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Forum: Business 03-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,770
Posted By CGallagher
You could contact the sub and negotiate a...

You could contact the sub and negotiate a settlement agreement for the lien waiver. Obviously, if he did not perform, he should accept a reduced payment. Make sure it is a notorized form.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,222
Posted By dukkie
In my experience hiring family can be bad mojo...

In my experience hiring family can be bad mojo anyway, you cant fire them if they mess up, you decrease their pay, you cant lay them off, and the rest of your crew gets pissed if they get anything...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,222
Posted By Roofmaster417
Honestly when this all came about was 1-1/2 years...

Honestly when this all came about was 1-1/2 years ago.Precisley when I started the convicted sex offender check.I has not told about this till after charges were filed.I was sick....puking sick,then...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,222
Posted By tedanderson
An ex-offender needs employment. And it is...

An ex-offender needs employment. And it is something that I would take on a case by case basis. And my sentiment is the same as CO762's in that not every person with the label "sex offender" on their...
Forum: Business 03-01-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,815
Posted By greg24k
The other day we had the same discussion here, so...

The other day we had the same discussion here, so I will make it short and sweet. I had a contract to do the same job, I took $1,500 deposit... same situation with selecting material, wasted 3 weeks...
Forum: Business 02-26-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,736
Posted By PSG
I don't think the hacks are the biggest problem....

I don't think the hacks are the biggest problem. Most people can tell the difference between a pro and a hack. The biggest problem is the union guys doing side jobs for cash. I can't compete with a...
Forum: Business 02-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,988
Posted By skcolo
I used to do work on foreclosures for banks. I...

I used to do work on foreclosures for banks. I had to quit because I couldn't do the work as cheap as they got others to do it, and I was losing money on the jobs. They usually have a list of low...
Forum: Business 02-23-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,245
Posted By fakie99
don't bother

don't waste your money. we joined briefly until we realized we were doing sales call after sales call and the only thing angies list members were interested in was a low price. we never signed one...
Forum: Business 02-23-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By olligator
For me the permits thing was the figurative straw...

For me the permits thing was the figurative straw that broke the camel's back. When you get burned on three bids in a row because of it, you might understand my frustration, hence the mild rant. In...
Forum: Business 02-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By olligator
stepping on throats

Ok, so for the last few weeks I've dropped several highly competitive estimates for your basic bathroom gutjob remodels. Nothing crazy, you know, like your typical 5x7 to 6x9 bathrooms in middle...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,436
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
Sad really Sometimes things just are what...

Sad really

Sometimes things just are what they are, and no amount of effort even in the right places can fix it. Before the big down turn or crash or what ever you call it happened I felt things...
Forum: Business 02-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,496
Posted By PrestigeR&D
Thumbs up very nice job....

handeling that Jay...seriously
... but you forgot one item on your responce..


your water mark....http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/Jay123_bucket/Smileys/525d6a0a.gif


...
Forum: Business 02-02-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,496
Posted By 480sparky
I carry a copy of this in my truck: ...

I carry a copy of this in my truck:

Business Cost List

Building
Building
Warehouse Space
Trash Removal
Lawn Care
Snow removal
Forum: Business 01-31-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,634
Posted By J F
Anyone else....I think I saw it twitch!...

Anyone else....I think I saw it twitch! :laughing:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/Jay123_bucket/Smileys/80b992e0.gif
Forum: Business 01-31-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,634
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
You know what Tom your right, I read what I wrote...

You know what Tom your right, I read what I wrote and I flew off the handle. I sometimes have a small temper.

I am really angry because look how much time we spend as contractors trying to do the...
Forum: Business 01-31-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,634
Posted By A. Spruce
So you're saying that either way, he's screwed?...

So you're saying that either way, he's screwed? :blink::shutup::laughing:
Forum: Business 01-31-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,634
Posted By CookeCarpentry
You would most likely have a judgement against...

You would most likely have a judgement against you for the $4k plus any legal and filing fees that she incurred.

Oh yea, and you'd look like an idiot.
Forum: Business 01-31-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,634
Posted By CookeCarpentry
So you signed a contract and took $4k from this...

So you signed a contract and took $4k from this woman?

Then 2 months go by and you haven't started the job, let alone ordered the materials? Because she was difficult to get a hold of? What did...
Forum: Business 01-24-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,803
Posted By JRSeifert
OK, I'm not a commercial construction guy, but...

OK, I'm not a commercial construction guy, but one thing caught my eye here.

Don't turn your phone off and let your vendors wonder where you disappeared to. Regardless of this job, they are a...
Forum: Business 01-23-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Winchester
So you don't get half of hers too? That's a...

So you don't get half of hers too? That's a little biased, no?

Your assets 90% = 45/45

Her assets 10% = 5/5

45+5 = 50.

So it's still 50/50 if you ask me :laughing:
Forum: Business 01-18-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By nlgutters
Just remember people forget really quick. ...

Just remember people forget really quick.

With a new pay program they are excited and overly ambitious for the first week. then they will start to die back off very quickly.

I would suggest...
Forum: Help Wanted or Looking For Work 01-16-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,520
Posted By mudpad
So a dog walks into a HR office for a large...

So a dog walks into a HR office for a large company with a help wanted ad in his mouth. He "mouths" it over to the HR director who says "yeah, but your a dog" Dog grabs ad, lays it on the floor and...
Forum: Business 01-15-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,396
Posted By TNTRenovate
I think Linda has a point. You did the work and...

I think Linda has a point. You did the work and admitted it was a "faulty install". Seems you should pay for the repairs. This is why no matter what you are doing you need to CYA!
Forum: Business 01-08-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,776
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
Who gives a flying #$%@#$ what the economy is...

Who gives a flying #$%@#$ what the economy is doing, the only question a business owner needs to ask is "How can I make my business adapt and be successful".

I get so sick and phucn tired of...
Forum: Business 01-07-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,442
Posted By GettingBy
I saw a video once on how to handle these 10% of...

I saw a video once on how to handle these 10% of the people who cause trouble for the other 90%.
You're supposed to smoke out these "snipers" by asking "What do you mean by that?" as often as...
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