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Old 06-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #21
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:10 PM   #22
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Charge him for your time and keep the money next time and charge him for your time again.

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Last I heard, Sheridan wasn't booming. Tuck your tail, and head back to your old boss. If your worth a sh!t, I'll bet he takes you back. Half the guys we got have worked for us twice. The concrete business takes tools and equipment, not so easy to start up in.
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So maybe the grass only 'looks' greener on the other side...hmmmm.
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I'm trying to figure out what makes it a side job when the boss sends an employee out to do the work.

So you work for this guy, he looks you dead in the eye and tells you he's not going to pay you, and you're still there? Please tell me there's more to the story.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #26
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That's the part that short circuited my brain as well. WTF

I would be up someones A!! if they said that to me at the end of a job, forget about tomorrow.
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I worked for an idiot like that...wait, I have worked for several idiots like that in the past.

Ask yourself is this worth it? Weigh your options and either fish or cut some a$$

People like this usually don't last long. If you go back keep feelers out looking for other work.

Keep your ears open and perhaps start out on your own part time. Then move out on your own slowly as you build up.

I remember some advice a guy gave me. He said you can have the satisfaction of telling them off and feel good for awhile about being justified or keep your mouth shut and pay your bills and feed your family.

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Sorry guys I have been busy and have not had the time to respond. I guess there is a different understanding of a side job than I have, what I meant was this was a job where the home owner paid me for my labor and finishing, my boss did not charge him.
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Sorry guys I have been busy and have not had the time to respond. I guess there is a different understanding of a side job than I have, what I meant was this was a job where the home owner paid me for my labor and finishing, my boss did not charge him.
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Then why did you say the homeowner handed you the money and you gave it all to your boss and he didn't pay you? Being honest helps keep stories more simple to understand.

There is only one definition of a side job - A job where an employee takes on work for a homeowner, homeowner writes check to person providing labor and taxes don't get paid. A side job isn't a job where a homeowner hires a company, company sends out employee to do work, homeowner pays employee and company doesn't bill homeowner.

As said, I'd ask for my job back from my old boss. I did it once and I have had my own guys do it. Actually two have done it but I only took one back on.

You may be a great concrete guy and I respect the difficulty of the job but after reading through these posts I find you may have an extremely difficult time making it on your own. If you ask me, the physical work is the easiest part of the whole job.
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I was not aware that this was the case and so gave the boss the money thinking that he had made some arrangements for payment. After giving him the money he made the comment of doing it for free, and after talking to the home owner further I realized that the payment was meant for me.
I apologise if I have not been clear enough for you but that is also why in my first post I invited anyone to ask questions.
As far as the running my own business comments go I have already been running a small scale handyman business for two years that has been quite successful, I am just thinking of moving forward towards a full time business.
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Well I wish you luck on the business and thanks for clarifying the story. Now if your boss didn't give you the mine back you have three options.

1. Get the money back from your boss.
2. Contact your local labor board.
3. Contact the homeowner and tell him you have not been paid and will be filing a lien.
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this guy is obviously a top notch D bag. do you really want to hang around top notch D bags?
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #33
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I would love to just quit but like all of us I have bills. But I will definitely be done with him soon.
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Tell him you want your money back. Or just go on the job and relax for the amount of time it would take for him to pay you the same.
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Have you talked to your old boss yet? That would be step 1.
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As far as the home owner goes I went back over there today on my own time, did a little clean up, and secured a pretty good chunk of work with him and also their neighbor under my own name.
You went back over after working there for free?
Around here it's taboo for an employee to "secure" work from anyone they meet while working for a company.
Now if you worked there for nothing, well, I don't have any priors to base a call on.
Leaning towards suggesting you set out on your own, esp if you're single w/o child support, etc.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #37
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Yeah, I went back over on my own dime to make sure that the home owner was satisfied, because quality concrete is all I do. And yes single with no kids so I am thinking now is the time to jump out on my own.

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