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Old 01-22-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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Is there steady work for a Journeyman Union Painter in the San Diego area? or is there room for a new Commercial / Residential Painting Contractor in the area. Also what are the wages in the area ( Union) - ( non Union)? Thanks
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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That kind of work is done by illegals for less than the minimum wage. Unless you are planning on starting your own company (and fluent spanish would probably be necessary), there is virtually no way to make a living in San Diego doing that. Sorry.
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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That kind of work is done by illegals for less than the minimum wage. Unless you are planning on starting your own company (and fluent spanish would probably be necessary), there is virtually no way to make a living in San Diego doing that. Sorry.
A painting contractor, is not the work illegal immigrants do.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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I was looking for replys from people in the Trades. I really doubt that illegals have taken over the whole Painting Trade in the SD area and reduced it to a below min. wage job.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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Here are some phone #'s of painting companies in Greater San Diego..

You can ask them your concerns..(big deal if they don't know you. Hey, you might get a job lead!)

Frazee Painters (619)232.8147
RW Little Painting (619)297-3705
A Classic Painting Co. (619) 584-2525
Pacific Southwest Painting (619)266-4900

Just give 'em a call. What do you have to lose?!
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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I didn't see the part about being a contractor- again if you are fluent in spanish, you could probably make a go of it- but if you don't believe me about illegals- go to ANY construction site and look around at the painters.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Here are some phone #'s of painting companies in Greater San Diego..

You can ask them your concerns..(big deal if they don't know you. Hey, you might get a job lead!)

Frazee Painters (619)232.8147
RW Little Painting (619)297-3705
A Classic Painting Co. (619) 584-2525
Pacific Southwest Painting (619)266-4900

Just give 'em a call. What do you have to lose?!
Thank you & Take Care
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:13 AM
 
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Chicago7. I'm sorry but there is some truth to what JakeDog said. That is a manual labor gig and there is an over abundance of day laborers in SD. You can probably scratch out a living but you will not find it easy to advance here. Consider starting your own company and employing some of the cheap labor yourself. Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Temecula, CA
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I agree. I have a friend who started out painting houses in high school and eventually started his own contracting businesss. His crew mostly paints, but they also do tile work and other things. They are all cousins from Tijuana.

I think Chicago 7 could try that, but if you're not familiar with the many neighborhoods here, dont speak Spanish, and arent connected, etc. my guess is that it would be like pushing a boulder uphill....
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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My name is john bowers i am a painter i just moved to the san diego area i would say that unless you have connects or you are outstanding in your feild you may have trouble, i started out not knowing anybody making 35 an hr and doing peice work averaging about 25oo per week, but i can paint circles around any journeyman painter and i specialize in quality finish work you know like stains and laquers and such,any rate you can do good here if you are above the rest or offer somekind of specialty finishes
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