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carys

Well-Known Member
#1
Been a one man band over 20 years 44 and I've lost the love for it. Do I take my bussnes to a nother level employ a plastrer and a young lad or do I carry on the way I am For the next 9 years then my penshion out . Not much enough to see me through the winter months might carry on small jobs then through summer
 
#3
I would take someone else on as it may be a good thing as they may be a good laugh and
reinvigorate you ..
.........whereabouts are based
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#4
I would take someone else on as it may be a good thing as they may be a good laugh and
reinvigorate you whereabouts are based
Done it before taking young apprentice on waste of time. I always loose the love for it over winter. get good 7 summer Cleer 80 grand morgatge on 2 houses pack in winter il be 49 50 then. That my goal more than anything it fuking kills me this Time of year think I've got SAD and skint lol
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
#5
plastering is a hard job on your own. it is hard to find someone with the same ideals as your self.
my eldest son, a site piece worker , moves between different gangs as the work flows.
 
Love CBD
#6
Done it before taking young apprentice on waste of time. I always loose the love for it over winter. get good 7 summer Cleer 80 grand morgatge on 2 houses pack in winter il be 49 50 then. That my goal more than anything it fuking kills me this Time of year think I've got SAD and skint lol
Not saying take on an apprentice, someone older that wants to learn the trade and is good company and good worker
 

Havagojo

Active Member
#7
Done it before taking young apprentice on waste of time. I always loose the love for it over winter. get good 7 summer Cleer 80 grand morgatge on 2 houses pack in winter il be 49 50 then. That my goal more than anything it fuking kills me this Time of year think I've got SAD and skint lol
Get a light box and have a proper break , at least a month, don't do a list of jobs to do.
You don't want the responsibility of someone working for you
Team up with another spread
 

Lodan

Well-Known Member
#8
I've really enjoyed starting working with someone, was feeling really depressed with only my thoughts and the radio but have a laugh now and share the stress ...works still hard but better than it was
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#9
Not saying take on an apprentice, someone older that wants to learn the trade and is good company and good worker
I have thought of that geting a fit semi retired bloke it just finding one that flexeble to your needs I might put a ad beginning of the year thinking about it. thanks m8
 

norman moss

Well-Known Member
#10
Been a one man band over 20 years 44 and I've lost the love for it. Do I take my bussnes to a nother level employ a plastrer and a young lad or do I carry on the way I am For the next 9 years then my penshion out . Not much enough to see me through the winter months might carry on small jobs then through summer
stay small pal I had 11 men in the early 80 /s not worth all the hassle that comes with it ive worked with them fought with one [iwon]only 4 icould trust was glad to get back on my own we all get pissed off at times you will be ok
 

norman moss

Well-Known Member
#11
I have thought of that geting a fit semi retired bloke it just finding one that flexeble to your needs I might put a ad beginning of the year thinking about it. thanks m8
pity im not near u
 
#12
Team up with another plasterer you know who feels the same . It’s hard on your own especially when boarding ceilings or skimming staircases . Plus you can take on bigger jobs
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#13
I've really enjoyed starting working with someone, was feeling really depressed with only my thoughts and the radio but have a laugh now and share the stress ...works still hard but better than it was
Good on you m8 I just want to see the last 7 years out then finish on top. And still carry on doing little jobs over summer pick and chose only be 50 good time to slow down in this trade
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#18
stay small pal I had 11 men in the early 80 /s not worth all the hassle that comes with it ive worked with them fought with one [iwon]only 4 icould trust was glad to get back on my own we all get pissed off at times you will be ok
Be OK spring lol
 

Lodan

Well-Known Member
#19
Good on you m8 I just want to see the last 7 years out then finish on top. And still carry on doing little jobs over summer pick and chose only be 50 good time to slow down in this trade
52 is my plan, hopefully do bits and bobs of stuff I want to do but who knows
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#20
52 is my plan, hopefully do bits and bobs of stuff I want to do but who knows
52 il be morgatge free whith rented property brining income in so I'm hopping to make that 49 50 if I work hard enough over the summer coming up to that
 

Lodan

Well-Known Member
#23
52 il be morgatge free whith rented property brining income in so I'm hopping to make that 49 50 if I work hard enough over the summer coming up to that
Aye two rentals and wife's teaching pension kicks in when she's 55 that when I'll be 52
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#24
Aye two rentals and wife's teaching pension kicks in when she's 55 that when I'll be 52
Happy days m8 hope you and the wife get all good health enjoy that time. sounds to me you worked hard if you got two rentals and you deserve it
 

Lodan

Well-Known Member
#25
Happy days m8 hope you and the wife get all good health enjoy that time. sounds to me you worked hard if you got two rentals and you deserve it
Fell into the first as they gave us consent to let as we wanted a way to buy a house we really liked
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#26
Fell into the first as they gave us consent to let as we wanted a way to buy a house we really liked
That the way to go brick and mortar f**k private pension so many people are loosing out and paid thousand in to them
 
#28
Same here . Stuck in a s**t situation. Not quite enough guerenteed work to set on. But to much for me n lad.
 

Smudger1

Well-Known Member
#30
I'm winding down a bit next year too. Gone from having 22 lads at peak in late 90's to me n labourer and mates in when needed now. Got the rental n other stuff so seriously thinking of knocking on the head one of the big contacts that I do 2 or 3 big jobs a year for since started but don't need the stress and courses n hoops I have to jump through regularly for the big contracts. Luckily Got enough regulars n contacts built up over the years to pick n choose a bit more. 8 years left on mortgages then blow the kids inheritance disgracefully ! Only joking ish :descansando:
Your a long time dead and no point being richest in graveyard !
 
#33
Done it before taking young apprentice on waste of time. I always loose the love for it over winter. get good 7 summer Cleer 80 grand morgatge on 2 houses pack in winter il be 49 50 then. That my goal more than anything it fuking kills me this Time of year think I've got SAD and skint lol
I was in the same posistion as you a year ago.30 ODD YEARS flogging myself.Mortgage free a few years ago,but just got to that stage last year where i'd had enough.Could not get reliable,trustworhty labour,tried for years.Its almost impposible.So I started subbing to a bloke full time.He's over the moon with my work,but its took me a whole year to slow down,stop bashing out big sets.I now dont have to worry about labour,chasing money,dealing with customer gripes,worrying whos goin g to turn in and whos not.I just pick off the odd weekender for myself if the money is right.Iwill be 52 in Jan.He is the one who has all the worries I had,and he cant get good labour.(except yours truly:maraca:)Blokes come in who say they can skim but are crap,and they cant render either.I can tell in a minute once they have their hawk and trowel in their hand if they're any good or not.Main thing for me is i'm happy,think you should do what will make you happy,its not all about the money.Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
 

carys

Well-Known Member
#34
I was in the same posistion as you a year ago.30 ODD YEARS flogging myself.Mortgage free a few years ago,but just got to that stage last year where i'd had enough.Could not get reliable,trustworhty labour,tried for years.Its almost impposible.So I started subbing to a bloke full time.He's over the moon with my work,but its took me a whole year to slow down,stop bashing out big sets.I now dont have to worry about labour,chasing money,dealing with customer gripes,worrying whos goin g to turn in and whos not.I just pick off the odd weekender for myself if the money is right.Iwill be 52 in Jan.He is the one who has all the worries I had,and he cant get good labour.(except yours truly:maraca:)Blokes come in who say they can skim but are crap,and they cant render either.I can tell in a minute once they have their hawk and trowel in their hand if they're any good or not.Main thing for me is i'm happy,think you should do what will make you happy,its not all about the money.Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
Thanks m8 been my self 20 odd years don't whant to throw it away if I can just see the next 7 8 years out I can pack winter in then not wishing my life away.
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
#35
Thanks m8 been my self 20 odd years don't whant to throw it away if I can just see the next 7 8 years out I can pack winter in then not wishing my life away.
You can have my number if you want mate.
Gis a ring we'll have a good old fashioned English moan (y)(y)
Everyone I know seems to ring me to tell me how shite their day is ....and funnily enough they all work alone.
The trick is decent reggae mate....brings the sunshine back :)