Should i seek subcontract work ?

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  1. SHAQ TULLOCH

    SHAQ TULLOCH Active Member
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    just wanted to know what you guys thought about taking on subcontract work?

    what have your experiences been ?
    is it worth doing?
    how did you do this? what rate ?

    :)
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Did you get that big office job you posted about on here?
     
  3. SHAQ TULLOCH

    SHAQ TULLOCH Active Member
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    They already had a window cleaner there when i was asked to quote for it.. they hadnt turned up to do the job the past two times so they are giving the current company one more chance to show and if they dont turn up.. its mine :)
     
  4. SHAQ TULLOCH

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    Come on guys.. help please :)
     
  5. daveyboy

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    Do you know a company looking to sub work?
    I subbed off a guy i knew with 10 proper employees to cover sick and holidays etc but was on a very good deal as i only gave him 20% of the value as payment so 200 quid of work made me 160
    Doubt if you'd get a deal like that nowadays though
     
  6. daveyboy

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    I did it for 8 years
     
  7. SHAQ TULLOCH

    SHAQ TULLOCH Active Member
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    no not that i know of but im thinking of offering my services to cleaning contractors but im sure that many of them either have their own system or already have a cleaner...
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Contact some other window cleaning companies in your area Shaq. Do a Google search for cleaners in the area you want to work in and email/phone them. Then when you have built up enough work of your own ditch it. The bloke who has our estate locked down to a certain degree employs 2 or 3 blokes and takes a cut of 25% off them for cleaning HIS work.
     
  9. tiktik

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    sub contract from window cleaning companies -bad
    sub contract from cleaning companies that cant clean windows properly -good

    because the windie company probably dosent take so much more cash then you but the cleaning contract comp takes loads so you can even end up eith more than if you approached their client and they need you
     
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