hello my good metrosexual limp wristed canuck friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Do you think most guys do side jobs?:callpro:
do you think they do a few a year?
do you think when they do, they use your truck, gas and or some of your material?
I think that a lot of guys do side work!
I have been doing this for 26 years, I have done two side jobs, both I did for good friends and both I traded labor for, no profit!
I did use the company truck both times and told the boss both times!
He said to put 20 bucks in the tank!
What this guy did was dishonest and he really took advantage of a pretty decent guy!
As a business owner, how do you feel about the side work?
would it be okay if the guy approached you with it first?
Helen says hello and happy new year!
I think about you all the time and hope you have a happy 2011!
I told Art that I could have got him on at work but did not want to leave you alone in chocolate town!
He said you would come out to Kansas with him!
I am assuming you have NEVER been here!:eek2:
First off, I'm not good enough with sheetmetal to make a job look even half professional.
Second off, I'm the kind of guy that wants to take ownership of sa job that I do. If it breaks, I'd need to be there to make the repairs. Hard to do that when you're running service the way I do.
It is a lot easier to explain these things to people who look for me to do side work, refer them to a good friend that is in business and move on.
I don't do side work.
The way stuff is made nowadays, you'll go broke defending yourself, even if you're innocent.
Plus, I don't have the time to do siders. I'll just do more O/T
and as JP stated, I'll refer the interested party to someone that can handle it properly.
with out putting a lot of thought into this!
and forgetting that i am a union worker and side job would be against the rules and quote "RAT"! not my opinion just quoting!
I would think if I was the boss and a guy wanted to do some side work?
I would most likely tell him to slip me a c note and fill up the tank?
but I am not an owner so that may seem wrong to a business man?
Don't mind the guys doing side jobs for family and friends but if they use and/or break my stuff they need to pay for what they use....
yeah, I kind of thought you would be a cool boss!
I have a good idea that the Canadian pipe trades union UA is funding a lot of our national UA pensions!
I read that the Calgary training center had over one thousand first year apprentices!
This year my local had 90 which is the biggest class in decades!
the last couple classes were 40-60!
Not bad for a 50 year old tradesman packing around nothing heavier than a clipboard.
Those F(*&^ing Oil Sands are sucking up EVERY tradesman in Canada. They have 2 charter flights a week right into Fort McMurray from Newfoundland...!!
A typical tradesman with over 5 years after his TQ is about $150-200,000/yr plus/plus/plus....but the weather last week was -48 degC !!!