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zippy one
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Well I guess there are many here who can tall a tale or two re odd behaviour of clients or lawn mowing jobs from over the years.

 

But yesterday takes the cake-for the last six months I have had a fixed arrangement with a government body for three seven hour days a week-its all gone fairly smoothly and good,and no major issues.

 

Recently the position had to be advertised and I re tendered.A few odd things started to happen with council a few weeks ago-they said they were no longer paying for consumables-as the agreed to in june. Then yesterday while myself and off sider were in shed doing minor mower repair and mixing fuels a big berly rough looking locksmith arrived - I did not take much notice-he occasionally pulls up outside shed as its flat to work at back of his truck.  

 

Anyhow I did my repairs and ready to push mower out and he has an angle grinder ready to cut MY lock of the shed-which only houses my gear on the property -at first I thought it odd then he told me what he was doing-the council asked him to cut my lock and put a new one on!!! so things got very nasty and almost physical-he rang someone in council and I rang my council contact-and told him some one was about to get punched in the head-never seen that council worker arrive so quick in all my time there.

 

Not much was sorted-the council had a key to my lock,but took the one the near fight was over off,and replaced it with a silly sollies one,which I objected I put my own back on.

 

I packed as much gear as I could and will collect ride on etc another time very soon. But there was no need for them to be so bloody minded. Of course I was seen to be in trouble by looking out for my gear. After things going down hill like this -its not a place that is ok to work anymore.So looks at the end of the six months innings - a low act  to end it all.


Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:04 PM

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That's sucks, its a big job to lose. It happened to me about 10 years ago I lost my biggest job via email spineless gutless wonders couldn't even ring me , I had been doing it for about 10 years. I vowed then never to put myself in that situation again in having to many eggs in one basket. 

 

Now I haven't got one job that I rely on , so if I lose one tomorrow I can usually fill it the next day if I want to , but these days the more I lose the better I feel , I need to cut back a bit


Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:21 PM

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Sorry to hear it ended like this for you Zippy - still your time there got you fully equipped and ready to go to the next level - one thing I like about having 40 or so clients is I have the power - if I really don't like something I can pull the pin on someone and still have a business - when you contract to just one or two entities for your business, THEY have the power - good luck with the next phase of your business.


Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

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its no great loss,I still have more than plenty of work and other contracts and clients,its was kinda going pear shaped for the last four weeks-so pleased not to have to put up with there nonsense-I'll be very pleased to get back to a less stressful work routine.The position was well timed and placed-it was only ever supposed to be three months -so I got an extra three and helped very considerably to set new vehicle up and new suite of tools and pay for it all out right. So all good-I'll leave the minions and two legged dingoes and move on :)


Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:41 PM




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