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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by steve garwood, Nov 3, 2015.

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  1. steve garwood

    steve garwood ginger lion
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    The second house I did today, the lady comes out and ask me will I get around before Xmas? One more time I reply. In that case she says, in case I miss you, here you go, and hands me £25 Xmas tip! Just wondering how much on average do you lads get each year? I got £560 in tips last year. (I do clean mainly big posh houses though. Most of them are minted)
     
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    Result Steve. Think just shy of £300 last year. Plus half a dozen bottles of wine, probably 24 bottles of beer, 4 jars of home made jams, 3 or 4 boxes of chocolates and one crazy punter gave me a 'christmas blessing'

    Dont see many customers though as they mostly pay electronic now.
     
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    Nothing as yet ... bloody tight arses on my round... last year got maybe tips off of 10 of them and usually 2 quid or so ;)
     
  4. steve garwood

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    To be fair, I have been doing the same round for over 20 years so am very friendly with my customers. Especially in December lol
     
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    First year for me this year so we will wait and see. I get some tips as I collect each time ranging from 50p to £8. Have some really nice customers on my run and only time will tell. Been promised a nice tip from the woman in the guest house I do but I'm not entirely sure what that means haha!!!!

    Plus I only have 20 houses so far so.......
     
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    Yeah I get the odd tip. Maybe 300-500... Or I did. Now. Most of it goes to my subbys :(
     
  7. daveyboy

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    I like the roads in the town at Christmas
    Normal everyday people especially working class council tennants (Not slating them as i was the original london council scum lol) tend to tip better and more often than the big money types that i do
    Seems the people with less appreciate what it means to people
     
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    Got a customer that likes to occasionally skip a clean....when I was booking jobs up last night she asks "will tomorrow be the last clean before Christmas"? I tell her there will be one more clean in December, "oh, well you'd better clean tomorrow and skip the next one then"....tight git....got my revenge in early by skipping a window.
     
  9. SkulBlaker

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    I've actually been telling me custys that I'll move the clean date a week towards Xmas so thier windows are clean over the Xmas period, sneaky on my part as I'm reminding them and hopefully getting a tip out of it, and letting them think I'm doing them a turn! All in all my custys tip me well, must be a Scottish thing and you southern softies think we are all tight too haha (sorry both stereotypes are hard to ignore, and no offence)
     
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    Anywhere north of watford is all the same..all northern monkeys:whistle::rofl:
     
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