Quiting carpet for new career

Discussion in 'General Flooring Chat' started by Grigri, Oct 10, 2019 at 3:38 PM.

  1. Grigri

    Grigri New Member

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    Hi guys. Im 37 years old and due to start a new job in 3 weeks. Ive been fitting carpets for the last 15 years. I like the job but fear for my knees and health long term. Finishing early every day, plenty of holidays etc have been great. Now the new jobs gona be longer hours. Less holidays. Less freedom. But the way i see it i wont be knackering my body. Which means a lot to me. (Im a climber). Im constantly wondering if im doing the right thing. Moneys about the same. Just less holidays.
    Does anyone else think about getting out.?
     
  2. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to get out the trade but nothing comes near to what I earn so my body is going to have to carry me unless I get lucky and someone hands me a big lump sum so I can go into property development .


    What's the new Job?
     
  3. Grigri

    Grigri New Member

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    Its pest control. Very much like rentokil just a different company. I wont fit loads of flooring so pays not too much different. Got no kids and dont plan on having them due to certain reasons.
    Fingers crossed itll work out.
     
  4. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Fair play pal, makes sense if it's similar money.
     
  5. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Finishing early ? Where you part time?
     
  6. Grigri

    Grigri New Member

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    No mate. In some ways im a lazy sod. Hahaha. I just dont want to kill myself. I sub to a family shop.
     
  7. Floorever

    Floorever Active Member

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    Good luck pal ;)
     
  8. mjfl

    mjfl Well-Known Member

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    Less holidays, more hours. Sounds like less money not same money
    Anyway, hope it all goes well for you
     
  9. Grigri

    Grigri New Member

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    Yer your right in what you say. I dont mind putting in extra hours as long as im not physically knackered. Im sure I'll be just as tired by the end of the day though. Just hoping it'll be sustainable, but if not I'll get back in the game.
     
  10. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    if i ever get out of flooring I thing i would like to be that guy from rogue traders who drives around catching out all the cowboy builders. I would never be out of work thats for sure
     
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