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  • Ain't life grand?

    I would have posted this in Trade Talk, but I'm not looking for reasons this relates to Obama's forged birth certificate. This is real life stuff, not an invite for blaming and name calling...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/bu...line.html?_r=1
    Josh O.


    "If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all. "

    - Michelangelo-

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    Re: Ain't life grand?

    This should be in Trade Talk. Not in this section of the forum.

    Tom
    http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

    Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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    • #3
      Re: Ain't life grand?

      Makes me feel good I still have people calling me. But damn, that's a grim article.

      I did like the person who called me before I left Portland. They wanted to add a single step to their deck. I asked how they got my number and why they called me- that was the only call I ever got from truck signage.

      They wanted estimates from 6 people. Were willing to pay as much as $20/hr. Claimed it was a 2-3 hour job. So, by the article, it would have been a good job, if you could have gotten it. I declined.
      http://www.lavrans.com

      "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts; for support rather than illumination." -Andrew Lang

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      • #4
        Re: Ain't life grand?

        The "craigslist stories" thread might have been a good spot.
        Francois


        Truth is just one man's explanation for what he thinks he understands. (Walter Mosley)

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        • #5
          Re: Ain't life grand?

          With adversity comes opportunity.

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          • #6
            Re: Ain't life grand?

            Well- sure, but it could also be a good topic for the finish forum.

            What exactly are people doing now that they didn't do in "the good old days"; how has your sales changed, what are you willing to do now that you wouldn't have done then.

            There's always interesting specifics to the various sections that would get lost in trade talk or just another Craig's List rant section.

            And also the weird calls that you may have gotten. I thought this had a potential to be interesting for the finish section. I can't count the number of people who have asked me if I had thought about becoming an IKEA installer person...
            http://www.lavrans.com

            "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts; for support rather than illumination." -Andrew Lang

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            • #7
              Re: Ain't life grand?

              Ikea's like legos for grown-ups!
              I think I would pay extra for furniture I get to assemble myself!

              That's an interesting article. I read down into the comments and one of the contractors in the article posted a couple of times.
              Doug

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              • #8
                Re: Ain't life grand?

                Hmm, 44 years in the biz and still nothing going on..30 something in the biz, same thing.

                Something is not right.
                Portland Renovations, Inc.
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