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    Just on cutting them loose, once I have a problem with any customer I let them go, once the seeds of discontentment have been sown my heart is no longer in it and they are gone, I am the boss,
    Same. I was very offended if someone complained about anything. I made sure I did everything to the highest standard every time, and if people complained, that was it they were gone. Next! It didn't happen very often but it used to do my head in and I would lie there at night wondering why they complained and started questioning myself.

    As for charging them, charge at least $110 per hour with a minimum of $110. **** em!

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    I gave up strata title stuff up ages ago,a dozen different residents sometimes all wanting things done differently,,cut it shorter,no cut it longer,don't prune that,,are you going to prune that,lol

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    Thanks guys I will let you know how it goes tomorrow , I have already told them I will not do any more work for them. I will try and keep my cool but the more I think about it the more stupid all this seems, I mean if I had cut the bloody thing down that would be another story .


    Just on cutting them loose, once I have a problem with any customer I let them go, once the seeds of discontentment have been sown my heart is no longer in it and they are gone, I am the boss, I used to put up with commitees when I was greenkeeping and a lot of these old pricks used to cause me worry greif and trouble, now this little black duck calls the shots.


    Oh yeah they did say they would pay me to front up should I charge overtime rates and what would they be, or just think of a price and double it lol
    triple it there stuffing you around
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    I do 2 blocks of flats and sometimes the tenants give me the $h!t$ but my whole attitude towards them from the beginning was that I will keep on doing them until they start to piss me off and then I will give them the flick. So far they have been OK.

    I admire you for getting rid of them. I had a problem with a job I used to do, I wanted to get rid of them, but stupidly I kept on doing it and then one of my workers got injured at that job and I wish I had dumped them when I first felt like doing so. You live and learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandgroper View Post
    I gave up strata title stuff up ages ago,a dozen different residents sometimes all wanting things done differently,,cut it shorter,no cut it longer,don't prune that,,are you going to prune that,lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Thanks guys I will let you know how it goes tomorrow , I have already told them I will not do any more work for them. I will try and keep my cool but the more I think about it the more stupid all this seems, I mean if I had cut the bloody thing down that would be another story .


    Just on cutting them loose, once I have a problem with any customer I let them go, once the seeds of discontentment have been sown my heart is no longer in it and they are gone, I am the boss, I used to put up with commitees when I was greenkeeping and a lot of these old pricks used to cause me worry greif and trouble, now this little black duck calls the shots.


    Oh yeah they did say they would pay me to front up should I charge overtime rates and what would they be, or just think of a price and double it lol
    Why the hell would u go to the meeting when u already know u are going to give them the flick. Just send the body corp a letter thanking for the past work but due to not seeing eye to eye u are going to part ways.

    F*** em dont give em the pleasure of bombarding u with stupid questions .

    If ya hearts not in it now it wont be after the meeting

    Remember u are your boss u have the final say

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    Quote Originally Posted by MowerRob View Post
    Why the hell would u go to the meeting when u already know u are going to give them the flick. Just send the body corp a letter thanking for the past work but due to not seeing eye to eye u are going to part ways.

    F*** em dont give em the pleasure of bombarding u with stupid questions .

    If ya hearts not in it now it wont be after the meeting

    Remember u are your boss u have the final say
    because they have offered to pay him why not get paid to go and tell them to find someone else
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    because they have offered to pay him why not get paid to go and tell them to find someone else
    but ian after he tells them , { if he dose his choice }thay might reply with the cheqs in the mail .....

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    Well guys I just got home the meeting was outside and it"s fffrrreezin cold. Basically all crap they think I have stuffed the tree won't really listen to me said they will look after the gardens themselves, big deal I already said I wouldn't work for them again.


    The thing that pissed me off though, was these university educated fwits who talk to you as if they are better than you, I can't stand it. I would never say I knew anything about what they do and i certainly wouldn't tell them how to do their jobs, but it is ok for them to tell me how to do my job.


    So that saga made me grumpy now I have the flu really bad so being out in the cold to night was not a good idea, Can't work tomorrow cause the ute is going in to have a new clutch, the good thing about this is they are going to do it under warranty, they said they can't work out why it is slipping so i get a free one, that is going to save me 2 grand, I'm not grumpy about that oh what a feeling toyota

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    In 6 months time, drop past there and have a look at how the tree is doing. More than likely it will be fine, if so make sure you rub their nose in it.
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    Take some photos now of the tree then in a few mths take some more and pin them to there doors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Well guys I just got home the meeting was outside and it"s fffrrreezin cold. Basically all crap they think I have stuffed the tree won't really listen to me said they will look after the gardens themselves, big deal I already said I wouldn't work for them again.


    The thing that pissed me off though, was these university educated fwits who talk to you as if they are better than you, I can't stand it. I would never say I knew anything about what they do and i certainly wouldn't tell them how to do their jobs, but it is ok for them to tell me how to do my job.


    So that saga made me grumpy now I have the flu really bad so being out in the cold to night was not a good idea, Can't work tomorrow cause the ute is going in to have a new clutch, the good thing about this is they are going to do it under warranty, they said they can't work out why it is slipping so i get a free one, that is going to save me 2 grand, I'm not grumpy about that oh what a feeling toyota
    Mate your best off not ever worryiing about it. A lot of these people think cause they been to uni thy know everything and i have found a lot of them no nothing about life and simple common sense things.
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    some of the smart a**e uni grades I delt with couldn't light a match to save themselves.

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    Hell yeah that's an even better idea, make sure the camera prints the date on the photo as well.

    As for those uni educated @$$holes I have dealt with them before.

    I used to do mineral exploration for a bunch of geologists and they had no idea about practical things, for example I turned up to work one morning and they had bought 2 new batteries for the 4WD's and left them on the concrete in the garage, I suggested that they didn't leave them on the concrete because they will lose their charge. Two of them laughed at me and one of them said :
    "WHAT !!! that sounds like a f*#king old wives tale to me !!"
    Later that day I went to the auto electricians with one of the "
    "geo-nerds" and I asked the auto sparky about leaving batteries on concrete and he said, "No, don't do it they will lose their charge".

    Same as electric trailer brakes, I told them we needed a brake controller fitted to the tow vehicle to make the brakes work. They said to me that "If you plug in the 7 pin plug the brakes will work, you don't need one of them"

    So I just replied "Yeah well what would the F*$k would I know !!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Take some photos now of the tree then in a few mths take some more and pin them to there doors!
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    GRAFFITI

    My wife and I were watching our daughter dance today in a competition. My wife got a SMS from one of her friends saying you better check out your car.

    Some low life painted the side of it around 5.30 to 6pm outside the theatre we were at.

    Check out the photos with it and then after.

    Rang my sister who told me to use Aeroguard - wtf !
    Make sure it is TROPICAL strength.
    Cleaned it off in 10mins.
    Took car to car wash and gave a real good wash down after.

    Funny thing was I reported it to the police at 6pm
    7.30pm I was cleaning it in carpark and the police rock up and ask ME what I am doing (they did not get notified by the call I made either)
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    PS
    Rang the number - message bank some girl called mikayla.
    Gave police the number as well
    A friend of mine who is a real estate agent said about a week ago heaps of their signs got the same art work minus the number.

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