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Old 11-07-2018, 05:00 PM
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I have to sign some conflict of interest documents because my side company built some tables for my day job. The local job shops we talked to wanted a bunch of money and 3-4 weeks to build them. So I charged a little more money, built them in a weekend, painted and delivered them.

In the past I have done some jobs for them on an hourly basis, but that isn't a good deal when I am using my tools, consumables and electricity so I went for it the hard way (hard because big company politics, becoming an approved vendor, etc). I figure I need to be making about double my hourly wage if I am using my off work hours and equipment to do work.

Oh, and when I say "a bunch of money".. If I needed 2x my hourly wage to justify doing the work out of my shop, their estimates were actually quite close and my estimate would have been low. I suck at estimating.

They will be used to test fine mine tailings.

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Old 11-07-2018, 05:29 PM
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Why the conflict of interest documents? Nice job!!! What is the boom against the wall?
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:46 PM
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It's just a formality because I was able to deliver much faster than the others. But imagine if it was a bid process and I was privy to their bids, and if the dollar amount was a lot higher.. you can imagine where there's room for Scandal.

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Old 11-07-2018, 10:35 PM
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Nice job Kevin. I like picture #2
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:15 PM
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Busy guy!
Nice work, as usual.

I cant even become a preferred vendor for my employer.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:06 AM
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Lot of empty floor space in those pictures. Is there a problem somewhere?
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:41 AM
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Nice job. I am learning that I suck at estimating too, on my side job. But that comes with more experience.


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Old 11-08-2018, 08:21 AM
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Estimating is easy. Just add up materials, time you expect it to take, and percent profit you want to make, then double it, and maybe double it again.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:55 AM
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It's just a formality because I was able to deliver much faster than the others. But imagine if it was a bid process and I was privy to their bids, and if the dollar amount was a lot higher.. you can imagine where there's room for Scandal.
The company I was partnered in gave out numerous quotes for ventilation work to another local business that we had done a small amount of custom work for. The ventilation work was always awarded to the same competitor. Finally my partner/estimator said NO...we will not be pricing any more work to you!
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:02 AM
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Lot of empty floor space in those pictures. Is there a problem somewhere?
It must be the camera angle....

Things I was trying to direct sparks away from whilst grinding:
THREE volkswagen engine and transmission pairs.
Full set of King Ranch seats in perfect shape.
Dirtbike.
Heavy truck trans.
Superduty crew cab rear bench.
Winter Koi storage trough.

Nope. Sufficient junk in the way. Everything is normal.
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