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Good evening all, hope you are all keeping well.

Here's a Terminology breakdown which may be of use to new starters in the industry trying to understand some of the abbreviations used within the trade.

If you have anymore please quote below 

Custy - Customer 

Conny - Conservatory 

WFP - Water fed pole 

Trad - Traditional window cleaner or cleaning

RO - Reverse osmosis 

DI / Vessel  - Deionisation Vessel 

BOAB - Bucket on a belt 

Windy - Window Cleaner 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Apw1210 said:

Good evening all, hope you are all keeping well.

Here's a Terminology breakdown which may be of use to new starters in the industry trying to understand some of the abbreviations used within the trade.

If you have anymore please quote below 

Custy - Customer 

Conny - Conservatory 

WFP - Water fed pole 

Trad - Traditional window cleaner or cleaning

RO - Reverse osmosis 

DI / Vessel  - Deionisation Vessel 

BOAB - Bucket on a belt 

Windy - Window Cleaner 

 

 

Gfs == gutters ,facias, soffits 

Ime sure there must be more but cannot think at the moment 😂😂

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Just now, Pjj said:

Gfs == gutters ,facias, soffits 

Ime sure there must be more but cannot think at the moment 😂😂

I'm struggling to think full stop. Couldn't sleep last night. Dam PTSD keep me up. Long day 

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1 hour ago, Dave B said:

Stick waggler - wfp window cleaner.

Ar$ehole tax - money added on a quote if the potential customer comes across as a bellend.

You watch tradman too much. Stick waggler 

 

I do love the term ar5ehole tax thats wicked 

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24 minutes ago, Apw1210 said:

You watch tradman too much. Stick waggler 

 

I do love the term ar5ehole tax thats wicked 

It was smurf who came up with ar$ehole tax..good though.

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Just now, Dave B said:

It was smurf who came up with ar$ehole tax..good though.

It's the best I've heard in year, flipping love it. 

It's almost as funny as your average Facebook Post from Karen, how much to clean my windows? She only wants the cheapest standard haha 

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Just now, Apw1210 said:

It's the best I've heard in year, flipping love it. 

It's almost as funny as your average Facebook Post from Karen, how much to clean my windows? She only wants the cheapest standard haha 

I do regularly add it to some quotes.

Depends on the vibe I get from them.

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2 minutes ago, Dave B said:

I do regularly add it to some quotes.

Depends on the vibe I get from them.

I will most definitely have that as a preset in my invoice software 

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On one of the sites I work on the old Caretaker was very influential where contracts went so when you had to quote he use to say when you quote don't forget to put the fat on. The Carrtaker was called Frank and the fat was Frank's added tax 😂

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9 hours ago, Part Timer said:

On one of the sites I work on the old Caretaker was very influential where contracts went so when you had to quote he use to say when you quote don't forget to put the fat on. The Carrtaker was called Frank and the fat was Frank's added tax 😂

Insight into real world business practice. Been going on since year dot. I think of it as a thankyou payment for the work.

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12 hours ago, Pjj said:

Gfs == gutters ,facias, soffits 

Ime sure there must be more but cannot think at the moment 😂😂

I call them f.s.g 

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14 hours ago, Apw1210 said:

Good evening all, hope you are all keeping well.

Here's a Terminology breakdown which may be of use to new starters in the industry trying to understand some of the abbreviations used within the trade.

This is useful. I actually ended up on here after accumulating the basics elsewhere so that I can decode the hieroglyphs at higher levels. My head circumference has definitely grown by an inch at least in the past month or so.

So I speak some windy I guess 🤔😇

Conny and custy are my favourites by the way.

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5 hours ago, Iron Giant said:

I call them f.s.g 

Gfs for me as that's the order I do them, working from the top down. But I don't think we'll fall out over it. 😁

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3 hours ago, Davy G said:

Gfs for me as that's the order I do them, working from the top down. But I don't think we'll fall out over it. 😁

I thought Gfs was short for Girlfriends 😅

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