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Old 12-17-2010, 01:12 AM
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He wants to help me.. thats why he'd get some money..
Just let him know to pull the job off he needs to sacrifice some too...
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:11 AM
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Just let him know to pull the job off he needs to sacrifice some too...
Thats what I am gonna tell him.. I cut it way to close on this job. But live and learn like yall said..
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Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:41 PM
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So your new company name will be Lowball Mankins Excavating

Put it this way you never really loose you gain experience and the next one you make some more money and gain more experience.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:13 PM
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So your new company name will be Lowball Mankins Excavating
I don't think you have much of a leg to stand on with that statement being the guy that is working for cash, not paying taxes, and without insurance. Well, this is all assuming you can even land a job, but your intent to be a lowballing scab sure is alive and well.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:47 PM
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I don't think you have much of a leg to stand on with that statement being the guy that is working for cash, not paying taxes, and without insurance. Well, this is all assuming you can even land a job, but your intent to be a lowballing scab sure is alive and well.
My rates are the same as the others, I may not pay taxes but neither do most of the other landscapers.

What we class as lowballers in this area is people working for 10-15 dollars per hour and charging the customer for landfill fees and dumping the garbage on the back roads in the bush. I charge 60-70 dollars per hour for my truck and 20-30 dollars per hour for labour so I really don't think I'am a lowballer, I'am insured as a trucking company and 90% of the jobs and things I do are legal.

I pay enough income tax to this d*mn gov't they can kiss my azz they are not squeezing anymore money out of me. Go after the pot growers that make 200 grand a year that don't pay a cent in income tax.

No way will I work for no profit, I won't take a job that pays any less than 20 dollars per hour cash. I also don't put up with homeowners complaining about it cost too much if they don't like it find somebody else. You want somebody that uses a not properly insured vehical, does things illegally like disposing of hazzardous waste improperly and works for 10 dollars per hour go right ahead.

You get what you pay for so you hire a lowballer the vehical is dripping oil and gas all over your driveway and you end up with a phone call from the authorities because they found stuff with your name on it on a back road.

We also have lots of gougers in the area that charge way too much why do you think so many homeowners are pizzed off with excavation contractors. These guys have milked it too much and now the homeowners/customers are sick of it,other contractors are no different.

These guys have had it way too easy for too many years now 99% of these contractors have a bad reputation. In this last building boom a excavation contractor could name his price h*ll they were getting double to tripple the profit they normally would. Charging for machine time that is more than what the machine actually worked and charging for a machine that does 30 minutes of work but gets charged out for 8 hours.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:38 PM
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and so it goes, like so many others before it...

this thread has been ruined.

Sorry Junior.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:48 PM
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I hope things go well for Junior, when I was his age I wasn't trying to do excavating jobs, I did work for my famillies company pulling wrenches and welding.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:02 PM
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Here's a cute picture to help cheer you up little dude.
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Never recieved a call from this guy...
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Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
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Never recieved a call from this guy...
Did you buy a lottery ticket
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