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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:09 PM
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Ya know, as a kid some of my friends parents were way right wing & I wasn't very politically concious then but I remember thinking "what a nut job!" after talking to them.... The more & research, read, & learn about politics the further to the right I become & ya know what I think it is? Educating yourself & reading about what the facts of most any situation are, then decide where you stand on that subject, then look at where the 2 major parties are on that subject. I think if you are an intelligent person and use logic to evaluate a situation and the probable ramifications of the proposals of both sides.... you end up on realizing you stand on the right.

Democrats just seem to hate logic! It's hysterical to listen to these people get stumped & pissed off by basic questions asked about their left wing policies.

Sorry to go on a tangent here but I guess I'm just saying it's funny how the right side doesn't seem so "nuts" anymore, that's just how the left would like to portray it because they can't debate logic so they call you crazy.
What I am saying I guess is: I think, therefor I am republican.
This reminds me of an old political joke. Hillary Clinton was walking one day in Washington and she came upon a little boy with a box of puppies. She stopped to talk to him and asked about them. The little boy asked if she wanted one of the puppies? She told him that she already had a dog and that she was the first lady. He told her that he went to school and knew exactly who she was. She then asked him what kind of puppies the were. He looked at her and said they were Democrats! The next day she saw Al Gore and told him he had to meet this little boy and went to find him. They did. Al Gore went through the conversations and got to the point where he asked the little boy what kind of puppies they were. He responded that they were Republicans! Hillary asked him how there was such a drastic difference in just one day? The little boy responded with - This morning they opened their eyes!

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Old 05-13-2009, 11:35 PM
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haha, good joke Steve!


I also agree with hiring legal citizens. Preventing illegals is inevitable, though.

& it does tick me off knowing that.

There is a company down here as well, I wont point fingers but every time I'm with someone, & before I get to say it, someone jumps to the conclusion that the entire crew are illegal.

I mean, if you have 6 guys jumping out of a truck to mow one average lawn? It also takes them a silly 70 minutes to do the simple job. How can the owner profit?
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[i]I mean, if you have 6 guys jumping out of a truck to mow one average lawn? It also takes them a silly 70 minutes to do the simple job. How can the owner profit?
They probably own the company. They can take all the time they want as a long as they get enough money for: beer, chips, mcdonalds hamburger, and pay for their cheap trailer in the trailer park... oh, and a $5 in gas for their stolen (oops, did I say that) vehicle with altered VIN tag......

Heck I have seen where mexican constructions crews slept until 1000 am, but they were self employed so they could do what they pleased........ In MY country!!
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this post calls for a shot of tequila.

I used to have "Mexican Day" with my friends, we'd all eat everything with salsa and drink tequila mixed with everything including beer/wine/milk... Those nights, we cheated death. I woke up taking a cold bath with my boxers & boots.

I got up around OBVIOUSLY it had to be 6:40AM with the glaring a-hole sun.
I went upstairs to see if anyone else lived, my other friend was in the tub upstairs with all his clothes on... weird... and the others were eating hamburger buns with peanut butter.

GOOD TIMES!
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Chuck and Steve, I could not have said it any better myself. I don't hate the legal ones, just the friggin illegal ones. Like you said Chuck, the older I get and the more I look around the farther to the right I find myself..... But I am not sure I am republican anymore. I think Constitution party looks pretty good by now. At least they still believe in the constitution. I personally believe the republican party is just the right wing of the democrap party.

Oh, and Steve would you like for me to bring the fresh home grown hamburger for the burgers??? I can even bring some real hickory so we don't have to worry about the Chinese making the charcoal briquets...... OOOOOH NO, now I got started on another hot topic..... But that is for next weeks meeting, right? I'll kill another cow for the hamburger on that one....
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Ya Know, i have been on this site for about a year now, and i have to say, MY VOTE IS FOR CHUCK FOR MEMBER OF THE YEAR! Steve, as Picard would say, Make it so............ and in 2012 Chuck for President
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Ya Know, i have been on this site for about a year now, and i have to say, MY VOTE IS FOR CHUCK FOR MEMBER OF THE YEAR! Steve, as Picard would say, Make it so............ and in 2012 Chuck for President
LMFAO, I appreciate that Sherman, I really do. I'll be honest though, I would not want to be the guy to step in to have to clean up after Obama. So I respectfully decline your nomination for Prez.
Member of the year sounds cool though.
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NICE!

Lmao!

Now were all wondering where to find a guy who's willing to transport these people across the border into our hands...

Do you think they like Canadian money?
Money is money.

If you guys don't have them illegals up there by now your government and border patrol are doing their job!
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Hurray to you! This comes from another selfish capitolist pig! Far right wing conspiracy meetings at my house every Thursday evening 7-10. LOL

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