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Old 02-14-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I've been reading this forum for a while now and have finally decided to create an account. I've found so much invaluable information on here and I look forward to learning so much more.
A brief bio:
-I have only been painting for about a year now. I'm 35 so I'm definitely late coming into this game. My previous career was about as far from painting in principle as possible though I quickly discovered it is very similar from a business/management perspective.
-I work primarily for a small(ish?) painting contractor (non-union) and the bulk of our work has been repaints. These have been in the form of interior and exterior residential/custom repaints, apartment turns, and renovations/remodels. I've also done some larger commercial work, new construction, and conversions.
-I'd never claim to be an expert in this field (yet!). I've learned at least the basics of prep and applications so far in my illustrious career.
-I've picked a lot of things up very quickly and am probably ahead of my literal experience (1 year) in those areas maybe by a factor of 6 months. But there are also things that I'm behind in as well; rolling for example isn't a strength of mine yet. It's not like it's a liability but I'm not the quickest and still haven't been able to develop my own system.
-I love this field! Since my first day I've been consumed by the trade. I've spent probably 7-10 hours per week (since my first day!, lol) reading, researching, and watching videos about painting.
Anyway thanks a lot for taking your time to read my introduction. And, by the way, if you're wondering why I'm home right now instead of at work we finished a house yesterday and start our next project tomorrow. Winter hasn't been amazing but it has been steady and steady pays the bills.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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darn, another dude ..............welcome i guess....sigh
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Hello all,
I've been reading this forum for a while now and have finally decided to create an account. I've found so much invaluable information on here and I look forward to learning so much more.
A brief bio:
-I have only been painting for about a year now. I'm 35 so I'm definitely late coming into this game. My previous career was about as far from painting in principle as possible though I quickly discovered it is very similar from a business/management perspective.
-I work primarily for a small(ish?) painting contractor (non-union) and the bulk of our work has been repaints. These have been in the form of interior and exterior residential/custom repaints, apartment turns, and renovations/remodels. I've also done some larger commercial work, new construction, and conversions.
-I'd never claim to be an expert in this field (yet!). I've learned at least the basics of prep and applications so far in my illustrious career.
-I've picked a lot of things up very quickly and am probably ahead of my literal experience (1 year) in those areas maybe by a factor of 6 months. But there are also things that I'm behind in as well; rolling for example isn't a strength of mine yet. It's not like it's a liability but I'm not the quickest and still haven't been able to develop my own system.
-I love this field! Since my first day I've been consumed by the trade. I've spent probably 7-10 hours per week (since my first day!, lol) reading, researching, and watching videos about painting.
Anyway thanks a lot for taking your time to read my introduction. And, by the way, if you're wondering why I'm home right now instead of at work we finished a house yesterday and start our next project tomorrow. Winter hasn't been amazing but it has been steady and steady pays the bills.
Welcome to pt!!
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darn, another dude ..............welcome i guess....sigh
Ha. Come on man. I said in my introduction that I'm an employee. And believe it or not I have about zero interest in ever striking out on my own. I'm too new to the field to be successful and too rooted to my now growing family (about to have first child!) to even begin thinking about sacrificing any amount of time with them chasing after an apparently rapidly deteriorating pot of gold that was probably more myth than merit to begin with. Nuts to that. I'd much, much rather let someone else deal with all the headaches of acquiring the work and meeting their own bottom lines. For years I did that for others (never as owner, only in high level management capacity) and don't miss the headaches and stress and missed time one bit. I don't mean to paint myself as a slacker or something, far from it. Rather, I'm someone who has put some things into perspective and understand what my goals, wants, and needs are and that the best avenue for achieving those things is through always doing my best, always trying my hardest, always learning more, always sticking to my principles, and never compromising any of the above. That stuff has taken me a long way in life so far and I'm certain it will again in this field. I know as owners/contractors you guys have to hold yourself to the same standards I hold myself to but for me, at 35 and still very green, it's a lot easier to sell my eventual value to an employer once or twice in my career than start trying to push it onto customers and clients day in and day out just to get off the freaking ground. It's not that I don't think I could (Im certain i could eventually and be successful) but I just don't want to even give it a shot. I don't harbor any delusions of getting rich from painting (or anything for that matter). The only thing I'm after is a good income reflective of the effort I put in. If the guy(s) I work for want to be billionaires some day more power to them. They know I'm here to help every step of the way.
Sorry I rambled on. I'm sure you were just bustin my chops anyway.
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Hes just bitching cause you aint got a rack.

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