Worst Job Ever!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by chilt69, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. chilt69

    chilt69 Active Member
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    Had a one-off clean today, which sounded fairly straightforward - 7 windows (with secondary glazing), in & out, all ground floor.

    Turn up and the windows are fairly large Georgian sash windows, with 2 panel secondary glazing. It took 6 hours!

    Absolutely filthy - apparently the windows hadn't been cleaned in 15 years, with the secondary glazing staying in place all that time as well. Couldn't even blast them with the brush, as paintwork flaking & gaps you could put your finger through.

    And to top it all, had to work in the rain/sleet.
     
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  2. OoO

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    Did it pay well tho lol
     
  3. Smurf

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    Oh dear so I take it you did not see the job first then?
     
  4. OoO

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    Been caught out a few times like this before.

    I have actually priced a job up over email.

    Doing it tomorrow lol
     
  5. chilt69

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    Urgent job from a building firm I have done work for before - still, they pay well!
     
  6. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    When a job sounds like it’s going to be easy from my experience those are the ones generally that are going to be a real pain in the ****.
     
  7. harunh

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    Wat a headache
     
  8. HotWash Window Cleaners

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    Lol, I quoted one the other day, in a rush to get home to park my van. Must have had my eyes closed. Quoted £50 for a conservatory, looked small.
    Went back to do it and had to be check the address was right.
    3 hours later we have one clean garden centre sized conservatory.
    Grumpy cleaner, but happy as hell the customer was.
     
  9. Duncs

    Duncs Grand Master
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    nowt worse you say to yourself tag it on last one of the day takes ages
    If i get there and i,ve under priced the job!!
    Before I start i have to tell them change in price other wise your working for nowt
    duncs
     
  10. Smurf

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    That how long I can take to deep clean a small one Hotwash but after saying that I get an average £30 - £40 an hour for doing so :laugh:

     
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