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Sometimes you have to spend a little to make a little.

September 2nd, 2010 at 01:53 am

Well I did spend some cash today. Items purchased are for work to make my job faster and more effiecient. My employer provides me the basic tools to get my job done but not all the bells and whistles to get it done efficiently. This effects me in a few ways.

1- Being in a comissioned based job my commission for the week is also figured into hourly rate based on my logged hours for my vacation pay. The less I work and more I make pushes my hourly wage up so I get paid more for vacation/ holiday pay.

2- Being more organized and being able to work faster allows more jobs in a day with less trips to the truck and overall more effiecient. Which means more money.

3- Everything I've bought will help offset taxes at the end of the year.

So today I purchased:

Gas Powered Auger for digging post holes for our support poles when pole mounting satellites. $315

Small 12V Milwaukee handheld right angle drill for removing and replacing wall plates and working in tight spots. Repalcing 3-6 wall plates at a house can easily eat up an hours worth of time with those little screws by hand. $225

I still have a few more tools to invest in but those will wait another week or 4.

Craig

3 Responses to “Sometimes you have to spend a little to make a little.”

  1. baselle Says:

    Save those receipts! Big Grin

  2. whitestripe Says:

    My DF is the same, he gets the basics provided but it helps if he has his own tools as well. we save all the reciepts and use them to claim on our tax at the end of the year. it sure adds up!

  3. Jerry Says:

    I agree with baselle on saving the receipts, but I also congratulate you on thinking ahead like that, rather than making do with the bare minimum. That leads to a better long term situation, as you pointed out, plus you have the insurance that you are better at your job. Nice going and good luck with the new tools.
    Jerry

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