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I hate money #7287183
06/15/21 07:33 PM
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Georgia
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Folks lining up wanting money from me.
Sweating my arse off to make money.
Most importantly dunning folks to pay me the money they owe me.

I swear if someone had told me half of being self employed was being a collections agent I would've done something else.

Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287186
06/15/21 07:35 PM
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lol...yup...seems to go in streaks for me


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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287212
06/15/21 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by warrior

I swear if someone had told me half of being self employed was being a collections agent I would've done something else.


Most people know this and what has kept me a company man. Ive done side gigs and make great money but every now and then I get screwed. Rather have money chase me than chase money.

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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287213
06/15/21 08:07 PM
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St. Louis Co, Mo
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Wouldn't know, I've never had any money chase me! EVER!


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287214
06/15/21 08:07 PM
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the checks in the mail..

best one i had was small town waiting to get payed for repairs for watertower... always 30 days out most of the time 60 ... but this time was 90 and they had meeting and called to get paid but said couldnt cause finance officer had a baby !!!l


The only place you find free cheese is in a mousetrap !
Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287217
06/15/21 08:10 PM
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Get your money up front.
Its hard not to make money I find.I always seem to accumulate way more than I need,so buy lots of stuff then I give away the surplus cash every few years then collect some more and repeat..

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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287218
06/15/21 08:12 PM
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LOL


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287221
06/15/21 08:16 PM
06/15/21 08:16 PM
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Chasing money sucks . I've been pretty fortunate overall though.


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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287222
06/15/21 08:17 PM
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Maybe get one of these





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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287225
06/15/21 08:20 PM
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I ran a welding trk abt 12 years
I quit working for individuals, always a 20 min job that took 4 hrs, nothing but rust to work with and when I give them the bill, they acted gut shot.
I did 4 hours on a neighbor’s flat bed trk, told him just pay me what he thought was fair
He gave me 20 bucks, I have a mobile welding trk, loaded up, I used more fuel than that.
I only work for big companies now, no problem with getting paid.
Lesson learned.

Re: I hate money [Re: grisseldog] #7287230
06/15/21 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by grisseldog
I ran a welding trk abt 12 years
I quit working for individuals, always a 20 min job that took 4 hrs, nothing but rust to work with and when I give them the bill, they acted gut shot.
I did 4 hours on a neighbor’s flat bed trk, told him just pay me what he thought was fair
He gave me 20 bucks, I have a mobile welding trk, loaded up, I used more fuel than that.
I only work for big companies now, no problem with getting paid.
Lesson learned.

This right here.
I mostly have gotten away for doing work for homeowners.Lot less headaches.
I do concrete for a living.

Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287233
06/15/21 08:36 PM
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I have 15,000 owed to me right now for work completed, will be door knocking this weekend to collect.

Amazing how a contractor can have an "emergency" (aka lack of planning) and need me the next day but then put off paying the bill for over a month.

Re: I hate money [Re: Boco] #7287234
06/15/21 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Get your money up front.
Its hard not to make money I find.I always seem to accumulate way more than I n]eed,so buy lots of stuff then I give away the surplus cash every few years then collect some more and repeat..


Next time you feel the need to give away surplus cash,
remember your old buddy walleyed.

Convert it from monopoly money to U.S. greenbacks though !!! laugh

walleyed

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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287237
06/15/21 08:43 PM
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I'll put you in my will.

Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287246
06/15/21 08:53 PM
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I was a self-employed mason for a number of years and really enjoyed it for the most part. I did mostly residential work building fireplaces, chimneys and the like and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the job was building relationships with the homeowners. Some of these jobs were substantial and made a big impact on the home. I was constantly asking for input at various stages of the project, offering suggestions and asking for their ideas. I was never quite sure how a job would look until it was completed.

Most of my work came through referrals and the vast majority of the people I did work for I had never met before. I'm sure twenty years later these folks would know me immediately if I gave them a call and would welcome me back in their homes. I miss that gratification. Getting paid was rarely a problem.
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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287254
06/15/21 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by warrior

I swear if someone had told me half of being self employed was being a collections agent I would've done something else.


Guess it depends upon your customer base.
I worked for companies when self-employed.
Got stiffed once in over a decade working for myself.

Find yourself better customers.

Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287256
06/15/21 09:02 PM
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Raise prices 5%
Offer 5 % discount, net 15 days
1.5% interest monthly after 45 days.

Explain the 5% discount, net 15 days saves them money


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Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287289
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Had a friend get started in a landscaping business. He took on some tree work he couldnt do and I helped him with the tricky stuff a few times and never charged him- I was feeling charitable and wanted to see him succeed. Well, he had this bigger job that would take most of the day so I charged him.......about a third of what I would have charged anybody else.
He called me all week reminding me about this job on wednesday and I kept reassuring him I would be there. I do the job and all of a sudden he gets amnesia.....no calls, he doesnt stop by.... no nothing. I had to finally go to his house a month later and make an a&& out of myself trying to get my money....he didnt have it that day but he finally did pay up. In a way I guess it was worth it I dont have to worry about him bothering me for help anymore.

Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287348
06/15/21 10:56 PM
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The more that you can arrange your life so you need less $ and can still provide for yourself/family the better off you will be in many ways......hope it all works out Warrior!


"He who is forged in fire, wont get his butt scorched under the sun"
Re: I hate money [Re: warrior] #7287513
06/16/21 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by warrior
Folks lining up wanting money from me.
Sweating my arse off to make money.
Most importantly dunning folks to pay me the money they owe me.

I swear if someone had told me half of being self employed was being a collections agent I would've done something else.


Warrior, I learned that when I was about twelve and had a paper route...Who stiffs a kid week after week, jerks!!


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