Originally Posted by OZ-T
Yes , basically it is one of those things where you end up getting some skill just by way of being around that particular environment , and then it becomes the skill set you can rely on to get you summer jobs , then employment after high school , then next thing you know you've been doing it all your life , haha
Not sure if it's a benefit or a curse
I've been a carpenter as my full time job for 25 years this year
Not sure if my experience is that helpful to you , but the most rewarding and the most stressful portion of that 25 years has definitely been the time that I have been the business owner / banker / crew psycologist and marriage councellor / babysitter
Thanks for sharing with me, OZ. I like to hear what people have to say. If you like what you are doing then I would not say that its been a "curse". You get to build awesome houses and live in an amazing part of the world.
Originally Posted by JLee
So true I can't remember the last time I didn't work at least 12 to 15 hours in a day. 10+ in the shop and another 3 to 5 at home updating paperwork.
Sounds like my dad. Works all day, then "after" work he has to meet with possible clients and do paperwork.
He has mentioned buying a larger shop and adding a powdercoating shop to it and I told him that I would love to partner with him and run the powdercoating/painting side of the business and take of any marketing and advertising. I just dont know if I want to get tied down to something like that in this town.
Maybe I could do it for a while, build the business up then sell my half
I just dont know, Im a noob to all this