Extremely Employable – Part IX

That’s right it’s back! There are only a few episodes left (for now) in the Extremely Employable series, it’s time to wrap this up.

I’m going to forego the music video you don’t want to watch today and share a video you have already seen.

Alex Trebek shared some super crappy news this week, Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Being old folks at heart, the Boss and I watch Jeopardy almost every night. We’re no good at the game, but enjoy watching. This is some truly crappy news but it’s nice to see his optimism and he even managed to throw a joke in the short video.


And now this.

Part IX brings us to another family business. At the conclusion of Part VIII my uncle picked me up to work for his home remodeling business while I worked on landing another job. It wasn’t a very long lived gig but I learned a lot while at it.

My official title was probably “gopher”. A lot of my work was standing by assisting whoever needed it. I don’t recall doing a whole lot of independent work beyond painting and drywall repair. I sucked at drywall repair but learned a lot about how to do it right. Unfortunately I’ve forgotten everything I’ve learned. I could use those skills again. The Boss would probably appreciate if I stopped putting holes in the walls and started patching them.

During my tenure I got to help with finishing up a large forever ongoing home remodel, a small bath remodel, a paint refresh, as well as a makeover of a rental to prepare it for the next tenant. Nothing mind shattering, but a lot of practical work that should have let me know how bad of an idea home ownership would be for me.

While it was great to have an income, this was not the job for me, for a lot of reasons. I should probably remember that every time I watch one of these stupid house flipper shows thinking ‘I could do that!’. No I couldn’t. Hell I could just go back and read my own blog to realize that’s a terrible idea.

Now I’m off to look at project houses and dream about moving out of the swamp.

-Jed

1 thought on “Extremely Employable – Part IX

  1. Elizabeth Thompson March 8, 2019 — 8:15 pm

    You can do anything. HGTV says so.

    Liked by 1 person

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