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Ryskviking
I know

Stays in my head for days

 

Thank you. I was wondering what to fill the rest of my Sunday with. Not sure about upcoming week though. What a bargain.

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Aw... I find it rather sad. No one wants to find himself being old in such an embarrassing and expensive way. He could have started jogging or work out to top up his strength instead, although if he persevered water fed poles would have made him stronger, eventually. And make him live longer.

what made it worse was that another windie had helped him buy this big round. the idea was great but the flesh wasnt willing !

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Lol, its very easy to underestimate just how much fitness is needed for this job. Lots of walking, climbing and carrying makes for a hard days graft.

 

I wonder if this dude is still going at it. if he is then I bet hes lost some pud since starting.

 

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he was the one that Everybody was willing to make it- i recall he started off trad with wagtail ,but then rapidly had gone WFP with brand new gear donated by the makers , im trying to recall his second name so i can google him , his first name is Gerald

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what made it worse was that another windie had helped him buy this big round. the idea was great but the flesh wasnt willing !

I am fairly sure many people fed themselves quite well on his round when it was for sale here.

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Of course. And that is my plan exactly once I have my base of customers. Doing windows in a traditional way I would hit financial plateau ever so fast.

im still trad after 6 yrs and its true you reach your physical limit with trad and can do no more - after 2 yrs i had reached mine and it was killing me. no joke! when on arrival at each new house i wondered was this the one that broke the camels back

 

but if you then employ ,dont linger at break point , then the job suddenly gets a whole lot easier and you earn more for sure

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Dave B
My topic has been turned into cartoon & tune machine... Oh well.

Sorry mate

Gotta have some fun

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TolishAPurd
My topic has been turned into cartoon & tune machine... Oh well.

Welcome to window cleaning forums, where every single thread goes off topic. lol :D

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Ryskviking
im still trad after 6 yrs and its true you reach your physical limit with trad- after 2 yrs i had reached mine and it was killing me. no joke! but if you then employ then the job suddenly gets a whole lot easier and you earn more for sure

Oh no, I wouldn't dare employing anyone. I am a perfectionist and fairly paranoid about anyone else doing my round. Nobody does my round better than me and treats my clients better than I do - that's my philosophy.

I am rather bemused by some people here saying that they consolidate their rounds, making them super profitable by dropping "inconvenient", small money or alike clients. I am not here to judge, but it is increasingly clear to me that these people to them are just banknotes of a different value (sorry if I am offending anyone, this is rather unintentional).

 

They were there for you when you were starting, helped you to put bread on your table, but now when you are in a full swing you drop them? What, until some other desperate beginner comes to pick them where you left? They are alive, feeling people, you know - and many of them are of not great means if their windows don't pay much. We need to look after each other and love people regardless how rich we are now.

 

Some day when we are really old and unable to work we will have many, many days to think and recall things that we have done - and we definitely won't be this willing to recall how we left people who were there for us in our hour of need - whether knowingly or not - by exchanging them for a better piece of a life pie.

 

I do not want to come across as some holy one - but is it not how this world deteriorated? Being a window cleaner may not look much - but I think that sometimes clean windows and someone knocking on your door may mean a lot to some people, especially if they are old or simply lonely or depressed. We all been there.

I know it is a bit philosophical - but this is my viewing angle.

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Ryskviking
Why would you buy a round if unsure if you can do it

Makes no sense to me

Inexperience.

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gerald.jpg.6b50557ff52bec5ce6c7b6e6c4887a4f.jpg geralds still going !!!/ i just sent him a text and he replied ,told me hes back at it . THE MAN !!!!!!!!!!

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Guest SolarPanelCleaning

Window cleaning is far easier on the body than most manual work.

 

More acid house and family guy please.

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Ryskviking
Welcome to window cleaning forums, where every single thread goes off topic. lol :D

Well, at least it is not on a desperate and sad note as when it started! Although I still will keep you posted about my progress to keep it in line with my topic to motivate current and future starters.

 

In fact - in the last 4 days I have picked £93 worth cleans with some "maybes", so not everything is doom and gloom here. As long as weather permitting I will be pushing forward canvassing and cleaning.

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Ryskviking
Window cleaning is far easier on the body than most manual work.

 

More acid house and family guy please.

Heavens...

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Ryskviking
[ATTACH=full]5279[/ATTACH] geralds still going !!!/ i just sent him a text and he replied ,told me hes back at it . THE MAN !!!!!!!!!!

Well, in his situation it's probably not only the money but also his dear life!

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Dave B

Can never have enough acid house

Don't make me get my vinyl out the loft spc

Got about 3 grand worth in the loft and original 1210s

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TolishAPurd
Oh no, I wouldn't dare employing anyone. I am a perfectionist and fairly paranoid about anyone else doing my round. Nobody does my round better than me and treats my clients better than I do - that's my philosophy.

I am rather bemused by some people here saying that they consolidate their rounds, making them super profitable by dropping "inconvenient", small money or alike clients. I am not here to judge, but it is increasingly clear to me that these people to them are just banknotes of a different value (sorry if I am offending anyone, this is rather unintentional).

 

They were there for you when you were starting, helped you to put bread on your table, but now when you are in a full swing you drop them? What, until some other desperate beginner comes to pick them where you left? They are alive, feeling people, you know - and many of them are of not great means if their windows don't pay much. We need to look after each other and love people regardless how rich we are now.

 

Some day when we are really old and unable to work we will have many, many days to think and recall things that we have done - and we definitely won't be this willing to recall how we left people who were there for us in our hour of need - whether knowingly or not - by exchanging them for a better piece of a life pie.

 

I do not want to come across as some holy one - but is it not how this world deteriorated? Being a window cleaner may not look much - but I think that sometimes clean windows and someone knocking on your door may mean a lot to some people, especially if they are old or simply lonely or depressed. We all been there.

I know it is a bit philosophical - but this is my viewing angle.

I think you might be misunderstanding some of the comments here. I can't speak for everyone, but I think you'll find that when most people on here are talking about ditching the bad ones they are talking about the bad customers that pay late, mess you about by not opening gates, talk down to you, cancel you off for stupid reasons etc. These reasons are irrespective to a person's income or status. Often the customer can become a burden that ends up costing you money, or worst ...sleep. So one good perk of the job is to be able to get rid of this stress like you would a sore stomach; with one almighty fart... BANG, and the dirt is gone. :D

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Ryskviking
Keep going ryskviking

93 quid is better than where you were the other day

Absolutely. £0 or £93 - the difference is so obvious! I guess I need to do my best to get as many customers before Christmas festivities when many want their windows cleaned. Good timing.

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Ryskviking
Cut out the dead wood not nice paying custys

Well, there are times when you are forced to abandon some - if they don't pay or you simply never find them or can contact them to clarify the matter.

From my previous experience though such ones are exceptionally rare. People here meant low paying and inconvenient ones. That's when it gets sad.

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