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Old 10-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #31
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What if my ability surpasses the gc?

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Old 10-10-2011, 09:57 PM   #32
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Then you need to find a new GC, or become one yourself. Doesn't sound like you have the finances to be one yet though.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:58 PM   #33
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Ahhh... Man remember when your parents used to say enjoy being young cause when you get older life gets harder... Should have listened.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:00 PM   #34
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:03 PM   #35
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Thanks for the input.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:46 PM   #36
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Here's the problem... I am set as a sub, own insurance own name all that stuff. But I work almost exclusively for my uncle. That is where the problem comes in. Been with him since highschool.
Don't let the IRS get ahold of that information. What you are doing is basically against the law. You are only doing small things outside your uncles employment to skirt the law and he knows it. Why don't you?

You have a lot to learn about being in this business. If you think a contractor you work for shouldn't be making money off of your labor you really need to get a grip.

Your comments here say you aren't yet street-wise and need more time in training.

No one here is being hard on you, it's just the facts.

How old are you anyway - my guess - about twenty-three years old or less.
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Frankly he doesn't do that well he always comes in over and loses the extra money he could give me.
however, one thing to remember is that if he were to lose money on a job-he would still pay you, maybe out of his own pocket.

On the other hand-just wanted to say- 25 to 30 for a carpenter is standard here too, as an EMPLOYEE

someone with your experience, if you are good at it, would be making at least double what you are being paid, around here. 25-35 as an employee, probably the upper end of that as a sub, considering you are running a business as well.

The GC should really have you as an employee, if you work with them all the time like this. They probably don't want the expense of putting you on payroll.

It does sound like you are underpaid for your experience though, time to move on or have a chat I think. Good luck.

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Old 10-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #39
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You may have your own insuance and your own company, but you act like an employee, and as such, that's the way you're treated.
I don't know why you're asking these questions here and not speaking to the other subs on your uncle's jobs. If you've been working with these guys, job after job, why don't you use this familiarity and relationship to casually talk shop? This way you get the prevailing rate where you live, not what's happening in Kansas or California.
There's a comfort level with your position. There's also restrictions. You just need to find a happy medium.
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Try joining our sister site. http://www.contractortalk.com/forum.php
Boy! Would THAT ever be an eye opener for you. Within six posts you will feel like someone grabbed your joystick and hung you from the rafters with a nail gun.

You ain't seen nuttin' here on this site..
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You guys make sense, I get it. I do nothing illegal, taxes and insurance are legit. I do small jobs on my own for 20 an hour alot. Finally someone told me want I wanted to hear. I know he needs to make money off me, I use the tools, he has all the staging and equipment and the stress. I get that, you guys actually have opened my eyes a lot on here. Thanks again.
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You guys make sense, I get it. I do nothing illegal, taxes and insurance are legit. I do small jobs on my own for 20 an hour alot. Finally someone told me want I wanted to hear. I know he needs to make money off me, I use the tools, he has all the staging and equipment and the stress. I get that, you guys actually have opened my eyes a lot on here. Thanks again.
Glad to hear that. Now, heres' another eye-opener for you.
"I do small jobs on my own for 20 an hour alot."

That's a good way to ensure you never make any money. Anybody doing 'regular' work like this has a base fee just to even start any project. Mine is $265.00 to go out and arrive at the HO's house. Then, they start paying me $65.00 an hour and up. By the end of the day, counting my insurance, fuel, costs, taxes, wear and tear on truck, tools, equipment, and anything else I'm leaving out, it's just wages. For $20., I'm ahead if I stay home and watch TV.

$20.00 x 8 is $160. IRS gets 30% which is leaving you with less than wages, and no benefits either.
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I like the sounds of that.
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I like the sounds of that.
And that sums up that post.
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1. Your uncle probably makes way more $$ than you think.
2. If you are as good as you say, you can probably make way more than you do, working for someone besides uncle.
Just my 2 ˘.

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