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Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By wireless
Work is not school, results matter more than...

Work is not school, results matter more than effort!
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,281
Posted By 480sparky
More than once I've been told I must not be...

More than once I've been told I must not be hungry enough. :thumbsup:

Hungry enough for what?....... weiners and CheesyMac? :furious:
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,455
Posted By BCConstruction
I am in and out of local lowes stores a lot....

I am in and out of local lowes stores a lot. There are 4 within a 15 min drive. I always take a walk around and look for the yellow stickers on tools. If I find something I need I do a double check...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,758
Posted By JohnFRWhipple
Solid Advice!

Great Post.

7) Trust your gut. Your gut will tell you something is "Off" - listen to it...
8) Don't quote on a job that the client describes as "Easy" or when they offer up estimated timelines...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,702
Posted By katoman
Young Buck - at the end of the day, it is...

Young Buck - at the end of the day, it is ultimately your responsiblity to yourself to work safe. It's your life, and trust me, it hurts getting hurt.

And of course you cannot work if injured....
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,662
Posted By Tom R
Personally, - - it's my business and I'll write...

Personally, - - it's my business and I'll write the contract.

I'm not one to give up any control, - - especially before the job even starts.

Consider it 'red flag #1' . . .
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Posted By CharlesD
I have to question a contractor who wouldn't...

I have to question a contractor who wouldn't cover up a tear off with rain in the forcast.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,510
Posted By loneframer
Usually, sticking your finger in his face and...

Usually, sticking your finger in his face and telling him you're gonna throw him a beating if he doesn't STFU calms a guy like that down.:thumbsup:
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-27-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,257
Posted By WarnerConstInc.
You guys get so worked up over cheap people. ...

You guys get so worked up over cheap people.

I have found plenty of people this year that want the best they can get.
Guess what, they pay good money for it as well.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-26-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,257
Posted By SDC
This is a joke ..right???:blink::w00t::shutup: ...

This is a joke ..right???:blink::w00t::shutup:

Hey waiter...I bought this steak a the supermarket...would you cook it for me and I'll just pay for the cooks time....Here's the potatoes...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,925
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
It's simple. Get the concrete wet and crank up...

It's simple. Get the concrete wet and crank up the heat. The coils will dry first and you can see right were the pipe is.

Mike
Forum: Business 10-22-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By MikeGC
Several thoughts, Since urgency is extremely...

Several thoughts, Since urgency is extremely helpful

1. QUALIFYING ON THE PHONE BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT

a. When I am qualifying on the phone to agree to an appointment one of the questions I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By Leo G
A woman was in bed with her lover when she heard...

A woman was in bed with her lover when she heard her husband opening the front door.
'Hurry,' she said, 'stand in the corner.'
She rubbed baby oil all over him, then dusted him with talcum powder....
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-06-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,381
Posted By festerized
“Don’t mock it till you try it” I have the...

“Don’t mock it till you try it”
I have the business card holders on either side of the van and a tri fold box on the rear door.
It works so well that I don’t use my suburban to go shopping anymore,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By VA Remodeler
I agree and really questioned the new RRP rule. ...

I agree and really questioned the new RRP rule. Then I read what Ray C posted for us a short while back. I couldn't believe the big reduction in Lead levels in children a good ways before the rule...
Forum: Business 09-29-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,157
Posted By Kevin M.
Like the others said, sit down and talk to him. ...

Like the others said, sit down and talk to him. If he's honest with you, give him another chance, but set ground rules that he must follow. If he doesn't follow them, he's gone. If he wants to be...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,938
Posted By Kevin M.
But that the dread of something after death, ...

But that the dread of something after death, (Oh well)
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 09-24-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,028
Posted By A. Spruce
I've got a friend over at the TOH forums that...

I've got a friend over at the TOH forums that swears by Behr products. According to him, he's been in the painting business for 30+ years, but now works for Evil Orange.

My experience with it is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,749
Posted By DPCII
The my friends didn't get paid line holds no...

The my friends didn't get paid line holds no water here. First off, the friend that is not cuurently being paid, unless the OP knows BOTH sides of the story, he really has no business passing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,140
Posted By rselectric1
Totally agreed. Sometimes it's hard to...

Totally agreed.


Sometimes it's hard to read them. Some potential PITA customer turn out to be just that, but others just want to work the kinks out ahead of time and them completely leave you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,140
Posted By A. Spruce
FWIW, there are some folks that do have the...

FWIW, there are some folks that do have the appearance of being a PITA, or potential PITA, but are not. Folks like this generally just need a little more explanation of what/how we are going to do...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,140
Posted By A. Spruce
To be honest, you're better off to kick her to...

To be honest, you're better off to kick her to the curb and let someone else deal with her. I learned early on to trust my gut when it came to "picky" types that were picking just for something to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,140
Posted By rselectric1
Just my 2 cents. Make sure that you have...

Just my 2 cents.

Make sure that you have this, or something like it in your contract: feel free to use it.

1.1. If conditions are encountered at the construction site which are...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,140
Posted By Heritage
Pretend that one day this contract will end up in...

Pretend that one day this contract will end up in front of a judge.

Now go back to your paperwork and see what's missing :thumbsup:

A contract is governed by DETAILS. CD's, Design drawings,...
Forum: Business 09-21-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,709
Posted By 480sparky
I bought some stuff at an Ace hardware store...

I bought some stuff at an Ace hardware store yesterday. If I see a True Value hardware ad, are they trying to 'steal' me?



As an EC who works as a sub for several GCs, I can tell you I don't...
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