Join Date: Apr 2012
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I have a new plan...
We have been doing P&P work for about 5 years now.
We went through a period about 3 years long where I only worked about 60 hours a week at the most and we made great money. My subs were averaging $35 per hour and I was able to take a few days off here and there to relax.
For the last year or so, between working in the field, uploading pictures, invoicing, bidding work, negotiating bids, and babysitting employees, subs and customers I work about 100 hours a week and the money is no longer there to be made. One of my subs has only made just over $10,000 this year so far.
Basically the bottom has fallen out of the market. It's like all of the banks are in collusion to set pricing and they have reached bottom and started digging.
So about 6 months ago I set out on an odyssey to find a way to make more money for me and all the people working for me and I have finally found a way to do it that will double or even triple the amount of money we all make.
It will involve change and since change is never easy there will be those who rebel against it, but I believe that once everyone accepts it they will come to understand that it really is for the best and ultimately they will thank me.
It is simple, first I am going to fire everyone. Since they can make over $20,000 per year flipping burgers they can double their income just by learning to ask, “Would like to Super Size that?”
Some of them come from a construction background they will be able to triple their income by dusting off their tool belt and hand tools and going back to framing or hanging sheetrock.
And they will be able to make between $6,000 and $10,000 in quick cash by selling off the mowers, trailers and other lawn equipment they will not have to keep. Then they will be able to buy a spatula of the caliber used by Sponge Bob to make them an even more employable burger flipper.
As for me, I will be getting rid of all but a few residential and commercial customers and I am going to sell my extra ZTR mower. This will give me enough cash to get my truck prepared and buy what I need to accept a job in the oil fields of North Dakota. I have a lead on a job that will provide me with absolute solitude for 12 hours of each day for 4 weeks at a stretch. Then it will be home for 2 weeks before I go back for another 30 days of peace and quiet. My income will triple and my responsibilities and headaches will become almost zero.
What is your plan?