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Old 05-14-2014, 11:45 PM   #1
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As many know I had this grand plan to employ all disabled and hard to place veterans .I've invested a quarter million dollars of my own meager funds a lot of it was out of my retirement .I was very passionate and really believed in what I was doing .

The problem is that in the last year I've been turned down on several jobs that we needed to provide work for these great guys .The issue is what has been that the potential customers are UNCOMFORTABLE .

As of next week I have to set this great program aside . I'll still be in business but without my people I really respect and enjoy working with .
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:35 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear this. It's another sad sign of the times.

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Old 05-15-2014, 02:38 AM   #3
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Do you think these same people would be uncomfortable if your help was unknown middle east people ?
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:15 AM   #4
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As many know I had this grand plan to employ all disabled and hard to place veterans .I've invested a quarter million dollars of my own meager funds a lot of it was out of my retirement .I was very passionate and really believed in what I was doing .

The problem is that in the last year I've been turned down on several jobs that we needed to provide work for these great guys .The issue is what has been that the potential customers are UNCOMFORTABLE .

As of next week I have to set this great program aside . I'll still be in business but without my people I really respect and enjoy working with .
Steve, it sounds as if you need a salesmen to drudge on with your idea...
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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First I'm not broke I'm just out of money to pursue this venture .I'm not giving up ,I never give up on anything .The problem is that I'm pushing 70 and health may not allow me enough time .
We we're hoping to hook up with a chain like Tractor Supply,NAPA or other chains but no starts .We did get hired for three projects and the owners loved what we did and want to have us back .We've been on talk radio and newspaper but it doesn't catch .

60% suffered from Post Traumatic Syndrome and after six months they we're doing fantastic we had zero problems .Great guys
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:00 AM   #6
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You need to get an endorsement from someone like Gary Sinise...someone the uncomfortable ones can snuggle up with and say they are associated with. They don't have to accentually meet with him, just be able to say they have. I would write to him and tell him what you are doing, lay it all out, and ask for a letter of endorsement...then when you take to the media, you can drop his name.
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You have my respect for trying Steve. It's a shame that business owners can't see the value in hiring these guys. Funny we have a ton of federal programs for everyone except Wasp men.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:06 PM   #8
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If I can find work to keep myself going and tuck a little aside I'll take another run at it in a couple years.

Thanks for the suggestion Jon ,I have a girl that works part time and I'll ask her to work on this .
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