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Do you guys work every day?

We are making enough but we're not working everyday and I wish we did. I don't like sitting here doing nothing all day. Anyone else feel the same? I know it might be different in more populated areas but driving through the rural mountains is nice.

We bring our 2 year old, dog, and my future wife on every job. I enjoy working.

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I work too much---I schedule myself days off and still end up doing work related B.S. OH well.....

I would recommend against bringing the little ones along--kinda scary if you ask me. JMO.
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I work too much---I schedule myself days off and still end up doing work related B.S. OH well.....

I would recommend against bringing the little ones along--kinda scary if you ask me. JMO.
Yeah, definitely can be dangerous depending on the area. He sits in the truck sometimes. We've been lucky and have only had one house that wasn't pretty nice this season.

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I'm in the office 90% of the time now, and my office is next to where I live, so I work 24/7. My job is to make sure my guys have jobs. When I was loading up the truck in the morning and on site everyday, it was 6 days a week.
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I'm in the office 90% of the time now, and my office is next to where I live, so I work 24/7. My job is to make sure my guys have jobs. When I was loading up the truck in the morning and on site everyday, it was 6 days a week.
I am very similar to GTX. I have guys working generally 6 days a week 12 hrs a day, so I work a more standard 40 hr work week but am "on call" from 7 AM to 10 PM pretty much everyday and I definitely get calls almost everyday in that time frame. Not to mention the nationals are pretty much calling in that same time frame, too.
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We are making enough but we're not working everyday and I wish we did. I don't like sitting here doing nothing all day. Anyone else feel the same? I know it might be different in more populated areas but driving through the rural mountains is nice.

We bring our 2 year old, dog, and my future wife on every job. I enjoy working.
Working everyday is good/fun for awhile, but it will burn you out eventually. Spend Sundays with the family, go to the zoo, park, work on your own house. Even though you will be thinking about work half the time, it's still important to do. When you start working 7 days a week, and can't dedicate most of a day to yourself, that's when you know it's time to hire help.
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We are making enough but we're not working everyday and I wish we did. I don't like sitting here doing nothing all day. Anyone else feel the same? I know it might be different in more populated areas but driving through the rural mountains is nice.

We bring our 2 year old, dog, and my future wife on every job. I enjoy working.
I work in the field 3 to 4 days a week in late fall/winter/early spring. Late Spring/Summer/early fall its usually 5 to 6 days per week.

My suggestion is do NOT sit around doing nothing. Develop a website, if you have one work on it. Develop a flyer to give to realtors/land lords/property management companies, etc. Spend the time writing a business plan if you don't have one. Do a break even analysis on the services that you provide. Personally, in your shoes, I would count my blessings. Kids are only going to get older and it happens fast. My youngest is 9 1/2 already.

Too many times nationals and regionals will run you so ragged, you only have time to work IN the business, not ON the business. There is a huge difference......Use the time to work on your business.



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For the past 3 weeks I have been working 7 days a week. Trying to hire some people but even in this economy it is hard to get people.
Tried hiring somebody for grass cuts and his response was "well I charge $25.00 a lawn". I asked if he was a business with insurance and he said no.
Hired another guy for $110.00 a day. Day 1 after 4 hours, "oh I have an emergency gotta leave". Day 2 I can work but only 4 hours, do I still get paid the full amount? bye bye.
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Office time? Time off? What is this mythical stuff you speak of?
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Guess I got what I deserve, always wanted to own my own business.
And people think it is great owning your own business. lol
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