Newbie from Corporate

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by jamesthered, Jan 16, 2016.

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  1. jamesthered

    jamesthered Newcomer
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    ive just started with going solo shortly, shadowing my brother in law. Just about get van, kit etc. Already found business. Come from a corporate lifestyle for last 20odd yrs health has made me look at something less stressful, so here I am. Given up all the shenanigans of the global businesses.

    A bit scared really but excited about earning, building a business and a (relatively) stress free lifestyle
     
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  2. Solarpanelcleanington

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    Good luck! Let us know how you get on.
     
  3. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Nice one - all the best
    its def a stress free job
     
  4. steve garwood

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    Welcome James. This is not a stress free job I.m.o, but certainly less stressful than the corporate world, good luck
     
  5. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    What you get stressed about Steve ?
     
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    Nothing major. But you might have the odd tos$er custie, gates not being left unlocked, equipment failure etc. I'm being pedantic as I've been in this game a long time now so its the silly little things that bring on the red mist
     
  7. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    My dad was in double glazing
    Constantly hassled by fuss pots and let down by **** payers
    My mates a builder he just flooded someone's house cost him £1200 !
    Not much can go wrong cleaning windows
     
  8. steve garwood

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    My mate Joes ladder blew over last year on one of his customers new car, cost him a fortune. Something can go wrong to anyone.
    Anyway its a great job to be in and now I need sleep, goodnight fellow windies
     
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    And West Ham fans invading the forum. It's far from peaceful for Steve!
     
  10. boarcity

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    #10 boarcity, Jan 17, 2016
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    the good thing about this job is that once youv got a marketing system set up and CONSTANTLY running so that it rolls in new work like the tide [/flyer/website/facebook page etc ] anyone on the roundwho gives you grief [ slow payer,awful face expression etc] you simply drop them off . very few if any other jobs work like this

    dont ever try to please a fusspot/slow payer/sh/tface thinking that by "going the extra mile" youll get satisfaction from a job well done blah blah everyones smiling -you wont. drop them immediately the moaning starts is my tip.

    only last week a customer of mine whose very religious and pays properly i overheard her being sh/tty to one of my workers who had simply asked her to open the sidegate please,
    i will never see her again
     
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