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How do you house bashers deal with people all day long?:mad::mad::mad:It would drive me nuts. If you are not being accused of ripping them off then you are being accused of dogey work or not knowing what you are talking about.:mad::mad::mad:

I am staying with commercial:mad::mad::mad:
 
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PAUL M

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:D you become immune after a while,just nod,smile,and the odd grunt ,when they telling you all their woes start chasing or something equally noisey :eek: that normally works.the old dears are the best tea and bickies all day long,shame they stink of p,ss:rolleyes:
 
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London Luke

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Get better clients. And show them your a pro and they tend to respect you. Be clean, turn up on time and if they get funny cut them short very quickly.
 
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Have to say that the private customers I do work for have been usually grateful and pleased with the work.

However, most of my work (the day job) is rewiring council houses and whilst some of the tenants are really lovely and a pleasure to work for we do see a lot of ungrateful chavs with no visible means of support, who spend all day chain smoking and watching Jeremy Kyle thinking they are watching a documentary. Can't make out why they often have 4*4's to take the kids to school in, the biggest TV's and the full Sky package. I find the best way of dealing with that sort is to turn all of the electricity off all day on the grounds of "Elf 'n' Safety" - that way they usually disappear for the day.

Particularly bitter as we are working in yet another one like this this week. Glad it's Friday!
 
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tony.towa

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Domestic, commercial, industrial, you get "bad" customers in all of them.

Look at it in a positive way, if it wasn't for the bad customers you wouldn't appreciate the good ones!!!!
 

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Have to say that the private customers I do work for have been usually grateful and pleased with the work.

However, most of my work (the day job) is rewiring council houses and whilst some of the tenants are really lovely and a pleasure to work for we do see a lot of ungrateful chavs with no visible means of support, who spend all day chain smoking and watching Jeremy Kyle thinking they are watching a documentary. Can't make out why they often have 4*4's to take the kids to school in, the biggest TV's and the full Sky package. I find the best way of dealing with that sort is to turn all of the electricity off all day on the grounds of "Elf 'n' Safety" - that way they usually disappear for the day.

Particularly bitter as we are working in yet another one like this this week. Glad it's Friday!
Under elf n safety you can refuse to work in house if chain smoking as while in their house it is your work place, which under current legislation makes working in someone home a minefield.
 
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Bane

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Well, everybody just seems to love me...
 
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tony.towa

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Or is it they feel sorry for you?:D
 
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greekislandlover

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Under elf n safety you can refuse to work in house if chain smoking as while in their house it is your work place, which under current legislation makes working in someone home a minefield.
Yes, I'm aware of this and the tennant pack states this too. To be fair, most of them won't smoke whilst you are in the room. And those that do, well, we just chase the walls and drive 'em out!

It's all well and good having these rules, but enforcing them is another issue entirely. If we decided to not work in a house because of smoke / dirt / thought the tennant would turn lary / disabled people blocking the exit if we need to get out in an emergency and so on, we would never get any work done! Sometimes you have to look at the situation and make a decision to enable you to get on with the job. Whereas we will be supported if we pull out of a job because it's council properties and a big firm, for financial reasons sole traders and small firms may not have that option.
 
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How do you house bashers deal with people all day long?:mad::mad::mad:It would drive me nuts. If you are not being accused of ripping them off then you are being accused of dogey work or not knowing what you are talking about.:mad::mad::mad:

I am staying with commercial:mad::mad::mad:

Try taking your frustration out a different way. Pull a 400mm 4 core over a roller shutter door. It's fun!!!!:D
 
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