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Old 03-20-2010, 07:45 PM   #21
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In my younger days when I worked for a fairly large painting contractor, I had many, many side jobs. We were commercial, so the owner gave me all the houses to do after hours. Standard hours were 7:00-3:30 for commercial and 5:00-12:00AM for the side jobs. I more than doubled my wages and really didn't think about the long hours. I did that hot & heavy for 4 years and that is what got me my down payment for my first house among other "nice" things.
Wow I did this very same thing!
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #22
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combining work and family time (kids) sounds great too.
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This job has given me the freedom to be at everyone of my kids births and stay at the hospital with the wife for a couple days after untill she was ready to be checked out. It also has given me the freedom to not miss priceless moments such as school plays and other similar functions I might have otherwise missed. It has given me the opportunity to reschedule my day/week for unforseen events.
Focus on the good and suck up the bad as it comes. If it is all bad well then hell I don't know what to say.
I can relate, and agree, even if I am a lowballer, it SURE does beat a real job !!!!!
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Painting has not "made" me do anything, but that wife of mine..........


I have painted homes right on the beach, John Wayne's house, oil tanks in the refineries, tract housing, and a bunch of stuff in between. Now i like doing custom homes.

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Was John Wayne gay?
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Never met him, it was just after he passed, am a huge fan of the Duke though. His house was in Newport(expensive beach community) where he kept his boat. He actually hated horses and the wild west, or so i have heard.
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The Duke was my father's idol. I love giving him a hard time over the "gay" rumors.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:35 AM   #28
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In my younger days when I worked for a fairly large painting contractor, I had many, many side jobs. We were commercial, so the owner gave me all the houses to do after hours. Standard hours were 7:00-3:30 for commercial and 5:00-12:00AM for the side jobs. I more than doubled my wages and really didn't think about the long hours. I did that hot & heavy for 4 years and that is what got me my down payment for my first house among other "nice" things.
I did the same for one year, when I started painting I used to work for a large company (we were 19 employees) only big buildings/government buildings as well, so we used to start at 7 am and stop at 5pm from one and then go to a government place and let employees take off and start at 7 pm till 4 or 5 am and saturdays from 8am till 6 pm, I was getting paid time and a half for working at night, I made a lot of money, I just don't know where all that money is now, I didn't have GF but I did have a lot of fun, single doesn't hurt, now I'm married so I can't really do that much work I have to take care of the woman so doesn't get bored, lol, although after being already married I worked my a$$ off with a lot of side jobs and my regular job and save some money for a down payment on our house so isn't too bad I guess... I do the odd over night job if is requested but not something I have to choose... Well I guess when you love what you do is a plus and keep you going and keep you smiling...
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John Wayne gay???? Next you'll be telling me Freddy Mercury was gay......
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Ya have to be careful N8ter working too many hours.I sure dont want the "walking dead man" look.One thing i will not do for my business is miss one of my sons games.Theyre only young once!
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