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By John Howard on 09/10/2015
If you want an easy ride and a regular pay packet and aren’t really too worried about long-term financial reward and the lifestyle that goes with it then don’t work in plumbing and drainage – get a job working for the government instead.
After all, the hours are regular, holidays are set and there are no worries about managing a small business.
That’s the advice from a recent tongue in cheek piece from this American trade publication.
It’s hard work being a plumbing and drainage technician and it’s not for the faint-hearted. You may not be cut out for it. Owning a Drain Doctor franchise business might not be for you – perhaps you should look for a steady 9-5 instead.
The hours are long and you are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You will need deal with managing staff, marketing your business, customer retention, lead generation, accounting, cash flow, compliance, competition from cowboys, insurance and pensions; and that’s just for starters.
These all might seem like unsurmountable barriers but they’re not. Every obstacle and every irritant that a plumbing contractor faces can be, and has been, overcome.
Plumbing is a very rewarding occupation when you approach it as a profession. It allows you to prosper, generating a great living for your family and your staff. It can also deliver a lucrative exit if you plan for it properly. It allows you to control your own destiny. It gives you freedom. Why pass up prosperity, wealth and freedom to be a wage-slave for the government just because it’s the easy option? After being the boss, can you really see yourself clocking into a government job?
We all want to succeed in business and it’s good to know that with a Drain Doctor franchise you have the full backing of our experienced national office behind you at all times, supporting all aspects of your business.
Even before you start we will help and guide you through the process, making sure that you have everything you need to set up and start building your new business.
Visit www.ukplumbingfranchise.co.uk or call us on 0333 323 3770 to find out more.