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  • #16
    Originally posted by tajm611 View Post
    A guy off the truck is a windshield repairman, so he pays me 10 bucks a pop to throw rocks at peoples windshields and leave his card on their vehicle.
    lulzzzz...
    IAFF

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    • #17
      A little Construction and Demolition as well as a little pressure washing on the side. Alot of guys are doing landscaping and mowing too.
      Do not let the ghosts of our fallen brothers gaze upon you and ask " What have you done to my profession?" FTB DTRT EGH

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      • #18
        Thanks guy for all the feed back. I am about to start working toward my EMT-B at the end of this month, so hopefully if all goes well I can get on with an Ambulance. I use to work in the resturant/catering industry, and I know I can always fall back on that. Thanks again for your advice!

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        • #19
          I have a home inspection business in Dallas Tx. It took approx 6 months and about $3k to get licensed (plus annual insurance and mce's). Average inspection is $250 for approximately 4 hours of work. Every state has different requirements.

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          • #20
            Get your CrossFit Level 1 and open up a gym.

            Very low overhead, very high upside, very applicable to our job.

            And lots of hot chicks with butts that can crack walnuts.

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            • #21
              Crossfit is the most amazing money making scheme for everyone whose glassman.
              ‎"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey

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              • #22
                Originally posted by tajm611 View Post
                Crossfit is the most amazing money making scheme for everyone whose glassman.
                I think it's time for you to finish grammar school.

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                • #23
                  Don't cry because I've seen how far down and how money hungry crossfit has become. I suggest you research what you truly suggested to the man and realize why it's exactly the reason your "koolaid" is falling apart.


                  I won't ruin this thread any further.
                  ‎"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey

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                  • #24
                    Actully I have thought about both the home inspection business and the fitness business.

                    sachese1, I am sure prior contracting inexperince is helpful when working toward becoming a home inspector, but is it necessary? If took a course an got licenced, do you think that would be enough to start?

                    powerhourcoug, when you say "Get your CrossFit Level 1" what does that intail? Is it a personal trainer course?

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                    • #25
                      I have an IT company, and I work when I can at a Flight School answering phones, and taking peoples money, handing out planes, etc.

                      Keeps me busy
                      Brian Irey

                      My comments are mine and mine alone - they do not represent any thoughts or views of my department or anyone else

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                      • #26
                        Del Vito - as far as experience, it is helpful to have some knowledge in a trade (plumbing, electrical, hvac...) but it is not required. The difficult part about getting business is having realtors provide buyers with your info. As a buyer, if you don't know of an inspector personally, then the realtors can give buyers a few they are familiar with Then the buyer calls and gets a price and a feel for each inspector.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by tajm611 View Post
                          Don't cry because I've seen how far down and how money hungry crossfit has become. I suggest you research what you truly suggested to the man and realize why it's exactly the reason your "koolaid" is falling apart.


                          I won't ruin this thread any further.
                          I don't drink the Kool-Aid. I don't even really do CrossFit anymore; I've moved on to hybrid programs better suited to my needs as a firefighter.

                          You're absolutely right. CrossFit has sold out and become a caricature of itself, and Greg Glassman and Dave Castro are complete dingbats.

                          However, there are hybrid programs that work very well. In fact, there are many successful gyms that have used the CrossFit name to drive traffic, and run their own specific type of program. Usually something with a heavy focus on strength, with a mix of effective metabolic conditioning. Many are seeing a great deal of success using this model.

                          My comment about opening a gym was more or less a tongue in cheek rave on how hot CrossFit chicks are.

                          I'm not sure what retarded d-bag response you're going to come up with next...but it will at least be mildly entertaining to watch you fumble with your words.
                          Last edited by powerhourcoug; 08-12-2011, 10:33 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Del Vito View Post
                            Actully I have thought about both the home inspection business and the fitness business.

                            sachese1, I am sure prior contracting inexperince is helpful when working toward becoming a home inspector, but is it necessary? If took a course an got licenced, do you think that would be enough to start?

                            powerhourcoug, when you say "Get your CrossFit Level 1" what does that intail? Is it a personal trainer course?
                            It's a trainer course for CrossFit - a prerequisite to opening your own gym. A well administered gym can be a good source of money. Do you CrossFit?

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                            • #29
                              So I say crossfit box ownership isn't viable for someone in this guys case and you get upset.

                              I then explain myself which isn't an attack on you nor the program itself and you agree, yet still are upset.....

                              And I'm the one whose childish? Whatever kiddo.


                              Good luck to op in whatever business venture you choose.
                              ‎"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey

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                              • #30
                                Teach First aid and CPR. You can use the skills you know best and set your own schedule. You have instant credibility just walking in the door as a firefighter or paramedic. You can set you own schedule and the money is really good. Check out EMSSafety.com
                                Paul Lepore
                                Division Chief
                                Aspiringfirefighters.com
                                AspiringFireOfficers.com

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