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Post by Mike Myers on Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:30 am

One of my main guys David (been with me 5 years) left me last month to be on his own now. I hired a neby right away and moved my other guys up.  Although David is going to be a tough cookie to replace.
He has put 1/3 of his wages away since he was with me for a month.  He now bought a used van and truckmount and went north to another county. With his other savings he had still enough money for a small shop and to support himself for 2 months.  Yesterday was his 1st $1000.00 day.  (I am so proud) 
It was worth loosing a great tech to here the thanks in his heart to me for teaching him. I  can see in about ten years he is going to go far.  
Sorry if I was rattling on I just feel like a proud parent today.

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Re: When the student becomes the master...

Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:40 pm

Gives you a tear in the eye.
Kinda like when one of your kids "get it".
Then you can say "that's my boy"!

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Post by milspec6 on Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:45 pm

That is the best part of the small business....passing it on. You don't find that in corporate America, only in a small business. Good Story.
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Post by dp1 on Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:20 pm

Awesome man ! When I left to start my own, my boss was soo pissed off, I was glad I left, hasn't talked to him ever since.
I kept telling all my guys, if you guys want to start your own, just tell me, I'll help as much as I can in advice and guidance, no hard feelings.
I respect you for that !
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Re: When the student becomes the master...

Post by Mo on Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:28 am

You'll probably see his van driving around parked in front of your customers house Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: When the student becomes the master...

Post by Mike Myers on Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:19 am

@Mo wrote:You'll probably see his van driving around parked in front of your customers house Very Happy Very Happy
 Years good point Mo.  IM GOING TO KILL THAT BASTARD. lol

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Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:01 pm

I doubt he would do that for at least another year. My old tech stayed out of my market that long before he became greedy. The key is going to be if he finds enough business in his new area or not. If things go slow, he will come back to your waters.

One of the reason you try to help the guy succeed.....in the new area. Break his kneecaps if he returns.
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