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My day usually begins at 5:45 but sitting here across from my wife (who is chit-chatting away) trying to work and type this quick little post I am realizing that it will have to begin even earlier if I expect to get anything done... :rolleyes:
 

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Today's schedule....hmmmmm

0800: Wife wakes me for kiss goodbye.

1033: Wake up again and release the nights holdings.

1045: Drink cold coffee that wife left on bedside table at 0600.

1046: Warm coffee in microwave.

1050: Check email and CT for post replies.

1100: Review 5 maintenance reports delivered last night.

1110: Contacted 2 HO's concerning maintenance updates.

1145: Took phone call from someone speaking broken english/spanish offering to install fencing for the company.

1146: Replied that we only hire American workers and hung up.

1200: Started reading new release from a tile publication.

1230: Logged on to CT to check new replies.

1236: Ran across this thread and had to reply.
 

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When working on an occupied home,
usually when the last HO car leaves
the driveway/all the kiddies are off to school.
I no longer see any profit in making
everyone's mornings more stressful
by banging into each other, waiting on
breakfast to be over, and playing driveway shuffle.
 
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Side note to my earlier post!

When doing remodeling or repairs, we are on site at 0900 and leave at 1700.

Reasons for doing it this way.

Neighbors hate hammering or sawing at 7 a.m., especially if they work the night shift or have a new baby in the house.

To avoid the things mentioned by NEO.

I prefer bankers hours to contractors hours.

If i'm not in the home when the customers are home then I don't have to be involved in their life or lifestlye.

While I stated we are on site at 0900 we usually start around 0600. Gathering materials and tools, morning staff meetings, B/S sessions, travel time.
 

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Out of bed at 7:15 and into the shop around 8:15-8:30. Leave the shop anywhere between 3:30 and 7:30 usually around 6:45. one of the reasons I opened my own business is because I hated having to be 45 minutes away from my house and be there at 7:00 am. The other is because I really despise authority.

Having some boss sitting at the door way looking at his watch as you come in 1 minute late and looking disgusted at you. No reason life has to be by the minute. You get in, you work, you get the tasks accomplished you go home. None of this you were one minute late bullcrap and now I have to put a mark on your record.
 

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It's really hard for me to be inside the doorway tapping my foot, looking at my watch as I stroll in the shop a few minutes late. :laughing:

All I know is my boss is a real jerk :w00t:
 

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I'm up by 5:00, get a few cups of coffee, then go to the shop, a nice 50 yard stroll. The guys start at 7:30 so they are usually there by 7:29!
 

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Out of the house by 6:45, at the office by 7:15, men show up 7:15 to 7:30, sent them out to jobs, men back by 4:00 to 5:00. I do sales calls and take care of running crews, quotes and paper work during the day and do some sales calls at night. Home 8:00 to 9:00, watch the boob tube until 11:00 and do it all over again.
 
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