Alarm bells ringing

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Tuffers, Sep 30, 2014.

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  1. Tuffers

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    Had a call from a bird asking for a quote to clean the windows on an industrial unit. The thing is, it hasn't been cleaned in ages and needs to be cleaned by Monday of next week. I asked if it was a one off and she said there was a possibility of a quarterly clean. She says there are 10 windows that are about 4' x 2'. I've tried looking at it from Google maps and can't see a unit that looks anything close to it. They are all big feck off places. Maybe she got confused when I asked how many windows there were?

    1) The job is about 10 miles off my patch.
    2) I need to go and quote it in the next few days.
    3) It's going to be minging.
    4) I can only fit it in on Saturday.
    5) Will more units come off the back of it?
    6) Is the managing director paying a flying visit and are they desperate to impress him?
    7) They will pay from petty cash, but how do I get paid on a Saturday when they're not there?
    8) It could be a nice little earner if they're desperate!
    9) Add your thoughts here........
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    Will they bacs the money to you?
    Tuffers was it you who gets magic sponges cheap. .if so where from..if not help me someone
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Yeah, they could BACS I suppose.

    Re magic sponges, I got 200 off eBay for just over a tenner inc delivery from China. A word of warning, if they look blueish in the listing, don't buy them, as they are cr4p. Buy the white ones. I've got a load if you want to try some. Don't buy off UK sellers, as they are a rip off.
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    How about asking them to send a pic of the unit? Sounds like it could be a good earner for the reasons you gave, but depending how much you need or want the work I would quote high as it sounds likely you'll get a bite.
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Ta tuffers
    Got a couple from asda for a quid to try but a job lot sounds good
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Tried googling images of it and the only ones that come up are other units they have in Europe :(

    I agree with pricing it high. What I don't get is why wait till now to get them cleaned on a deadline? Just seems odd.
     
  7. TolishAPurd

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    I know what you mean. I had 3 similar deadline calls from homeowners last week strange. What I meant with the pic is why not ask your point of contact if they could take a pic on thier mobile and send it. Almost everyone has a camera phone these days, and it could save you a lot of bother.
     
  8. seye

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    I agree with all of above but what I find is if your intuition sets alarm bells off these are usually the jobs that are a nightmare from start to finish.
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  9. Smurf

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    Just go with your gut feelings as they are normally correct I say ;)

    I would want to earn at least a days wage plus travel for that one if not more for a 20 mile round trip and that's without seeing it :D
     
  10. Tuffers

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    Yeah, but I don't think £400 would be fair :whistle:
     
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