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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Steve s, Apr 26, 2016.

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  1. Steve s

    Steve s Member
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    I was working on a hotel today when one of the guests started chatting and telling me that wfp is rubbish and you can't clean windows like that etc
    The usual **** from the unenlightened.
    I explained that when done properly it does a brilliant job and I have used this method for over 12 years.
    not on our estate you wouldn't he said.
    When our windy started all that nonsense we refused it and now he's back up a ladder.
    He was quite triumphant in his account of the way they forced the guy to not use wfp
    He then said if people stand together they get what they want
    I told him I would have found another estate to work as I wouldn't risk falling and possibly being in a wheelchair for 1.20 a window when there is a safer method.
    I asked him if he thinks we should still send children up chimneys and he walked off
    ****!
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    My customers don't care how i do ot as long as they are clean
    They are all aware that ladders are dangerous even to those of us who have been using them for years and completely understand why i wfp their tops
    (All except 1 old biddy who doesn't like those guys who come and hose down your windows)
     
  3. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    No one would get me up a ladder to clean windows. I've been asked for trad but I just refuse it. Probably because getting the ladders on and off is 15 mins in itself but mainly because I shake like a pooing dog on anything over about 6ft
     
  4. Duncs

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    same here I wont even clear gutters now just pass it on
    i,ve got that much windows to clean
    funny the day me and my side kick was grafting freezing cold and windy WFP
    just had thought to myself if i was trading this graft today total nightmare with the wind
    but no problems just freezing possibly the coldest day of the year
     
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    ^^^i second that , bloody freezing
     
  6. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    No I don't do gutters either I do pretty much everything else. Ill probably get a gutter vac eventually but not this year
     
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    I don't mind cleaning gutters ," where's there's muck there's money "
     
  8. daveyboy

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    Window cleaners who won't climb ladders
    What is the world coming to lol

    I decided this afternoon that i would do a few houses completely trad as they are easy windows and just as quick to do
    Up me ladder in wind and a hailstorm
    Brought back fond memories of the good old trad days
    Actually it was quite enjoyable
    Shorts wasn't the best choice this morning though
     
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    What do your customers think when you change methods from WFP to trad and back again daveyboy? Does it not confuse them?
     
  10. daveyboy

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    They don't care mate
    I told them all i will clean their windows and that's it
    If i do get someone who is in and looks confused i say i am low on water so using it for the dangerous windows
    It's not very often i trad tops and usually when they are out but they are used to me tradding bottoms
     
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