP. Pay your employees by the square. Production will increase. If quality decreases, fire them.

I have thought about this a lot in the past two years but boy, it was cold and snowy today and I was glad my truck has a nice heater and that I got to spend time with my daughter.
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How far is Wayne from Grand Rapids?
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I forgot to add, all while making money
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You gotta do what you gotta do man. I'd say go for the repairs gig while you do your other business. If that doesn't work out, go get yourself a job. Either way, if you're not happy, time to change things up until you are. Best of luck to you.
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