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Why you shouldn't do P&P

Let's get a thread going with FACTS on why you should not get into this industry. I just made a big post in another thread complaining about some things so lets make this post for anyone looking to get into the industry and why they will fail.
  1. Work isn't guaranteed.
  2. 30-60 Day Payment schedule. If you miss one picture you don't get paid for that particular job.
  3. Huge insurance policies required for each company.
  4. You don't know what you're doing and there is no learn as you go. If you mess up, not only are you out the materials and time. You have to pay the next guy to fix your mess.
  5. If you somehow get a contract with a company as a new guy, they will rip you off. This is not a conspiracy. This is what they will do and you can't do anything about it.
  6. You're not going to mansions. You will be in the ghetto with people yelling at you and asking questions.
  7. The debris won't be clean furniture. It will be rotten diapers soaked in cat piss.
  8. You can't sleep in. This isn't a free money job, a lot of people seem to think it is. It literally is 12+ hour days to get these homes in conveyance. If you don't meet your deadline all the work you did was just done for free.

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Let's get a thread going with FACTS on why you should not get into this industry. I just made a big post in another thread complaining about some things so lets make this post for anyone looking to get into the industry and why they will fail.
  1. Work isn't guaranteed.
  2. 30-60 Day Payment schedule. If you miss one picture you don't get paid for that particular job.
  3. Huge insurance policies required for each company.
  4. You don't know what you're doing and there is no learn as you go. If you mess up, not only are you out the materials and time. You have to pay the next guy to fix your mess.
  5. If you somehow get a contract with a company as a new guy, they will rip you off. This is not a conspiracy. This is what they will do and you can't do anything about it.
  6. You're not going to mansions. You will be in the ghetto with people yelling at you and asking questions.
  7. The debris won't be clean furniture. It will be rotten diapers soaked in cat piss.
  8. You can't sleep in. This isn't a free money job, a lot of people seem to think it is. It literally is 12+ hour days to get these homes in conveyance. If you don't meet your deadline all the work you did was just done for free.
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Let's get a thread going with FACTS on why you should not get into this industry. I just made a big post in another thread complaining about some things so lets make this post for anyone looking to get into the industry and why they will fail.
  1. Work isn't guaranteed.
  2. 30-60 Day Payment schedule. If you miss one picture you don't get paid for that particular job.
  3. Huge insurance policies required for each company.
  4. You don't know what you're doing and there is no learn as you go. If you mess up, not only are you out the materials and time. You have to pay the next guy to fix your mess.
  5. If you somehow get a contract with a company as a new guy, they will rip you off. This is not a conspiracy. This is what they will do and you can't do anything about it.
  6. You're not going to mansions. You will be in the ghetto with people yelling at you and asking questions.
  7. The debris won't be clean furniture. It will be rotten diapers soaked in cat piss.
  8. You can't sleep in. This isn't a free money job, a lot of people seem to think it is. It literally is 12+ hour days to get these homes in conveyance. If you don't meet your deadline all the work you did was just done for free.
You will have employee's text you a thousand times on a Sunday night "asking what are we doing tommorow boss?"
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You will put about 30-40k miles on your truck in a year
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You will have employee's text you a thousand times on a Sunday night "asking what are we doing tommorow boss?"



I thought that was just me.


Friday afternoon, see you at 7:30 monday. OK


Without fail, sunday night. What time is work tomorrow?

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You will put about 30-40k miles on your truck in a year
a month....
You have to deal with people that do not have a clue how to do the work they demand of you
You will be put in a position that requires you to break the law...because you do not know....
You will be conned into believing that volume makes up for crap fees.

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Had a group of girls call my fiancee an ugly white bitch the other day while we were doing a trashout. Had a bunch of people asking if the house was for rent and if they could come inside.

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I dropped an entire city because I came out from trimming the back yard and found a guy standing in the back of my truck pulling on the chains to see if I had left anything unlocked.

He had his back to me and did not see me walk up to the truck. He about crapped his pants when I asked him if he had found anything he liked.

He jumped out of the truck and ran like his ass was on fire.
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Shoulda thrown a fire cracker between his feet.

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