Stupid Owner Operator Tricks

Mikey P

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Dumb things we do due to season fluctuations...

Hire a relative that we can't fire later, you know when that 6 week summer rush is over and you start taking those calls from Angies or Yelp again..

Put your regular helper in your back up truck, or even worse, hire a relative to run in, during those 6 weeks..

Buy a $1600 wand because you think your customer will notice your commitment to your craft.

And a matching swivel stair wand..

Finance a 30k slide in because your $15k model leaks a little oil and you had three wick backs this month.

Buy a used Vortex because you landed a college turn account, and diesel prices spike on the drive home from California.

Believed that the college wouldn't price shop you next season because of the commitment you showed to your craft.

Buy into a Restoration franchise, when it's just you and your sisters kid on the truck and sister's kid doesn't answer his phone after 5pm or on Sundays.

Rent a shop to store your van, 3 cases of pre-spray a wand and just enough room to clean an 8x10 rug and those chairs that always brown out.

Think that the sister's kid wants to help you clean rugs back at your new shop after cleaning apartments all day.

Buy a Dirt Dragón and take an zoom class on how to ruin wood floors because that guy on facebook makes it look so easy.

Sell the used portable air duct cleaning machine for a down payment on the Dirt Dragon

Use pictures on your FB or Adwords campaign of filthy disgusting floors and get mad at your sister's kid when he get's redos on those that responded to the ad.

Install a Little Giant in your van because your Heat Exchanger wasn't getting carpet clean enough.

Mix three pre-sprays together because what the hell do those chemists know about cleaning shit anyways.

Wand all your commercial jobs because you're OLD SCHOOL!

Honey I sold your sewing machine to pay for another month of Pay Per Click.

I'm going to stay home and work ON the company while sister's kid and our shitty gardener go out on the truck.

Post pictures of your 32 jobs on the schedule on the FB SFS page

Post a thread on the FB SFS group on how to hire an experienced carpet tech who will do things your way, in November.

You get depressed when you sister's kid isn't as excited about the 9th sample bag of pre-spray you're trying this year, as you are.

Or the 12th piss product.

Hey sister's kid, guess what? I bought all of Rob's training videos so I want you and the gardener to start coming in an hour early each day to watch them.

Honey you can hang out at the pool while the sister's kid and I take three days of classes, during our busy season, because I want him to know that he's part of a larger community and not just me and I think he may learn to appreciate rugs more if he can learn how they make them and I think we can score a great deal on Dirt Dragon if we can take it home with us on the plane, so don't go shopping, just gamble ok?
 

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Hiring the unemployable who are also unfireable isn't a pathway that leads toward a peaceful existence.
 
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Dumb things we do due to season fluctuations...

Hire a relative that we can't fire later, you know when that 6 week summer rush is over and you start taking those calls from Angies or Yelp again..

Put your regular helper in your back up truck, or even worse, hire a relative to run in, during those 6 weeks..

Buy a $1600 wand because you think your customer will notice your commitment to your craft.

And a matching swivel stair wand..

Finance a 30k slide in because your $15k model leaks a little oil and you had three wick backs this month.

Buy a used Vortex because you landed a college turn account, and diesel prices spike on the drive home from California.

Believed that the college wouldn't price shop you next season because of the commitment you showed to your craft.

Buy into a Restoration franchise, when it's just you and your sisters kid on the truck and sister's kid doesn't answer his phone after 5pm or on Sundays.

Rent a shop to store your van, 3 cases of pre-spray a wand and just enough room to clean an 8x10 rug and those chairs that always brown out.

Think that the sister's kid wants to help you clean rugs back at your new shop after cleaning apartments all day.

Buy a Dirt Dragón and take an zoom class on how to ruin wood floors because that guy on facebook makes it look so easy.

Sell the used portable air duct cleaning machine for a down payment on the Dirt Dragon

Use pictures on your FB or Adwords campaign of filthy disgusting floors and get mad at your sister's kid when he get's redos on those that responded to the ad.

Install a Little Giant in your van because your Heat Exchanger wasn't getting carpet clean enough.

Mix three pre-sprays together because what the hell do those chemists know about cleaning shit anyways.

Wand all your commercial jobs because you're OLD SCHOOL!

Honey I sold your sewing machine to pay for another month of Pay Per Click.

I'm going to stay home and work ON the company while sister's kid and our shitty gardener go out on the truck.

Post pictures of your 32 jobs on the schedule on the FB SFS page

Post a thread on the FB SFS group on how to hire an experienced carpet tech who will do things your way, in November.

You get depressed when you sister's kid isn't as excited about the 9th sample bag of pre-spray you're trying this year, as you are.

Or the 12th piss product.

Hey sister's kid, guess what? I bought all of Rob's training videos so I want you and the gardener to start coming in an hour early each day to watch them.

Honey you can hang out at the pool while the sister's kid and I take three days of classes, during our busy season, because I want him to know that he's part of a larger community and not just me and I think he may learn to appreciate rugs more if he can learn how they make them and I think we can score a great deal on Dirt Dragon if we can take it home with us on the plane, so don't go shopping, just gamble ok?
Slow day today?
 
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Islandguy

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Two best things I ever did was buy a restoration franchise , get all the equipment and than get the hell clear of them and get a Little Giant heater , I guess that is three things .
 
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Hiring the unemployable who are also unfireable isn't a pathway that leads toward a peaceful existence.
My attorney says that we can fire anybody we want with no reason for dismissal although the law may vary state to state. Glad I live in Michigan. At least now I am.
 
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Papa John

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Wasting a lot of money on sending out thousands of mailers using USPS EDDM service and only getting one discounted job. :dejection:
Taking a vacation five days longer than you can handle because you saved $200 on airfare. :eekk: It's so boring watching rice grow.
 

Mr Brightside

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So far I haven’t done all these things but

My brother works for me and it’s his second time lol but he is doing great and trying out a new prespray this week for me

I bought a bunch of water damage equipment and paid for me and employees to go to a flood house and certified then never wanted to offer the service

Haven’t bought a vortex but I plan on buying an aero tech xt one day haha

I need a devastation wand


Cleaned for a school district and got the impossible schedule done for them during Covid cleaning 16 schools and the next year lost the contract

Sold my air duct trailer

Want to buy a dirt dragon

You know what this is some bs can someone just tell me how to skip the rest of the bs and tell me what to do lmao
 
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Trip Moses

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Dumb things we do due to season fluctuations...

Hire a relative that we can't fire later, you know when that 6 week summer rush is over and you start taking those calls from Angies or Yelp again..

Put your regular helper in your back up truck, or even worse, hire a relative to run in, during those 6 weeks..

Buy a $1600 wand because you think your customer will notice your commitment to your craft.

And a matching swivel stair wand..

Finance a 30k slide in because your $15k model leaks a little oil and you had three wick backs this month.

Buy a used Vortex because you landed a college turn account, and diesel prices spike on the drive home from California.

Believed that the college wouldn't price shop you next season because of the commitment you showed to your craft.

Buy into a Restoration franchise, when it's just you and your sisters kid on the truck and sister's kid doesn't answer his phone after 5pm or on Sundays.

Rent a shop to store your van, 3 cases of pre-spray a wand and just enough room to clean an 8x10 rug and those chairs that always brown out.

Think that the sister's kid wants to help you clean rugs back at your new shop after cleaning apartments all day.

Buy a Dirt Dragón and take an zoom class on how to ruin wood floors because that guy on facebook makes it look so easy.

Sell the used portable air duct cleaning machine for a down payment on the Dirt Dragon

Use pictures on your FB or Adwords campaign of filthy disgusting floors and get mad at your sister's kid when he get's redos on those that responded to the ad.

Install a Little Giant in your van because your Heat Exchanger wasn't getting carpet clean enough.

Mix three pre-sprays together because what the hell do those chemists know about cleaning shit anyways.

Wand all your commercial jobs because you're OLD SCHOOL!

Honey I sold your sewing machine to pay for another month of Pay Per Click.

I'm going to stay home and work ON the company while sister's kid and our shitty gardener go out on the truck.

Post pictures of your 32 jobs on the schedule on the FB SFS page

Post a thread on the FB SFS group on how to hire an experienced carpet tech who will do things your way, in November.

You get depressed when you sister's kid isn't as excited about the 9th sample bag of pre-spray you're trying this year, as you are.

Or the 12th piss product.

Hey sister's kid, guess what? I bought all of Rob's training videos so I want you and the gardener to start coming in an hour early each day to watch them.

Honey you can hang out at the pool while the sister's kid and I take three days of classes, during our busy season, because I want him to know that he's part of a larger community and not just me and I think he may learn to appreciate rugs more if he can learn how they make them and I think we can score a great deal on Dirt Dragon if we can take it home with us on the plane, so don't go shopping, just gamble ok?
Funny. Cuz it’s true.

Every house I do has staircase. I’m 40 miles inland and 10 feet above see level.
 

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