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  • Who has been a PWNA member and why did you stay on?

    2 16.67%
  • Who has just joined and why??

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  • Who is thinking about joining the PWNA and why?

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  • Who has no interest in the PWNA and why?

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    banned 3000 PLUS POSTER Clean County PW's Avatar
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    Take another Poll on the PWNA membership

    Take the above poll to see where you stand with the PWNA. Put in your vote and elaborate on your decisions.

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    I voted that I have stayed on now for around 10 consecutive years. I always believed in there message and I made some good friends there along with all the marketing I do with there logo the PWNA has been good to me and my business.


    After realizing the terrible experience I personally had with another org. I realized that I need to put my energies to good use instead of falling on deaf ears. I wish that other org. luck but since I lost all confindence in them for myself and my business for now I am going to try to help the PWNA the best way I know how which is thru the net.

    So what R your thoughts about the PWNA or thoughts about orgs in general??

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    I am a charter member. I have gained a lot of knowledge through my association with the orginization and through attending their seminars. I have met many fine people and made some lifelong friends. Things haven't always been rosy but "anything worth having is worth working for".

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    Hey Larry ..how you doin. When you all heading up this way for a "splash ".You know i bailed on PWNA during all of the in fighting, but as long as there is people like you and Doc there is always a chance. Dan Cosgrove
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAN COSGROVE View Post
    Hey Larry ..how you doin. When you all heading up this way for a "splash ".You know i bailed on PWNA during all of the in fighting, but as long as there is people like you and Doc there is always a chance. Dan Cosgrove
    Hey Danny boy common back. We'll share a glass of Vino again. Nobody got there butts kicked. It was just a little ego brusing but nothing a little Vino couldnt handle or better yet a down and dirty olive Grey Goose Martini straight up....yummm

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    You forgot one more option on your poll there john.

    (X) Should John get OFF the BBS's and spend more time with his beautiful wife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Hinckley View Post
    I am a charter member. I have gained a lot of knowledge through my association with the orginization and through attending their seminars. I have met many fine people and made some lifelong friends. Things haven't always been rosy but "anything worth having is worth working for".

    My 2 Cents

    We have all made alot of friend, its been a great time at the PWNA.

    People are people, we all just want to be social and get along.

    Its been a great time and a fun ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean County PW View Post
    Take the above poll to see where you stand with the PWNA. Put in your vote and elaborate on your decisions.

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    Bump..............
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    Another option -

    *Current member and currently dissapointed.

    I went to the last conventin in Nashville, Tn. I attended the roof cleaning certification. It was a WASTE of money....and I have yet to receive my "certificatoin" ifyou want to call it that. I have been roof cleaning for 4 years but I believe this was not indicative of a "Certification" no matter what you esperience level. The class lasted, what an hour and a half at most? And there was no outdoor hands on time. The instructor (which I have nothing against) only discussed one method of roof cleaning, which is not even the recent most popular method. Yes, we learned a few safety knots but you could and should spend and hour and a half on safety alone.

    Personally I took the class mostly for advertising purposes saying I'm "Certified" so I'm not too woried about the money but............This was a complete waste of money for any newbies to the business. When you're new to the industry you typically don't have alot of extra money to throw around so you try to choose you're expenses wisely. I think they should get their money back so they can put it towards something truly educational.

    One definition of "Certification"
    One of the most common types of certification in modern society is professional certification, where a person is certified as being able to competently complete a job or task, usually by the passing of an examination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNshaun View Post
    Another option -

    *Current member and currently dissapointed.

    I went to the last conventin in Nashville, Tn. I attended the roof cleaning certification. It was a WASTE of money....and I have yet to receive my "certificatoin" ifyou want to call it that. I have been roof cleaning for 4 years but I believe this was not indicative of a "Certification" no matter what you esperience level. The class lasted, what an hour and a half at most? And there was no outdoor hands on time. The instructor (which I have nothing against) only discussed one method of roof cleaning, which is not even the recent most popular method. Yes, we learned a few safety knots but you could and should spend and hour and a half on safety alone.

    Personally I took the class mostly for advertising purposes saying I'm "Certified" so I'm not too woried about the money but............This was a complete waste of money for any newbies to the business. When you're new to the industry you typically don't have alot of extra money to throw around so you try to choose you're expenses wisely. I think they should get their money back so they can put it towards something truly educational.

    One definition of "Certification"
    One of the most common types of certification in modern society is professional certification, where a person is certified as being able to competently complete a job or task, usually by the passing of an examination.
    That's too bad to hear, I asked them to step it up.

    Here's what you'll get as excuses is that we are all volunteers. No one has the time, this is ridiculous when you think about it. It's like saying we don't have enough concerns for what we all feed our family's with.

    Let's not bash the Pwna but offer some positive advice. Maybe through enough members telling them it will finally sink in.


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    Shaun, surely you see the benefit of using high pressure to clean shingle roofs, LOL. It is industry experts within the PW@A that are teaching this great lessons to unsuspecting contractors. Can you think of a greater threat to the industry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNshaun View Post
    Another option -

    *Current member and currently dissapointed.

    I went to the last conventin in Nashville, Tn. I attended the roof cleaning certification. It was a WASTE of money....and I have yet to receive my "certificatoin" ifyou want to call it that. I have been roof cleaning for 4 years but I believe this was not indicative of a "Certification" no matter what you esperience level. The class lasted, what an hour and a half at most? And there was no outdoor hands on time. The instructor (which I have nothing against) only discussed one method of roof cleaning, which is not even the recent most popular method. Yes, we learned a few safety knots but you could and should spend and hour and a half on safety alone.

    Personally I took the class mostly for advertising purposes saying I'm "Certified" so I'm not too woried about the money but............This was a complete waste of money for any newbies to the business. When you're new to the industry you typically don't have alot of extra money to throw around so you try to choose you're expenses wisely. I think they should get their money back so they can put it towards something truly educational.

    One definition of "Certification"
    One of the most common types of certification in modern society is professional certification, where a person is certified as being able to competently complete a job or task, usually by the passing of an examination.
    Shaun,
    Yes, kinda hard to supply education about any service in a 1 1/2 hour class. Charlie did a great job with what time and tools / information he could provide for that time frame. You get what you pay for.
    Now, hats off to AC on his class he taught on roof cleaning certification we took. It was a five day course and last day out in the field. Covered everything and more, way too much to list. cost between $1,200 to $1,900 per person money very well spent. $1,200 to $1,900 to lessen the years of pitfalls and trial and errors is priceless. A five day class has value,
    Thank You AC Lockyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNshaun View Post
    Another option -

    *Current member and currently dissapointed.

    I went to the last conventin in Nashville, Tn. I attended the roof cleaning certification. It was a WASTE of money....and I have yet to receive my "certificatoin" ifyou want to call it that. I have been roof cleaning for 4 years but I believe this was not indicative of a "Certification" no matter what you esperience level. The class lasted, what an hour and a half at most? And there was no outdoor hands on time. The instructor (which I have nothing against) only discussed one method of roof cleaning, which is not even the recent most popular method. Yes, we learned a few safety knots but you could and should spend and hour and a half on safety alone.

    Personally I took the class mostly for advertising purposes saying I'm "Certified" so I'm not too woried about the money but............This was a complete waste of money for any newbies to the business. When you're new to the industry you typically don't have alot of extra money to throw around so you try to choose you're expenses wisely. I think they should get their money back so they can put it towards something truly educational.

    One definition of "Certification"
    One of the most common types of certification in modern society is professional certification, where a person is certified as being able to competently complete a job or task, usually by the passing of an examination.

    I called the PWNA to ask questions about their Certifications And "NO ONE" called me back!! It`s because their Certifications are a JOKE!!!
    The PWNA Certifications are not Acredited and backed by Anyone!!! The person giving the class is not Certified to even hand out Certifications. AND YES!!! I called the PWNA to ask them that. They would not answer me..

    I would be ASHAMED to tell my customers i was Certified in something that has NO Acreditability !!!!!!

    And sorry Ron I will BASH the PWNA. The PWNA could not even give me the Common Courtesy of a phone call back!!!


    The PWNA is a BIG JOKE!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Musgraves View Post
    That's too bad to hear, I asked them to step it up.

    Here's what you'll get as excuses is that we are all volunteers. No one has the time, this is ridiculous when you think about it. It's like saying we don't have enough concerns for what we all feed our family's with.

    Let's not bash the Pwna but offer some positive advice. Maybe through enough members telling them it will finally sink in.


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    true Ron. My positive feedback is - like any business, if you can't offer quality and value, don't offer anything at all.

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