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    Jeez mike..just what did you do to that leprechaun
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    Storm just passed had all the electricals turned off but blew 5 lights that were on.... too afraid to go to sleep tonight I might not wake up.

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    mate unless your house got hit by lightning id be calling a sparky coz your saftety switch in the box should have tripped before anything blew

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    I would be buying a lottery ticket. With a day like that your luck has to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    Storm just passed had all the electricals turned off but blew 5 lights that were on.... too afraid to go to sleep tonight I might not wake up.
    mate just go to sleep remember if you don't wake up it's not your problem
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    Did a clean up job today, grass mostly knee to waist high, 8 foot Guinea grass along the fence etc etc all the fun stuff. Me and off sider first do a walk through looking for any nasties found a few large rocks, a star picket and some wire (thats why we do walk throughs ay). Well we missed and hit a full 2ltr milk bottle with the mower. Sour milk sprays everywhere....Christ knows how long it'd been there. First it made me laugh...then it made me dry heave then it made me grumpy....hahahha never had that before, jeezus it was rancid, sure I can still smell it.
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    Haven't done that yet. That's a good un.
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    People who build houses with bugger all access to the back. Had a garden clean up on today where the only access to the back was through a very small wooden gate between the main house and a shed down the back of a long gravel drive way. Had to take out a heap of overgrown trees and shrubs and the only way was to haul it all out through that little gate. The wheelie bin only just made it through. To make matters worse the owner had left a car in the drive way right at the front so I couldn't get the trailer down the drive. Made things very difficult and added an extra hour at least onto the job. I will see if she squeals when she gets the bill. Was going to do 2 jobs today but ran out of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    People who build houses with bugger all access to the back.
    Quoted a prop earlier in the year. Was about 2 acres with house at front near the road. Nice wide concrete area between house and shed/garage with about a 1m wide gate for access to rear.

    Im like, WTF???? Such a large property and cant even get a car or anything out the back. I just laughed and said, hope you never need a slasher back there! They could of had a 3m wide gate if they wanted! Just stupidity with NO forward thinking!

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    My mother and father did a quote a couple years ago,they went thru the house and quoted the backyard cleanup ,,no worrys got the job,,went back the next day and found out there was no back yard access from the front or back,,just an 8 foot high fence all around,,they threw all the rubbish over the fence,,,

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    I used to do one where I had to take the mower through the house to get to the back yard which was big, makes you wonder what some builders are thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    I used to do one where I had to take the mower through the house to get to the back yard which was big, makes you wonder what some builders are thinking.
    X2,
    Also had to remove a 40' gum from a backyard that had to come through a reg door sized gate.
    And a few cleanups where the rubbish has had to come out through the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs HMS View Post
    But does he really have the qualifications or is he just trying to make his advertising look impressive?

    Tell people you can make more stocking shelves at Coles and put them straight on what it's really worth!
    Adelaide's a small place & I made some inquiries. He has all the qualifications he advertises Joanne. He has worked in the industry pretty much all of his life too. I'm told, from a source who would know, that he's a very good horticulturist. The degree isn't his only qualification either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcsmow View Post
    Ya just gotta say, "He has his hourly rate and I have mine, if you can find someone who is willing to work for nothing, good luck to you, in fact give me his number and I'll get him to come and do my place while I go out and earn some decent money."
    Funny you should say that! That's exactly what I've been doing! I've got about 4 days work at a strata that needs doing, I'm going to call him for a quote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakegc View Post
    Adelaide's a small place & I made some inquiries. He has all the qualifications he advertises Joanne. He has worked in the industry pretty much all of his life too. I'm told, from a source who would know, that he's a very good horticulturist. The degree isn't his only qualification either.
    All the qualifications in the world, all the experience in the world, all the recommendations in the world(for obvious reasons)..honestly who gives a rats behind!? *shakes head*

    FFS..sit him down and explain to him that how he is stopping the advancement (to a degree) of others in this game by:

    Selling himself short
    Underquoting on 'todays' normal rates
    Making himself older in doing so(doin more)
    Not moving forward(himself & the job)

    Funny thing is he probably gets it all ..one thing to getting it, another to doing it.
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