Do newbies really want to learn?

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Green Pro Clean Ltd, Mar 8, 2015.

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  1. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I have been approached by a Newbie wanting to learn the ins and outs of window cleaning and running a window cleaning business.

    They have basically asked if they can come up to Nottingham for a week and work with me and my lad so they can learn traditional window cleaning, gutter cleaning and to boot they want me to teach them my canvassing and advertising techniques.

    I'm not totally opposed to the idea, but my only concern is how much will that slow us up for the week?

    My lad and I start early and go balls to the wall till all jobs are done for the day. Won't be able to work at full pace with a newbie tagging along having to check on their work and supervise and teach.

    What qualifies me? This is the second round in 8 years I have built that turns over above £60k per year. I reckon that qualifies.

    Thought's, suggestions? Would you train someone?
     
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  2. Diwrnach

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    Hmmm, tough one, not sure really, might be a good idea for a course, with a home made certificate and they have to wear your logo shirt?

    Hmmm sounds familiar?

    Honestly though I really don't know, would want some compensation unless like I say I knew them.
     
  3. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    They only get to wear my shirt whilst working with me, and they will have to give it back when the week is up.

    No homemade certificate as printer ink cost too much these days,

    Compensation? Had considered that but here's the thing, how much? How do you factor for the time etc required to train each day and how do you value the knowledge you are imparting?

    He has said he will 'sort me out a drink' but I think he's more likely going to be looking at a couple of bottles of seriously fine exceptional vintage single malt! After all he is asking me to teach him how to make a living and earn an income for the rest of his days.
     
  4. Diwrnach

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    Yeah its a tough one, I'm to nice and would end up out of time and pocket lol

    Just tell him to read the forum, watch some videos on youtube and practice on his own house lol
     
  5. boarcity

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    id do it, but only if he agreed to do the 3 storey ladders . from ten minutes of arrival.
     
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  6. TolishAPurd

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    Agreed with Diwrnach, I would want paying unless it was to help someone either on her or a mate. All the talk of courses recently, I'm not anti course, I'm just anti bull$hit, as someone described it in the solar thread (couldve been one of you)- lots of stick, not a lot of carrot. lol If you are offering something such as education, then you should let them keep that regardless. The whole franchise opportunity, dressed up as a course grips my s***.

    The noob will be nothing but an inconvenience all day, so no, 'a drink' to me is an insult. Also, if you can't figure this stuff out by yourself then theres no hope IMO, bit harsh I know, but none of its rocket science. The internet is a wonderful thing, get the info you need and then work on it, I'm not going to wipe anyones **** and stroke there hair.
     
  7. Diwrnach

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    Yeah if it was one of the regulars on here wanted me to show them something I would do it, but most on here are already grafters who have an idea what they are doing so wouldn't slow me down and could probably teach me a thing or two as well.
     
  8. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Slow down Tolish, there is no talk of a 'course' or of a 'franchise' this is simply a debate about would you want the agro of teaching someone you don't know all about what you do know. That's all.

    As for letting someone 'keep' whatever they learn well all I have to offer is knowledge so short of lobotomizing the poor f**k*r you can't really take knowledge back can you?

    As for the topic of money, that is simply to cover the inconvenience of doing them a good turn.
     
  9. Diwrnach

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    He was talking about a certain course that is on offer elsewhere on the forum, that does exactly what he says.
     
  10. TolishAPurd

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    Relax mate, breathe, and read it again. It wasnt aimed at you.:p
     
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