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  1. Thread: Psychotic customers

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    Re: Psychotic customers

    Thanks Garry. The jobs are $100 for about half an hour. It's not the money though. Probably visit once more and call it quits.
  2. Thread: Stihl battery power

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    Re: Stihl battery power

    Which stihl whippy to buy? A couple of weeks ago went down the battery path and bought a stihl 86 hedgetrimmer so i'd like to stick with stihl. Just doing average suburban blocks. I've read all...
  3. Thread: Psychotic customers

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    Re: Psychotic customers

    Thanks again everyone.
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    Re: which hedge trimmer to buy

    Cheers Kevin. Do you use a battery whippy?
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    Re: which hedge trimmer to buy

    Ended up buying the 86 and so far so good.
  6. Thread: Psychotic customers

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    Re: Psychotic customers

    Cheers fellas.
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    which hedge trimmer to buy

    Prompted by all the great, well mostly great, hedge trimmer contributions here, i thought this might be of some use:
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  8. Thread: Psychotic customers

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    Psychotic customers

    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this is the right section but here goes.

    About 3 years ago i pulled in to do a job in a local industrial estate. A ute pulled up in front of me. i got out and begun getting...
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    Re: Cancer patient wins roundup payout

    Enjoy the bath. Just glad that i gave up using it.
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    Cancer patient wins roundup payout

    Food for thought.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/monsanto-owner-says-glyphosate-is-safe-after-court-orders-290m-cancer-payout
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    Re: Employing son on a casual basis protocols

    Thanks for that.
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    Re: Employing son on a casual basis protocols

    Thanks Geoff. So do i notify work worksafe as well as my liability insurer?

    Yes, to avoid any potential arguments, we only work together once a fortnight. Plus we both wear very good earmuffs ;)
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    Re: Employing son on a casual basis protocols

    Hi Ian, he is 19 (nearly 20).
  14. Re: Insurance - Personal Accident or Income Protection?

    touche Ian!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Employing son on a casual basis protocols

    G'day,

    I have my son helping me out a day every fortnight and pay him cash. What are the protocols? Has anyone else done this in the past?
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    As usual, I tend to agree with Ian.
    If i was starting out i would go on the low side just to get work and it sure beats sitting at home. But your rate just depends on so many variables. ...
  17. Re: Insurance - Personal Accident or Income Protection?

    Hi hjl,

    The insurance i use is through, dare i say it, jims insurance in Melbourne. Not that i could say i recommend them particularly. I think a lot of companies i was contacting were trying to...
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    Re: Industry predictions

    Too true Ian, too true.
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    With wage growth at an all time low and household debt an all time high, you've got to pick your mark. I work in a range of suburbs in Melbourne and i think it's horse's for courses. I generally...
  20. Re: Insurance - Personal Accident or Income Protection?

    Ended up going with personal accident (not illness) rather than the income protection. Only pays $750/week for up to 2 years with a 14 day waiting period($720 premium) but the income protection was...
  21. Insurance - Personal Accident or Income Protection?

    Hi folks,

    Just wondering if anyone out there has/thinking of getting income protection insurance?

    I have always just gone down the personal accident (no sickness benefit) track but...
  22. Thread: Mowers

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    Re: Mowers

    John, I've had a Rover 50 procut for 2 years and no problems (bought if with a kohler engine for $630). Definitely THE easiest motor i've ever had to start. You could do a lot worse than have a...
  23. Thread: Roundup & Cancer.

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    Re: Roundup & Cancer.

    The best thing we can do is be proactive and seek out as much independent info as we can. There's heaps out there. The worst thing you can do is go along with the Chemical industry blurb. Chemical...
  24. Thread: Mulch article

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    Re: Mulch article

    Thanks Wyadra, great article. Unfortunately there are quite a few people out there using rubbish mulch just because it's cheap. Also a lot them know little of mulch/soil science.
  25. Thread: Pole pruner/saw

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    Re: Pole pruner/saw

    I think there's a couple of different Fiskars. Will have to have a closer look. Good point steveo.
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