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    So doing some major garden remodelling work.
    2 reputable firms contracted- 1 Polish, 1 British, the former is building me a new patio, the latter is to cut down some trees, remove shrubbery etc.
    Both said they would be here at 8 a.m.
    It's now 9.42, the Poles have been hard at it for one and half hours, basically already dismantled old patio and put in skip.
    The Brits are nowhere to be seen and not answering the phone.

    SO I've sacked them off, looking for a Polish outfit to do the trees too.

    Sadly this is has been all too typical in the last 10 years.
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    Be sure to get a proper invoice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    Be sure to get a proper invoice.
    I don't do cash in hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    So doing some major garden remodelling work.
    2 reputable firms contracted- 1 Polish, 1 British, the former is building me a new patio, the latter is to cut down some trees, remove shrubbery etc.
    Both said they would be here at 8 a.m.
    It's now 9.42, the Poles have been hard at it for one and half hours, basically already dismantled old patio and put in skip.
    The Brits are nowhere to be seen and not answering the phone.

    SO I've sacked them off, looking for a Polish outfit to do the trees too.

    Sadly this is has been all too typical in the last 10 years.
    Name and shame the British firm.

    There are a lot of great British firms employing honest hard working people - so ensure you highlight the lazy feckers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    So doing some major garden remodelling work.
    2 reputable firms contracted- 1 Polish, 1 British, the former is building me a new patio, the latter is to cut down some trees, remove shrubbery etc.
    Both said they would be here at 8 a.m.
    It's now 9.42, the Poles have been hard at it for one and half hours, basically already dismantled old patio and put in skip.
    The Brits are nowhere to be seen and not answering the phone.

    SO I've sacked them off, looking for a Polish outfit to do the trees too.

    Sadly this is has been all too typical in the last 10 years.
    The British guy obviously found a customer willing to pay a more than a skinflint like you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Name and shame the British firm.

    There are a lot of great British firms employing honest hard working people - so ensure you highlight the lazy feckers
    I would but probably get CUK and myself sued, what with the US litigative culture going on at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Sadly this is has been all too typical in the last 10 years.
    The CUK extrapolation. A woman is not pregnant one day and pregnant the next. After 40 weeks she will give birth to 280 babies.

    Not only are you totally thick, educated twunt. You are a racist too.

    Please carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    The British guy obviously found a customer willing to pay a more than a skinflint like you!
    Yeah laugh it off, sadly it's all too typical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    So doing some major garden remodelling work.
    2 reputable firms contracted- 1 Polish, 1 British, the former is building me a new patio, the latter is to cut down some trees, remove shrubbery etc.
    Both said they would be here at 8 a.m.
    It's now 9.42, the Poles have been hard at it for one and half hours, basically already dismantled old patio and put in skip.
    The Brits are nowhere to be seen and not answering the phone.

    SO I've sacked them off, looking for a Polish outfit to do the trees too.

    Sadly this is has been all too typical in the last 10 years.
    When living in the UK, this gent used to do any minor building, decorating etc.

    Dominik House & Garden Services - 2 Southlea Close, Leamington Spa

    I'm sure he won't mind a bit of free advertising. Excellent quality, good value (although his prices have crept up as he's in demand). Like many immigrants, he started out working hard for someone else, set up on his own and is bringing up his kid well to step up into professional status when he's older if that what he wants. Hope his type stay in the UK.
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    Are they sorting out your wife? I bet they have a willy longer than half an inch.

    Has your child exhibited any tendency towards tree cutting?

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