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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 06:35 PM
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time to quit

how many are seriously thinking about quitting the business?i know it sure is hard to keep going with gas prices and low pay
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how many are seriously thinking about quitting the business?i know it sure is hard to keep going with gas prices and low pay
It's better than flipping burgers at McDonalds for minimum wage. No matter how crappy preservation can get there are people much worse off. What does not kill you in this industry will make you stronger?
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This is for every tradesman.

Up your prices. If everyone would just charge what they should be, then the buyers won't have a choice.

Stop selling/bidding so cheap. What's wrong with you people?

I've put my rates up the last 3 years running, as costs went up. People keep hiring me.

Whatever business the customer is in, you think they're not putting their prices up? Sure they are.

You're just killing yourselves. Up your prices.
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This is for every tradesman.

Up your prices. If everyone would just charge what they should be, then the buyers won't have a choice.

Stop selling/bidding so cheap. What's wrong with you people?

I've put my rates up the last 3 years running, as costs went up. People keep hiring me.

Whatever business the customer is in, you think they're not putting their prices up? Sure they are.

You're just killing yourselves. Up your prices.
I am pretty sure these fellas get told what the job pays.
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kato when you work for a company you dont decide pricing,if your working for yourself yes
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kato when you work for a company you dont decide pricing,if your working for yourself yes
Sorry, thought you were self employed.

Ok, if you're not making enough money where you are then start looking for better paying work. Do not quit your current job first. If you find better work, then go for it.

Hey, for what it's worth being self employed is no picnic either. It's long days, risk, headaches. But I'm not going to do it for no money.

All the best.
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Sorry, thought you were self employed.

Ok, if you're not making enough money where you are then start looking for better paying work. Do not quit your current job first. If you find better work, then go for it.

Hey, for what it's worth being self employed is no picnic either. It's long days, risk, headaches. But I'm not going to do it for no money.

All the best.
long hours, you mean like how i am writing estimates at 9pm on a sunday?
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I have switched to doing lawns only, it is profitable and less headaches, photo requests,etc.
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long hours, you mean like how i am writing estimates at 9pm on a sunday?
Yup, I did my invoicing while on CT tonight.

Is that multi-tasking ?
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