Guys, I really need some help. I had a fight with my boss recently and have decided to become a solo contractor. I work in the construction industry and was sick of my boss under-cutting me on my wages. I tried to have a chat to my boss about the salary issues, but he refused to let me speak. Enough was enough and I put in my resignation. Was I hasty in making this decision? Maybe. All I know is that I wasn’t being treated fairly and I needed to take things into my own hands.
It’s been two weeks since I resigned from my job. While I don’t need to worry too much about money just yet, I do need to start looking at new forms of employment. I’m thinking about giving the solo contractor life a good hard try. The only issue is, it’s going to be tricky. I’m going to need to buy myself a ute, and some aluminium ute canopies. Admittedly, I am someone who gets overwhelmed easily and I have found myself becoming flustered when having to take the steps to becoming a solo contractor.
I think step one for me is to buy my ute. I used to have a ute but I sold it once I found myself driving my work ute more than my personal ute. There’s heaps of utes for sale online so I’m sure I’ll find one in no time. I’ve already got all the tools I need, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Next up, I need to find out where to buy ute trays. Melbourne has heaps of tradies, I’m sure if I send one of my buddies a message they’ll be able to point me in the right direction.
After all the ‘set up’ work is complete, next will be the hard work; securing myself jobs. I never had to worry about getting myself carpentry and construction jobs in the past. Everything would go straight to my boss and then filtered down to me and my coworkers. This is definitely a daunting, but exciting time.