Sub contract work

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Smurf, Dec 15, 2013.

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Took a phone call yesterday from a cleaning company wanting a price to washdown 6 properties.
    Wanted to know how much over the phone to do all 6. I said no thanks I would not be cheap as I pick and choose what work I take on. The guy reply was "I wished I could".

    As a matter of principle I never take on subby work do you?
     
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  2. Andykarlaxxx

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    Why not?,moneys money son
     
  3. Smurf

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    most want it done for next to nothing whilst they sit back and make money from you doing bugger all. :D
     
  4. mr shine

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    your right smurf , prices with the nationals are notoriously low , i done a lot of shop windows through a big contractor and had agreed a daily rate but when it came to getting paid it took months to get paid and the agreed amount wasnt paid , so never again . since then i took 3 of his customers by undercutting him , these were independant retailers so there was no contract in place , ive since passed the jobs on to a guy who only does shops as they were badly priced .
     
  5. boarcity

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    i do some Tescos and banks for ARL london, theyre sloww payers :(
     
  6. shazzy692002

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    Alright Boar, not seen you around here for a while...;like the new van.
     
  7. boarcity

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    hiya matey-i see u everywhere! old van blew up , touch wood this un doesnt! are u on track for crimbo?
     
  8. Smurf

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    Now if I wanted to start a national company then that would be different:D
     
  9. Barney

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    No more sub contract work for me. I did about 4 bussines jobs for one company. Asked one of there customers how much they charged, and it was 15% more than I got.
    Later on they just dropped me, said can't use ladder any more.
    Better off just doing my own work.
     
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    Well i do like to get about haha..With the rubbish weather coming our way i think i will be behind for xmas. But i am ok at the moment. How about you?
     
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