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What do you like/dislike about your job?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Michael Shuder, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Numbfingers

    Numbfingers Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoy working for myself and by myself. I dont miss managing other people and the headaches that go with it. I like making my good customers happy, and having the ability to choose who I want to do business with.
     
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  2. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

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    rofl
     
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  3. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    ME TOO!!! LOL ROFL!!!
     
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  4. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

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    Nige if I had a quarter for every plumber Mason or superintendent that thought they were an operator let alone understand half of what they think they know about dirt I could retire and get a real job

    On the flip side you get those few great customers that know what they are paying for and those ones make it great they let you work the job and not manage a circus
     
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  5. cuttin edge

    cuttin edge Senior Member

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    There are always going to be toxic people that can ruin a great place to work. I know safety is important but some of those guys take their job too seriously.
     
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  6. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    I was not trying to discredit subcontractors as being bad in general. In fact most were very good. Just the bad ones were the pain in my day. And you are spot on about taking a outrageous low dollar bid. We looked a lot harder at out of normal low bids, and always did a pre award interview with them. When talking thru the job they usually discovered they had missed a large item. Sometimes after adjusting their number they were no longer low bid. They were still always appreciative of having had that chance to adjust their number. A loser job does no one any good. Having a subcontractor that is forced to cut corners to make up for a bad bid never did anyone any good including the customer.
     
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  7. matnicoe

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    I like my job because everyday is adventure but sometimes I dislike it because of some feisty co-workers and superior.
     
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  8. sfrs4

    sfrs4 Senior Member

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    I like sitting in a warm office behind a desk on a wet miserable/ freezing cold day. I dislike getting fat sat behind a desk on warm sunny days. Luckily in England the latter are few and far between :D
     
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  9. Numbfingers

    Numbfingers Well-Known Member

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    Lol! Wet cold days do suck for sure! Makes my tolerance level drop real low on those days. But I guess even on cold wet days you gotta deal with some belligerent shitty customers buying parts that test your patience. Every job got its highs and lows..
     
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  10. Mike L

    Mike L Senior Member

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    Look at the bright side. On wet, cold, miserable days you rarely have anyone looking over your shoulder “helping”.