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  1. Well, a small update. I found a painter that had experience ( oh yeah not sure i mentioned we had to let the new painter go last week that we hired a month or so back) , and sounded familiar with the type of paint we use by the questions that he asked me. We set up a time and day for him to come in for an interview. He no showed. Had an interview set up yesterday for an installer He no showed 🥺
  2. Well for now the boss man is on the truck with my one and only installer/ service guy, oh yeah did I mention I really need 2 Installers which is why one with SOME experience would be awesome! I would love to have my service guy back on service as much as possible and only help install when needed. But ya do what ya gotta do. And we are as always! Oh and Guess what?? As of today I now need a painter too ( i do have others that paint but have other positions here as well)!!!! Since we had to let the one we had go as it was more costly to keep him anymore due to all the redo's. He used to be an aircraft painter, but sure had trouble with channel letters 🥺. But I have to say that can be an easier spot to fill, I already have an interview set for Monday and he was/is an automotive painter. So while I have no expectations for it to be a one and done kind of thing, my phone chat with him made things seem promising. I will fill you in on that aspect of things next week. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  3. We did hire a good installer recently but that lasted only about 2 weeks. He wanted to be in this area due to his son living here, but when he got here that's when the issues started. Day one he shows up with two small bags and it was all he had, no place to live no real money in hand. He was a very good installer, but his ego was bigger than could fit in the trucks. He left because we got to a point where we decided we could no longer pay for a place for him to live, pay for all his food and listen to him bitch about it. He said he had lost his drivers license ( but had a copy of it) and it was due to expire anyway and didn't seem worried about getting a new one, so he couldn't even drive our trucks. When he left he told us he did us a favor and we should have basically rolled out the red carpet and kissed his feet ( of course not those exact words), and supported him like we were taking him to raise. He also said he got hired elsewhere and they were flying him out, where ever out was. In reality he did do us a favor, as we just didn't see the drama ending. Now the hunt for a replacement continues.
  4. This is more of a vent maybe a question somewhere in here. WHY DON'T PEOPLE WANT TO WORK???? And when you do find people, they don't want to listen, think they know it all and STILL don't do the job correctly. If they do want to work and know what they are doing, in their eyes YOU as the employer don't do enough for them, OR they know the answers to everything but yet cant seem to get things right the first time. I am so frustrated and beyond that, at times i don't even know how to respond!!! As for hiring, Installers, anyone else have as much trouble as we seems to be having finding anyone with even a little experience? Any specific job boards or places to post that seem to find better/more applicants then others?
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  6. American Metal Supply out of Charlotte NC. Keep in mind that was a quoted price to me back in January, so your pricing may be a little higher. My contact there is Alicia Wilson 704-247-4920
  7. I have two main suppliers I buy from. They both quoted me on the materials I normally buy back in January, and only one has stuck to it! The other says they cant even come close and cannot understand how they can give me that pricing and swear it will change. I just ordered the same .050 from both companies last week and there was a $9.21 difference per sheet between the 2. With price differences like that there is no way we can afford NOT to go with the cheaper vendor. Not only that but they also have better service and very rarely have they ever screwed up an order unlike the other. As an example of a current cost similar to one listed in a post above: 4' x 10' sheet 3003 of .125 MF $122.60 per sheet this was purchased last week 3/12/18
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