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    Ox has that neat little pokey-stick that none of...

    Ox has that neat little pokey-stick that none of us regular Joe's can use. It's not fair I tells 'ya!
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    Matt @ RFR lived in a house like that when that...

    Matt @ RFR lived in a house like that when that bastard fire stole his "real" house from him.
    And started rebuilding at his shop that the bastard fire didn't steal! With his family no less!
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    Exactly!!!!!!!! X eleventytrillion

    Exactly!!!!!!!! X eleventytrillion
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    Well, technically the home does provide a return...

    Well, technically the home does provide a return in the form of appreciation.



    Amen to that!
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    IDK? I had no "business plan" when I started...

    IDK? I had no "business plan" when I started other than do whatever it takes to make it work. Which is what I did.
    Was that an acceptable "business plan"? Depends on which banker you ask.
    The one...
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    Who the fuck are you guys to tell somebody what a...

    Who the fuck are you guys to tell somebody what a good "quality of life" is FOR THEM?!
    Nobody! That is who! None of us have ever met this dude! (unless is actually darin with yet...
  7. You mean "assumption". He has never been in my...

    You mean "assumption".
    He has never been in my shop, nor spoken to any people I have been above in a management position.
    Which I have been in for well over 15 years now. The last 9 in my own shop....
  8. Your right. I hate the general public. No way I...

    Your right. I hate the general public. No way I could do that job.
    I would be forced to deal with jack-ass know-it-alls such as yourself.
    And I just couldn't do that.
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    I will only add this: The single most important...

    I will only add this:
    The single most important move I have made with my business was making its location, and my homes location, one and the same.
    I know this will/does not work for everybody....
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    I agree on getting a camera, and documenting the...

    I agree on getting a camera, and documenting the journey. It could turn in to a good youtube channel.
    Lots of people love to watch stuff like that.
    Without knowing values and locations on the house...
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    I felt like a complete A-hole for a while...

    I felt like a complete A-hole for a while afterwards! The drive home was miserable, LOL.
    But, it was in my infancy. And, I had a machine payment due, and was broke. And, as mentioned: crazy hot...
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    Three times now in over 9 years, I have replaced...

    Three times now in over 9 years, I have replaced an entire run of parts. One was 2,000pcs. That one stung.



    Welcome to my catch-22 (I'm not even a gun-guy).



    I'm still trying to figure...
  13. My response was generated by two things: my own...

    My response was generated by two things: my own personal experiences with employees, and reading between the lines in Matt's first post.
    I might could have worded it differently? But, essentially it...
  14. I have this thing: If I've told somebody to do...

    I have this thing: If I've told somebody to do something twice? I've told them one too many times.
    Matt has stated that he constantly reminds this person to mind to the coolant after lunch.
    As far...
  15. No, its not "boomer speak". It is exactly what it...

    No, its not "boomer speak". It is exactly what it sounds like. Matt (all of us) have to make the smartest decision to benefit us.
    If this is a bad thing for the person/people it affects? It is their...
  16. You definitely have quite the moral dilemma there...

    You definitely have quite the moral dilemma there Matt. I completely understand it. I've been there!
    When I got crazy slow and had to let one of two guys go, I had to chose to let the one who is my...
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    This is why nothing leaves my shop before it is...

    This is why nothing leaves my shop before it is paid for! Sorry Fal, I know that doesn't help.
    But us little guys can't be dicking around with these stupid money games. And, I am just like you....
  18. My shop sink where I was my hands just dumps on...

    My shop sink where I was my hands just dumps on the ground off the far back corner of the shop.
    Only things that run through that sink are water, Dawn, the mentioned sand, and food rinsed off my...
  19. Another vote for DAWN. And, as everyone has...

    Another vote for DAWN. And, as everyone has eluded, hot-water works way better.
    DAWN is so good, I use it for hand cleaner. When my hands are real dirty, a small scoop of sand along with the DAWN...
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    Property manager isn't going to do a damn thing....

    Property manager isn't going to do a damn thing. The nuisance tenant is a revenue source.
    And since they are new, they have more time left on their lease than you. They will not jeopardize that....
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    Wouldn't an anvil be steel? :cheers:

    Wouldn't an anvil be steel? :cheers:
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    I never said he wasn't who he said he is. All I...

    I never said he wasn't who he said he is. All I am saying is: the guy thinks he has ALL the answers to every issue, even when he knows nothing of the issue.
    I am sure he is exactly who he says he...
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    People who show respect generally get it in...

    People who show respect generally get it in return. You are always condescending and insulting people.
    Any time somebody shows up with any kind of "problem" you insert them in to your perfect little...
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    You already did. We remember. You are a righteous...

    You already did. We remember. You are a righteous craftsman, something most of us could only fantasize about becoming.
    Right? Am I right? Because that is sure how you spelled it out in that other...
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    Once again, you make absolutely zero sense. ...

    Once again, you make absolutely zero sense.




    Looked like advice, and/or an accusation. Towards somebody you know absolutely nothing about. You can only make biased assumptions.
    Then throw it...
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