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Old 07-27-2009, 08:52 AM   #16
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While I love the challenge of a good DIY, I usually end each project with an attitude like this. I'm a scientist, not a mason. While you guys are probably grateful I do all the icky things I do for the miniscule pay I get just so society can develop new neurological drugs, in turn, I'm equally grateful that someone fights the 94 lb bags of portland cement and does all of those hardcore masonry projects. That is a hardcore and back-breaking career, for sure!
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You should take pride in bettering the quality of life of everyone who uses the medicine you help develop. Almost everyone has a place to help society. What I was getting at was that I do not think people in general do not appreciate what others do for work. " The grass is always greener" syndrome.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:02 PM   #18
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You should take pride in bettering the quality of life of everyone who uses the medicine you help develop. Almost everyone has a place to help society. What I was getting at was that I do not think people in general do not appreciate what others do for work. " The grass is always greener" syndrome.

Oh, I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to be a contractor and get low balled and have homeowners basically belittle the work to be done. All I have to say is that I am eternally grateful to the contractor we just hired who will tackle our siding and windows. I swear it would take us 6+ months to get the job done... and I bet we would mess it up if we tried... more likely, one of us would fall off the scaffolding

I think some people have the attitude that no contractor can be paid too little by them, while their own paycheck can never be to large . Ah the joys of working with the general public....
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