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Beentown

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As you most know I have started a couple new business ventures and just wanted to vent. I have been blessed with having to turn down work because of scheduling issues. I am really starting to slow down due to the holidays/economy and every job counts.

Well, I scheduled two big jobs the next two weeks and they both canceled on me tonight! I turned down other smaller jobs to do these. I am going to call the other jobs I turned down but I know they will not be available. The timing really sucks...Should have taken a deposit!

Fuggin, fuggars, dang blammit!

Beentown
 

hickslawns

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I feel your pain. Anymore, if it is a decent sized job we just take a deposit. Never did this for years, but in the last couple years with the crap economy I started to do so. I hate that I have to, but I don't work for free and can't afford to get stuck. Sorry to hear it Charles.
 

hickslawns

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Sam- There are many days I scratch my head and wonder why I do it. One day every year that comes to mind is April 15th. Hmmmm. . . 80-100hrs a week in the peak seasons and 60+hrs per week in the "slow" time. Then on April 15th I either go "Well this just sucks. I hope the crackheads had a Merry Friggin' Christmas on my tax dollars," or if it is the other way around my thought process is "Well this just sucks. I lived below the poverty line this year, and I put in 80hrs a week to do it. Dang!"

Bottom line truth though? I have been off the leash too long. If I had to work a regular job, I would be fired in the first week. ahaha Good years and bad years, I am fortunate to live in this country and have the ability to run my own show.
 

Beentown

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I tried to get the work back that I had turned down to no avail. Spent the cash on Christmas.

Ernie,

I have a painting (80% of the work), remodeling (15% ) and powerwashing company. My wife runs a daycare also. I will be doing a lot more remodeling this winter. We have two houses that need flipped. I am just waiting for the go ahead and some cash. I might have some work for others on here as soon as I have the check.

Beentown
 

RedCloud

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That sucks bro. I figure your big job people just realized Christmas wasn't as far away as they thought huh. I hope you can get something going to replace the lost money you was hoping for so you and yours can have a good Christmas. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the flips work out for ya :D.
 

Curran

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That sucks Beentown. Hope some things pick up for you. Things seem to really be slowing down everywhere, and the next few months can be tough.
 

CJD3

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I understand Bud.

Ain't self employment grand.
Sorry to hear of the timing of it all.
 

Beentown

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We will be ok! It just sucks and I don't like to dig into the savings.

Thanks for the well wishes. And if you know anyone needing any work done let me know ;)

Beentown
 

hickslawns

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Let me see if I can help you out Beener. Do you travel for work? My kids could use some obedience training. My wife, well, I won't go there. hahaha
 

Beentown

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Have sprayer...will travel! I think we probably come from the same school on obedience training ;) Don't mess with wifes! lol

Beentown