Re: past and present employers
My last boss was my greatest inspiration to start my own business ( 30yrs ago )
This guy was so damn cheap that we would paint our work trucks with house paint and disposable brushes. I once told him we needed a new elec cord for one of our portable pumps ( cost at the time would have been about $2 ), he leaned back in his chair thought real hard and jumped up and told me to go look in the back of the yard as he rememberd seeing a old washing machine that someone had dumped and for me to cut off the cord on that and use it. Instead of buying tools we needed to do our job he told us to just go ask one of the mechanics at the yard we were working at and see if we could borrow what we needed. He once had me go with him on a Sunday to go look at a tanker a few hrs up the road and was shocked when I asked to be paid for my time that day ( 7 hrs ). So I figured if this idiot could run his own business so could I.
Last edited by Plinked; 11-30-2012 at 06:59 AM..