Why do folk expect freebies

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Taxlossloz, May 14, 2015.

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  1. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    If you walk into a tesco and buy some food for £50, you do not then feel entitled to grab a free Mars bar on way out
    So why do customers expect you to just fit that light bulb or clean that facia - while your there - for nowt ! If they offered to pay I may even say no it's ok - but when they expect it for free - does my head in
     
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  2. Alien Human

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    Can you just....
    Whilst your there....
    You couldn't just.....
    Any chance you could....

    NOOOOOOO!........but for some reason I still seem to end up saying yes......stoopid people pleasing ;)
     
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  3. TolishAPurd

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    This is the only line you'll ever need for canyoujusters; "Sorry I havent got time to do that today, but I can book it in soon... it shouldnt cost too much". Works a charm every time.;):thumbsup:
     
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  4. BenjiRixon

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    It's coz they think your doing it for beer money not actually trying to make a living. people see window cleaning as a lower class job and we'll do anything for some cash (that's what they think my way anyway)
     
  5. luc

    luc Well-Known Member
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    Ben that's one reason why I turn up looking like a trades man, work trousers polo shirt with my number on it and day glow vest I try and look as professional as possible and I still get asked but I always say that will cost etc todo :)
     
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  6. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    benjirixon sometimes i dont even get beer money i only window clean cause im not gd enough to get another job:ninja:
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    the term canyoujusters from tolish is now part of the windowcleaning forums dictionary..

    as is ...frank...:rofl:hes a legend..

    oh and of course the term...

    to smurf your price..:whistle:

    oh not forgetting....

    to do a runner..
     
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  8. I offer to do the little jobs before I'm asked. Number of Christmas trees I took away and disposed of! It's good for my reputation. And that's everything.
    If someone's taking the piss they can removed from the schedule innit
     
  9. johnny bravo

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    asians are the best at that, quoted a full house for £10, i dont normally do it , done it once around 8 months ago, then i stopped.
    phoned me up, ok £10. it pays for my diesel i thought.
    while cleaning them she says can you clean my conny roof. i said yes but not too day.
    she didnt look very happy. she must have thought id say OK while im here. but no, ive got wise
     
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  10. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Yeah canujuster- love it
    Another term I learned along with - custys, windys, detailing,barterers,ubik,virosol
     
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