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Old 04-19-2008, 08:11 AM   #21
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It was a different time in 1970 painters would race each other to have bragging rights to who was the fastest at painting a door or even a room
at the finish the work was inspected and if it was not up to pro standards it didn't count, you can't just have speed, you must have both speed and accuracy like a pro should have. Pride in our work was important and demanded.
Now it is hard to hire a painter with any real experience at all. I hired and fierd until I gave up. It is not worth the headache, I chose to go it alone about 15 years ago it works for me.
Theres is much more to be said and I will elaborate more later.

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Old 07-04-2008, 11:37 PM   #22
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I think that there is really something to this post. It is also my observation that there is a general lack of pride (in ones work) these days. I know that there are some that do take great pride in their work, but it is a small percentage.

I agree wolve. I learned to paint (not thinking it would be a career) from a great professional that taught me the right way. I started in 1989 and have yet to come across a better painter than me now (not that there isnt one, or many). I am in the same boat of hiring guys (or gals) or just doing it myself. I cant find good, qualified help. I just had a guy with 20 years experience that had no idea about boxing paints or keeping a wet edge! Are you f'n kidding me? I cut him loose pronto and am back by myself. Oh well.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:41 PM   #23
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You have hit it right on, save your money on those can't produce $20.00 hr guy's.Build your own.
I wish I had read this 2 weeks ago!! lol!!!!! DOnt get me started. urghhhhhhh!
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This is a great topic, When we hire a painter we tell them they have one week to prove to us their skills. If they can not prove them then they are given their check and told to go on. I believe you set the standard the first week, by showing them how serious you are about safety, quality, cleanliness and performance. If one can not meet these they must go on. If you have to prep for someone because they cant meet your standards then you are waisting your time and money. Our costumer's demand quality so we need to demand quality from our employees. Our best painters have always been the ones we've trained from prep up, some of those men have even turned out to be great supervisors.
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