Houseproud Knutsford Not Paying Subcontractors

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  1. eadache

    eadache Newcomer
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    Hi all i would like to inform any window cleaner that applies for work with Houseproud Knutsford. i worked there for 3 months after working with my friend for 2 years.
    my wage was short almost 30-40 pound each week, i took a day of to sort my wages and was sacked for not going to a job.
    in the 2 months i had no work 3 window cleaners worked there 1 lasted 2 hours the other a week subcontracting but after the weeek did not recieve any payment what so ever.
    my partner was about to have a baby so i eventually asked for job back but with my wages being correct each week i was promised they would be.
    ive been back there 2 m onths now and my partner has just had the baby by c section, i asked for a week out to help my partner and was told it would be fine.
    i have just found out i have lost my job for taking the time out as soon as my child is born.
    anyone thinking of working for this firm be warned barbara ritchie does not care about her employees.
    16 people have been and gone in the 8 months i have known bthis firm.
     
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  2. Newbie123

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    Lots of firms takin people for a ride buddy my firm does similar things they only get out of staff what they deserve
     
  3. rcproperty

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    know how you feel, but you got to be careful what you say about people in open forums, could be seen as slander and could end you up in trouble with the law.
     
  4. rcproperty

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    yer its a pain that these things happen, but not the right way to do things.

    lawfully you are allowed time off yes , but most of the time you have to book it in, or call in sick, cant just take days off as and when it suits.

    there are better routes that the employer should of taken like verbal warnings about it first, then writen warnings then the sack.
    unless you broke what was writen in a contract, then the sacking could happen straight away.

    depends on what the contract said that you signed and what the reasons was given for why they sacked you etc

    no im not an employer, yet.

    do you have a copy of the employment contract and details why they sacked you etc? maybe could help
     
  5. Newbie123

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    Have done a lot of subcontracting over the years not window cleaning its a tough game it does not carry the benefits of p.a.y.e employments paid holidays etc and does get very confusing when working for firms where a site representive is involved as mike as highlighted on site one thing has been agreed but the owner of the business is takin a different view and pressurising for the contract to be completed unfortunately a subbie as few rights unless possessing a written contract which is highly unlikely subbing can be highly profitable but does come at a price to freedom and can be either hourly or priced per job it is very important for the subby to take time to directly engage the person paying for services the rules of subcontracting as otherwise the rules get changed as the contract progresses this is not finger pointing at anyone involved its the bare facts of subbing I would recommend a read of the streetwise subbie publication
     
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    In that case mike a quick talk to citizen advice bureau as to your next step is required would be possibly tempted to attend on expected return day of work to get a answer certainetly sounds unfair at best
     
  7. nirvana

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    I also worked for this company,houseproud.. and let me tell you i was,nt proud of working there.. eadache is right she uses peaple for her own means.. when i worked there i was getting 16 to 25 hrs a week when it should have been 40..im glad i left when i did and got another job.. ive seen peaple come and go why i was there and a few at that.. you get no contract or holidays if u dont tow the line your out.. 3 cleaners av left due to know work recently she says theres work when theres not.. and she is advertising again for w,cleaners and cleaners she needs sorting out!!!!
     
  8. Newbie123

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    Can never understand these people who enter business thinking people will accept this sort of behaviour and sounds like she's getting away with it and unsure how you should deal with her hence suggesting citizen advice bureau has there are rights you have that have been ignored
     
  9. rcproperty

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    To be fair, if I sub out work and tell them it has to be done on a certain day etc, or the sub contractors cant turn up on said day/s etc I would get someone else to do it that can.
     
  10. Newbie123

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    mike was employed and as come on to warn subcontractors to be ware of none payment but your comment is valid as the agreement is made clearly with your subcontractor as the discussion process should eliminate any doubts of what's expected
     
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