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Old 07-26-2006, 08:49 AM   #41
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Felons and hairballs and dope, Oh MY!

This thread has gone down the Yellow Brick Road for sure. Where is that wicked witch anyway? Oh wait, that was my first wife. Even water couldn't melt that b*tch.

Toto! Toto! Antie Em! Antie Em!

There's no place like home.........There's no place like home.

Hack...hack...cough...gag...................ah much better now! That nasty hairball is gone.
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Re: Trying to decide when/how to leave my company...(LONG)
Old 07-26-2006, 10:03 AM   #42
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This thread has gone down the Yellow Brick Road for sure. Where is that wicked witch anyway? Oh wait, that was my first wife. Even water couldn't melt that b*tch.
You should have tried dropping a house on her.
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Re: Trying to decide when/how to leave my company...(LONG)
Old 07-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #43
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What the heck were you doing?
I don't want to let my secret job out of the bag, because I may go back to it later in life and do something big with it (nationwide).

Let's just call it "Engineering data collection". I had a crew of around 12 working for me when I made that much in one month.

That would be a lot of dope though.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:36 AM   #44
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You should have tried dropping a house on her.
I'll bet he did "drop a house" in the divorce. :P

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Old 07-26-2006, 11:09 AM   #45
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I'll bet he did "drop a house" in the divorce. :P

You got that one right. A house did drop but not on her. A lot of other stuff got dropped too and mostly on me but that is water under the bridge.
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So... I sat down and CRUNCHED the numbers....
If I maintain my current lifestyle but exclude my splurge purchases...which are rare (2-3k/yr on home improvements,travel,nifty gadgets, car hobby), I need a meager 900.00/month to survive.

This is only considering rental income from 3 properties. No duct cleaning. No side jobs. NOTHING.

I can clear that with 3 duct jobs/month....each taking about 3 hours to complete. I'm averaging 6/month without advertising for the last 4 months.

BUT, if I continue to work and deal with the crap, I can be saving 1500-2500/mo....which is good for me....this is on a lowball guess of 3-6 duct cleaning jobs/month.

So I feel myself being lured back into working for'the man'...the lure of another 10-15k cash cushion looks mighty intriguing and SHOULD only take another 6 months to get there...


ahhhh! i hate this

whats funny is the numbers im spouting off on here are a few 00's short of most of you all....but its the same conundrum
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Old 07-30-2006, 12:45 AM   #47
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So... I sat down and CRUNCHED the numbers....

ahhhh! i hate this...

...whats funny is the numbers im spouting off on here are a few 00's short of most of you all....but its the same conundrum
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There is no competition here on the number of zeros after you "number" there is only what works for YOU. If you need to work a few more months before you can have enough to escape to your business income then so be it. That would be the prudent thing to do if you can do it. If it is a life or death situation where you health is being affected, then bail out now; otherwise stick it out until you have a cushion. Once you get there bail out and go solo with enough cash to carry you incase the business slows down or some other financial issue comes up. Being under funded with too little cash is the major reason for small businesses to fail.
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Before you decide to stick with the man, try this on for size: How many duct jobs a month would it take for you to save 1500 a month? How difficult would it be to get there? What other income opportunities do you regularly pass on because you don't have time to pursue them?
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Before you decide to stick with the man, try this on for size: How many duct jobs a month would it take for you to save 1500 a month? How difficult would it be to get there? What other income opportunities do you regularly pass on because you don't have time to pursue them?
I know brewer...that's more or less the way I'm looking at it. I easily have 1+ years cash for taking the plunge now. BUT, I want a bit more. I know I will pull the trigger soon, but when?
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:23 AM   #50
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I know brewer...that's more or less the way I'm looking at it.* I easily have 1+ years cash for taking the plunge now. BUT, I want* a bit more.* *I know I will pull the trigger soon, but when?
Maybe never. You might want to set a firm line in the sand and push yourself once you cross it.

The only regret I have about my younger days is that I didn't take enough risk. Live and learn, I guess.
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