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Let’s talk about side jobs

rob allen

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Let’s talk about “side jobs”. I ran into a technician whose company allows him to do side jobs after hours. What’s your take? ‍♂
 

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I think it is very foolish for a business to allow employees to do side jobs when they are off the clock. It opens the whole can of worms for the business as the employees could easily be taking their customers and offering lower prices for them to come back later as well as theft of chemicals, supplies and equipment.
 
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Another factor to consider is the insurance liability issue. They fudge up something and it would then fall on the company for damages.
Even a car accident during non-business related jobs could be called into question by your insurance.
"What do you mean I'm not covered picking up groceries in my carpet cleaning van?"
 

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Only their own homes. For carpet cleaning. If they want too sell jobs on their own time that’s different and I’ll pay a good commission
 

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Ive found that if you let them do it once it becomes expected or they dont tell you about the next one they do
 

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I do my apartment and furniture whenever I can, I cut friends good deals but I don't make money off it. I keep telling my family I'll take care of their stuff for free but none have even been interested lol
 

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As i was quitting my carpet cleaning job before I started my own business, my boss mentioned that if I had wanted more money I could have gotten my own jobs @ 50% of the ticket. I think if I would have known that before hand I probably would have taken advantage of those opportunities when they came and I would have created my own opportunities as well. I wouldn't have thought to rip them off plus at the end of the day I had to write down what machine hour meter said. Me, personally I would want those jobs on the schedule and give a bonus.
 

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No way. I see it as a potententially big liability issue. A lose/lose.