£9 for an hours work

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  1. Pickingpaul

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    im moving house soon hopefully, and ive been throwing stuff away i dont want/need.

    I had a load of metal in the shed, lots of knackered old locks and keys and an old key cutting machine that weighs a ton but brocken so i thought i will take it down the scrap metal yard myself and earn a few quid before i move house.

    I saw an old lawn mower on my way to work last week, one that u push, weighs quite a bit i thought, i grabbed it as i needed a mower for new house, turns out its broken, no probs i can take it to the scrap yard, then i saw an old bbq, grab that, a metal bed, grab that too, this that and the other lying around, ive got a car full now so i load up the car which took ages and went to scrap yard, and they gave me a cheque for £9 :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    You sure you're not from Wolverhampton Paul :D
     
  3. Pickingpaul

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    I used to work there fairly regular as a locksmith, mostly warrants :eek::rolleyes: i didnt like doing that
     
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    thanks for that paul.I have often wondered if it was worth the effort to visit our local very muddy dirty scrapyard...

    instead I snuck stuff out for our local collectors as tbh didnt think it was worth the effort

    and besides....at the scrapyard

    the buggers would probably crush my car too.:rofl:
     
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    Whats that like as a trade mate? I always fancied it.
     
  6. Bingo

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    Needs to change his name to.....PikeyPaul :rofl:.
     
  7. Pickingpaul

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    Yeah, totally ****, £50 a ton btw. Unless u got copper or brass not worth bothering
     
  8. Pickingpaul

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    I love it but not enough work around for my liking and it stressed me out working my own jobs as i didnt know where i would go at what time and what lock it was going to be.

    I applied for a full time job and got it, the only job ive ever applied for i might add, other than that its been window cleaning.

    I had to do a week days and a week nights, totally hated it after a while but loved the actual work, breaking into someones house in seconds in the middle of the night cause they lost their keys, or clearing up after a break in, usually a smashed window to board up and locks to change

    I quite like driving about which is all the job is after a while, i can pick most locks in less than a minute, or destroy them in less than 5 mins. Had to quit it as i wasnt getting paid enough compared to window cleaning and had no time for a life as the hours were crazy. They had us doing 24 hour shifts one sat and one sun a month. Thats after 9-5 mon to fri, which eant leaving about 8 and sometimes geting home by 7. Or night shifts start 6pm until 6am, sometimes not a single job but other times u would be out all night all over the place.
     
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  9. Pickingpaul

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    Imprefer window cleaning as i know what im going to do every day and can pick and chose customers and areas, stop and start at will and make more money. But window cleanings harder :D
    I might take locksmithing back up one day, i used to charge £60 to gain entry when ppl had lost their keys, usually i had the door,open in less than a minute, some doors i can open in a few seconds :hey:
     
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  10. boarcity

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    i once had a G/F from up your way paul, willenhall. she told me the area is very famous for lockmaking. just a bit of useless info i learned
     
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