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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Nlalm seems to be how the richies roll. Some don't know how good they have it. Betcha it felt good sticking to your guns.
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    Re: General Advice

    A good tip.......learn to price your jobs right. Find out what your opposition is charging, price check if you have to. One of the most important parts of your business. I just price checked my area...
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    Re: Cox engine help

    I'd say it was this, having done the same thing with mine all those years ago.
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    Re: Work cover costs

    Noted Team South East only shares when its of benefit to them, got it. Two months on...... but we got it.
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    Re: Stihl battery power

    Stihl hla 65 just keeps making me smile. Where was this thing 20 years ago.
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    Re: Spares galore

    Cleaning out the garage for some new fishing gear i see. Love it. Right about the C4 Astro, garbage, which is odd seeing as the other stuff is so good. I hear what your saying Fred re the battery...
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    Sticky: Re: Current Jobs List

    That was quick, the lead for this job has been taken.
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Hi Chris, my thinking was more along the lines of hourly rates and minimums. A lot of newbies come in with no idea of prices. But you are also right you need a minimum charge to stop, unload etc.
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    Re: Things that make HAPPY ''''''

    As a Brisbane supporter i tend to agree lol, though the Cats and the Hawks are no push overs. Pity we didn't win that 4th premiership then the discussion would be mute.
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    Sticky: Re: Current Jobs List

    I was contacted about an overgrown commercial job in Sunshine West, too far for me, interested parties call me in the next day or two. Initial clean up then regular maintenance. See below

    Hi...
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    Re: Things that make HAPPY ''''''

    Two yeah? Fitzroy merged with the Brisbane Bears and South Melbourne lost there identity in a way to become the Sydney Swans. As a Fitzroy supporter it sucked to merge but the 3 peats helped ease the...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Totally understand.
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    LOL i guess not just tried to fix spelling mistakes in the last two posts, no dice
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    If the edit button no more?
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    So another knackered lawnie, i've met a lot of the journey. Maybe if rates were a bit better we wouldn't have to kill ourselves hey.
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    Re: Things that make HAPPY ''''''

    Congrates Melbourne Storm, wow what a team. Craig Bellamy will go down as one of the best coaches ever wouldn't he, across all Australian sports, just amazing.
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Yeah sounds like you boys are already defeated, me i'm not one to lie down, i'd prefer to fight.

    It starts with little things. Little changes, everyone doing a little bit. We all want to earn...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Geoff and Chris we are getting side tracked a little. The issue at hand and the one that gets brought up on here year in year out is how the industry is a mess, rates are too low, too many low...
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    Re: Stihl battery power

    I haven't yet Macka, i always though they'd be getting in the way and be a pain to be taking on and off all the time. Be interested to hear the thoughts of those that have. I'm guessing it would be...
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    Re: Things that make HAPPY ''''''

    Yeah congrates to Garry and on the Tigers supporters on here, yellow and black
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    Sticky: Re: hows the weather

    Been through plenty of droughts Greg, been in the biz going on 26 years and my Dad started it in 1970 so we've felt the sting of a drought or two or more like six or seven. We had a 13 year dry spell...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    I reckon your right mate would have been handy. I like what you wrote well said. Someone gets it, now if only we can get through to some of the others reading this.
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    South Aus and smaller regional centres may be different to Melbourne and Sydney but there are plenty of solo operators grossing $150,000 to $200,000 running small gardening businesses in the bigger...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Horticulture is a trade, i've got the qualifications that says so, to say otherwise is bs. As soon as you move past the mow, blow and go guys/girls it takes a bit of skill to be a good gardener....
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    I wouldn't actually call pool cleaners tradies no offence to any pool cleaners out there but i'd say they'd be a step down the pay scale compared to a gardener but obviously that aint the case.
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