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Old 02-24-2011, 09:39 PM   #21
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Default I got tired of....

Having to go where the jobs were and being away from my wife, or leaving home at 4;15 in the morning and being too tired to talk or enjoy when I got home at 6:30 or later...... Also we were doing jobs that I didn't enjoy ,,,,, So I figured I could use my abilities within 1-1/2 hrs of home bidding work that I didn't mind doing...I did stretch the distance a few times over to the Appalachicola area during oyster season...
I had agreat run, but due to my self imposed limits of range , I was unable to jump to the "next" level... No regrets..!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:24 PM   #22
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Cuz I was tired of the other man tring to keep the brotha man down...so I stuck it to him, and started my own April 1st 1996.

Ok...truth be told..I was on parole after a 3 year bit, and even McDonalds probably wouldn't hire me...so I needed to strike out on my own to make a decent income.

Almost 15 years later, I have no regrets, and just started a second business about 4 months ago, and getting ready to open up another location in the next couple weeks in Fort Walton.

OK...I don't live like that...but I do better than working for "the man"

Homie don't play that.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #23
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I opened my business because from the first job I ever had it drove me insane working for people that were not smart enough to tie thier shoes but got paid to tell me what to do just because they were in the inner circle of the office politics. Getting passed up for promotions that were given to lesser qualified people with less time at the company because they went to the picnics and company dinners and crap.

At my office people are rewarded for exceptional performance and fired for the opposite. No after hours requirements from me at all, just how much money you make me and how MY customers are treated by you.

And also, when I was in school I had the benifit of having a sister in the field I was going to school for ( Marine Biology ) and after she had been working at for several years and was still making what I make in the first quarter per year I realized that I could not live the way I do if I went that route or give my kids the life they are used to so in other words I sold out to make my family happy.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:03 PM   #24
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:06 PM   #25
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I have never been satisfied with making someone else money.I found out corporate america is not set up for go getters but rather for yes men.I so enjoy the ups and downs of seeing my own efforts.The lessons are daily.I got fired because i could not keep my mouth shut .I hugged both bosses that day and felt the biggest relief when riding home
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #26
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I was doing all the work and the company was making all the money. Been in business for myself since April 2005 and havent made much more money but have many more oppurtunities to make it. It'll come in time just have to keep at it. Owning a business is harder than working for someone else though, it aint for everybody.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:17 PM   #27
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i just wrote my whole lifes story and i had to refresh the page and lost it. wtf? i guess i have to hurry here so i would say that going in biz for yourself has its ups and downs but looking in the mirror in the morning and asking yourself if you want to take your kids fishing or hunting is a lot easier than getting a speech from some nit wit about you took off last year for this or that. here go do this job only cuz i dont want to do it and i dont have to cuz im the boss. its about all thats left of the american dream in my opinion.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:21 AM   #28
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Well first and foremost I am an entrepreneur at heart.. and of course FREEDOM! ... I have never fit into the typical 9-5 type job. I am very much a free spirit and to be forced to conform to a rigid, mundane, and repetitious "normal" job is nothing short of prison for me. That is why I started my own business so that I could be my own boss and set my own schedule, run an errand if I want and not have to worry about punching a clock or upsetting a boss because my lunch lasted an extra 10 min. So I have found it best that I work for myself.
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