Trying to hire a replacement

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  1. Mikey P
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    Let Happy Feet get a good grasp of how much up selling he's going to have to do on every dang job to keep his kitty happy.....


    60% chance he'll be back.



    Tell that wannabe Mellon head I'm very disappointed in him.
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    Mark, please keep the stories of the hiring whoa coming. I need them. The last three days I've been working 10-12 hour days while eating granola bars in my van between jobs. I'm behind on my schedule, moving vacant PM jobs to take care of the "pay me now" jobs. It's time to find a monkey.

    Last night I cleaned 1,500 sqft in a vacant house. It was a short pile carpet so I thought it would be a good place to test out my Zipper SS. That was a mistake. I feel like I pushed my van up a hill. I've very sore today. I just had to test it out though. Never again on residential, but I bought it for commercial anyway.
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    But your Dad was stuck with you because you are related???
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    Raise your prices. Do less work for more money.
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    I didn't start my business to not work.

    It's not a pricing issue. It's a demand for quality-service issue. So, using your logic, maybe I should start hacking it. :)
  7. Mark Saiger
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    Well...

    We have a young man that is at least going to come back tomorrow...

    He is 20 years old

    Former fast food night manager..


    We are hopeful....

    Will see... He is looking good potentially at the moment...
  8. Ron K
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    The Mommy thing would scare me off.
    20 and Moms looking for a job for him yikes!
    If he comes in unshaven who do you have a talk with?
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  10. Mark Saiger
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    Newbs...
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    Actually so far he is doing well.

    He is now on day 2 getting more comfortable. Laughs with us a bit.

    He is a little bit shy but really working well with us and clients at this time.

    He said he will come back Monday...

    He has ran Zipper and wand... He likes the Zipper best so far... But not as much on the new smart strand that doesn't breath...

    Will keep people posted.

    This has been a good experience for us also.

    We need help now and cannot wait as long but we still are picky!
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    I feel for you Mark. We're at our fourth time with a young Lady that is awesome. College degree but hasn't found anything in her field she likes, so she always comes back and we always accept her with open arms. She works hard, is really good with customers and "gets it". Hiring is a 5 day a week job and it does suck. Hang in there baby!
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  13. Mark Saiger
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    Lets see if he shows up now today after the weekend and how he feels about carpet cleaning...

    I am going to be around him and Aron all day today.

    He worked nights at Fast Food joint...

    Told him on Friday we have a large commercial job on Monday early evening and finihs around 1 am....if he wants to get in on it with us....

    Was a bit of "Deer in Headlights" look :eekk:

    Verdict out....

    Seems like nice enough...let's see if he can get it rolling today and tonight would be a perfect time to find out "trial by storm" if he's got it!
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    You didn't make him watch training videos did ya,?
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  16. Mark Saiger
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    We've got him in the training videos :)
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    the boy is starting to fit in so far...

    He has a sense of humor....

    Tough to just suddenly meet a couple of guys who have been doing this awhile and feel comfortable...

    He came out with us last night and did very well and enjoyed himself

    He is a saver of his money too...he prides himself on being good with his money

    Nice kid and so far we are keeping him and hoping to make things work for all of us.

    His name is Adam....so we have another "A" for the "A" team :)

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  18. Mark Saiger
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    He is fitting in and we are enjoying his company too.

    Very difficult for anyone to be tossed in the mix of people you haven't really met and expected to just dive in comfortably... But we are making due :)
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    If he can go 'til 1 am on such short notice I think you've got a winner.
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