Yeah. + 1 here
but in all seriousness, I’ve come to pity the ‘fakers’ or ‘posers’. In reality, it’s usually because someone is deeply insecure about themselves that they feel the need to put on pretenses, or tell ‘big fish’ stories.
And I’ll admit I do it to an extent, too. I like to mention the big ticket jobs here and there, or a day when I’m just really busting it out. And it feels nice sometimes to leave others with the impression that it’s like that every day.
In reality, this past week was pretty lousy. I had several days where little jobs just dragged out for hours longer than they should have. Just wasn’t in the right head-space. I didn’t have a single day over $360 this week. Was running late 4 out of the 5 days (thankfully mostly vacation homes that I didn’t need to tell anyone I was running late, but that can be a 2 edged sword when you’re not feeling motivated and there’s no one there looking over your shoulder). Two of the jobs I had to drive back the next day to finish just a few windows. Got a nasty gash on my right thumb from a window frame. And all sorts of other stuff that made the week just lousy.
I should probably post this story over in the “depression” thread. But I wouldn’t say it was exactly depression, per se’
So what do I do most of the time that I’m feeling completely useless? Post here on WCR and try to put on a brave face. Try and get some positive reinforcement from my peers, by posting up pics of my vehicle lettering, or some little tip or nifty innovation I’ve come up with.
So I pity the Fakers. The ones that feel the need to take things several steps further and actually fabricate stories to feel accepted by people they most likely don’t know in real life, on a forum for window cleaners, of all people