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Articles by Paul Ridilla

Common Sense Job Descriptions Attract and Keep Good Employees

June 1, 2000
What are the obstacles to paying your employees what they are worth?
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Don't Overlook Your Estimator

June 1, 2000
We’ve been stressing America’s critical craft shortage, along with some innovative “means and methods” to attract more good help while hanging onto who you already have on your payroll.
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Another New Year - What Else Is New?

June 1, 2000
Now that 1998 is upon us, I want to take a moment to see what progress has been made on our 1997 resolutions.
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Two Birds With One Stone

June 1, 2000
You can’t adequately measure productivity without first considering specific conditions encountered on each jobsite.
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Pre-Fab - The Only Way To Fly

June 1, 2000
Frank Bracco knows how much money and time pre-fab saves, as well as providing the ability and reputation for meeting critical schedules.
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Success Guaranteed

June 1, 2000
I declare 1997 to be the Year of the Craftsman.
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Certify Your Professionals

June 1, 2000
Your customers will pay more for first-class professionals, but they will also demand what they are paying for.
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Backhoes Don't Have Babies, Employees Do!

June 1, 2000
As many contractors have already discovered, those prolonged overtime schedules also prove to be non-productive and quite costly.
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X-Y=P Basic Math For Contractors

June 1, 2000
Unfortunately we have a lot of contractors and far more ex-contractors who never learned what the formula, x - y = P, meant in their businesses.
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A Lesson To Live By

June 1, 2000
The most important lesson I ever learned has been my motto and inspiration throughout all of my life — “Add pride to his life, his work will show it.”
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In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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