I'm a carpenter working for a smaller contracting company in New England. We mostly do framing and finish work but have been doing a great deal of sheetrock. Basically a little bit of everything. I've been working with this company for 3 years. It's been a very tough 3 years too. I started working for these guys after working for an associate of the company's owner. He used to compete with my former employer but over time they kinda started using eachother and giving work to eachother. When one was slow I'd go work for the other. So for some reason, one of the employees liked to give me crap about my methods and mocked my previous employer. I didn't like it but I respected him and his work so I learnt his methods and did things his way. Problem is his ways tend to be different than my bosses, so I am always upsetting one or the other. Both guys are impatient and short fused. I'm more of a calm dude, I work aggressively but I don't really get pissed about stuff at work. Just kinda deal with it. So there has always been this personality clash. They are both much older so everything about us is different. The business is in decline and weve been travelling further and further for work. I get a week paid vaca no benes and kinda treated like crap. I'm not a quitter so I've just stuck it out hoping to earn some respect. Last year I did alot of hunting with a guy I met. I hunted behind his house on state property and over time got to talking and we ended up hunting together in other areas. Turns out he is the owner of a very large commercial flooring company. They do tile, hardwood, vct, linolium and all other types. They get big jobs like hospitals and hotels. He has been begging me to come work for him this past week. He has 40+ employees and they are constantly busy. No lay-offs. He told me I'd get (in time I imagine) a company vehicle, gas card, company phone plan, Full insurance for my family, weeks vaca (didnt say how many) and profit sharing (every month a bonus check). I said that all sounds good but I have very little flooring experience and I can't work for nothing. He said trust me youll be fine. I then explained my plans of owning my own contracting company and he said well look at the companies around that are already established. they are all struggling. He said we are NEVER slow. Then he said plus later on if you decide you want your own company I'll subcontract you when I have extra work and when i don't you can work for me. I have never ever considered becoming a flooring guy. So this whole idea is new to me and it sounds like a great oppurtunity. I pay 250 a month for insurance and my wife pays 200. That alone would be a savings of $450 if I worked for this guy. Not to mention the savings from phone, vehicle and gas. Anyone have any advice regarding this huge decision.