Joe I worked for my dad, I was an assistant manager and the manger was Gary Taylor. 1987-88
We had 30-40 techs Mike was a prep cook at a health food place and was a vegetarian.
He answered a ad saying make $400-$1000 per week.
Paula was pregnant and he needed to make more money!
Mike would take one day off a week
And ride his canondale 125 miles on his day off.
His wife Paula worked for us answering phones for 6 months.
But we had a lot of techs we were doing 30k a week in sales that was just one shop!
My dad had 12 shops at one point.
Mike moved on to Santa Cruz with his wife and got a job working for Coit.
Mike met my uncle Rod while working at millers.
My uncle had came down and lived with
My grandparents. He was separated from
My aunt the time.
Well after my grandpa died he went back to his wife in Santa Cruz.
They stay in touch with Mike and Paula.
I would go visit my aunt and uncle since I was a kid!
So when I got married had kids we went to visit them stayed in Monterey!
I went buy Mikes house and said high to Paula.
Mike was in Vegas, I was like why would anybody go to a carpet cleaning convention?
My dad and his brothers did go a few times.
I’ve gone to one fest and one or two conventions in Vegas.
2010 I found tmf was on there a year. When I came across a thread with Mike P named not in a good light.
I figured out he had his own board and joined.
We’re we close ever? No!
But I joined and he remembered me.
At this point he was quite the personality.
I’ve told you before. His forum is a business. Designed to help people and sell advertising.
I got no problem with Rob or Mike trying to make money.
But I don’t talk to Mike except in the occasional thread and once in a blue moon if I need help with a tile question.
This collusion and conspiracy to control is hilarious.
I think personally boards are fading and Facebook is where it’s at.
Why Cobb and every other person can
Go online and self promote, but you can’t is absurd!
I would suggest if your blocked it’s because you don’t play well with others.
Try promoting your stuff and less of that guys a liar and Satan and well Rob is Beelzebub.
Cobb will pop a link to a product and why it’s beneficial.
People hate pushy overbearing salesman period.
Whatever your strategy, it’s not going to be this forum.
Maybe word of mouth business. Which is great! But if someone drops a new
Customer in your lap get paid up front like a credit card before you give credit, and wait for a check.
Because we can recommend new
Customers to you, but we’re not here to
qualify weather they’re honest or not.
It’s called best guess. If you choose to trust someone and get burned! That’s on you!