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that job that i had posted about, im starting friday. very very excited, and relieved. i was so worked up about it this past month or so. cant wait!!
 

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Best of luck, let us know how the first day, week, etc go for you.

And make sure you aren't sleeping in until 8am that first day...:shifty:
 

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I've never done much new construction and would not tolerate some of the hazing.
Be proactive
If you have a scrap wood stash take some with you and intentionally cut a piece short.
Tell the new boss you need to go get your "board stretcher" from your truck.
sort of staying a step ahead.....
 

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I've never done much new construction and would not tolerate some of the hazing.
Be proactive
If you have a scrap wood stash take some with you and intentionally cut a piece short.
Tell the new boss you need to go get your "board stretcher" from your truck.
sort of staying a step ahead.....
pffff hahahahaha, thats so good. im definitely gonna play the rookie tricks on him.

"hey ah maybe we can just use a sky hook to raise the wall"
 

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give me some more crap i can say. i heard the board stretcher, sky hook, i was once asked to rip a 2x4 down to 1 1/2 inches (that had me puzzled for about 5 minutes). jesus i cant even think right now.
 

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Way to go!:thumbsup: Hope it turns into a career for ya!:thumbup: (if that's what you want)
i've been in construction for about 4 years now, its what i want to do and im working on taking my skills to the next level. if i remain with this guy long term great but i dont know what the future holds.
 

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Ahh the roller coaster of life.

Ride with hands out of the car screaming like crazy.

I hope it works out for you Laddy:thumbsup:
 

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i've been in construction for about 4 years now, its what i want to do and im working on taking my skills to the next level. if i remain with this guy long term great but i dont know what the future holds.
FYI DO NOT stop looking for a job.(TRUST ME ON THIS!:sad:)

NEVER turn a job down out right. ALWAYS give the current employer first right of refusal.

I made mistakes in turning down job offers some equal some potential of greater out of loyalty and then BAM!:furious:

But I'm sure you're smart enough to focus on the job at hand and becoming indispensable first.:thumbsup:

Good luck again!:thumbup:
 

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give me some more crap i can say. i heard the board stretcher, sky hook, i was once asked to rip a 2x4 down to 1 1/2 inches (that had me puzzled for about 5 minutes). jesus i cant even think right now.
What are you doing for work?
 

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FYI DO NOT stop looking for a job.(TRUST ME ON THIS!:sad:)

NEVER turn a job down out right. ALWAYS give the current employer first right of refusal.

I made mistakes in turning down job offers some equal some potential of greater out of loyalty and then BAM!:furious:

But I'm sure you're smart enough to focus on the job at hand and becoming indispensable first.:thumbsup:

Good luck again!:thumbup:
yes trust me if i find something better ill be gone. my old boss and i ran into each other and apparently 2 guys quit on him for personal reasons, so he wants to take me back on. i told him im going to be starting with this other guy but i can work part time out work with him so i can work for both of these guys. a friend of mine might be having me work part time, my ultimate goal is to work for him full time. he's one of my best friends, and one of the few people i can spend serious amounts of time with.
 

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Don't burn your bridges working for two different companies - some guys get territorial and paranoid (not that I know anything about that :shifty:). Just clear it with your F/T job before doing anything P/T.

And working with friends isn't always the dream deal - even if you two tolerate each other, like to be around each other, blah blah blah...work is work, and when he has to put the hammer down, you may feel hit harder than if you were just an employee.
 

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Seems to me your current 'girlfriend' is a good luck charm. 2 jobs offered at the same time? You better propose to this lady asap.
 

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Don't burn your bridges working for two different companies - some guys get territorial and paranoid (not that I know anything about that :shifty:). Just clear it with your F/T job before doing anything P/T.

And working with friends isn't always the dream deal - even if you two tolerate each other, like to be around each other, blah blah blah...work is work, and when he has to put the hammer down, you may feel hit harder than if you were just an employee.
BOY HOWDY if that isn't a sound POV!:thumbsup:
 

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im going to give you one big guess.

heres a few hints
this is a construction forum
im posting about a job in a construction forum
i've been doing construction for about 4 years.
Easy there big guy...
It's actually a "contractor" forum...
You could be doing anything from changing light bulbs to digging bridge footings...
You list yourself same as me...
covers a lot of ground
I just put down what I charge for in my own name and business since 94.
I never implied that you were making cookies for the church bake sale:laughing:
 
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