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Thread: Things that make me grumpy

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    Default Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    On a more serious note. There are more and more attempts to completely wipe out the mowing industry (just have a look at some of the recent examples on this forum) by doing what Uber has done to Taxi drivers. Never understimate the number of blood sucking parasite investors out there willing to invest in apps or methods to reap more profit from the worker. I have no doubt it will happen. Just a matter of time before you can punch in a lawn mowing request in to your app and some geezer (maybe your neighbour or a chinese student turns up with an Aldi's mower, without a trailer, insurance thinking $20/hr is the best money his ever going to get. There is money to be saved by using contract labour that has no insurance, no reputation to uphold and no idea what it costs to run a business. That is where it is heading.

    And if you think people will object to wiping out all the small businesses think again because 99% of the people have no objections to hoping in with an Uber driver.

    I don't post on here much anymore becuase I have become a cynical old prick. When you open your eyes and see what is really going on it ain't pretty my friends.
    Hey Steve,

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    [QUOTE=South East Mowing;154952]‘GoBlitz’ powered by the Jim’s group!!!!![/

    So after receiving their email inviting me to sign up I asked where they got my details from.

    Said it was from one of their partner sites. >> Requested their partner site!! Replied they got it off a a public site ..........

    They invited me to unsubscribe. Told them to do it themselves!!!

    So they are actively seeking contractors to take all their extra work! I wonder how their franchisees feel about it.
    How much did their franchise in Dandenong cost only to find out some prick with a reasonable sized business and employees keeps jumping on and taking all the leads.
    All the extra work Jim's can't handle apparently.
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    Anyone else getting invited to sign up?
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    Default Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Probably only asking people they think are desperate for work
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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