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dazmond

  • Posts: 19993
other window cleaners.......
« on: January 16, 2020, 03:40:21 pm »
 so im parked up having lunch and 2 window cleaners pull up in front of me just as im pouring out  my flask of tea.......

i watched them clean the fronts of 2 houses.....no water control so water spraying everywhere,no sills or frames cleaned(the sills were green in places and still are!)the job they did was shocking...these are not newbies either(one of them is the boss and they ve been going 10+ years).....on one upper window you could see all the run marks coming from the top dodgy rubber seal as he wasnt careful on the final rinse....they really didnt give a s**t......

unbelievably BOTH of them snagged their hoses as they hurried back to the van and put their poles over their shoulders (with water spraying all over the windows they supposedly had  just cleaned) ::)roll.......then they just chucked the poles in the back of their van and off they went...

now ive picked up work off these guys over the last few years and ive never heard anyone say a good word about any of them...i know why now...total bunch of cowboys.....
price higher/work harder!

Dave Willis

  • Posts: 10016
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 03:50:27 pm »
Nobody will notice in this rain.
Iím not a cactus specialist 🌵 but I know a prick when I see one!

Slacky

  • Posts: 3651
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 04:01:11 pm »
Mancs. What díyou expect?

NWH

  • Posts: 12622
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 05:52:22 pm »
Why do you think WFP still doesnít convince people,if they wanted rid and you turned up with the same method what would they say,we donít want that brush on a stick thingy.

zesty

  • Posts: 1206
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 05:55:27 pm »
Arenít you all like that up in the grim north?

dazmond

  • Posts: 19993
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 06:25:51 pm »
a local councillor even warned elderly people not to have this window cleaning company cleaning their windows a few years ago
...... ::)roll
price higher/work harder!

deeege

  • Posts: 3750
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 07:13:20 pm »
Such a tease Daz, you gotta name and shame them now.
"....and it's lend me ten pounds, I'll buy you a drink, and mother wake me early in the morning."

nathankaye

  • Posts: 5348
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 08:13:45 pm »
a local councillor even warned elderly people not to have this window cleaning company cleaning their windows a few years ago
...... ::)roll

Thats a bit desperate mate,,,,,,how much did that cost you?   ;D ;D
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Smudger

  • Posts: 10105
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 09:52:25 pm »
  its amazing that 'after all these years' they are still in business....


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capn sparkle

  • Posts: 560
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 10:09:30 pm »
Proof that customers don't complain about a bad job or even notice TBH.

Tea break 300 yds further up in the future or you'll go mad just watching the monkeys

davids3511

  • Posts: 2457
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 10:13:14 pm »
so im parked up having lunch and 2 window cleaners pull up in front of me just as im pouring out  my flask of tea.......

i watched them clean the fronts of 2 houses.....no water control so water spraying everywhere,no sills or frames cleaned(the sills were green in places and still are!)the job they did was shocking...these are not newbies either(one of them is the boss and they ve been going 10+ years).....on one upper window you could see all the run marks coming from the top dodgy rubber seal as he wasnt careful on the final rinse....they really didnt give a s**t......

unbelievably BOTH of them snagged their hoses as they hurried back to the van and put their poles over their shoulders (with water spraying all over the windows they supposedly had  just cleaned) ::)roll.......then they just chucked the poles in the back of their van and off they went...

now ive picked up work off these guys over the last few years and ive never heard anyone say a good word about any of them...i know why now...total bunch of cowboys.....
Why didn't you come over and say hi Daz?

jonboywalton75

  • Posts: 2001
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 10:26:45 pm »
Dave, thanks for taking the heat off me for the sake of my shame but please remember that i got all those bad habits from the 'training' you gave me.
As a thank you for covering up for me I'd like to meet up for a manly date with you in the lovely tea shop we previously liaised in.
Lymm as i remember, please contact me to arrange asap.
Sorry its been so long, promise I won't mention footy😱😱😱

davids3511

  • Posts: 2457
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 10:38:57 pm »
Dave, thanks for taking the heat off me for the sake of my shame but please remember that i got all those bad habits from the 'training' you gave me.
As a thank you for covering up for me I'd like to meet up for a manly date with you in the lovely tea shop we previously liaised in.
Lymm as i remember, please contact me to arrange asap.
Sorry its been so long, promise I won't mention footy😱😱😱
Great to hear from you, that 'training' seems another lifetime ago now! I'm in Lymm next week if you're about?

jonboywalton75

  • Posts: 2001
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2020, 10:45:16 pm »
I'll be there if i can
Text you one morning (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, next week)
Need a good breakfast and to see your new sportive
Cheers Dave

G Griffin

  • Posts: 24227
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2020, 12:15:27 am »
Do two window cleaners constitute a 'total bunch'?
A bunch of window cleaners is four; at a push three, depending on licensing laws. A total bunch is five or six (as with the bunch laws).
Any more is a Pryor of window cleaners.
And the collective noun for a total bunch of cowboys is a 'bonanza'.
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Rudolph Hucker

  • Posts: 2
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2020, 12:19:15 am »
Watch how you go lad.

G Griffin

  • Posts: 24227
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2020, 12:29:53 am »
Mancs. What díyou expect?
Correct.
Telling tales on other window cleaners. How are we supposed to make a dishonest living when others are watching in their vans( with heated seats) casting nasturtiums.
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Pete Thompson

  • Posts: 769
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2020, 12:46:37 am »
I arrived at a house on a new-build estate last week, and as I got there, some ladder boys pulled up at the house next door, which was identical to mine.

3 of them got out, and I said hello politely, they said hello back.

I was trying to watch as I was interested to see how 3 people would clean a medium sized 3-bed detached house. In particular I was interested to see how one of the group, who got out the car carrying only a 6-inch squeegee, would get on. Another was carrying only a mop.

LOL! Oh man I wish Iíd filmed it.

First, one of them took 5 minutes to untie a set of ladders off the roof rack. (It was tied on with blue rope). Nobody helped, the others just stood around.

Then the ladder untier set them up at the window while mop man got the bucket out of the boot. Mop man then climbed the ladder while ladder man went back to the car and started untying another set of ladders!

I lost track a bit at this point because I finished the fronts and went to the back, but from what I can gather, mop man came down the ladder after mopping, and squeegee man went up! All the while, ladder man was untying ladders.

When I finished my house (approx 15 mins) I started packing up, and all 3 were scrimming the ground floor windows at the front.

They were just moving both sets of ladders to the back as I drove off.

Possibly the least efficient window cleaning operation Iíve ever seen. 3 people managed to do half of a house in the same time it took me to do the whole thing.

These lads were not scruffy looking, not uniforms or branded clothes, but they looked smart enough. I actually felt a bit sorry for them. It was obvious that only squeegee man knew how to squeegee so they just tried to work around him.

How these types make any money is a mystery.

jonboywalton75

  • Posts: 2001
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2020, 06:12:52 am »
How these types make any money is a mystery



They don't really, when they've accumulated 75 pence between them they rush off to spend it at the off licence and sit drinking their ill gotten gains in some garden of an unoccupied house (doesn't even have to be a custies house)

Wait, that was me in 1974 :(

jonboywalton75

  • Posts: 2001
Re: other window cleaners.......
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2020, 06:18:18 am »
casting nasturtiums.
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Thanks Mr Griifin, always wanted to know how to spell that  ;D