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Collision work job offer advice

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
#22
Like I said JL anything I can do to help feel free to ask.:) I know how you feel though ironically it's in my current job. Dead end, pays us as 1099 contract labor, so no benefits, workers comp unemployment etc. Not to mention that I pay the full 15.3 % of Social Security. My problem is that anything decent is 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours away. I can't travel that much each day as I have to be close to home due to family issues. My goal is to build a nice shop on my farm and get into the Custom/Resto side full time. Saving every penny I can to try to make this happen without going into debt. Hopefully within 2 years. Anyways good luck hope everything works out for you and your family.
 
#23
Jim C said:
i think you need a few more gauges in that car. hahaha
The Hydrostatic thermal capacitor relay coolant fluid temperature gage is on backorder till mid summer.

Seriously though the 5 pass side gauges are matching autometer ultralite gauges for future air ride install.
 
#24
Jim C said:
i think you need a few more gauges in that car. hahaha
The Hydrostatic thermal capacitor relay coolant fluid temperature gage is on backorder till mid summer.

Seriously though the 5 pass side gauges are matching autometer ultralite gauges for future air ride install.
 
#25
Chris_Hamilton;n83199 said:
Like I said JL anything I can do to help feel free to ask.:) I know how you feel though ironically it's in my current job. Dead end, pays us as 1099 contract labor, so no benefits, workers comp unemployment etc. Not to mention that I pay the full 15.3 % of Social Security. My problem is that anything decent is 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours away. I can't travel that much each day as I have to be close to home due to family issues. My goal is to build a nice shop on my farm and get into the Custom/Resto side full time. Saving every penny I can to try to make this happen without going into debt. Hopefully within 2 years. Anyways good luck hope everything works out for you and your family.
That's kinda like being self employed without having the seriously heavy overhead i don't think I would like that, but like you said the commute would be a killer.
 

MikeS

The New Guy
#26
Being a contractor work is common now. I read that over 25% of workers in NY state are now contractors. I'm in the IT world and all company hires now are contractors. A company saves money by not paying into a pension, 401K, health benefits, etc.....and they can lay off people at will and not worry about lawsuits from layoffs. They trade loyalty and dedication for profits these days and if people quit they have a dozen or more standing in line to take their place, especially from H1B visa workers. It sucks especially when I see so many American IT workers still out of a job and yet there are very little visa workers unemployed. H1B is so abused and Washington does nothing about it. They are too busy worrying over things like allowing a man to pee in the ladies room.
 

jlcustomz

evil painter
#27
Well, had a small quick phone conversation with one of the other guys from our new local spi distributor. It's NOT collision work they were out doing, it's mobile painting. I think mostly small stuff like bumpers charging a little less than a full paint shop in booth may charge . I guess working under tents in parking lots many times, quality not being quite as good as a paint booth job.


So, from the skills perspective, I'm used to mobile work & have painted show quality parts in less than ideal situations, including my company door painting I do. I'll check them out sometime, guess pay & benefits may be the biggest factor.
If I do anything ,it won't be soon, but when you're longtime job starts to be undoable for you more & more, less than great options can be considered when you haven't come up with anything better. Stay too long with an employer sometimes &it no longer counts for enough on you're end of things.
 
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