posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 09:03 AM
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
ou give me ANY able bodied person and I can get them work and a skill ASAP. Any takers?
Right here Johnny for cripe sakes help me out this rut stud. I believe what you say so put me to work any way any where you can. i'm unemployed able
bodied and ready to go not now but right now. Been an Iron worker and a glazier and things have gotten so rough I'm without wheels but not without
I'm a taker, I'll be you're huckleberry.
O.k. I see where you came from now answer the questions - What are you willing to do? What are you Not willing to do? Think trades, manual labor to
start. Make a list on a sheet of paper with each column divided down the middle. Pick 5 or 10 of the things you are willing to do and then find out
the best, fastest, cheapest way to learn them. Willing to take a pay cut as say from iron work to begin with for a few months, you may have to. If
Home Depo has the free lessons on the skills you want to learn go and take some classes. You can find lessons on the internet to learn almost anything
you can imagine. Practice for a week or two in your own house. Once you believe you can do the job start making calls. Tell them you have just learned
a new skill and want experience and are willing to work in a starting position for a fair price. Warm bodies that are not lazy are all most people are
looking for. If you choose to do something like small home repairs you can start doing this right away by yourself. Go to friends and neighbors
houses, family and see where you can fix things for them and offer your services. Many things like painting are cheap and easy to do, which includes
cleaning rust off of things, sanding them down, repainting with rust resistance paint. Fixing holes in walls with sheet rock mud is fast and easy to
learn. Of course there is always grass cutting...
Construction for small jobs/repairs is great because it has many skills. You were an iron worker, I bet you could use a brazing torch ( oxygen
acetylene or propane) to braze copper and silver solver - plumbing like in installing water heaters or bathroom sink installs where you use plastic
fittings bought off the shelf and calking down the sink - even installing the counter top is not that hard to learn.
It's not hard at all to get back to work once you find what you are willing to do. Get 3 or 4 guys who can do the same and start a small company. The
work will always be there, I know - because things always need to get done. That's the main thing. People no matter how bad the economy is will always
pay someone a fair price to do things because they need stuff cleaned,repaired, repainted etc. If you simply take a look around your world you will
see tons of potential jobs you can land.
In this day when people are charging 60 or more an hour for simple jobs people don't want to pay. Offer your services at rock bottom prices. I charge
20 dollars an hour to do things most people charge 60 for and I get plenty of work doing all kinds of things. Elderly and people on a fixed income
will love you. It really is that simple IF your willing to work and spend some time learning something.
I don't know how much iron workers make an hour but if your not willing to start small and put 20 an hour in your pocket then that will be your
biggest hurdle to get over. You may refuse to do other jobs because you got used to making 60 an hour. I ask the question, whats better.. taking a cut
in pay to pay your bills and feed your family or not work at all? Only you can answer that.
These ideas are designed to get you working quickly. It does not cover more advanced things that are surprisingly easy like kitchen cabinet install or
laying tile or tiling a counter top. ( which home depo can also teach you) In fact, home depo sells a book that can teach you all these and more -
every skill they know. This book covers the a to z on home repair. they have many like this one:
It's a gold mine.
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