I figure APS does at least pay there subs as if they did not . I feel some one would of made a blog
they say " founded in 1987 " .Thats enough years for the truth to show.
I wont lie 1980's to 1990's I was hanging wall cover like mad . It was very popular there were large stores selling only wall cover . Lowes , Home depot others also had designated isles for the sale of it .
Back then to make $200 - $500 per day was not really hard
But by year 2000 wall covering is dead - Scaled back big time
the days of having 25 -30 rolls a day to hang are gone.
But I developed many other skills to compensate .
The point of mentioning this story is I remember how it felt to earn great money each day (remember fuel cost was $1 and some change )
Still Year 2013-14 times have changed . Just having the skills and some business cards are not gonna cut it anymore .
I see legitimate is the flow of the times , want to be a painter who can proudly set up ladders in front of a home . You better have insurance , contractor license and a lead abatement certification , I should mention some states require multiple town contractor licenses per community @ $400 per municipality with a need to renew from 2 to 3 years .
Code enforcers catch workers by seeing a work truck at job sight , punch in work truck tag number and BAM gotcha . Or you run a simple ad with PH# and and BAM gotcha.
I have insurance for the scope of work called Preservation - some insurance wont even touch that kinda work title Once they here foreclosure I noticed .
Why mention all this gibberish well I guess I want all to see I know the truth of earning income and the truth of some entity that hopes to get what they can out of you with no remorse , it's nothing personal its just the way of the times .
There may very well be desperation in the air and for some being choosy equals Zero work.