Success comes with its challenges
“The biggest challenge currently for me is employees. The young crowd these days just don’t get it. A lot seem to not understand putting the hard yards in. Mobile phones and attitudes are a major problem, not to mention some lie through their teeth and treat you like you were born yesterday.”
Getting paid on time is yet another problem. “Nothing feels better than being able to finish the job quickly, seeing the client happy with the work and getting paid the same day,” the painter confesses.
Ben's Proudest Moment
Ben’s typical day at work involves doing feature walls for his clients. Rather than considering it as a boring job done day in and day out, Ben takes pride in every job he completes, gets to visit some great sites and working on new and exciting projects.
“One of my proudest moments was when I converted this old garage into a music rehearsal studio with a dark alleyway feature wall. This had several different coats using various techniques,” Ben explains.
When not working, the Penrith based painter treasures family time. Ben also spends a lot of time wakeboarding and when he gets a chance he trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or goes surfing. As a veteran in painting and decorating, Ben has one piece of advice for the newcomers.
About Tradie Life
Tradie Life is a growing community group run by i4Tradies. It’s a place for you to talk about whatever’s important to you as a tradie. Be it your personal life challenges, questions on how to improve your business, your journey so far, volunteer work, being a female tradie, work-life balance, what you like to do when you are not working. Pretty much anything that matters to you and you want an answer to it from veteran tradies who have walked in your shoes.