A man named Jason and his wife, who are both college students, are renovating their home in San Jose, California.
He owns the house and the business, but Jason is not a resident.
He works part-time at a local job fair.
He has a car that needs a few cosmetic work, but he doesn’t have the money to do the necessary work himself.
So Jason and the wife are looking for someone who can help them do it.
Jason wants to be able to get the work done himself, so he starts looking for a bathroom renovation expert who can handle the labor.
Jason contacted the Bathroom Remodeling Experts Network, a local company that has been in business for over 25 years.
“It was kind of like a family business for us,” says Jason, who asked that his last name not be used.
“The only way to do it is by doing it ourselves, and we’ve always had a great relationship with the owners.”
The couple began looking for an expert, and soon found themselves in California.
After the couple paid $200 for the services, Jason says, they were able to negotiate the fees for the job.
Jason had to get a little more serious about how he planned to get it done.
He needed a professional bathroom renovation contractor to handle the bathroom work, and he needed someone who was able to be flexible with the amount of time he needed to get things done.
“If we’re really doing it for our family, then you want someone who’s flexible and can be flexible,” he says.
The man he contacted was an ex-military veteran who had worked as a plumbing contractor for the Army.
Jason asked him if he was comfortable with the work he was doing.
“He said, ‘Absolutely,'” Jason recalls.
“So I asked him, ‘Okay, what would you need to know?’
And he said, [I need] to know: ‘Are you willing to come work in the bathroom for $400?’
He had to have the experience to know that that would work.”
The job was the same for both men.
Jason says he and his partner went through a lot of work.
“We went through everything,” he explains.
We took down all the cabinets, all the wall, everything.
We installed a shower, we put a sink, we got a bathtub, and then we did a lot more work.
I had to do a lot on the bathroom, and Jason had the experience.”
Jason says that he got about $200 per hour from the contractor.
The couple paid him $400.
Jason didn’t know about the $300 per hour commission, but after getting the job done, he was surprised when he got an email saying the bathroom renovation was completed and he could start getting paid.
“I thought, Wow, that’s amazing,” Jason says.
“But that was really hard for me to swallow.
I felt like I didn’t get anything in return.
So I was very surprised.
I thought, What the heck am I doing?
What do I get out of this?
And then I went home and I was like, ‘I didn’t expect that.'”
He didn’t feel like he was getting a lot out of it, either.
“You know, the work we did was really challenging,” Jason recalls, adding that he had to take some time off work to take care of his family.
“There were times when I couldn’t sleep,” Jason said.
“And there were times I had nightmares, because I was not able to sleep.
I just didn’t want to wake up in the morning.”
He did find some solace in that fact that he did not have to work all night, and that he was able for a couple of hours at a time to be with his family without having to take the bus or the subway.
Jason’s wife, Sara, agreed with Jason.
“A lot of people have a lot to do, a lot going on, and a lot in a week, but it’s so much more than that,” she says.
She said she felt the work was important to her husband and that she was grateful for the opportunity.
“This is how I am able to support my family,” she said.
In order to get paid, Jason needed to be willing to put in the time.
He wanted to make sure that the job was done and that there was enough time in the week for the bathroom to be finished.
The two men said that they worked hard, and they had a lot less to lose.
“They did a good job,” Jason tells Breitbart News.
“Because it was very time-consuming, I really didn’t have a choice.”
When Jason was finished with the bathroom renovations, he says, he decided to go back to work for the Bathrooms Remodelers Network.
“My main motivation was to have a job, and I just wanted to work and have a good time,” he said.
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