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new low handyman (by melinda [MD]) Jun 9, 2021 3:11 PM
       new low handyman (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 9, 2021 3:20 PM
       new low handyman (by Ken [NY]) Jun 9, 2021 3:39 PM
       new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Jun 9, 2021 4:22 PM
       new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Jun 9, 2021 4:23 PM
       new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Jun 9, 2021 4:23 PM
       new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Jun 9, 2021 4:23 PM
       new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Jun 9, 2021 4:35 PM
       new low handyman (by Vee [OH]) Jun 9, 2021 4:36 PM
       new low handyman (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 9, 2021 7:21 PM
       new low handyman (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 9, 2021 11:18 PM
       new low handyman (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 6:35 AM
       new low handyman (by Ken [NY]) Jun 10, 2021 7:47 AM
       new low handyman (by Salernitana [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 12:28 PM
       new low handyman (by don [PA]) Jun 10, 2021 2:56 PM
       new low handyman (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 10:27 PM

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new low handyman (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 3:11 PM
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What is going on?

I answered an ad in the local paper and received a response from the handyman who advertised.

He included his first name in the ad. Since he would be entering a tenants house to do the work, I asked him his last name. He refused to provide the last name. Said that he had plenty of work and wished me good luck.

--24.233.xxx.xx




new low handyman (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 3:20 PM
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dodged a bullet --108.24.xx.xx




new low handyman (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 3:39 PM
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That is rediculous,should have asked him how you were going to write him a check,i am sure he only wanted cash --72.231.xxx.xxx




new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 4:22 PM
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If I won't let them in my personal house, they are not going into my rentals... and with that said, I know each and every person by name that enters my house.

Heck, living in a small community, I'm sure I know their grandparents and siblings too :)

Next! --173.187.xxx.xx




new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 4:23 PM
Message:

If I won't let them in my personal house, they are not going into my rentals... and with that said, I know each and every person by name that enters my house.

Heck, living in a small community, I'm sure I know their grandparents and siblings too :)

Next! --173.187.xxx.xx




new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 4:23 PM
Message:

If I won't let them in my personal house, they are not going into my rentals... and with that said, I know each and every person by name that enters my house.

Heck, living in a small community, I'm sure I know their grandparents and siblings too :)

Next! --173.187.xxx.xx




new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 4:23 PM
Message:

If I won't let them in my personal house, they are not going into my rentals... and with that said, I know each and every person by name that enters my house.

Heck, living in a small community, I'm sure I know their grandparents and siblings too :)

Next! --173.187.xxx.xx




new low handyman (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 4:35 PM
Message:

Mercy... sorry, IDK what happened that it posted so many time.

--173.187.xxx.xx




new low handyman (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 4:36 PM
Message:

Have to have him fill out a 1099 before going any further and a copy of his/her insurance showing up 2 date. --76.188.xxx.xxx




new low handyman (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 7:21 PM
Message:

Warrants? Shoddy workmanship/bad reputation? Scammer? All of the above? You dodged a bullet on that one. --209.16.xx.xxx




new low handyman (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 11:18 PM
Message:

I agree with the others. You dodged a bullet with this one. --209.122.xx.xxx




new low handyman (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 6:35 AM
Message:

Needing some day labors, I drove down to the local Labor Provider Location nearest to my project. Outside were workers waiting for the company to "find them a job". But inside are already 20 or so workers in a line waiting for their daily assignment.

If I go through the company, they do the paperwork and provide insurance for employee injury, at a higher cost. If I hire those who are outside, it's going to cost me less.

I step out of my vehicle with a clip board in hand and all of a sudden, you'd think I'm Brad Pitt, I get surrounded by people in need of work.

The first thing I hand out is a FORM with the information I need to fill out a 1099. I have with me a copy machine and request:

A drivers license (They all have cars)

A second form of ID with their current address

And a work permit

And something showing they work in the construction field.

--47.155.xx.xxx




new low handyman (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 7:47 AM
Message:

Robert J, what is a work permit? what do you expect them to show you that shows they work in construction and why? --72.231.xxx.xxx




new low handyman (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 12:28 PM
Message:

Brad Pitt? That was hilarious, Robert J! A relative did something similar at a random local hardware store parking lot. The work was awful, and the people blew up the microwave oven after trying to cook a foil-wrapped meal.

melinda, I'm relieved that it didn't work out with the handyman. Perhaps you can look into referrals from friends, neighbors, or online very local websites? Best of luck.

--73.93.xx.xx




new low handyman (by don [PA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 2:56 PM
Message:

Geez, what is the mystery? The guy is most likely collecting either disability, worker's comp, or unemployment and wants to keep collecting. --73.141.xxx.xx




new low handyman (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 10:27 PM
Message:

There are several different kinds of "work permits" issued in Los Angeles. Permits to employ minors (parents gave consent). Permits for illegals. Permits of non-resident.

Construction has many different levels. If you can operate a shovel, hammer, broom, then you are at the basic level. If you've worked in construction and can paint, hammer lumber together, lift, move, clean, etc, then you are at a second level. Then those who have the beginnings of a trade, such as a carpenter, painter, roofer, stucco scratch and brown coats -- then you can earn more.

When I pick up a herd of supposed experienced laborers in construction, over half will fail. When I leave for lunch, then off comes the gloves or goggles. When I return and see the violaiton, I don't ask them back for a second day. --47.155.xx.xxx



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