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Old 10-21-2010, 11:46 PM
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Punk azz kid........
haha yeah... thats the attitude I get.

I put myself through college doing this stuff, and if I have too much business to handle obviously I am doing something right that the guys I sub to arn't.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:10 AM
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haha yeah... thats the attitude I get.

I put myself through college doing this stuff, and if I have too much business to handle obviously I am doing something right that the guys I sub to arn't.
hey college boy punkazz kid, you misspelled aren't

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:05 AM
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haha yeah... thats the attitude I get.

I put myself through college doing this stuff, and if I have too much business to handle obviously I am doing something right that the guys I sub to arn't.
You and john Jr. ought to trade cards. Where you'd go to school?
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:50 AM
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Dana is 26.
In my mind, yes. Physically about 58. Reality is somewhere in between.

Started my biz at 24. Fifteen years later....... you do the math.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:28 AM
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The University of Oklahoma... you can find us ranked #1 in the BCS. haha

Another reason to sub out the work-

You do not like the client, or don't like the job but still want to make some money.

Arn't- It makes perfect since when you're dyslexic. And I just now saw the spell check at the top right.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:41 AM
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OU huh? I pull for them twice a year. Against tu and Nebraska.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:08 AM
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Every sub I use works under me once to see how I get things done before I will use them. I make sure they know what I expect before they step foot on a job for me.

I have had many guys never return a call after the first time, but that means I did not want them working as a sub anyway.

I take them to lunch after the first job and explain that both of us can make a lot of money, but I expect things to be done right or I will just call someone else. Simple as that.

Like I said it runs a lot of them off, but the ones that stay have never given me trouble.

Also I am 25, and a lot of older guys don't like to listen to a younger guy.
i did some contract plumbing for a pool builder that had me hire his son (their plumber) to ride herd on me once, no ride, no license, no heart, smoked, ate and stood in the shade thinking he was going to just point, he was impossible to be around and on top of everything else i had to take him home by 5pm.

his dad tried to charge me $400 for his help (all this on a $1200 job) took me an extra day to finish.

i'm sure you compensate the sub accordingly, i also think that lunch prolly ain't at burger king.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:23 AM
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no ride, no license, no heart, smoked, ate and stood in the shade thinking he was going to just point, he was impossible to be around and on top of everything else i had to take him home by 5pm.

his dad tried to charge me $400 for his help
His dad is obviously shaping his character.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:29 PM
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The first time I take him on my job to show him how I expect things done I pay him $3 per hr more than I would pay an Irrigation Tech.

While we are on the subject of Subs, what kind of % do you keep for yourself when you have a sub do a job for you. Lets say its the average resi 7 spray zones and 2 drip for refernce.
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