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Yplan

Active EF Member
Hi lads,

Been lurking for a while mainly perusing the business threads as I'm looking to start out on my own next year, sick of working away and want to spend more time with the wife and kids.

Anyway I've worked for a few different companies over my 15 years in this game doing different types of work mainly commercial and industrial.

Anyway thanks for reading

Yplan
 

Murdoch

Electrician's Arms
welcome.

Like you forum name!
 

Murdoch

Electrician's Arms
Curious to know why MDJ gave me a dislike !
 

GMES

Hairy and proud
Staff member
Admin
Welcome to the forum, I like your optimism about going self employed to spend more time with the family, I would think it will be the opposite.
 

Paignton pete

Regular EF Member
You won't spend more time with family at first, but over a couple of years once your established you should get these hours down a bit.

Remember time for quotes, invoicing, sourcing and collecting materials etc...

Saying all that in my opinion self employed is much better than employed.

Good luck.
 

Yplan

Active EF Member
@GMES lol I hope I get to spend some more time with them anyway,

I'm still doubting myself and thinking will i absolutely hate it but at the same time I'm friends with a self employed plumber who works from 8 till 3 ish pretty much everyday, he always says to me you can work as much as you want really it's upto you,

On the other hand my friend is a self employed plasterer and works 7 days a week and is more stressed out than ever cos he says he doesn't want to turn work away.

So at the minute I don't know which kinda man im going to be.

Nervous about the whole thing.
 

Yplan

Active EF Member
@Paignton pete thanks for your reply pal,

My friends tell me to expect a few years of being skint which I can cope with growing up on a council estate! Lol but if your name gets out there in a good way it will be worth it! So I'm thinking about that more than anything.

It's a hard one cos the guy I work for now is fantastic and really looks after me but it's so much working away.
 

GMES

Hairy and proud
Staff member
Admin
The problem with turning work down is you're always apprehensive because you never know if it's going to dry up.
It's a fine balancing act but worth it if you can build a good future for the family.
Life's too short to have regrets so go and have a bash.
 

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