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Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,251
Posted By TheItalian204
P.s. I am trying to understand the connection...

P.s. I am trying to understand the connection between taking things personal and doing quality work...

I interact with my customers multiple times a day live/email/phone and I dont personally...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,251
Posted By Scribbles
its just buisnes, personal is my daughter giving...

its just buisnes, personal is my daughter giving me a hug when i get home.
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,251
Posted By TheItalian204
It becomes personal only when check does not...

It becomes personal only when check does not clear...otherwise its business and interaction with customers is a skill.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,254
Posted By Gary H
Your comment of no check for a month or so, you...

Your comment of no check for a month or so, you don't live in Michigan do you? I have at times thought of doing something different, but the lure of cool tools keeps me in debt and in construction....
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,974
Posted By Gary H
When I worked union, back charges were a everyday...

When I worked union, back charges were a everyday word. Anything from trash being left behind to the walls being marked up. I remember as a foreman I wrote a couple up for moving other trades...
Forum: Business 03-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By Mud Master
About 25-30% proposing projects. 40-45%...

About 25-30% proposing projects.

40-45% project management

The rest in the field with the guys.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By Inner10
Happens all the time with electronics. I...

Happens all the time with electronics.

I offer 3 answers:

1. wait
2. propose a different option that you can get sooner
3. suck a lemon
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By katoman
d-rock. Thanks for the further info. I thought...

d-rock. Thanks for the further info. I thought you were talking about standard sized panels. And, no I wouldn't order without money first either. It's all good. :thumbsup:

Now go get the money so...
Forum: Business 03-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,519
Posted By Doc Holliday
I think that you and your electrical counterpart...

I think that you and your electrical counterpart both deserve this headache. You should be ashamed of yourself for doing business like you do.
Forum: Business 03-26-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,519
Posted By KAP
$300 sounds like a cheap price to pay for no...

$300 sounds like a cheap price to pay for no contract from either the electrician or the customer... Just remember that the next time and going forward and it is worth every penny... just be...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By Warren
Above all, it takes time. You wont find the best...

Above all, it takes time. You wont find the best subs of every trade the first time around. When you do find one, follow the previous advice and treat them like gold.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By greg24k
Thats a classic... " Go take care of that...

Thats a classic... " Go take care of that customer, don't worry about anything, they nice people, I need to get this done to close on the house" You run and do the work, GC closes the job and you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By griz
You will need top notch no BS guys. Finding...

You will need top notch no BS guys.

Finding them can & will be a challenge...you need to talk to them & go with your gut...:thumbsup:

After you find guys you can trust...

1) Don't second...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,397
Posted By VinylHanger
I worked for a shop where I did all those things...

I worked for a shop where I did all those things and more, and had 14 or more guys under me at any one time. On top of that, I lived away from home for 4 days a week and then on the 5th day I would...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,397
Posted By ohiohomedoctor
Since they will inevitably be handing you the...

Since they will inevitably be handing you the keys one day I would take whatever they were willing to offer. Being that you got the job out of nepotism I think your current salary is fair. Imagine...
Forum: Drywall 03-20-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,419
Posted By Bosman
Well thank goodness our rates are not like the U.S

I do agree that time is money especially commercially..
In Ontario there is a bit of a set standard for commercial drywall pricing
but,,,residential work is a pain in the ass and the set...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By Kent Whitten
I have worked for plenty of people who don't...

I have worked for plenty of people who don't yell, don't belittle and don't push. And everyone working on the site is happy, including the gc. It is not necessary to be an a-hole to get things done....
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By iDAHOchris
Boss or foreman,doesnt matter you got to be a...

Boss or foreman,doesnt matter you got to be a hard ass or guys will walk all over you. Not saying everyone needs a babysitter but most guys do. Like I say, If you dont like it or dont want to listen...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By Mud Master
There's a difference in being stern and a leader,...

There's a difference in being stern and a leader, and being a yeller and a jerk.

Reprimands should be done in private. Always listen to their reasoning, even if it's absurd. If the situation...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By Elyrain
As a super, and former forskin, it's both....

As a super, and former forskin, it's both. Sometime the owner has to be the hardass, sometimes the forskin. Doesn't matter if it's dealing with subs, vendors, owners, whoever. Learning the time it's...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By Aaron Berk
Lets think for a moment that the OP meant...

Lets think for a moment that the OP meant figuratively "who should be the dictator"

And I say Foreman needs to be the dictator.


The guy handing out the tasks should be the Foreman, but the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By Jaws
Depends on definition of jerk. When i was a...

Depends on definition of jerk.

When i was a foreman I was usually pretty tight with the crew, but like we say in Texas, when the tailgate drops the BS stops. You work for me, this is the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By Kent Whitten
I too say neither. Unless you hold a gun to...

I too say neither. Unless you hold a gun to someone, you're not going to make someone do something that they don't want to for very long. You have to inspire. The only way IMO.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,636
Posted By KAP
The owner sets the expectations for the company...

The owner sets the expectations for the company at the macro level... the foreman does it at the micro level...

Dictator? no... manager, yes!...

Dictator to me sounds like a jerk... You won't...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,260
Posted By jamestrd
seems to be a slow period around here right now...

seems to be a slow period around here right now as well..
January leading into February was great...
then the bottom fell out..
hearing it across the board..suppliers,other contractors..etc.
...
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