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    Are times really so financially hard at the moment that would you consider doing this?

    For those of you who know me, you will probably know who this person is. However I am not going to name the guy as he said he was desperate and needed the money. I don't understand why he could be blinded by greed considering how long we had known each other and I had considered this man a close friend. Unfortunately, he will never work with me again.

    If you had worked for someone for around 8 months and they took care of all the paperwork, supplied materials, supplied the contracts, when they got paid, so did you and it was a 50-50 split and you could go to the pub every afternoon while he was still working on where the next job was coming from for both of you.

    I have one question. Would you hand out your own business cards on his jobs and attempt to poach his client?

    I reckon this is unethical business practice and my friendship and loyalty has been betrayed, bigtime.
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    No and no. he has no shame, consiensce or morals? Now is not a good time to go burning bridges if you have employment.

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    Bollocks
    Jesus loves you........ everyone else thinks you're an arsehole.

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    What goes around... wait my friend, you will have your day

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    Quote Originally Posted by turrican_007 View Post
    What goes around... wait my friend, you will have your day
    You're right, that will be tomorrow in fact. New job already!
    Aren't I glad I had other work still to do otherwise he could have left me right in the sh!te
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    Nice one, hope you dont ring him...
    We have 4 flats to start tomorrow local, then we got a big site starting in Feb 15,000m2, but as most work we do it will be staying away and home weekends.

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    What an @sshole! Wont be long bfore word gets around and everyone will steer clear of this guy. He clearly dosnt have a long term business plan and is in it for a quick buck and f**k everyone else. He will be found out in time.

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    Thanks for the support. Just wanted a second opinion to make sure I wasnt being too hard on the guy but the first impressions are usually right. He overstepped the mark and did steal the client, he started work yesterday. Every man has a price they would sell their soul for, and I am really disappointed his was next to nothing.

    You can be sure I will rub his nose in it when he finds out where I am working next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    You can be sure I will rub his nose in it when he finds out where I am working next.
    Don't get angry, get even. You sound motivated enough to show the guy he has made a mistake and it obviously hasn't cost you a huge fortune to find out he couldn't be trusted. You're rid of him, result!!!!!

    Ensure all your clients and tool/material suppliers know about the split otherwise he could still do some damage to your business.


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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    Ensure all your clients and tool/material suppliers know about the split otherwise he could still do some damage to your business.
    Sent out an email circular on Saturday to inform everyone I deal with. Surely a blessing in disguise as it has given me a good chance to do an early spring clearout and I have less overheads now. I also managed to get some of the small jobs finished and do some serious networking in which I met a whole new circle of possible clientelle.

    I start another job on a new build site on Thursday morning.
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    Good for you. Best bet is to lose any negativity and move on with your life.

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