Red Mist!

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by JDMW, Feb 13, 2013.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. JDMW

    JDMW Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    21
    dunno whats happening to me lately. not like me to lose my temper or the plot for that matter. but when i get another windy who trads like a cowboy and cant afford a few hundred quid to upgrade and get with the times i get slightly peeeed orf. i saw this guy watching me work from the reflection in the glass and he was writing down on a notepad. i thought nothing of it and went round the back to clean the windows. when i finished i had my customer say another window cleaner just knocked and asked what i charged and he was willing to go in lower and do them less frequently. he told her wfp breaks the rubbers on the glass and scratches the sills etc. talk about gutless wonder. trying to steal my work. i thought nothing of it as she told him no. move to the next house over the road and go round the back and guess what, this bloke was only hiding round the corner and waiting till i went round the back of houses to clean to knock there doors and try to steal my work, this time i caught him. i shouldnt of said it but i bascally said whats your game pal?? trying to steal my customers. this lot did it before to me. he started giving it all mouth and told me he can knock what ever door he wants. this is the street i knocked last week and not one person wanted me to clean there windows but this punk dressed like some tramp on the dole, holes in his trainers and his mate cleaning the windows while he knocks. i told him toback off my customers there happy. he said bet they wouldnt be happy if they sore missed windows and dirt on there sills would they. ( had me thinking, is this punk gunna sabotage my work after ive been to gain me customers ) i basically threatened him and said if he does it again ill bust his hands so he cant knock. gets home theres 12 missed calls from unknown number saying i do Sh** work and watch my back. i know who they are and when i see them im gunna batter them!!
     
    Advertisement
  2. rcproperty

    rcproperty Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,037
    Likes Received:
    244
    dont sound good, get a joke when they are like that, guess there dealer put the price up and they need to get more money to pay there habbits!
     
  3. JDMW

    JDMW Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    21
    nahh these are real cleaners, been going for like 25 yrs. but they employed prats and kids who rather cut corners and do things the wrong way. ive seen these cowboys climb up slates on roofs that go like this \ without safety or anything. no doubt i will lose some customers but they will be back when they realise what cowboys these guys really are. i felt like thumping them lol. its obvious they rang my number tho while i wasnt here. ill find out where they live trust me lol
     
  4. rcproperty

    rcproperty Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,037
    Likes Received:
    244
    we got a company like that round here, had a few off them as some of the females feel intimidated by them, they are wfp guys and spend about 5-10 minutes per house! still leaving muck on doors etc! people like that gives the rest of us a bad name!
     
  5. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    28
    thats not a cowboy, that's a normal window cleaner, who has learned the skill of the squeegee, not like us muppets who use poles and aint got any skill, just splash water around and walk off,

    best thing to do is just follow him one day, every where he goes, and find out his name, and when he is working stand a few doors away with your trad gear, and shout up the street "dave, did you manage to rob that money that was on the table"

    or get his reg no and next time u see a police man, just give it to him and say you keep seeing it drive around all day really slowly where you are working,

    or find out where he lives and go knock on his door and ask him what he wants, and if he starts mouthing off, ask him does he know where you live, and say I know where you live,

    or just smash his face in
     
  6. JDMW

    JDMW Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    21
    pmsfl. thats one way of doing it, when i first started out i got a berlingo van had it all kited out and everything, two weeks later got it sign written, the next day after i had it sign written i woke up to 2 slashed tyres. so thought bloody kids, paid over 100 for new tyres etc and a few weeks later same happened again but this time there blade was stuck in the tyre where it snapped off. i called the cops and they didnt wanna know nowt bout it. i got wise and bought a infra red video camera and mounted it out my window and pointed it at my van, someone reported me and the cops and counsil had the nerve to say IM breaking the law by filming public highway. so i sold that van after blowing it up and got my subaru impreza and so far only had 2 run ins with them punks. 3rd time unlucky for them. thing is its a big firm and they have a different person workin for them all the time.
     
  7. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    34
    I bet they pay cash in hand dodge tax and everything start causing them some problems
     
  8. JDMW

    JDMW Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    21
    this is why no one is saying yes to me at the doors when i knock, i kno it is. i dress smart they dress like..... typical benefit cheats. tracky bottoms cap. crappy old fiesta with roof racks. then u get ppl like us who take pride in there work and these peasants ruin it for us all. we should be like scotland and have licences for window cleaning. it wouldnt stop it completly but wud cut it a bit i recon. i see them in almost every village town i go to
     
  9. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    34
    unfortunately its like this in most trades you will always have some cowboys working for £40 a day and doing a **** job but as long as theres people who are willing to pay them its going to carry on happening.
     
  10. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    28
    are people saying no after you give them your price
     
Advertisement