Sign of the Times

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by vito61, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. vito61

    vito61 Well-Known Member
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    Lost a customer this morning because of economic downturn. they had no complaints and were v sorry, but having to make cutbacks. Not long had a new baby, wife works, hubby doesn't (apart from looking after 2 children).

    This has been the first I've lost this way.
     
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  2. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    I had a customer a few months back, cancell as he recently lost his job. £6 I charged for their house. I was round that way last week and he asked if I would start again as he got a job lol..

    Maybe once they see how dirty their windows are in a few months they will want you back!
     
  3. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey Guru
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    i have lost a few like that, a lot only work 16 hours, and the other doesnt work, as they will rent a house and be better off only work part time, but as the gov has taken away working tax credits, it will hit a lot of people,
     
  4. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    The whole system eff'in sucks!!
     
  5. neil_09

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    I lost one today.

    She said if your cleaning with that pole ill find someone else.
    I said was the last time the way you wanted.
    She said yes.
    I replyed. Funny that iv used the pole on yours for 4 months.
    She wasnt amused. But naymind.

    Funny how they complain but nothin to back there argument.

    Picked up two new today on different street so every cloud n that.
     
  6. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey Guru
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    been doing a custy for over 2 years, and they cancelled today, as the last clean, was all spotty, didnt bother ringing me to sort, just decided to cancel, and get a other wc whos leaflet they had, but he hasnt been around yet, to start, but if hes no good then they will take me back on, said sorry i dont take custy back on who cancel said you should of rung me to come sort it out, and then i walked off, its a street where i now do 4 use to do 16, but full of **** payers, there where on of 5 decent payers on the street, feel sorry for the new lad, i bet he ends up taking on all my regects who are bad payersbluemonkey
     
  7. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
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    Am finding that some prefer traditional, as its cheaper?
    Example, one customer said they was being charged for £12 which window cleaner used wfp, if I was doing tradition I would charge £5, if yourlosing customers like that might be better to go back trad???
     
  8. bluemonkey

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    would rather lose the jobs than go back trad, i have doen in the past and will do in future
     
  9. neil_09

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    Iv lost one. So not to bad i suppose. I charge the same as wen i did trad.
    No point charging more. It was me that changed.
    Gettin more custys with wfp due to being able to go above conny roofs
     
  10. best

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    WFP can work faster than trad so prices should be the same
     
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