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Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,461
Posted By griz
Cabinet runner, I have been in your position...

Cabinet runner, I have been in your position with employees as you describe. I am in no way implying or advocating kissing a** but, just sometimes, it may be worth asking what is going on. A...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,095
Posted By rselectric1
It completely depends on the scope of the job. ...

It completely depends on the scope of the job.

I have at least 5 calls per week asking me to come out and give them a "free estimate" on troubleshooting their electrical problems.

I classify...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,052
Posted By Steve Richards
Yeah...if two people agree to cheat on...

Yeah...if two people agree to cheat on something...it's rude to change your mind.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 09-11-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By BKFranks
I would find out the max the customer is willing...

I would find out the max the customer is willing to pay and charge that amount... as long as it covers your costs and you're making money.
Forum: Business 09-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,139
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
I've had this happen a couple times over the...

I've had this happen a couple times over the years and they all worked out fine.

I treat it as two seperate problems. Warranty and an unpaid bill are not the same thing.

What I did to remedy...
Forum: Business 09-06-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,139
Posted By Heritage
There is no Warranty when there is an outstanding...

There is no Warranty when there is an outstanding balance.

My language in the contract re Warranty:

This Warranty shall be void and the Project Manager (or contractor) shall be entitled to...
Forum: Business 09-05-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By CookeCarpentry
I re-evaluated insurance policies and needs...

I re-evaluated insurance policies and needs earlier this year - something I recommend everyone do at least every other year - or when there is a change in business structure (which I had this year) -...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-05-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By tcleve4911
Cordless conversion

I was reading some of the posts about bad batteries on cordless tools.

So I was wondering what happens to these otherwise good tools that no longer have a battery to drive them?

I'm surprised...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,231
Posted By loneframer
So a bear and a rabbit are taking care of...

So a bear and a rabbit are taking care of business in the woods. The bear asks the rabbit "Do you have a problem with #2 sticking to your fur?"

The rabbit replies "No, I don't", so the bear picks...
Forum: Business 08-31-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,682
Posted By CookeCarpentry
Bam - When I started up a few years ago I...

Bam -

When I started up a few years ago I took out a business loan (using a few rental properties as collateral). I think it was for about $10k.

I always had intentions of using it - truck,...
Forum: Business 08-31-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,682
Posted By Silver02TDI
My only caution is to limit your amount of...

My only caution is to limit your amount of credit. I know people getting in way too deep over their heads, and then with the slightest slowdown getting screwed for lack of a better word. If you need...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-29-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,188
Posted By BUTCHERMAN
I'd like to share a story with you guys. This...

I'd like to share a story with you guys. This isn't designed to be a lecture. You are responsible for your own life. This is what happened to me.

I started smoking when I was 17. I had gone from...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-29-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,188
Posted By Steve Richards
That's pretty powerful, Jimmy. I read it...

That's pretty powerful, Jimmy.

I read it twice. Thanks for taking the time to type it out.

I should probably print it out and post it on the wall (behind my garage).

Congratulations on still...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-29-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,188
Posted By Jimmy Cabinet
My friend. I am going to say something, but make...

My friend. I am going to say something, but make no mistake, it is not harping on you. I want to say this because I am a cancer survivor. I never smoked but it may have been related to 2nd hand...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-29-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,188
Posted By Steve Richards
Go ahead. Sometimes I practice my look of...

Go ahead.
Sometimes I practice my look of confusion and disgust at the neighbors while I'm back there.


I'm actually more concerned about my youngest son "catching me".

He brought home a pack...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-21-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By RH-Electric
I never answer the door bell. The likelihood...

I never answer the door bell. The likelihood that it is someone you want to talk to is extremely low. The notion that any clown can make you drop what you're doing, get up off the couch and summon...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,754
Posted By genecarp
Take the 28K, dont sign anything or make a big...

Take the 28K, dont sign anything or make a big deal of it, accept it, get it in the bank, make nice, then go after him for the 2K, GMOD
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,754
Posted By A. Spruce
A signed contract takes care of the issue in the...

A signed contract takes care of the issue in the eyes of any court. Because it's under $5K you're looking at small claims court.

If you've got an attorney, it would probably be worth the expense...
Forum: Technology 08-14-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,268
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
Remember the old days before cell phones. That...

Remember the old days before cell phones. That was a time when you had to be responsible and write everything down, plan everything ahead of time, accurate material lists were a requirement.

Now...
Forum: Electrical 08-04-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,586
Posted By CCCo.
Huh, not me,...Thats a BIG negative on that,...

Huh, not me,...Thats a BIG negative on that, rodger that. :whistling

I'll not be trouble shooting it, sounds like I would just be trying to cause a disaster, or further problems.

I've dealt...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,421
Posted By Mike Finley
I think it's about the same old thing. Only in...

I think it's about the same old thing. Only in the world of contractors do such silly things exist. People in other businesses would never believe the ridiculous things that contractors pull due to a...
Forum: Electrical 08-01-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 47,037
Posted By 480sparky
I'll put my money on a back-stab connection that...

I'll put my money on a back-stab connection that finally 'let go'.
Forum: Drywall 07-27-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,532
Posted By CookeCarpentry
And you were going to walk off a job because of...

And you were going to walk off a job because of that?
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-10-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 37,459
Posted By Insuranceclaims
Comments to this Posts I believe that your...

Comments to this Posts

I believe that your experience above was somewhat pleasant, because, at the time, you were not working for SF.

In the 90's, there was a trust between restorers and...
Forum: Carpentry 06-30-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,159
Posted By Willie T
I am, perhaps, humbled by different things than...

I am, perhaps, humbled by different things than most people. My house isn't big, a modest 3 bedroom, I don't drive a new, monster dually truck, and we don't go out to the fanciest places we can find...
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