would you leave your semi-white collar work to take up the construction trades?
This is assuming there is no salary decease.
And the white collar job is high pressure/high stress type of job.
Has anyone made this transition?
It seems to be a personal assistant service to the rich... But with skills geared towards home maintenance.UrbanPoet wrote: ↑Oh... I just got more info. Its not really construction.
My cousin has a handy man company . He has many rich clients in the rosedale and thornhill area that need simple ish done all the time like hanging picture frames, fixing door squeeks etc... That would explain why he is willing to pay so much!
@ the family BBQ he told me Some guy paid him $100 to stop his faucet from leaking. lol
Sometimes they'll pay him to hook up internet cables. Another time... They paid him to haul some dirt to the mansion so his wife could work on her roses.
Kinda funny... she's a bit of a poser. Wants to garden... BUt doesn't want to go to the store to get the dirt.
Some guy even gave him $100 to change his oil b/c he was too busy to take it to the shop. He just used some shitty $19.99 dino oil and no-name filter. He is a licensed mechanic, but quit... Now I can see why... He built up a pretty good gig for himself!
Sometimes some rich guys would call him up to get a job done... But he's so busy... Thats why he needed an extra guy. To run around and do these odd jobs.
We were just drinking beers and acting a fool. @ the BBQ he just got back from moving furniture. Some guys wife paid him $50/hour so she could tell him and his buddy where to arrange the furniture. They split that 50/50. Still made $100 for a few hours work.
I asked him "I thought you were doing hard core construction and reno's"
"sometimes we build a deck, or fix up the kitchen. No big jobs... Just odd jobs. these are all high end customers who want people to service EVERYTHING. They want to be able to pick up the phone and call someone when something is wrong... and they expect someone to be there within an hour".
He mentioned that the stress from the isn't physical... But mostly from demanding customers and their sassy trophy wives.