I was thinking about this and I have mentored about 7 guys in the last few months. Actually they rode with me for a day or 4. Whatever they wanted. I think about 5 of them decided not to get into the business. I think once people see what it takes to do an inspection properly, they will most likely bow out.
I think their ideas of grandeur and self employment may wither away when they see you have to be a diplomat, computer guru, inspection knowledgeable, GPS, problem solver, know the technical jargon, fire stopper and have a great command of the English language and how to use it properly.
I think once they see what its really about, they may decide its not for them.
Maybe mentoring can serve dual purpose…educate those who want in, and show those what it takes and I think many will bow out. Who knows? Just typing out loud.