Tuesday, April 3, 2018
No Business Cents
I have a feeling I might be going off on the type of rant an Amway cult leader specializes in. This rant is about the younger generation and their lack of business sense and responsibility.
And I’m not just talking about irresponsible Amway losers and their jackshit lies that they’re big important business people when they know fuck all about running a real business.
I had a recent oddball experience I’m gonna share. Kind of trading hours for pennies like a recent post. Maybe this has got to do with the Millennial generation and their work ethics.
Most of the Amway losers that show up here screeching at us about how we didn’t work hard enough are probably late teens early twenties and I say none of these bastards knows the meaning of hard work. They might be devoted to throwing all their love and money at the Great Amway God but none of those Amway losers knows fuck all about devotion to doing your job. Even more so what’s required of you if you’re self employed.
Doing what needs to be done whether or not it’s convenient for you.
A generation who expect things to be handed to them.
Whatever you want to call it.
Lazy bastards. Not motivated. Not hungry enough. Whatever.
We have a fellow who comes every few months to trim trees. Takes him about an hour to an hour and a half and he charges $50.
Last year he announced he was retiring to spend more time with his family and especially grandkids. Good for him. He’s worked hard all his life.
Except after 15 years I’m looking for a replacement.
I’m in a garden supply shop and I find some business cards. I like the sounds of one of them, a woman who had a cutesy card. I call her for a quote and she tells me $60. OK she’s $10 more than my old guy but still in the ballpark.
She’s young. 20 maybe. I didn’t ask her age. Went to one of those horticultural colleges for a year or two. I didn’t ask how long the course is. She obviously lives at home because her mom came with her. OK that’s a little odd but we’re new clients and maybe mom is coming along for safety reasons to make sure we’re not weirdos. I can understand that. I also get the feeling that mom is overprotective. It also appeared to be mom’s truck.
She gets to work. The girl that is. Mom didn’t do any work. She sat on a lawn chair and read a book for the most part and moving around from time to time to check on her daughter’s progress. I was also outside working the whole time she was there. And let me add for a hell of a lot longer than I’d planned to be outside.
5 hours later …..
Holy fuck! It never occurred to me to ask how long will you take? She did stop halfway for a lunch break, about 20 or 30 minutes. And then at the end it took her another 20 minutes to handwrite a receipt even though I insisted I didn’t need one. I’m paying cash and it’s not like I can write it off on my taxes.
I’m not an Amway Ambot! LOL! Write everything off on your taxes and get a refund.
I also pay cash. Something that Amway Ambots can only aspire to do.
Trading hours for dollars. Let’s break it down.
My old guy takes less than 90 minutes and charges flat fee $50 so he makes over $25/hour and then he’s off and onto his next client. People in this industry keep working until the sun goes down and they can’t see to do their work. Let’s just say $200/day maybe more because he does other landscaping and charges different rates depends on the job. And this guy doesn’t confine himself to weekdays. He works whenever he has clients and whatever day is convenient to them, weekends and holidays are working days to him but he might not be working a full long day. Maybe a couple of hours and then has the rest of the day to himself. He’s a hard worker.
Something this younger generation doesn’t know the meaning of.
My new tree trimmer did a really good job. I mean shit perfectly symmetrical cuts like the garden club is coming over to judge me on it. But she needs to haul ass and pick up her speed. $60 divided by 5 hours not including travel time. Making $12/hour isn’t a living wage. I felt kind of bad about that I gave her an extra $10. I’m not even getting into expenses like what her tools cost and gas money. I get it that she’s new at this line of work. It’ll take time to build up her speed. I’m a new client. She wants to impress me and do a good job so I’ll throw more work her way.
But 5 fucking hours to do what shouldn’t be more than a 2 hour job! It’s not like she’s an Amway loser and stopping to deal with phone calls and texts from the fucking assholes in the Amway upline. It’s kind of like going to an Amway cult meeting and listening to the cult leader spout off a bunch of bullshit for 5 hours when you’re sitting there thinking why is this taking so fucking long! This Amway bullshit could have been wrapped up in 20 minutes!
How much does an Amway Ambot make? Ambots put in around 100 hours a month on Amway related shit. They spend at least $300/month on shitty overpriced Amway products in order to be eligible for a rebate check of about $10. An Amway Ambot makes .10¢ an hour! And spends hundreds of dollars to do it! LOL! Dumb fucks!
I’m kind of dismayed how long this girl takes but she did a really great job so I figure what the hell I’ll call her again in a few months. And I thought about it for a month but between business and personal stuff I don’t see where I can block off about 5 hours of time to be home for her.
Then I get a break and realize I have a weekend coming up with no plans during the day. I get her on the phone a week ahead to see if she’s free the next weekend. She puts me on a hold or mute or whatever. I think she was conferring with mom, maybe to see if the wheels were available. Then she comes back and tells me she has a cold and doesn’t think she’ll be up to working the following weekend.
Like what the fuck! How long does it take to get over a cold? What does the older generation do when they get a cold? They take Neocitran or Dayquil or whatever and they go to work. Especially if they’re self employed. You don’t work = no $$$ coming in to pay the bills.
Different generation, different work ethics.
Now I’m not saying you should go to work if you’re really sick and you’re contagious because the people in your space will be really pissed off with you especially if they get sick too because some inconsiderate jerk came to work sick.
But come on you’re not going to be over your cold in a week?
Most self employed people, especially of a generation who knows what hard work is like and need the money, would say hey I’ve been fighting a cold but let’s book in next Saturday at 10am. If I’m not feeling better by Friday I’ll give you a call and we can reschedule.
That seems like the logical response for a person who wants to make money. She’s young. She doesn’t get it I suppose. So I suggest she call me back in a few days and let me know how she’s feeling and if she can come out on the weekend and if not perhaps she can make it the following weekend.
Oh but that weekend’s a holiday she says.
Again what the fuck! Not around here it ain’t. Like what fucking holiday are you talking about? Self employed people don’t take weekends even if they’re holiday weekends off if they can make money. I know Easter is a big celebration for Christians and I have no idea what her religious affiliation is. Maybe not religious at all, just looking for an excuse for a holiday thing. Without getting into her religious beliefs she could have said she has Easter plans and suggested a work around. Like you can’t be doing an Easter egg hunt the whole weekend. Maybe she celebrates Cesar Chavez Day. I was stunned enough not to ask what holiday she was referring to.
She didn’t suggest an alternative. Self employed people who are in a service occupation shouldn’t be stupid enough to leave money on the table. Close that sale! Book an appointment! Get some income.
So I said just give us a call when you’re better.
The more I thought about it the more pissed I got. I bitch about her to Ambot who makes a joke her days are numbered. Clearly this woman isn’t hungry for money even though she told me she only has a handful of clients. If mom and dad are paying her bills there’s no sense of urgency to become self supporting.
It’s kind of like Amway Ambots who still live at home and probably doesn’t have a job or got fired from it for being an asshole and mom and dad are footing the bills while the Ambot fucks off to Amway cult meetings. Enablers!
Hers wasn’t the only business card I picked up that day and held onto.
Who can guess what I did next?
I get tons of Amway Ambots showing up here screeching at me what do I have against business people trying to make a living. To which I reply not a fucking thing. I’m a business owner. I hire small business owners. Keeping with the girl power theme I’m always willing to give a woman business owner a break because it’s extra tough for them. Especially in a labor intensive job that is mainly dominated by men.
Amway Ambots are not business owners. They can’t expect to make a living when they’re running losses in the hundreds of dollars every month. Amway Ambots aren’t ambitious enough to look for more constructive ways to make real money than draining their bank accounts and going into debt “buying from their own store”. Not everyone has it in them to be self employed. Ambots and this slowpoke tree trimmer come to mind.
I’m not against business owners but I am against Amway scammers who play pretend business owner while they fuck you out of your money. And to which I say making $10 a month while losing hundreds of dollars a month ain’t exactly what I call making a living.
I’d say Amway Ambots are hungry to scam other people out of their money while they try to recruit new prospects and find clients who want to buy shitty overpriced products. That’s not the same thing as a real entrepreneur who has a product or service they’ve created and who’s hungry to make money from real clients.
I don’t know there’s just something wrong with the younger generation whether or not they’re Amway losers. They just have a total lack of interest in customer retention and thinks the world owes them a living.
Trading hours for dollars is not a high priority. Not if you’re an Amway Ambot or anyone in the Millennial generation.
Is that because mom and dad are enablers?
You know those holiday weekends you loved as a kid in when you got an extra day off school? You know the 2 months of summer vacation you enjoyed?
Those days are over. Welcome to the real world. The one where you do what you have to to pay the bills and survive.
Only an Amway Ambot thinks “business is going great” and that they can survive spending $500+ a month to get back $10 commission. Real business owners know that Income – Expenses = Profit.
It appears that not everyone is hungry for income. Certainly not Ambots. Or my one time tree trimmer.