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Old 02-09-2010, 03:09 PM   #21
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What extras have I done? I once hung a large picture. But hey, she was pretty, divorced and 28 years old.
So, you were well hung then?




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Old 02-09-2010, 03:24 PM   #22
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What extras have I done? I once hung a large picture. But hey, she was pretty, divorced and 28 years old.

People always want their second storey windows cleaned "while your up there" I always laugh and pretend like they are joking. That usually gets them the hint.
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Every once in a while,I break out the guitar and give the customer a little song and dance.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:45 PM   #24
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We only do industrial & commercial work and I am pretty sure I have never been asked to do any free non painting activities. We have been asked many times to do painting work for free which I laugh off. I will do some extra things on my own accord if the customer has been good to work for or if I think we can get more work in the future, I treat it like an advertising cost.

Can you see a homeowner asking the plumber or electrician to do any non plumbing or electrical tasks? Highly unlikely. House Painters get little respect, because anyone can go to the hardware store and buy a can of paint, a brush, roller and tray and paint their bedroom many homeowners dont think that painting is a real trade.
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Can you see a homeowner asking the plumber or electrician to do any non plumbing or electrical tasks? Highly unlikely. House Painters get little respect, because anyone can go to the hardware store and buy a can of paint, a brush, roller and tray and paint their bedroom many homeowners dont think that painting is a real trade.
Oh no you di'nt!

When I first worked for an industrial paint company, the painters treated anyone with a residential back ground like sh!t. That's all the experience I had at the time, and twelve solid years at that! All they saw was a little bitch to ride till I quit. Well several years later I was running jobs, and they were the bitches getting rode.(OK I really didn't ride anyone, but i did earn some respect for my work ethics). Point I'm trying to make is, we're all painting brothers, no matter what field of the trade we're in.

Nothing but a commentary Induspray. You just sparked a memory.
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Oh no you di'nt!

When I first worked for an industrial paint company, the painters treated anyone with a residential back ground like sh!t. That's all the experience I had at the time, and twelve solid years at that! All they saw was a little bitch to ride till I quit. Well several years later I was running jobs, and they were the bitches getting rode.(OK I really didn't ride anyone, but i did earn some respect for my work ethics). Point I'm trying to make is, we're all painting brothers, no matter what field of the trade we're in.

Nothing but a commentary Induspray. You just sparked a memory.
I wasnt knocking house painters I was commenting that many homeowners dont give house painters the respect they deserve.
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Completely understand

Some times I think it's harder working at a residential then blasting out a tank.
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Physically a tank may be harder, but emotionally!
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Completely understand

Some times I think it's harder working at a residential then blasting out a tank.
You are bang on. We are just finishing a $250k empty warehouse and a 10 minute walk through was all we had to do with no complaints. I did a $2k office last year that when my foreman showed up to walk through there were sticky notes all over the place , the office manager had told everyone to look at everything that was painted and mark the defficencies. And I am sure that residential is even more demanding as the owners sit and stare at everything that has been done.
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I bet the office morons had fun with that one. Geez!
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I bet the office morons had fun with that one. Geez!
They each had different color sticky tabs, orange, pink, green and blue so they could keep track of their own "discoveries".
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Those cube creatures have an interesting culture.
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