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The good stuff I find that I can turn around and sell haha

There is some money to be made if you wise up and figure out how. There is no money to be made from any safe guard stuff that gets assigned to me but I managed to find the silver lining in them
 

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hi

i have no motivation to stay anymore,its completely went to the crappers,like someone said i can go broke sitting at home.
 

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I'm personally not motivated to stay in it.

Why I do it is to teach my son and his highschool buddies how do things on a house where a home owner isn't standing over their shoulder questioning everything they do.

Prior to this summer, my kid could tear off a roof and that was about it. He now felts, shingles, runs step flashings, valleys and caps. His "education" was completed on vacant homes. I have no problem putting him on customers job.

Casey, one of his buddies and an employee of mine called me this summer while working on mission trip house rehab. He couldn't remember what to do with 3 tab shingles. I took him on a trip down memory lane. When he got back, he said all the adults were impressed and took work direction from him cause they didn't have a clue what to do.

Dryloking is another thing they learned. The first basement they did, they had more on themselves than the wall. Now, I would put them up against any professional painter as they now don't need tarps, don't get it on themselves and their jobs look awesome.

Not to mention, these kids are learning great life skills, like how to run a business and make money. Matter of fact, my son now has input into job quoting, measuring, marketing, web development, etc. The last roof of the season I did, he yelled at me for :censored:ing up the bid. Told me that if I can't figure out how to bid them correctly, he'll do it himself. I may have created a problem.......:blink:
 

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Good for your son and buds. We have no inclination to stay in it at all other than for the local lenders, brokers, insurance agents and investors. We still stay on with a few companies to maintain an inside track on real estate to buy and sell.
 

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The good stuff I find that I can turn around and sell haha

There is some money to be made if you wise up and figure out how. There is no money to be made from any safe guard stuff that gets assigned to me but I managed to find the silver lining in them

even the pickins aint what they once was they be getting slim lawd they be getting slim
 

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I only have the proverbial toe in the water any more.
 
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I got into this industry because I couldn't find any "real salary" work as a finish carpenter after the crash. Things haven't changed much here in mid MN. as far as residential work although I see it coming around slowly. I guess I've had offers to go across country installing commercial finish work for a fair wage but my own bed is slightly more attractive even though the work here in this REO/P&P world is never letting me plan on ANYTHING AT ANYTIME for my own personal time. I can see that without subbing out this work and trying to establish a constitant schedule a guy will burn out easily...
 

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I got into this industry because I couldn't find any "real salary" work as a finish carpenter after the crash. Things haven't changed much here in mid MN. as far as residential work although I see it coming around slowly. I guess I've had offers to go across country installing commercial finish work for a fair wage but my own bed is slightly more attractive even though the work here in this REO/P&P world is never letting me plan on ANYTHING AT ANYTIME for my own personal time. I can see that without subbing out this work and trying to establish a constitant schedule a guy will burn out easily...
I learned along time ago to not let them push you around. Your time is your time. Just give them a heads up when you want time off. It's utter BS when they tell you that you will get a chargeback to have an order reassigned. Tell them your attorney would love to speak with them. Once you let "them" run your life, you've screwed yourself.
 

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I got into this industry because I couldn't find any "real salary" work as a finish carpenter after the crash. Things haven't changed much here in mid MN. as far as residential work although I see it coming around slowly. I guess I've had offers to go across country installing commercial finish work for a fair wage but my own bed is slightly more attractive even though the work here in this REO/P&P world is never letting me plan on ANYTHING AT ANYTIME for my own personal time. I can see that without subbing out this work and trying to establish a constitant schedule a guy will burn out easily...
Gary how far are you from the Des Moines area? Im in desperate need of a reliable trim guy.
 

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Gary how far are you from the Des Moines area? Im in desperate need of a reliable trim guy.


His profile says Baxter MN.
 

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Thanks for the offer. I've had attractive offer to go on the road allready BUT, I enjoy living on one of the 10,000+ lakes up here in Gods' country and it's hard to hit the road. ;)





I know where I could go back to driving truck and net around $100,000 after the immediate expenses like payment, fuel and standard maint expenses are taken off.


But I've got really comfortable with being in my own bed and my own shower every night.
 
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