What's was your biggest add on or system change failure?

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  1. rider0992
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    I’m gonna use Larry’s term, Daaaaymn, you boys are making me depressed and tired!! I do still have the Bane, but never had the full system. I still use it to do hard to reach areas. Lordy, everything I do seems like a mistake a lotta days. But I had a district mg. of Lowe’s beg me to take care of all his floors in the district. I reluctantly bought a rider scrubber to do this with. He got transferred before the scrubber got to me from the mfg. I did them for one year, and they bought 1100 for all their stores. We ALL have a story.
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    not staying at the union factory job I HATED ????
    sometime yea/sometimes no
    Mostly depends whether more's coming in than going out at the time .....

    carpet related.....too much cherry picking starting around year 5
    While picking cherries, dropped all the weekend and night monthly/quarterly jobs (unless cherry picked at $200+ an hour)
    ... sluffing along in cruise control for too long, getting burnt out (cause I'm too stupid to let anyone else but me clean res)..cause I'm that damn good!!



    my "new method" was transitioning to a new trade all together (starting in '01 and by '06 was too legit to quit)
    has proved to be good move and put me in a better position

    no...that's just ig'nnt

    biggest challenge of them all



    I probably went thru 15 guys last year trying to find three more men that were worth a chit .
    Could of kept 7 men busy from May to Jan but could only muster 3 and me .
    Had to turn down two large projects due to lack of manpower


    hell no
    the last thing I wanted was a bunch of geeky freekwads and over sensitive peeps
    Ofer can have 'em....




    two things men stretch the truth about most...
    their sex life and income

    I'll only say this much about that,

    Money's never motivated me ..only lack of does/has
    and, I'm a leg man..but Joni's married, so I only look with one eye

    ..L.T.A.
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    If I wasn't so idealistic and didn't have such a big mouth, I would still be working at the railroad, probably making about $35 per hour with full benefits and looking forward to retirement in 2 years with a full pension.
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  4. ruff
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    Hey!!!

    Thanks
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  5. Charlie Lyman
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    I thought it would cool to get an ETM. That was a Mytee huge Mistake.
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    In the old days it was drapery cleaning. Heating solvents and spraying them at the still hanging draperies...I should be dead.
    Currently its the purchase of the top of the line Ninja portable that I have used a grand total of 2 times. But it's there if I absolutely need it...and I hope I never do.
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    1. When I started my cleaning business in 2002 I used my capital from a previous business. I purchased used equipment (used steamway powermatic) and a used gmc box truck. I was always broke down and felt like a mechanic. I almost quit the business before buying a brand new Aerotech in 2004. If I would have just done that to begin with I would have saved tens of thousands. 10 year trucks all day long with very little maintenance. (when I retire I think I'll work for Aerotech if they'd let me).
    2. Air Duct Cleaning
    3. Restoration

    Just let me be a textile, tile and stone expert.
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    That's how I felt with my Amtex. I just wanted to clean, not repair stuff all the time.
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    So far these were good decisions
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    What was your biggest failure?
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  13. Mikey P
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    Genetics.
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  14. steve_64
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    No regrats!
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    Kleenrite drapery tool, ceiling cleaning stuff, 5th kid.

    Just kidding Justin.
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  16. Justin Stockwell
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    Silver lining! 5th kid finally trashed the kleenrite tool and burnt all the ceiling cleaning stuff.
    I really regret buying a Cimex.
    Turns out that when you spray paint a Cimex black it explodes into 2 boxes of parts.
    Sorry Dad!
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    Figured mowing your own lawn would be on that list.....
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    I'm not buying it! I spilled my beans. It's time for you to open up!
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    ETM, although it made me lots of money it was a constant pain in the ass.

    BMW, whats the point not even that nice of interior

    Ozone machine, lol real money maker right there...

    thats about it... I got all my dumb moves out of me when I owned my landscape construction company, ran 4 trucks and made plenty of stupid moves that wasted time and money. Came into the cleaning biz with a good point of view knowing that I wanted to streamline, no 3 month long jobs for huge tickets. Love getting paid every single time the truck moves

    I do miss the exercise, the sun tan, and running bobcats though
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  20. Radar Foster
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    Resoil portable

    Not going out on my own earlier

    Working for Sam's dad


    MikeyP on Radar's computer
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