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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1100 on: September 26, 2019, 05:38:31 PM »
For small jobs like that, it is incredible what an offer of a few slabs will get done. You could have a couple of hours work for a few blokes, normally billed at $700 but offer them 3x $50 cartons and they jump on it. Never underestimate the power of the beer economy.

in mackay, 3 pallets of beer wouldn't move them...

have to agree with chester on this one...  hairs might be one of the good guys, but by and large, my experiences with tradesmen (and i use that term loosely too) is usually bad, rather than good...
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1101 on: September 26, 2019, 05:44:22 PM »
in mackay, 3 pallets of beer wouldn't move them...

have to agree with chester on this one...  hairs might be one of the good guys, but by and large, my experiences with tradesmen (and i use that term loosely too) is usually bad, rather than good...
I'll come & give you a quote for 3 slabs

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1102 on: September 26, 2019, 07:07:52 PM »
I'll come & give you a quote for 3 slabs

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1103 on: September 26, 2019, 07:23:20 PM »
either of you try the new crossing just for the hell of it?

Yep drove out on the Warrego hwy to jump on the new road at an interchange and enjoyed a free trip down the hill. Great Rd with good views.
Will be good when heading out to Goondi to avoid Tbar

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1104 on: September 27, 2019, 07:17:47 AM »
Yep drove out on the Warrego hwy to jump on the new road at an interchange and enjoyed a free trip down the hill. Great Rd with good views.
Will be good when heading out to Goondi to avoid Tbar

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1105 on: September 27, 2019, 10:30:31 AM »
Fix ya wheel bearing I could hear in the early bit and buy some better music.

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1106 on: September 28, 2019, 11:24:44 AM »
Sorry mate i bit harsh on the re read... im just having a really crap time with tradies this month. Unfortunately i live withing driving distance of Sydney so they are all down there doing construction work and unless you have a job worth 20k plus you just cant get them around
All good,
That's why I said cheers.
I hear it all the time, tradies don't return calls, they don't turn up people get very frustrated and I am where who they vent to.
The small jobs pay well, sure it can be time consuming getting there, unpacking you tools/materials for a job that takes less then an hour, pack it all up and head to the next client.
I wouldn't know what it is like to leave my tools on site for a night, or to attend the same job site for more then two days.
A recently retired builder, I've known Graham for 25 years, he has begun maintenance work what my license doesn't cover, he is flat out.
I recommend him, he does the same for me,  I'll do the smaller jobs, we work well in that. There are other tradies we work inconjuntion with, net working helps us all.

I hope you get it sorted mate.
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1107 on: October 01, 2019, 12:48:19 AM »
I'll   type   this   really   slow   so    you   can    understand.

Drew   has   to   go   to   the   correct   people,   but   its   not   the   agent.

You may as well blame me, same thing... I can't evict them either.
They have a written contract, a lease and the tenant has to be in breach before the agent can act.

Oh fuk it, i'm done on it, I feel for your problem Drew, just get the correct advice in the matter.
We're following the proper process.  Noise logs for council and the EPA.  The party a couple of weeks back, they even called the cops to get a couple of the mates of I've of the 4 of them removed...

They had a few over last weekend, but rang first, and asked if it got too loud to let them know, add they didn't want another $800 fine from the cops.

To their credit, when I called them at 11:30 they turned the music off and started kicking their mates into ubers...

Wish we never had to let them know though... And their music is Shite to boot!

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1108 on: October 01, 2019, 06:19:32 AM »
Looks like its not perfect, but way better than before.

Drop 'em off an AC/DC record, I mean tape, oh, better make that a CD.


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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1109 on: October 01, 2019, 07:23:02 AM »
Looks like its not perfect, but way better than before.

Drop 'em off an AC/DC record, I mean tape, oh, better make that a CD.
You mean email them an mp3 file or better yet share a Spotify playlist.... :P

There’s a slim chance they could have a record player, but guaranteed they (like most of us generation X,Y,Z people) own nothing at all that will play a CD... ;)

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1110 on: October 01, 2019, 07:47:14 AM »
MP3 ..... is that some new flash Mercedes or something.

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who on here has a car with only an "am car radio". (Tick)
who on here has a car with only an "am/fm/cassette player. (Tick)

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1111 on: October 01, 2019, 08:05:17 AM »
Lazy @#&%## Australia post, wife hears the posty pull up, by the time the daughter unlocks the door to go get the mail he's gone, He had enough time to write the card but not walk up to the front door twenty feet away ....  red card in the mailbox, small parcel to go and pick up at the post office,   Parcel is a 30 amp PWM solar reg  the size of a can of coke ..
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1112 on: October 01, 2019, 08:11:33 AM »
You mean email them an mp3 file or better yet share a Spotify playlist.... :P

There’s a slim chance they could have a record player, but guaranteed they (like most of us generation X,Y,Z people) own nothing at all that will play a CD... ;)

DVD player will, either in the laptop or under the TV

who on here has a car with only an "am/fm/cassette player. (Tick)

I did until 2 weeks ago when I sold my 4Runner; 1992 and still the stock stereo in it (really quite good sound actually).

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1113 on: October 01, 2019, 08:29:53 AM »
DVD player will, either in the laptop or under the TV

DVD player under TV?
That went in the bin about 5 years ago. Streaming movies off the laptop first, then upgraded to a smart TV.

Haven’t owned a laptop or PC with a CD/DVD drive for at least 7 years.
Current laptop has 2x USB C ports and that’s it. No disc drive, no display ports, no separate power port.

The touchscreen on the car audio doesn’t take CDs either.

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1114 on: October 01, 2019, 09:01:21 AM »
Lazy @#&%## Australia post, wife hears the posty pull up, by the time the daughter unlocks the door to go get the mail he's gone, He had enough time to write the card but not walk up to the front door twenty feet away ....  red card in the mailbox, small parcel to go and pick up at the post office,   Parcel is a 30 amp PWM solar reg  the size of a can of coke ..

Unfortunately they are nearly all contractors...time is money.   Not their problem you cant get to your letter box within 5 seconds.... >:( >:(.   Same as the Telstra contractors...they get paid even if they dont enter your property and quickly leave a "not at ho.me card"....All bastards!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1115 on: October 01, 2019, 09:47:11 AM »
Lazy @#&%## Australia post, wife hears the posty pull up, by the time the daughter unlocks the door to go get the mail he's gone, He had enough time to write the card but not walk up to the front door twenty feet away ....  red card in the mailbox, small parcel to go and pick up at the post office,   Parcel is a 30 amp PWM solar reg  the size of a can of coke ..

as if that ever happens.
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1116 on: October 01, 2019, 10:00:47 AM »
MP3 ..... is that some new flash Mercedes or something.

OK,
who on here has a car with only an "am car radio". (Tick)
who on here has a car with only an "am/fm/cassette player. (Tick)

Got one better. My first car, a HG Holden had a modified radio out of the old style record/am radio player. This thing had a belt driven station indicator and was the size of a bucket. Who ever did it was a real handy man.
I think I'm the only one with a tick for this.

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1117 on: October 01, 2019, 10:17:03 AM »
Lazy @#&%## Australia post, wife hears the posty pull up, by the time the daughter unlocks the door to go get the mail he's gone, He had enough time to write the card but not walk up to the front door twenty feet away ....  red card in the mailbox, small parcel to go and pick up at the post office,   Parcel is a 30 amp PWM solar reg  the size of a can of coke ..
Had that a few months back, I was talking to the neighbour over the fence in the front yard, and he left a card, rather than interrupt our conversation...

Lodged a complaint over that one...

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1118 on: October 01, 2019, 01:00:07 PM »
Well due to public holiday this coming week end and the world must be going to end,  Every man, woman,  child  and six dogs decided they couldnt live without going to the shopping center today, Which just happens to be where the post office is, hour later Im out of there .. Friggen hate shopping centers ..
Asked the posty lot as to why the posty didnt put the small parcel in the mailbox, Oh it probably required  a signature, so they wont leave it if no one is home ..
" Umm well  the wife was home and going out the door to see the posty  " He just dumped the ticket and rode off ..
deafening silence " Play the sound of crickets now and add a dumb vacant distant stare past yourself to something out in the car park ' then a disinterested " Is that all for today  ?  .. Next !
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1119 on: October 01, 2019, 02:22:56 PM »
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Friggen hate shopping centers ..
Cant agree more.. Mates wife and 12 of 'the girls' - used to meet up there weekly for a lite soy mocca latte' with artificial sweeteners and stay there for 4-5 hours talking Shit each
How can they each have that much Shit to talk about in 1 week ??? ??? ???


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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1120 on: October 01, 2019, 02:51:26 PM »
Unfortunately they are nearly all contractors...time is money.   Not their problem you cant get to your letter box within 5 seconds.... >:( >:(.   Same as the Telstra contractors...they get paid even if they dont enter your property and quickly leave a "not at ho.me card"....All bastards!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Must express kudos for my mailman, if my dog is out in front yard, he will leave parcels for me if I'm not home (unless they need signing) but if she isn't he will take them back to post office.  He even stopped me in the street one day to tell me he thought he'd seen my dog running around the area, so that I could make sure she didn't get out and get hit by a car.  (Wasn't my dog, but one that looked similar).

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1121 on: October 01, 2019, 03:43:23 PM »
My postie is great. Will always leave parcels in a spot he checked with me was okay. I've told.him to leave "signature required" if it looks like cheap online purchases as that seems to be the default postage.

He'll even ride up out steep drive to hand me letters bills if he sees me and to say hi.
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« Reply #1122 on: October 01, 2019, 04:38:31 PM »
" Umm well  the wife was home and going out the door to see the posty  " He just dumped the ticket and rode off ..

Had that the other day. Wife ended up chasing the poor lad down the road in her dressing gown.

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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1123 on: October 01, 2019, 06:58:37 PM »
My postie has been doing the same, leaving a card without even trying to see if I'm home.
(We're in a battleaxe)
It happens every time now.
I have cameras on the whole place so I can see whats happened.

I went to the post office to get my parcel (A cheap phone cover for my daughter) and told them they could stick it.
If they can't be bothered doing there job, I can't be bothered picking it up. I'll just report it as not delivered.
I also offered to post images and notes on our local facebook page and contact my local mp and newspaper.
I also offered to make as many waves as I could just because I can.
(Yes, I'm an old cantankerous bestard!)

Oddly enough just over an hour later my parcel was delivered to the door by a courier!!!!
 
Seriously what is wrong with people now? ???
OK I'll admit - clearly I have issues, but I'm just sick of people scamming, dodging responsibility and blaming society.
Man the hell up and do the job, you're paid to do.
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Re: "Daily Rant" thread 2019
« Reply #1124 on: October 01, 2019, 07:13:06 PM »
My postie is great. Will always leave parcels in a spot he checked with me was okay. I've told.him to leave "signature required" if it looks like cheap online purchases as that seems to be the default postage.

He'll even ride up out steep drive to hand me letters bills if he sees me and to say hi.
Our letter delivering postie is like that, when we were away last week, he put our mail in the neighbours box so she wouldn't have to pick it up off our doorstep.

Yes, he puts our mail on the doorstep, because we don't have a letterbox after nearly 12 months of moving into the new house...

I do sling him a Dan Murphys gift card every few months as a thank you... Just wish the parcel guys were better

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