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I'm between a rock and a hard place. I have ZERO work!

I just took a job as a pizza delivery boy *I start tomorrow... :mad::sad:

$7.25 an hr plus tips **cries*

Search Craigslist, one of my competitors is hiring temp painters.... I could surely use the money!


Would you do it?
 

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I think you do what's necessary to take care of things.
I'd be the best pizza delivery man Buffalo has ever seen. I'd probably be handing out some business cards as it allows also.

One other thing I'd be doing is to figure out why you are out of work and your competitor is hiring help.
 

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Got to pay the bills. I'm not to proud to do that.

If i legitimately ever am in the situation with no work and none i could roust up, I would call the other contractors I am buddy's with and ask if they had anything that I could do for them. Whether that be frame or trim a house or go set a door.

If I was out of reserves I would clean the jobsite if that's all I could find.

Any work is better than no work.
 

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I'm between a rock and a hard place. I have ZERO work!

I just took a job as a pizza delivery boy *I start tomorrow... :mad::sad:

$7.25 an hr plus tips **cries*

Search Craigslist, one of my competitors is hiring temp painters.... I could surely use the money!


Would you do it?
Deliver pizza or be a temp painter?....:whistling

How old are you?

Don't recall seeing a pizza delivery dude much over 21....:whistling
 

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To answer your question of "would you/I" ABSOLUTELY!

Don't be ashamed of it either. I've done many things to supplement the lean and famine times. I just wish I could be a gigolo. Or maybe not!:whistling

Pay those bills and keep an eye on the prize.:thumbsup:
 

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Pizza delivery would be a step up for me with some of the crappy jobs I do.
 

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Would you do it?
No. It's the type of job one takes when they want to keep their nose above water....as they are circling the drain.

Don't know about your personal situation, but...I'm a handful of states away and I've seen a lot of commercials to 'come to ny and start a business, zero tax for ten years'. Ouch. That's sort of like the california commercials, begging people to come to california....PLEASE (they need more net taxpayers).

I'd move. From what little I know, buffalo is on hard times and a lot of people/money have been fleeing ny (due to nyc).

Vote with your feet and get a better life.
 

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I'd venture to say that most of us, who started in construction when we were very young, have received supplemental income from jobs unrelated to construction... :thumbsup:

I've eaten more pizza than I delivered...

Bouncer was a memorable stint...

Stocked shelves in a grocery store...

Shoveled snow...


What's that saying: A body in motion tends to stay in motion..:thumbsup:
 

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Hell yes, I'd do it. Couch potatoes don't make any money.

But I'd also be giving some Deep Thought to how I could do better. :thumbsup:
 

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I definitely would do it. Considering my competition knows who I am and they most certainly wouldn't hire me. Not because they don't like me, but because of them feeling the need to protect their proprietary secrets. I mean their are a bunch of things about my day to day operations that I wouldn't want get in the wrong hands. Not that I have these huge secrets, but I have spent many years learning the small things in my business that are unique to me. Not to mention my clientele.

But good for you, it's never shameful to work, I don't care what it is your doing. It's shameful to not provide for your family or yourself because your too proud to take a lower paying job. The only thing that I could see as a problem, would be it could make it hard to put 100% into retooling your company to get more work.
 

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I'm guessing that this was easier to type than it would be to actually do.
It always is easier to talk about doing something than actually doing it.
Pawnshops, local papers, and craigslist are full of people selling their tools and whatever else they have as they are trying to scrape by until things get better wherever they are. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Just giving him another point of view as sometimes things can be better starting over elsewhere rather than burning through all your savings, tools and belongings, only to be in the same place later.

I travel around quite a bit and how I get a gauge on the local economy is visit pawnshops (if there) to see what's for sale there. Best thing that happened to me was being 'fired' from one long time job and the other, being 'forced' to move. Was a pretty big hurt, but am far better off, so wouldn't want to see someone else stuck in a dead end in a dead end place, slowly slipping away. There's whole industries full of vultures waiting to pick those bones of the still trying to walk.

If it's just a temp thing, then OK, do whatcha gotta do.
 

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griz said:
I'd venture to say that most of us, who started in construction when we were very young, have received supplemental income from jobs unrelated to construction... :thumbsup: I've eaten more pizza than I delivered... Bouncer was a memorable stint... Stocked shelves in a grocery store... Shoveled snow... What's that saying: A body in motion tends to stay in motion..:thumbsup:
Isn't that a Viagra commercial?
 

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Not me. Nope. I wouldn't do it. :no: But that's just me.

I'd be afraid of being identified by my customers or even worse- having to deliver to the guy whose deck I just painted.

I would hate to be in the middle of a 3-week remodeling project while delivering a pizza to the next door neighbor. They would say things like, "Ted! I thought you were doing so great!
 

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tedanderson said:
Not me. Nope. I wouldn't do it. :no: But that's just me. I'd be afraid of being identified by my customers or even worse- having to deliver to the guy whose deck I just painted. I would hate to be in the middle of a 3-week remodeling project while delivering a pizza to the next door neighbor. They would say things like, "Ted! I thought you were doing so great!
I guess it could make for some awkward moments. :eek:
 
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