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BigFoot

Been a bad month!



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Sometimes everything seems to go against you like what's happening to me. Had 4 nice days indoor painting so I put van in to get the rust removed and spray painted. Half way through paint job everything tickety boo. Then disaster struck, my mum gave me the novovirus and in bed all day. Recovered and finished the paint job and then i would pick up my newly painted van i thought. Van painter was now in hospital because someone wrote off his car while he was waiting at lights. My customers were nipping my heed asking when i would be cleaning their windows and gutters. Received van last night and decided to fill my water tank but I ended up breaking my JG RO flush valve. Decided to buy one today but not an easy part to get a hold of i have now found out. So i thought i would concentrate on clearing the gutter jobs until i later found out they were frozen. So I'm relaxing till next week when the temperature is up a bit, that's the problem living in Scotland. Happy Days 😀

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Part Timer
7 hours ago, mike007 said:

Been the worst Month earning wise for me due to losing days due to the c**p weather we have had, but I still have my customers, it is just that I have not been able to do their windows on time.

Will be back on track by mid December though. Just one of the things about being self employed and your own boss.

I think the East Midlands have had the worst of it to be fair. I've been lucky as the really bad rain has fallen on gutter / commercial days so haven't lost one. Trying not to rub it in but this has been my best ever November 🤔

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Dave B
3 hours ago, Windamon said:

Yeah.cleaning windas  in rain ain't good for biz..you av got to laff at some of em ain't ya.

Or you could just crack on knowing the windows will be fine.

Customers don't care at all.

I'm running an all year round business not a part time whenever the weather is ok business.

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adamangler

There's hardly been any dry days in the past couple of months. 

 

This is when you have to realise, if you haven't already that you need to work in the rain. 

 

I didn't when I started out but then I had the luxury of picking and choosing. 

 

It's mostly all in you head. Very few people care about you working in the rain. 

 

I've done full days in some ridiculous weather recently and no one has said a word. 

 

 

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mike007
16 hours ago, Part Timer said:

I think the East Midlands have had the worst of it to be fair. I've been lucky as the really bad rain has fallen on gutter / commercial days so haven't lost one. Trying not to rub it in but this has been my best ever November 🤔

Nice to hear some not been too badly effected, anyway I think it is good for the soul using my candle as the only source of heat and light in my lodgings while enjoying my daily piece of bread and dripping....minus the dripping lol

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Iron Giant
23 hours ago, Dave B said:

 

Not lost a day yet this winter. 

Head down and crack on.

Only a bit of rain lol.

Spent a few years educating all my customers and now I just crack on.


It's not winter till 22nd December, so not surprised 😅

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Tango

I've worked in the rain in other jobs so it doesn't bother me much. Was out on the glass Wednesday in heavy rain.

 

Waterproof coat was fine.. unfortunately I forgot that water drips of them onto the trousers and underwear LOL. Nevermind I got paid 👍

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Haz

To be honest Novemeber was our best month turnover wise in 2018, and is going to be the best month again this year 😄

The key is to be more busy in the winter then the summer 😉

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Iron Giant
On 29/11/2019 at 17:49, adamangler said:

There's hardly been any dry days in the past couple of months. 

 

This is when you have to realise, if you haven't already that you need to work in the rain. 

 

I didn't when I started out but then I had the luxury of picking and choosing. 

 

It's mostly all in you head. Very few people care about you working in the rain. 

 

I've done full days in some ridiculous weather recently and no one has said a word. 

 

 


Same were I am in County Durham, every week we have had rain, on average I reckon it's rained 3 days through the week and lashed down most weekends, I have had the odd later start and early finish when it's being too bad but I have got all my work completed most weeks with just a few jobs running over here and there, although I typically don't work Fridays maybe a few hours at most and a full day if pushed.

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