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Forum: Business 02-17-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,545
Posted By Ohteah
God forbid you should have to offer benefits to...

God forbid you should have to offer benefits to your employees.

I understand the financial burden, charge accordingly.

I have 3 weeks paid time off, I don't spend it hungover , I spend it with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,535
Posted By builditguy
I don't lower my price. I know what it takes to...

I don't lower my price. I know what it takes to stay in business. Truthfully, I should probably charge a little more.

There will always be someone lower.
Forum: Roofing 02-06-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,776
Posted By OVContractor
I have clients tell me stuff they "want" all the...

I have clients tell me stuff they "want" all the time. It's my job as the professional to advise them about the limitations of products and the acceptable alternatives which ensure a successful and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,818
Posted By jstanton
This thread is the epitome of what's wrong with...

This thread is the epitome of what's wrong with this trade. You don't have a license, so you sub for licensed contractors. You treat your "employee's" as a subcontractors. Then, you use your friends...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,818
Posted By Tom Struble
i want to not be hired because i'm too...

i want to not be hired because i'm too expensive,not because i'm a pain in the ass,i understand how customer relationships go bad,but when the h.o. asked if you were an employee you should have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,818
Posted By BamBamm5144
Why are you always fixed on what other guys...

Why are you always fixed on what other guys charge and how much they can get per square. If they are charging double than everyone else and getting it, seems like there are homeowners willing to pay...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,818
Posted By BamBamm5144
I use subs and bring enough value that it's worth...

I use subs and bring enough value that it's worth it to the homeowner.

I can sure tell you that this would never happen with me. My subs would also not create so much drama and they have reliable...
Forum: Business 01-13-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,975
Posted By Mr Latone
There is a saying, "Too many guys and not enough...

There is a saying, "Too many guys and not enough work or too much work and not enough guys."

It's likely when moving from smaller jobs to bigger jobs, one is eventually, at least temporarily,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,277
Posted By Kowboy
Taylor: Go for it. What's the worst that can...

Taylor:

Go for it. What's the worst that can happen? You go broke? Big deal, it's only money and you'll make more. I've got a buddy with a 65-person countertop shop. 20 years ago he was bankrupt....
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,277
Posted By doorsage
it's obvious

Taylor,
what I see you asking here is rather or not you should wholeheartedly embrace your new business. Is that right? Wanting to know if its worth the risk to quit a great job for a great life? ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,705
Posted By Jaws
You have experience with the wrong people...

You have experience with the wrong people buddy.:no:
Forum: Business 10-08-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,399
Posted By Creter
Were they paying you more when oil was $120 a...

Were they paying you more when oil was $120 a barrel? Are they going to increase your rates when oil goes back up?
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,455
Posted By Ohio painter
Is it as simple as blaming unions for all our...

Is it as simple as blaming unions for all our woes? I am not so sure.
Unions have their share of the blame but they are a convenient and popular scape goat.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,940
Posted By AGullion
The more I thought about this thread, I wondered...

The more I thought about this thread, I wondered why people hire us versus why we think they hire us. It could be tilted "what makes you think you are better"

Being really good at wet area work...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,940
Posted By FrankSmith
One of the things that sets me apart from my...

One of the things that sets me apart from my competition is that I know I am not that different from my competition and I am not ashamed to admit to this group or a customer. Their are hacks that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 33,522
Posted By aptpupil
You don't get competition. Winning is only part...

You don't get competition. Winning is only part of it. Read some John Wooden. Compete with yourself first, it's about self improvement.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 33,522
Posted By digiconsoo
I understand what you are saying, but when the...

I understand what you are saying, but when the employee picks up on the boss's attitude that he is a commodity to be used and disposed of when worn out, and as useful as an trained animal........
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-11-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,887
Posted By Calidecks
Again a LOT of companies don't care what your...

Again a LOT of companies don't care what your degree is in. Also you can have any degree to teach. As long as you get your teaching credential. Imo there's no such thing as a wasted major.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-10-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,887
Posted By Calidecks
I'd say 90% of my clients have a degree. It is...

I'd say 90% of my clients have a degree. It is why I get work. So I guess in a round about way I'm benefiting tremendously from college degrees.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-11-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,148
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I think they're fine. My teenage sons have good...

I think they're fine. My teenage sons have good hard-working friends. The baggers at the grocery store seem the same as they ever have. The 20-year olds are more interested in impressing each other...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-11-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,148
Posted By Sabagley
I have a letter that was written by my...

I have a letter that was written by my great-great grandfather, to my grandfather.

In the letter he talks about how the other kids his age were too lazy to get the jobs that were available at the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-11-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,148
Posted By FrankSmith
Every generation thinks the youth are lazy and...

Every generation thinks the youth are lazy and don't want to work. It will work out. I remember when I was a kid and people thought one of my uncles was never going to make it. He has never had a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,352
Posted By jstanton
Currently 3 plus myself and looking for another....

Currently 3 plus myself and looking for another. I think 2 teams of 2 plus myself will be perfect. It's amazing how much more $$$ we make when I am in the office instead of the field. Working 40-50...
Forum: Business 04-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,033
Posted By superseal
SEP ira's allow you to sock away much more every...

SEP ira's allow you to sock away much more every year than traditional and is a great way to accumulate wealth over the long term.

Vanguard index funds make for some great SEP stocking stuffers.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-28-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,138
Posted By EthanB
News headlines don't indicate prevalence. I...

News headlines don't indicate prevalence. I think a fair amount of caution should be used but that's true of a lot of things. How many millions of CL transactions happen every day? How many CL...
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