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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Beat Down in Texas!

Hello! I came across this site on accident, but I'm so glad I did. In 2015 I answered a Craigslist ad (yes, I know...) to do property preservation tasks in my area that were badly needed. Since I, myself, could not do the grass cuts, I took on two guys to do them. This company needed this stuff done NOW. So in 2 days one of them did 5 homes and the other did 7. I did 2 special requests. Needless to say, 2 years later, I've still not been paid...

However, I find this industry and portions of it fascinating and necessary, so I'm back here to see what I did wrong, what I maybe could do different, if anything, and possibly tippy-toe back in. As a disabled grandma, I need a job where I can do something I like to do, when I can do it, and not be an 8-5er.

One thing - I've seen some posts about not working for other sub-companies (which I apparently did) and only working for the main company? If someone could explain that to me, I'd greatly appreciate it. Maybe I don't understand where it feeds down from and how?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-08-2017, 09:19 AM
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wow, did no one respond to this?
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I would suggest reading thru the posts already on this site. There is a wealth of information on here that will pretty much answer all of your questions.
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Hi Adasha! I am a Texas contractor, and would be glad to answer any questions I have answers to...I am also a new grandma, and have no ability to kiss any more corporate butt in this lifetime so working for myself is my ONLY option. This industry has served me well, and earned a comfortable living for 6 years now from this work exclusively, however I know NOTHING when compared to some of the seasoned professionals on here. Read everything you can posted by senior members here, especially. And if you want to talk in person I am available to you for a Q and A session of brutal honesty if you want to reach out! I am all about supporting and encouraging my fellow grandmothers, (as well as grandfathers, lol!) so PM me if you would like my contact info!!!
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Same here... if you're looking for some answers, feel free to reach out.

Biggest suggestion is to work directly from the source rather than for a subcontractor.
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Stay away from third party contracts You need to go direct to the big boys. There are a lot of scumbags in this industry just waiting to prey on honest contractors just go thru the posts most are listed here and check back to see who is legit and who are the scammers this thread is full of info..
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