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stuck in the mud

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Hi I'm Joe from Michigan. I'm 29 and I've been an employee my whole career. Started working at 16 and now I'm pretty much at the height of my career (master certified skilled trade). I'm very good at my job and pretty much irreplaceable in the eyes of the owner of the small business.
I've been taught my whole life to be a good blue collar employee because you'll always have a steady paycheck and not have you worry about failing.
I'm interested in entrepreneurship and will post my questions in another forum. Thanks

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KLaw

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"I'm very good at my job and pretty much irreplaceable in the eyes of the owner of the small business. "

Welcome. So not true though. Everybody and anybody is replaceable.
 

stuck in the mud

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Jan 12, 2019
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"I'm very good at my job and pretty much irreplaceable in the eyes of the owner of the small business. "

Welcome. So not true though. Everybody and anybody is replaceable.
Very true. If i quit he would obviously replace me with someone. He would be devastated though. There is a huge shortage of qualified people in this line of work and the business would likely suffer without me. He knows this and has been pretty generous to keep me around. And i do love my job so that helps. I'm Just looking into my future.

Side note. He's in his early 60's and hinting at retiring and selling the business. I will cover this in another post in more detail

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You have a level head and clarity so I guess your next question is, should I consider buying his business as a Fastlane path?
 

stuck in the mud

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Jan 12, 2019
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I've considered it. It's a small family owned company with 7 employees which include the owner and his wife who does the book keeping. I've been there the longest of out of all of them (except the owners who established the business in 85). I have 13 years in. It's a franchised business though. Which offers lots of help. They make sure you're making money and help if needed. Also a lot of headaches you deal with.
I have other business ventures in mind too

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