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Good luck Damon! Standard Operating Procedures will be key to breaking bad habits. Hopefully he will help increase your work flow.
 
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I am so busy and stressed out. I'm turning down jobs, getting backed up on rugs, and am just generally in a bad mood all the time. I need some help.

I just want to get to the point where I can stay home and trade options for 15 minutes on Monday mornings, spend the rest of the week working on my jeep and playing with my kids.
 
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And ride him to be sure he soaks it in. Build an employee manual with as many specifics as you can come up with. Communicate. If he has a good week buy him a case of beer. Offer a small bonus system. Don't yell or get pissy. Correct the bad habits. Go into it with a positive attitude. Be the kind of boss you would try to excel for.
 

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If it makes you feel any better, I just begged a good guy I know to come work for me this morning. Not too much luck. It's not fun when you don't have a human resources dept to hire and fire for you
 
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I am so busy and stressed out. I'm turning down jobs, getting backed up on rugs, and am just generally in a bad mood all the time. I need some help.
Damon,

I know it sounds cliché and I certainly don't want to insult you. However, it's all in your perspective.. Some guys, including myself would love to experience the problems you're having as opposed to not having the money to buy new or upgraded equipment to expand into new markets or worse, being forced to close up shop.

These are good problems to have! Is it fun.. nope. But these problems are a testament to the simple fact that you are doing everything right and succeeding. You're winning even though it feels like you're losing.. Is it perfect and exactly the way you'd prefer to experience a growth spurt? I think we all know what the answer is.

Use this opportunity for growth as a positive as much as possible. Retrain this carpet cleaner so he does everything exactly as you would.
Be the kind of boss you would try to excel for.
As Willy said, train him right, treat him right. You need help and he needs work because he's got bills that need to be paid.. this is a mutually beneficial situation... You wouldn't be in this spot if you didn't know what to do. Follow your gut.. you'll be fine.. You got this!

Remember, this is a good situation to be in. The hardest part is just seeing it for what it really is, instead of focusing on what it isn't.

I wish you much continued success with your business.
 
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You’ll be fine Damon

so long as you don’t listen to Statler and Waldorf

one is like me and has his son as the heir apparent

and the lectro/cob guzzler doesn’t have enough to have himself be considered a part timer … let alone hire someone
 

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