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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008
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    Is anyone else staying busy right now?

    The hours are getting less and less. If I keep it up I'm going to be a housewife soon.

    Are you busy where you work?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    SE Michigan
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    Thumbs up

    Busier that a one legged man in an a$$ kicking contest.
    "Politicians are the lowest form of life on Earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician"

    - General George S. Patton

  3. #3
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    Dec 2002
    Location
    Titusville Florida
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    Staying steady,not super busy. A lot of our customers budgets are out of money until January.

  4. #4
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    Sep 2008
    Location
    Western PA
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    Steady. Not real busy. 40 and a little extra every week.

    We've got a few construction projects running, plus our regular service accounts.

    Plenty enough to keep working.

  5. #5
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    Jan 2004
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    We added 2 more service techs this month. The service side of the business is not showing a sign of slowing yet.

  6. #6
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    Location
    florida
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    Steady? We always are.
    I love the smell of phosgene first thing in the morning:

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  7. #7
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    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Central Oklahoma
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    We are busy into 2010 with schools, banks and restaraunts.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
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    509
    55+ hours a week

    it's flippin cold here!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
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    While some of us are struggling & on our way to the poor house-- some of us are as busy as ever. Those who are busy obviously are doing the right thing, but those of us who are not busy must face the fact that there is something missing. There is a weakness that has been exposed. We must use this time to realize that weakness & correct it. No doubt there is a challenge but in this business there's always a challenge.

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    Had a spate of being very busy about a month ago, but now eerily quiet....
    Time to make another cup of tea I guess!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    phoenix, arizona
    Posts
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    we are super slow !!!

    Question for those who are busy; What are some of the thing you done right that keep you busy; did you over book early?, did you advertise more?, did you lower your price to beat out the competition, or did you happen to have account that are recession proof..ie; school, hospital...?
    Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." H.L. Hunt

    "In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it." John uskin

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    We are trying as hard as we can to advertise, tricky when money is tight but there will always be some work, so its best if you get it.

    Lots of our commercial jobs have been cancelled/postponed, so a lot of the work we are doing is schools, sports facilities.
    Fortunately, the olympics are coming up, which should give us some work.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
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    We are blessed and very busy right now. With a strong line of new construction custom homes, a regular commercial account and every customer we have (almost) has an annual agreement with us. These things are combined with a company model to reduce the customers electrical bill, have worked very well and produced year round work. Even with the failing economy, the "higher end" customers are still interested in reducing their electrical usage and increasing their property value. Customers that focus the big picture aren't easily swayed by the stock market and gas prices.
    To top it all off, we are still recovering from the recent hurricane. This has caused us to bring in people from surrounding cities as we rebuild the island. The sad thing is, that we don't have enough people out in the field turning screws, so we really haven't been able to persue much new business. Very little advertising, as our plate is already full. Most of the customers are word of mouth, customer referals etc..
    Say what you want about Obama, but he has passed many rebates and incentives to help our industry. I just hope we make it to the top before he (big government) fumbles the ball.

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