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i'll take some tips off ya, think i'm going to sort an eng out in the new year, my stress levels are getting on me tits


I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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Don't expect your stress level to go down will ya

lol, ain't that the truth, more staff = more problems. Only way to go though if you want to earn decent £££ over a sustained period IMO.

One thing i will say about this game, i don't have any friends my age that earn the same as i do, so although its hard i don't see a time i will ever go back to cards in, i wouldn't know what to do with myself.

PS: To anyone reading this and thinking about making the jump, in this current climate i would say some of the newer firms on here are the exception to the rule, alot more go to the wall, infact atleast one who osted in this thread has gone tits up twice in as many years. So think about it!!

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Don't expect your stress level to go down will ya

just a bit more time for meself, just to have a little extra time to organise meself and i would be happy.

Ive not enough hours in the day, thats the cause of me stress.


I really can't be ar**** with it anymore.

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not having a pop,

Trust me dont think its an easy ride cos its not... Thinking back 9 - 5 at Hex was a dream.. but did not get the ££ i needed.

I have had shinges this last few weeks due to stress.

So dont think its an easy ride, its NOT.....

lets say your earning more than double now your own co. are your working more than double the hrs ?


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just a bit more time for meself, just to have a little extra time to organise meself and i would be happy.

Ive not enough hours in the day, thats the cause of me stress.

If thats the case you would be better with part time admin and maybe a trainee/apprentice IMO, would cost you same as one fully qualified engineer. You need to look at what YOU would rather be doing, paperwork or installs?

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If thats the case you would be better with part time admin and maybe a trainee/apprentice IMO, would cost you same as one fully qualified engineer. You need to look at what YOU would rather be doing, paperwork or installs?

good suggestion to be fair.


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Full of something definitely

:)

I have a good suggestion for you.......................................

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I sometimes wonder why I did it but it hasnt stopped me starting negotiations to buy my second company doubling my size overnight doesnt seem daunting nor does the debt that comes with it. Its definitely stressful at the top but I have to feed this urge, and thats what motivates me to get out of bed in the morning

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100% agreed peter, i am not happy unless i am in the thick of it, thats what drives me forward.

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Well i thaught i would report back after almost 6 years....

We now have 8 members of staff offices 5 vans/cars on the road and more work than we can cope with and i am stressed out.

But on the whole things have gone very well for us but my god it has been a 24/7 job to get here and cost me a few health problems due to being over worked :)

The problem now is keeping on top of all the audits and paper work etc, and we are owed a fortune :(

Thats ths way it is LOL..

If you are thinking of leaving a full time job to start up on your own and intend to make it work get ready for a lot of very hard work and if like me its going to be 12/15 hour days for years... :)(

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cost me a few health problems due to being over worked :)

Not sure while your smiling at that.

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Not sure while your smiling at that.

Good point.

I had to remind myself a while back that we work to live and not live to work. Atleast thats what I told myself when I was in Las Vegas and Cancun this summer :lol:

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Those 15 hour days take their toll on body and mind! I do 10-12 hrs most days, but you get used to that and if you can get a couple of those hours done at home it makes it easier to live with.

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Not sure while your smiling at that.

Its because it gave him an excuse to do a couple of lines :-

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Its because it gave him an excuse to do a couple of lines :-

helps with the long hrs...


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I don't think theres anyone at the top of any business who hasn't done 12 hour days for years. People tend to forget the bosses doing 4 hours a week have usually earned it from years of doing 3 didgit working hour weeks.

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I don't think theres anyone at the top of any business who hasn't done 12 hour days for years. People tend to forget the bosses doing 4 hours a week have usually earned it from years of doing 3 didgit working hour weeks.

Spot on I spent 8 years earning less than half I was earning when I left my job to do it and I was paying my engineers twice what i was earning. I still do 9 or 10 hours a day but the moneys much better this year

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