New to the forum, need business advise

Discussion in 'Managing Your Business' started by water boy jim, Aug 15, 2016.

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  1. water boy jim

    water boy jim Newcomer
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    Hi all, first time at this forum stuff!

    I'm James, I'm 23 have been window cleaning 4 years now and running my own round 3 years.
    Based in Eastleigh working in surrounding areas mainly Winchester.

    I've come to the point where its just to much to handle and I cant keep up with the work and be on time for everyone! I don't want to be known as unreliable but its hard work to keep up.

    I Have employed nippers but never really found anyone I can fully trust and they never hang around long. I think they find it boring. The works too much for myself but not quite enough for 2 full time.

    I was thinking maybe selling bits of the round off, but don't really know where to start with how you do that?

    Has anyone got to this point before and come up with a solution?

    James
     
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  2. meridion

    meridion Well-Known Member
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    Part timer? You just got to advertise and sift through till you find a suitable worker.

    Advertise on job centre, Gumtree, Facebook page etc, see what you get, meet up with them, explain the work, one week probation unpaid, that will help you find a good one.
     
  3. slipknot

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    Yea I agree give a few people a try and see how well they do
     
  4. steve garwood

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    My round is completely full, so I sell off work including new customers to another windie that I've come quite friendly with.
    This become a nice little earner. I might be losing my worker soon, and have decided I'm not going to replace him and instead am going to sell more of my round to this other guy.
     
  5. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I'm pretty much same as Steve. Finding a good employee is a PITA.

    I have more than enough. I sell off all new work amd when I have a roof clean or some driveways to do I wait till the missus can help. That also keeps the cash in our pockets
     
  6. Chris33

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    That's not ethical at all to employ someone for a week unpaid meridion
    Can't see anyone giving a decent display of their attributes for a weeks unpaid work,know I wouldn't.

    My round is near full for myself too,and worried about winter time already...will keep an eye on your thread for mutual advice.
     
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    This is also ILLEGAL there is a thing called MINIMUM wage to battle such exploitation.

    Only people you can hire for below minimum wage are immediate family members with a vested interest in the business.
     
  8. meridion

    meridion Well-Known Member
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    Untrue. What do you make of unpaid internships Green? I could be wrong of course.
     
  9. Chris33

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    That's not even similar,the reward is different and as stated it would be unlawful in the UK. Very true.

    Worst advice I've heard on here, cos it does nothing but make us look like rouges. To get the best from someone we surely need to treat them well.
     
  10. meridion

    meridion Well-Known Member
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    How? The reward is normally a position in the company.

    I underwent an unpaid internship at a law firm with the promise of getting a job if they were happy with my performance five years ago. And they should know, they specialised in employment law.

    But hey, I could be wrong.
     
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