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Sheer Irony... or something... #24768
04/22/03 09:48 PM
04/22/03 09:48 PM
sparky66wv  Offline OP
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West Virginia
Remember this thread ?

Well, said electrical contractor has called me tonight offering to sub me some work at the "big job"... Apparently he has three cottages going on at once, and more big jobs coming up.

I'm baffled by the whole thing.

[Linked Image]


-Virgil
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5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI
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Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24769
04/22/03 11:36 PM
04/22/03 11:36 PM
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nesparky  Offline
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omaha,ne
GET at least 25% as a down payment.
Make them sign a contract that has a all work done to code and no one there can tell you other wise.
Enjoy the work.


ed
Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24770
04/23/03 12:35 AM
04/23/03 12:35 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Interesting !!
Things that make you go Hmmmm .... [Linked Image]

Good Luck, be careful,
Bill

Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24771
04/23/03 08:30 AM
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txsparky  Offline
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Maybe he wants to see what code compliant work looks like [Linked Image]


Donnie
Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24772
04/23/03 09:17 AM
04/23/03 09:17 AM
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rmiell  Offline
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Virgil, I guess I missed the orginal thread, but it sounds to me like you are "Back on Your Feet!!"

Glad to hear it, and good luck!!

Rick Miell

Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24773
04/23/03 04:15 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Holden, MA USA
If the work outlook is good for you tell him to go piss in a hat!

Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24774
04/25/03 07:00 PM
04/25/03 07:00 PM
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txsparky  Offline
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Hey Virg,
Whad ya decide?


Donnie
Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24775
05/01/03 09:09 PM
05/01/03 09:09 PM
sparky66wv  Offline OP
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West Virginia
Donnie, and all...

Got off the phone with him just now, and I start anytime between Monday and Wednesday. All T&M, no proposal or bidding required. $25 per Manhour, which translates roughly to $15 for Jimmy and $35 for me. I can't lose unless they don't pay me, and they cover materials (I pick them up, however) so I can't lose anything but labor at worst case scenario.

Mr. Bragg seems to be a really nice guy, and only needs help covering the work he has lined up, and knows he won't have to babysit me or check my work.

I'll keep y'all posted...

A part of me keeps thinking... "It's a trap" </general akbar>... but only a small part...



[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 05-01-2003).]


-Virgil
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Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24776
05/01/03 09:22 PM
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ga.sparky56  Offline
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young harris georgia usa
Sounds good Virgil.Glad to hear things are looking up! I'd get paid every Friday tho,no if's ands or buts. Russell

Re: Sheer Irony... or something... #24777
05/02/03 06:51 PM
05/02/03 06:51 PM
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sparky  Offline
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somewhere in defining an EC there should be an addage to the effect of 'the toe you step on today might be connected to the a** you gotta kiss tommorrow' for all the irony, humility, and social baloney that goes with the turf.....

[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 05-02-2003).]

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