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dazmond

  • Posts: 21185
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2021, 01:21:03 pm »
I hate that term. You can hardly call a carbon fibre pole a tool can you. We're not a proper trade.

i like it......."on the tools" and im part of the "window cleaning trade" sounds good to me...... :)

i love the simplicity of cleaning....when i look at builders,plasters,joiners,etc it makes me feel so lucky that i dont have to faff about like they have to do to get a job completed....
price higher/work harder!

AuRavelling79

  • Posts: 17991
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2021, 06:18:18 pm »
On the tools means working at the glassface in the window cleaning game.


I am 'on the tools' - 8 weekly is a 'gangmaster'. 🤣

On the tools is a phrase typically used by a person who has a handful of folk working for them and who has progressed 'off the tools'.

When he/she covers for one of his/her staff or helps out physically then said 'gang master' is on the tools for a while.

You're most welcome.
It's a game of three halves!

Phil J

  • Posts: 597
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2021, 08:27:23 pm »
And you know what, we're probably making more per day than you're average plasterer or bricklayer. So stick that in your tool and smoke it  ;D

zesty

  • Posts: 1651
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2021, 09:17:24 pm »
And you know what, we're probably making more per day than you're average plasterer or bricklayer. So stick that in your tool and smoke it  ;D

I dunno about that! Plasterers earn less, but my mate who’s a self employed plumber is on stupid money. Makes window cleaners look poor.

Even plasterers earn well these days, and they usually get lump sums/day rates paid in one go. Which is much better than ‘dribs and drabs’ from window cleaning customers.

Most of the trades earn very well these days, including us window cleaners, who have it easiest by far in terms of work/life balance.

My sparky is doing ridiculous money these days as well. He’s been doing fuse boxes for a landlord in London, £900 a pop. Done in a day.

Some great trades out there!

AuRavelling79

  • Posts: 17991
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2021, 10:55:03 pm »
And you know what, we're probably making more per day than you're average plasterer or bricklayer. So stick that in your tool and smoke it  ;D

I dunno about that! Plasterers earn less, but my mate who’s a self employed plumber is on stupid money. Makes window cleaners look poor.

Even plasterers earn well these days, and they usually get lump sums/day rates paid in one go. Which is much better than ‘dribs and drabs’ from window cleaning customers.

Most of the trades earn very well these days, including us window cleaners, who have it easiest by far in terms of work/life balance.

My sparky is doing ridiculous money these days as well. He’s been doing fuse boxes for a landlord in London, £900 a pop. Done in a day.

Some great trades out there!

Trades wax and wane. Good luck to those on the "up" at the moment. It's cyclical.
It's a game of three halves!

8weekly

  • Posts: 4452
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2021, 06:02:32 am »
On the tools means working at the glassface in the window cleaning game.


I am 'on the tools' - 8 weekly is a 'gangmaster'. 🤣

On the tools is a phrase typically used by a person who has a handful of folk working for them and who has progressed 'off the tools'.

When he/she covers for one of his/her staff or helps out physically then said 'gang master' is on the tools for a while.

You're most welcome.
I’m a benign dictator though.   :D

zesty

  • Posts: 1651
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2021, 06:49:37 am »
And you know what, we're probably making more per day than you're average plasterer or bricklayer. So stick that in your tool and smoke it  ;D

I dunno about that! Plasterers earn less, but my mate who’s a self employed plumber is on stupid money. Makes window cleaners look poor.

Even plasterers earn well these days, and they usually get lump sums/day rates paid in one go. Which is much better than ‘dribs and drabs’ from window cleaning customers.

Most of the trades earn very well these days, including us window cleaners, who have it easiest by far in terms of work/life balance.

My sparky is doing ridiculous money these days as well. He’s been doing fuse boxes for a landlord in London, £900 a pop. Done in a day.

Some great trades out there!

Trades wax and wane. Good luck to those on the "up" at the moment. It's cyclical.

There’s always a shortage, and with young lads preferring an office based job, a lot of the trades are only going to be more lucrative in the coming years.


dazmond

  • Posts: 21185
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2021, 09:07:23 am »
We had a plasterer in to plaster stepdaughters bedroom a few months ago.....lovely chap and did a great job....£140 a day.....now I dont know about you but that would be a very poor days pay for me window cleaning
price higher/work harder!

Bungle

  • Posts: 1645
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2021, 12:10:21 pm »
Are wheelie bin cleaners 'on the tools'?
We look at them, they look through them.

Gringo

  • Posts: 220
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2021, 01:03:06 pm »
What about about porn actress in a lesbian scene, is that also on the tools?

Tool: implement held in hand to perform a funtion

AuRavelling79

  • Posts: 17991
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2021, 02:00:01 pm »
Are wheelie bin cleaners 'on the tools'?

Only if they do the actual cleaning. 🤣
It's a game of three halves!

NWH

  • Posts: 14991
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2021, 06:50:48 pm »
We had a plasterer in to plaster stepdaughters bedroom a few months ago.....lovely chap and did a



Yeah but you did say he was finished before breakfast 🤣🤣🤣

Bungle

  • Posts: 1645
Re: On the Tools
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2021, 06:59:25 pm »
We had a plasterer in to plaster stepdaughters bedroom a few months ago.....lovely chap and did a great job....£140 a day.....now I dont know about you but that would be a very poor days pay for me window cleaning

Grim oop north.
We look at them, they look through them.