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Old 05-31-2011, 08:44 AM   #21
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Knowing what you're doing, and being good at it, as well as being a professional will go along way.

Although there are some professions where I do personally find myself judging people by their age.

Computer techs.---I dont want a 60yr old working on my computer. Id rather have a 16yr old do that.

Pilots.---When I get on a plane, I want the gray haired guy thats logged thousands of hours flying my plane. Not the young 20 something with a Red Bull in hand, and the cheesy aviator sunglasses on. I know these planes pretty much fly themselves, but when the shizz hits the fan, I want that old guy at the stick.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:54 AM   #22
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So this morning at the paint store I pull up and there's a purple plymouth van with a sprayer in the back hood up overheating in the parking lot with a sprayer in the back. The guy's inside getting a huge order of paint. On my way out I see him pull off leaving a big trail of water. These had to be plainclothes crackhead level apartment painters. All I could say to myself was jeez if they're getting jobs I know I can get jobs haha. I knocked a job out today and got a great response from my customer. I'm feeling good again, Gonna be a successful summer.
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Heres my advice...most will prolly disagree.


Dont go legit too soon. I know that means your out there lowballin but chances are ur not in my area or anyone elses here.

Take the first year while you are young and prolly living at home and do a ****load of under the table work and stack every dollar you can. Once you have a nice chunk then go out and drop 200 on shirts....50 on cards....100 on some signs....and go find yourself an accountant. Some of them will charge a small yearly fee of like 250 to handle your bus. You're gonna want that Im tellin ya.

Then just keep at it...be patient but be persistent. You got the hardest part down already.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:35 PM   #24
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Go to medical school, or engineering school. theres too many painters.
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Go to medical school, or engineering school. theres too many painters.
I went to Tyler school of Art it's one of the top ten art schools in the country. I majored in metals and computer aided design. It's fun but it starts to become a headache after a while. you wanna be a designer you have to crawl your way up the ladder and deal with a bunch of stuck up a$$holes... I'm just gonna paint and do freelance design for small companies, and a slew of side work and repairs in the wintertime when I'm gonna be slow with painting. There's money in design but it's not like it was 10 years ago.
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what area you from sully ?? ..................i was born an raised in Manayunk
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I'm from Croydon right outside the northeast near Bensalem. My mom lives in Juniata Park so I spent a lot of time around there growing up went to college at Tyler which moved down to Temple's main campus a couple years ago in north Philly
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I started my business at 22 also, so you can do it too! Just remember you need some of that money for the winter you can't go spendin your big fat checks expecting another job right away sometimes they get a little far between in the begining
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I also started out the gate with typed bids with a letterhead with your logo on it, so many guys still scribble out of the bookstores proposal sheets, what do you think looks more impressive
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Lovin the the way you boys have taken Sully under your wings and given him good, sage advice.

I might not become cynical and bitchy on this forum after all.

And look my first smilie. geesh.
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Lovin the the way you boys have taken Sully under your wings and given him good, sage advice.

I might not become cynical and bitchy on this forum after all.

And look my first smilie. geesh.
LOL, think of it as a big frat house hazing, or sometimes more like being jumped into a gang!
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Lovin the the way you boys have taken Sully under your wings and given him good, sage advice.

I might not become cynical and bitchy on this forum after all.

And look my first smilie. geesh.
Once you are desensitized it all seems normal, it is amazing what a person can get used to.


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Blood in, blood out.
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So then when do I get to start saying to some of these guys (Bigboy) what I am REALLY thinking?
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So then when do I get to start saying to some of these guys (Bigboy) what I am REALLY thinking?
When ever you are ready. Do it with wit, class and flair and you will be one of my favorites to read.
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