Originally Posted by Steve
Rob, can you give us a little more thought on why you split with him and why today? I think hearing more of what was going on in your mind will help us understand where you are now.
The reason why I finally said Im done that day was because we are still struggling form when he let things go and i was out of state for a couple years. he took over my biz then when i came back we became partners. so we dont have substantial capital built up. so every day i have to wait for him to bring us gas money in the morning.
At 8 in the morning myself and 2 helpers are ready to go and waiting for my partner to bring us gas money. 2 hours go by and he still hadnt showed up. I told the guys to go home and called it a day. Multiple times I have had to wait for him. He said he didnt know but its a daily thing. this type of thing going on day to day is why i finally got fed up. Im a get up early and get stuff done so i can enjoy the evening with family and what i like to do type. hes a roll out of bed at 8 or 9 or 10 and work late in the day off and on.
Billing went out a month late. i put in alot of work for almost no pay to help get things going.
plus i dont feel hes bidding right for money to go 5 ways. 4 people and the biz...it seems like we were just covering his own bills and breaking even.
there is a lot more to it like letting my truck get repoed that only had 1100 left to pay on it. and some other stuff...
He was always behind on everything and i dont know why. I used to do everything myself just fine so why not got back to that. expand on my own. it just took up alot of my time.
working for someone else would be a temporary thing to learn, Im not going to quit the biz and just give up. I want to learn more. Im 29 and dont know all sides of landscaping that i would like to know. i can do an install on a new house but i dont know how to bid it right yet cuz i dont have times down...i could hire someone to do all the work eventually but how am i going to bid it or know that that person is bidding it right if i dont know...