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  • What lessons did you learn in 2009?

    Starting a business as the economy was tanking then they made the recession official. Somehow was able to stay open learn to adapt to changes in life and paying bills. Learning when to care and not to listen to peoples B.S. Going to bed wondering did I do it right. Blocking out peoples problems It's just business and I have to put food on the table.

    I learned God Must listen he made the phone ring during my darkest hour.

    What I have learned during this recession is extremely valuable lessons. When business Is booming I can handle it and when business is Bad I can Handle that to.
    In a way I'm glad I started during a recession. It got me used to dealing with hard times right away not later and not knowing how to handle it.
    Trial by fire and I walked through it.
    Last edited by ToUtahNow; 01-01-2010, 12:20 AM.
    Rod
    MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
    Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
    http://unclognh.com
    http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

    Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

  • #2
    Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

    Originally posted by UnClogNH View Post
    Starting a business as the economy was tanking then they made the recession official. Somehow was able to stay open learn to adapt to changes in life and paying bills. Learning when to care and not to listen to peoples B.S. Going to bed wondering did I do it right. Blocking out peoples problems It's just business and I have to put food on the table.

    I learned God Must listen he made the phone ring during my darkest hour.

    What I have learned during this recession is extremely valuable lessons. When business Is booming I can handle it and when business is Bad I can Handle that to.
    In a way I glad I started during a recession. It got me used to dealing with hard times right away not later and not knowing how to handle it.
    Trial by fire and I walked through it.
    Very valuable for you to learn you have the intestinal fortitude to drive on through anything.

    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

      Wow I should have looked when I typed the Thread name
      What lesson did you learn in 2009?
      Oh well at least the year is almost over.
      Rod
      MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
      Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
      http://unclognh.com
      http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

      Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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      • #4
        Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

        That the more things change, the more they stay the same.

        And there's a new dishwasher connection.

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

          What have I learned... hmmm. Well lets say the top ten things I learned:
          1. I can do a better job with internet web building and SEO than some guy that wants $$$ per month
          2. To get money down on a job before you order the equipment, got stuck with two battery back up systems.
          3. Never trust a person that says " You can trust me"
          4. Nothing in life is free, and if someone does give you something for free question it, screw the old saying "Never look a gifted horse in the mouth"
          5. Drum machines rule over sectionals
          6. Copper is better than pex
          7. PVC is better than ABS
          8. Cast Iron is better than PVC
          9. No matter how much you try to tell people the way to do things to code they do not care, the want to do hack job and want your approval.
          10. If you want things done right do it yourself
          Oh and I can rod drains faster than Rick at the Ridgid Round up.
          Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
          A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
          Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
          Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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          • #6
            Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

            Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
            What have I learned... hmmm. Well lets say the top ten things I learned:
            Oh and I can rod drains faster than Rick at the Ridgid Round up.
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            • #7
              Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

              I learned it's not what you make but what you spend.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

                1. Seweratz is wrong about sectionals and drum machines
                2 .The Timberwolf drain auger is not for the faint hearted
                3. hot water jetters are not for grease build ups
                4. listen to your gut instinct about new customers working for free is not all it is cracked up to be.
                5. Canada is still the best place to work and live in.

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                • #9
                  Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

                  you did beat me at rodding, but i can "screw" faster than all of you







                  get your minds out of the gutter. remember i'm the back to back lag bolt hero

                  plus i did smoke everyone in the 3 station pipe threading the day before the contest. didn't even get oil on the silk hawaiian shirt

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

                    Originally posted by Boone Plumbing View Post
                    1. Seweratz is wrong about sectionals and drum machines
                    2 .The Timberwolf drain auger is not for the faint hearted
                    3. hot water jetters are not for grease build ups
                    4. listen to your gut instinct about new customers working for free is not all it is cracked up to be.
                    5. Canada is still the best place to work and live in.
                    4 out of 5 you're correct about

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

                      I learned to stop reading Ricks posts so that my wallet stays fatter
                      New years rez: Read Ricks post but don't buy anything
                      Just Kidding Happy New Year!
                      Seattle Drain Service

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                      • #12
                        Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

                        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                        4 out of 5 you're correct about

                        rick.
                        I agree with you, his 1st statment is way off base.
                        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                        • #13
                          Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

                          Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                          I agree with you, his 1st statment is way off base.
                          i was thinking more like #5

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: What did you lesson learn in 2009?

                            Originally posted by UnClogNH View Post
                            Wow I should have looked when I typed the Thread name
                            What lesson did you learn in 2009?
                            Oh well at least the year is almost over.

                            fixed
                            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                            • #15
                              Re: What lessons did you learn in 2009?

                              The internet makes a much smaller world

                              30 years isn't enough time to heal some wounds

                              People don't REALLY change ^^

                              A little red wine is good for you

                              A lot of red wine is BAD for you

                              How fleeting our lives are

                              That stranger sitting next to you IS pretty strange

                              You can wake up one morning and find you have NOTHING of value

                              That I'm not the only one who thinks these bad thoughts

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