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New Year's Resolution for Tradies

January 2, 2017

New year, new you! Righto. Let's not kids ourselves too much about the drastic changes we will all be making and subsequently ditching within weeks.

Resolutions can be great, but let's keep it real. Here are 10 resolutions we think are reasonable enough to keep up all the way through to 2019.

1. No more snooze button. Not even once.

2. Don't forget to pack your ham sandwiches for smoko. Help the house get through those last 3kg's of Christmas ham before it goes bad.

3. Promise to stock up on sky hooks, long weights, left-handed spanners and curved string lines for the new apprentice.

4. Make sure to dial before you dig.

5. Don't be lured in by the siren song of the smoko van. It always tastes like regret.

6. Get those new boots you've been talking about for the past two years. This year needs to be laid on a solid foundation, and the current pair have seen far better days.

7. Be more motivated and excited for each new work day. Put together a playlist to help pump you up each morning, starting with the Hard Yakka theme song and go from there.

8. Be proactive with sun protection. Sunscreen and hat from the first day back, not after the first sunburn.

9. Quote each customer fairly and without bias. Do factor in "have-a-chat" customers time wastage for a few extra hours labour.

10. Resolve to see through all resolutions until at least Australia Day.