Losing Jobs

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  1. nwcs

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    hi anyone having problems losing work to bloody window cleaners useing ladders and doing windows triditionally.

    i been cleaning windows 13 years in this very small village. very happy month in month out nice easy days work for 2 of us. 24 houses just over £300.
    well 3 years ago swopt over to water fed pole but still did down stairs trad.
    over the years lots been canvasses round but not really lost any.
    well 3 months ago lost a house to window cleaner doing it triditionally. wasnt to bothered and left customer on good terms. them lost another and another.
    ive lost 4 now.

    im getting abit worried !!!!!
     
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  2. OoO

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    Maybe he is cheaper, and to answer your question nope.
     
  3. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Are you still pickin houses up? If you are I wouldnt leit bother you so much. I would make it a habbit and ask why they have stopped though
     
  4. David Taylor

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    Some prefer trad some prefer wfp, Some listen to their friends and stop you because they have, poop happens.

    Keep moving forwards mate and don`t dwell on whats gone.

    Also depending on how many customers you have it`s a small percentage of work if your up near 400 it`s 1%
     
  5. Posh

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    I personally think you will always get this because it still seems as if people prefer trad to wfp. Not everybody I agree but a lot. I think if you ask most traders they will tell you they have got quite a bit of work off wfp lads. A lot of it is because they don't do it properly which obviously wasn't your case but also a lot of people stick with wfp until a trader comes along. Think it will take people a while longer to catch on to it. As said maybe there cheaper as most of the wfp I've got I've been a lot cheaper & your there longer. A lot of people resent paying say £15 for 15 mins work where a trader will be there prob around 30 mins so the customer thinks he's getting his money's worth even tho he's getting the same job.
     
  6. simon

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    i lost 4 houses in a small valley where i thought i was the only w/c, one of them cancelled for them all on my answer phone so i couldn't ask why, but 2 had said they weren't keen on wfp, i was a bit worried but that was over a year ago & i've not lost any more & i've piked up work in other spots to more than cover it
     
  7. nwcs

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    yes im always picking work up.

    just worried i will end up losing the full village.

    i can do this round on my own in a day in the summer. so its good work.

    as for price ive think ive put them up once in 10 years.

    lets hope he gives up next winter lol.

    3 of the 4 are over old houses with georgian style windows.
     
  8. simon

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    im sure i lost mine cos the frames were old & leaked a bit, what reall NAUGHTY me off was if they'd asked i'd of done them trad, cos they were easy enough, i had dreams of loseing the whole valley lmao. i'm sure you wont loose anymore
     
  9. adyspurs

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    If they take anymore shoot them.

    Only joking!
     
  10. Posh

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    If you've done them for 10 years then they are out of order & not worth having. Just to save a few bob. Pray they come back so you can give them a blunt NO.
     
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