We all spend lakhs building or buying our homes, furnishing it with new furniture, lights, fans, taps, and etc. Everything seems new and perfect. But we are in a world cursed with the inevitable second law of thermodynamics. Stuffs will wear off, no matter how expensive or perfectly manufactured it is or how good we take care of it. The tap will start leaking, the fan getting slow, switchboard getting short, and a lot more. These are very small but significant problems. No one can tolerate a leaking tap for long, right? Fortunately, we have our handyman in Pataskala to rescue us. Also known as a fixer.
Who can be a Handyman?
But don’t get me wrong! Although this is most common, being a handyman doesn’t mean being a paid worker. A person can be skilled and use this skill for his own home. Even a lawyer or software engineer can fall under this category. They just don’t work for others. Nowadays people just Google the stuff and solve small repairs. Still most of the handymen use their skill as their professional career. Some problems are complicated and need to be taken care of by a skilled person. So, there is always a need for a fixer who can be present in our home on just a phone call.
Status in society
Earlier, handymen were considered less prestigious than a professional plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc. But as time passed people just got more and busier and they started preferring a person who can solve multiple problems in a single visit. Also the technological development created some awesome tools that just made everything very easy.
How do they find work?
Still, there is a problem that is faced by almost everyone, “Where can I find these Handymen???” Most of the places it is just, “I know a man who knows a man who has a mobile number of a repair person”. And from a workers point of view, it gets difficult to find work because you just don’t know who is in need of your service. To tackle this problem there are many contractors or even companies who hire these people and work as a link between handymen and consumers. This solves the problem of both consumer and service provider. Still in small cities and villages, they mostly work as an Independent operator. In some areas, there also exists a community of these persons where they help each other get jobs.