Too Much Work

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Keir999, Jun 12, 2015.

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  1. Keir999

    Keir999 Active Member
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    I have always worried about not having enough work and been gutted if I lose a customer due to moving etc. But now the opposite is just as difficult. Im suffering from too much work. I'm picking new houses up every week now the weather has improved a bit. I want to turn them down and say I'm full but I just can't. Its a hunger to improve I think. Ive employed a friend for one day a week, which has helped massively, but thats all he wants. I suppose I could increase prices on the ones I don't like doing and maybe drop them that way. Or employ another helper. I don't wanna sell work as it may increase competition. Anyone else have this situation ?
     
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  2. Alien Human

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    I am not doing one off cleans till I catch up a bit :)
     
  3. boarcity

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    get that 2nd helper on board then. otherwise you will stall and get stale, like old bread

    who wants that
     
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  4. Keir999

    Keir999 Active Member
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    Same ere. A bloke has asked me to do a one off conservatory roof clean. Ive told him I'll get back to him. But I probably won't. Just wanna keep my regulars happy first. They're my priority.
     
  5. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Yeah works gone mad - got employee 3/4 days now and it gets busier - how often you get round your work ? I do shops weekly and houses 6 weeks but having to push back to 7
    People don't mind especially with WFP they stay cleaner
    Plus it's big houses so they cost a bit
     
  6. Keir999

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    Most of my monthly cleans are becoming 6 weekly due to me playing catch up. Nobody has complained ... Yet lol. I've had a couple people text me for an ETA. As long as they know you are still coming they seem happy enough. Still a week or two behind by my reckoning.
     
  7. Taxlossloz

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    Same here - aslong as you communicate and they know your coming
     
  8. Keir999

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    I'd like to dump a few houses that i dread doing but its awkward cause they are friends with other customers i clean for and some are right next to each other and they'll see me lol
     
  9. ♠Winp®oClean♠

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    Refinement is the key. Increase any prices where you see fit, dump any work you're not too keen on, only take cream work on too.
    I was in the same position a few years ago, you have to bite the bullet & refine to end up with a round of cream!!:) I quote very little these days, I pass more on than I take for myself as I will only take the very cream of the crop.
     
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  10. cheapncheerful

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    yep very busy out there...

    one just phoned at eight this morn...

    in a bad mood cause someone let the dog in and he decided to wash himself...

    not the best sound to wake up to...

    I havent even had my first coffee...

    weather great though with a nice breeze keeping it okay.

    best way is too smurf all new jobs..

    but that can be hard when they are right in your little area...

    I have dropped a few odd ones so far...

    and done a runner a few times...

    and do think....will they want you so much on a dark dismal rainy november day?

    but eventually ....I will get straight...or

    GET OUT EARLIER....oh but...I likes my late start and early finish and..

    theres always next week..:whistle:
     
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