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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Yep! New development, 3 house's being lived in and this car was in front of one of them! Second window (that I know of) in 15yrs or so. Cant really complain but still, it made me grumpy!

    I reckon I had it easy! I didnt have to do anything except hand over some money. Finding non spec stuff would be a pita!
    Stuff em. Muther phuckers wont pay for your windows if ****e in their grass breaks em. I tell them all now that I wont pay for broken glass unless I've done something stupid like pull the mower backwards into a window.

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    Taking apart my echo blower because it was revving full - and I thought the wire bit that connects to the trigger was jammed or something.

    Take the cover off then realise that the throttle lock was locked on full throttle!

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    When the deck belt on my JD ride on breaks with 10 minutes to go in a 2 hour mow. And to make it worse I hadnt bought a spare last time I replaced it, 2 1/2 hours later I finished the job.

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    Mowing is just un-skilled labour ?

    I agree that any moron can push a mower around but to do a good job of it and do it quick enough that you can earn a living out of it is a whole different kettle of fish ! This story reminds me of a commercial place that I used to do. They couldn't be bothered to inter-lock the pad locks so that I could actually get in to do my job (happened more than once), and I had to chase them up to get money out of them on more than one occasion. The boss had the arrogance to tell me that my service was lousy and I let the grass get too long. I told him that I work as fast as I get paid so if you make me wait, I'll make you wait. Anyhow he got someone else or does it himself but the place looks absolutely terrible compared to how I used to maintain it, so that just proves my point about mowing being skilled labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathryn View Post
    i got my first 'commercial job ' the other week mowing a motel's lawns and fixing up the flowerbeds and irrigation. motel owner accepted the written quote and i couldnt have been more chuffed.
    did the whippersnipping, mowing and and an hour or so of gardening and trying to understand the amateur mess they called irrigation. gave my invoice to the manager at the end
    got an email from the owner the next day saying that she wasnt happy with how much work i'd done for the price, i was too expensive and that she didnt need me any more.
    with a dented ego in regards to the amount of work id done i got the mobile number of the owner and did the whole lets try to sort this out routine.
    apparently i gave the owner the quote when she was too busy to read it properly ( my fault!) as she never would have accepted it otherwise. i was charging her $60 an hour, for which she said she could have got a proper plumber and that mowing in just unskilled labour.
    very proud of myself for not verbalising my thoughts to the stupid dumbarse cow of a thing.
    but now i have my new polesaw that is never going near her ugly palm trees and an unneccesarily large collection of irrigation bits n pieces!!!...
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    Bloody useless offsiders. Gone through another one. Asked for the day off last Friday and didn't turn up for work on Monday. No phone call no nothing. I gave him a job as a favour to his Mum who is a friend of my daughters. She is livid with him. Turns out the work is too hard for him so he took a lower paid job. Nice of him to tell me. That is what annoyed me about it. This right when I needed him most. The phone and web page are running hot this week. Work is out there and now I am without him. But I have made a decision not to replace him. Too much hassle with offsiders. Going to go back solo for awhile. Just have to pick the jobs a bit better.
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    Sorry to hear that Blu, It's hard to get good help these days and of all the times of the year to let you down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Bloody useless offsiders. Gone through another one. Asked for the day off last Friday and didn't turn up for work on Monday. No phone call no nothing. I gave him a job as a favour to his Mum who is a friend of my daughters. She is livid with him. Turns out the work is too hard for him so he took a lower paid job. Nice of him to tell me. That is what annoyed me about it. This right when I needed him most. The phone and web page are running hot this week. Work is out there and now I am without him. But I have made a decision not to replace him. Too much hassle with offsiders. Going to go back solo for awhile. Just have to pick the jobs a bit better.
    its hard when you have to rely on someone else and they dont care either its your name if they do a **** job
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Bloody useless offsiders. Gone through another one. Asked for the day off last Friday and didn't turn up for work on Monday. No phone call no nothing. I gave him a job as a favour to his Mum who is a friend of my daughters. She is livid with him. Turns out the work is too hard for him so he took a lower paid job. Nice of him to tell me. That is what annoyed me about it. This right when I needed him most. The phone and web page are running hot this week. Work is out there and now I am without him. But I have made a decision not to replace him. Too much hassle with offsiders. Going to go back solo for awhile. Just have to pick the jobs a bit better.
    I had an offsider for the last 3 years, but decided this year to go solo, and so far my profit margins are about the same, so not sure if it is worth the headaches of not having them turn up, being on there back all the time, etc. I'll see how I go this spring, and may stay solo.

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    I made a definite decision to stay a 1 man show a long time ago with NO regrets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Bloody useless offsiders. Gone through another one. Asked for the day off last Friday and didn't turn up for work on Monday. No phone call no nothing. I gave him a job as a favour to his Mum who is a friend of my daughters. She is livid with him. Turns out the work is too hard for him so he took a lower paid job. Nice of him to tell me. That is what annoyed me about it. This right when I needed him most. The phone and web page are running hot this week. Work is out there and now I am without him. But I have made a decision not to replace him. Too much hassle with offsiders. Going to go back solo for awhile. Just have to pick the jobs a bit better.

    Doing it with friends involved can cause BIG problems from my experience! Know how you feel mate - thats why I bought a ztr!!!
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    Ive been grumpy for a few days because of this... (the little black dot)
    Went to Dr yesterday arvo where they rolled my eyelid back and picked it out with a needle. Was about 1.5mm long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Ive been grumpy for a few days because of this... (the little black dot)
    Went to Dr yesterday arvo where they rolled my eyelid back and picked it out with a needle. Was about 1.5mm long.
    what was it a piece of wood or something
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    I think it was a seed that was kicked into the air and got around my glass's. It didnt come flying off anything. It must of been in my eye floating (scratching) around and got lodged by blinking.
    Just one of those things!

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    When the Saturday newspaper delivery get stuffed up for the 3rd week in a row.

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    Get a phone call Saturday morning for a feral front yard mow and trim. Go and quote within an hour and get the job straight away. Was being slack and didn't check some long grass before running the mower off of it. Took the top off of the water meter. Rang SA Water this morning and they think I am up for around $200 at least. Now I will always check before just running the mower through.

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