New WC putting leaflets through my work!

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  1. Damo

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    Never experienced this so thought I would post a thread and see what people think.

    I have no issue with WC knocking or posting leaflets but how about this one...

    I am cleaning away and I see a leaflet dropper. As I am cleaning the window I can see in the reflection he's taking a proper interest in me. So I think Hmmm could be a WC.

    As I am cleaning the house he basically forces his way past to the door and delivers a leaflet.

    I couldn't make out what his leaflets were.

    About 20 seconds later my customer hands me the leaflet through the window. So I spin round because he is a WC and I say to him.

    "Hi mate, I think that's a bit of order ain't it. Fair enough you can post leaflets or knock doors and I wouldn't know. But I am actually here cleaning this house. Would have been nice to have at least been acknowledged "

    His reply was what I thought. " I can do whatever I want and post leaflets wherever I want"

    I explained again. I don't have an issue with that. It's the fact you never even introduced yourself.

    His next reply was. My name is XXXX and you will be seeing a lot more of me in this area from now on.

    Oh right I said if that's your attitude I bid you a good day and happy cleaning.

    As he went round the corner he came back and said. Is that your van? Seen it on YouTube mate it's awesome. Can I have a look.

    Are you for real? You get one chance with me and you have just blown it.

    I said to him do you know the irony of this. I have literally just sorted out 6 jobs I am dropping this week. It's £61 for an hours work but it's 15 mins there and 15 mins back and I cannot build up anymore work there. The sad thing is you live there. You could have easily had them today. But your attitude stinks. You won't get far with that. He came over and at this point I drop the pole and think he's gonna square up.

    Sorry mate he says. I am struggling to get work. Quit my job. Read you could earn £50 an hour online and basically I ain't earning that in a day. I can't get work. At this point I feel sorry for him. So i have given him the jobs and explained a bit of pride and respect goes a long way.
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I'd have just set Davey on him :))

    It takes all sorts this game Damo

    Just this weekend I have a message through my facebook page, not a private message but an open one.

    Customer: 'Hi there, do you cover Long Eaton?'

    DHG Window Cleaning --- (NOTHING TO DO WITH ME) -- 'Hi there, we are always available to cover Long Eaton'

    Me: ?? WTF ?? PM to DHG -- Are you taking the pi$$??

    No response as yet, this clown has three vans about and is playing games like poaching on Facebook? Risky business.

    As I say, it takes all sorts.

    And like yourself, Long Eaton is a bit off my patch so to speak so I would happily have passed it along if I had been asked politely now he more chance of me putting my card in any door I see his vans outside. :)
     
  3. Damo

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    Lol. I have seen that on facebook before. Not on a business page though. Lol.
     
  4. Adams0211

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    I wonder if he's on here if he's been reading about how much people earn. Could be another forum he's read it on I suppose.
     
  5. daveyboy

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    I'm quite placid though aren't i Damo? Lol
     
  6. peter rogers

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  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I'm sure you're as mellow as we all are daveyboy but when someone is literally stealing from you then they get to see a whole new side.
     
  8. daveyboy

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    It was a joke mate

    I was telling damo how placid i am once ..then someone had a pop at him
    My words were "I'll chin the c###"
    Placid :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. Damo

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    Yeah I suppose the thread has a few points;

    A He's read £50 an hour online lol.

    B Should be have said anything or introduced himself.

    C Should Davey boy have chinned him lol.
     
  10. Cghwindowcleaning

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    I always try to get along with other window cleaners and even pass work on to some being polite can go a long way in this game.

    One thing that does get me is the bull people talk this lad has listened to someone about £50 an hour and believes that to be the norm.£50 an hour is achievable but can take years to get to that level.The things some shiners tell tell me would make you laugh.

    You did the right thing
     
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