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Top ten reasons why owning a plumbing contracting business is similar to running a bordello …

Most service work by employees is done either while kneeling, or while flat on their backs.

While on the job, most employees have their butt cracks, bare midriff, and other parts of their anatomy exposed.

When a customer hires you, they know up front theyre going to pay through the nose.

Unless theyve been through the process before, your customer tends to be very nervous initially, then accepting and even enjoying whats taking place during, and in the end, usually feel relaxed, and feel like that theyve gotten their moneys worth.

If they dont feel theyve gotten their moneys worth, the response is universally the same: Ive been screwed!

The government, from local law enforcement to EPA to Public Health and everyone in between, is determined to drive you out of business with nit-picking regulations and stupid laws which criminalize innocent behavior.

Depending on the geographic location of your business, and the nature and predisposition of local officials, on rare occasions distasteful but necessary small bribes must be paid to grease the wheels of expediency, in order to stay in business.

After a long, hard days work, most employees take a long, very hot, hard-scrubbing shower to remove the offal and residues off their bodies thats been put there from doing their difficult and smelly jobs all day long.

A lot of the service work done is paid for in cash, and some of it is even declared as taxable income.

No matter how well you do your job, the public-at-large still looks down their noses at you because of the stereotype of your occupation being a less-than-desirable one to make an honest living at, never giving you the respect you deserve as a committed, dedicated professional, even though most of them at some time during their lifetime will make use of the services you provide.

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