~I Had No Idea~
June 7, 2016 12:28pm CST
There are certain jobs here that my husband can do without having to be licensed. Getting licensed here is pretty tough. I decided this morning to look up what license he needs to do the work on the side. I found a few websites that all said the same thing-he doesn't need to be a licensed contractor to paint, do flooring, put in cabinets, etc... I didn't know that so it was good information to find! Have you learned anything new today?
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• United States
7 Jun 16
Well, you found information that will make things easier for your husband and lead to more jobs. I learned that the petunias I planted in urns are quite ugly already, so did a change. I never like caring for petunias, and I am not sure why I bought them.
• Bhubaneswar, India
7 Jun 16
No, I have had nothing happening for new today. But yes, it is good to know that there are still certain jobs at US that do not need us to have a license. But @marcyaz also mentions that this varies from state to state. In contrast, here in India, there are many jobs that do not need a license - if you are working as a single individual and that does include painting, carpentry, electricians etc. Definitely having some background with these things helps if you want to make a profession of these.
8 Jun 16
Yes I learned something new. Well not exactly new since I had an idea but not the stats. I learned that India has only about 1.1 % of divorce rates where US has around 48 % for first marriages, around 60 % for second marriages and about 70 % for third marriages. Also only 1 out of 100 arranged marriages fail which can't be said about love marriages. I was re-searching for the article to write as a myLotter has requested of me to write to explain the concept of arranged marriages to them. Don't quote me on that though! LOL!
• Kingston, New Hampshire
7 Jun 16
You don't need a license for general contracting like building a deck, flooring, partitioning, cabinets, etc. But some states require that you carry a liability insurance and sign-up with Workmans Comp(there's a fee involved, of course). Any electrical work, even at home, requires a license or you can do the work and have it certified by a licensed electrician. If you're 'moonlighting' under the table for friends and neighbors(except for electrical), no big deal.