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Old 05-31-2014, 10:58 PM   #41
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Saw this coming from the first post, I get that a lot of guys on this site have more years in the trades, then I have on this earth.

I'm 34 yrs old with a wife and two kids, I don't own a business , and obviously don't make a profit at the end of the job. I do earn a livable wage, pay my taxes, and arse load in health ins.

I find it hard to believe that none of you gents worked a Sat in the 70's or 80s for a free lunch. I'm sure you all ran home and filled out the appropriate paperwork. Just sayin, some shiny halos.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:27 PM   #42
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Saw this coming from the first post, I get that a lot of guys on this site have more years in the trades, then I have on this earth.

I'm 34 yrs old with a wife and two kids, I don't own a business , and obviously don't make a profit at the end of the job. I do earn a livable wage, pay my taxes, and arse load in health ins.

I find it hard to believe that none of you gents worked a Sat in the 70's or 80s for a free lunch. I'm sure you all ran home and filled out the appropriate paperwork. Just sayin, some shiny halos.
Why go back to the 70's and 80's. Just go back to 07 housing crash and the 08 stock market crash. I am sure everyone got premium wages and all was above board.
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you mean backpedaling...
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Well to be perfectly honest I'm not a contractor I'm a union carpenter who does side work. I don't go out and advertise just by word of mouth. I occasionally search CL to see if I can pick up a quick job here and their. Believe it or not I have gotten 5 hardwood floor jobs, a kitchen, built an attached garage, and a deck of CL. All the customers paid in full upon completion, and if I ever had a weird feeling about them I just politely turned the job down
you should take on these jobs anyway, you could put up an inflatable rat and pickett yourself on your own jobs
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you should take on these jobs anyway, you could put up an inflatable rat and pickett yourself on your own jobs
That's probably what I should! I'll get right on that.
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I find it hard to believe nobody here ever worked for cash. You never did side work, I'm a guy trying to make don't like it kiss my ass. I'm going to keep doing side work, and trust me I'm not the guy doing work for $20 an hour. I bid my jobs off man hours and materials. Am I a rat? No, I employ myself and only union labor. Have I ever gotten on here calling you rats? No we all gotta eat at the end of the day
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I find it hard to believe nobody here ever worked for cash. You never did side work, I'm a guy trying to make don't like it kiss my ass. I'm going to keep doing side work, and trust me I'm not the guy doing work for $20 an hour. I bid my jobs off man hours and materials. Am I a rat? No, I employ myself and only union labor. Have I ever gotten on here calling you rats? No we all gotta eat at the end of the day
Look at it from our prospective, you start by saying you get work of CL for cash...then explain how you are a legit company that employs only union employees.

Smells strongly of BS.
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I find it hard to believe nobody here ever worked for cash. You never did side work, I'm a guy trying to make don't like it kiss my ass. I'm going to keep doing side work, and trust me I'm not the guy doing work for $20 an hour. I bid my jobs off man hours and materials. Am I a rat? No, I employ myself and only union labor. Have I ever gotten on here calling you rats? No we all gotta eat at the end of the day
You employ union labor on side jobs, paying them "fair union wages" I assume...nothing against that. Just make sure you don't have a double standard...we're also just trying to put food on our tables
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Gotta love union guys, make their boss pay out the a$$ for all the union benefits and wages, but when they're out of work they work under the table while collecting unemployment and are self righteous about it.
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I know a guy who recently had to fold his business cause he did a job where the homeowner's union carpenter son was working on the house on weekends and fell off the roof and sued not only every contractor who touched that job, but his own father.
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Wow special kind of scum there
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Gotta love union guys, make their boss pay out the a$$ for all the union benefits and wages, but when they're out of work they work under the table while collecting unemployment and are self righteous about it.
I'm not out of work, nor am I self righteous about it. Am I a legit union company no, because I would have to do commercial work. I am a licensed, insured guy who does some work on the evenings and weekends. If that is such a bad thing well I'm sorry you feel that way. We can sit and say horror stories about this but it's not worth it.
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So you pay WC on your (properly paid I assume) union employees?
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So I am not allowed to bid union work but a currently employed union guy making 80+grand a year needs to do side work because he's "gotta eat". Gimme a f'in break. Luckily I have seen some of the residential work that union "carpenters" do and its safe to say I woln't be losing any clients to them anytime soon.
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I am a rat. I don't care. I'll rat on any trade.

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And??? Did you get it?
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So I am not allowed to bid union work but a currently employed union guy making 80+grand a year needs to do side work because he's "gotta eat". Gimme a f'in break. Luckily I have seen some of the residential work that union "carpenters" do and its safe to say I woln't be losing any clients to them anytime soon.
...point in case...the first post on this thing is him looking for work on CL instead of existing customers...
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So I am not allowed to bid union work but a currently employed union guy making 80+grand a year needs to do side work because he's "gotta eat". Gimme a f'in break. Luckily I have seen some of the residential work that union "carpenters" do and its safe to say I woln't be losing any clients to them anytime soon.
80k+??? Where do you live

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