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6 hours ago, nath said:

Theres bunch of things in this line of work that really get on my nerves, in no particular order:


Groundies wearing sawpods whilst doing random tasks like stump grinding
People wearing face shields as well as glasses
People using blunt saws because they are too lazy to stop and sharpen(why oh why)
Dangling the climbing saw below you, letting it bash against the tree and get dragged through forks
Stupid overpriced gadgets and gizmos - the people that buy them and think it actually makes a difference - people who make them
Wearing stickers on helmets, like they believe they are actually sponsored by someone

Putting brand name stickers on work trucks....Stihl? seriously?

People with no actual arboricultural qualifications highlighting NPTC qualified on their business cards
Customers not bringing out Tea and biscuits when its pouring with rain


I could go on and on but don't want to spoil the game for everyone else.

What are yours?

Had a bad day ??????????

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1 minute ago, Rennie said:

or just not getting paid at all!

It’s happened only once to me .

500 € 

i didn’t bother going after it , wasn’t worth the stress 

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Not even opened the tool locker and the client says the dreaded words "whilst your here can you just"


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1 hour ago, bigtreedon said:

What's rong with peeing on stihl emoji848.png

Coz stihls the best 😁


Nah just joking😉


In all seriousness though a real peeve of mine is anyone turning up late to a job😤

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Customers who talk endlessly either when you're quoting the job (usually after a hard days work) or when you're on the job (trying to get things done, get paid and get out)....


Customers who expect you to do things you haven't quoted for. Especially ones who think you're unreasonable cos you aren't prepared to do several extra hours work for free. (5 min jobs I don't mind and will often offer if it's an easy improvement whilst tools are at the ready)


And the worst one... Customers who haven't read the quote and think it's your responsibility to do what they want even though you've quoted for something different!

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Customers who say 'Oh I don't really mind what you do to it, you are the expert'.

Arriving at a job and there are still 4 cars in the drive.

Staff who turn up late for work.

People who advertise as 'The best tree surgeons in ........' 

The phrase 'Don't get me wrong, I live trees but...'

People who hack down a tree/shrubs then phone up and expect you to go round and chip the arisings asap - 'it shouldn't cost much because we've done the hard bit for you'.

Stihl 4t engines. 


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