How hard is it to get a window cleaner !

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  1. patrick

    patrick Member
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    I am trying to get someone to work for me as my dermatitis has gone mad again, how hard is it to get someone !!

    Have other people had the same problem ?
     
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  2. boarcity

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    get a youngster is my tip, 16-18 . dont take on anybody who says "iv been a window cleaner for many years "- theyre lying
     
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    Sorry to hear that patrick ... What has the doc said you should do so you can carry on working?
     
  4. patrick

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    Yes, im going to go down the road of training someone up, gona try and get a bit older than that as ive got a fair bit of commercial work which they would need to be able to drive.

    The doctors i use are a waste of time, its a different locum each time i go and they just throw a steroid cream at you and send you on your way. Its the 3rd time ive had a window cleaning business and the 2 previous times ive sold up due to the dermatitis.

    I wear the cheap magic gloves as my hands dont really sweat in them but i have to take care not to get them very wet.
     
  5. rugbywolf

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    My hands crack a lot in winter because they are dry. I wear Nitrile gloves, they are like latex but are more comfortable and don't make your hands sweat - get powder free.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Medium-Nitrile-Gloves-Powder-AQL1-5/dp/B001TA5RNA
     
  6. patrick

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    Thanks but they are 100% no good for my hands, if i could post a pic of them i would.

    I used to put cotton gloves with vinyl over the top
     
  7. boarcity

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    Aldi Magnum is kind to skin . i was using Lidl W5, got slightly itchy skin after 3yrs of that
     
  8. rugbywolf

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    Sorry I couldn't help. If it is dermatitis, aren't you coming into contact with something, because it is classed as an allergic condition. I used to work with oil-based products in engineering, and I would get a bad reaction if I had too much contact. Hope you get it sorted.
     
  9. patrick

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    Who knows when or why it flares up, its something i will never get rid of, i just have to try and manage it the best i can.
     
  10. loftusW12

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    I have been a window cleaner for a few years and i am not lying!
     
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