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Discuss Want to be a plumber? at UK Plumbers Forums; Originally Posted by karenmorgan ... May surprise you to know that there are actually some jobs I am capable of doing ... ... ... making tea and coffee ... ... ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by karenmorgan View Post
    ... May surprise you to know that there are actually some jobs I am capable of doing ...

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    making tea and coffee

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    I jest - total chauvanistic comment but I just couldn't resist!!!!

    When I started I went to a particular merchant most days and there was a female plumber there ordering goodness knows how much stuff - daily. Obviously a much faster worker than I was back then.

    Also one or two females on the courses at the training centre I attended.



    Absolutely nothing wrong with female plumbers.

    Honest!!!!

    (And, if truth be told, the fairer brethren do tend to make better drinks - hehe!!)

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    Good on you, Karen.

    Good luck with it.

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    Hahahaha now that made me laugh. I am not the best at tea and coffee!!! Don't know if jase158 comment was aimed at me for being female or just in general but either way it wasn't very nice! Oh and by the way, Finish only has 1 'N'!! anyway back to the plumbing, I love it and anyone who is willing to let me have a go is fine by me. I will be doing my NVQ soon and I have been with a plumber for around a year so I have a bit of knowledge. There is a lot to take in though. Interestingly, not wishing to stereotype but I'm much tidier than my plumber lol

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    I like many was made redundant a while back from running nightclubs. So like many on here i thought what can i do....... Plumber it is. 1 year later and earning NO money with a wife an 2 kids i finally set up for myself. I did get a nice van sign written an have a good website. I believed that I had to make the right impression (I always turn up in uniform with logo on etc to a new job (screwfix t-shirts for tiling jobs lol) 9 months later an due to yell an website alone im out 5 days a week. It is tough as others have put, every job is brand new and never as quick or as easy as you first thought and no one there for advice (hence i also have a small library on the van). But after every job im a little better and I get a lot of referrals now. Customer service is KEY take your shoes off when your quoting for jobs!!!!

    But it can be lonely which is why i love my podcasts on my iphone. Keeps me sane in a crampt bathroom all day. I also believe in diversifying, im gas safe inc LPG, oftec registered an tile as well.

    Anyway ramble over, its tough early weeks are walking housing estates dropping off flyers, then a few months lkater your wishing days were longer.... BUT i never work weekends, those are for the kids :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenmorgan View Post
    Hahahaha now that made me laugh. I am not the best at tea and coffee!!! Don't know if jase158 comment was aimed at me for being female or just in general but either way it wasn't very nice! Oh and by the way, Finish only has 1 'N'!! anyway back to the plumbing, I love it and anyone who is willing to let me have a go is fine by me. I will be doing my NVQ soon and I have been with a plumber for around a year so I have a bit of knowledge. There is a lot to take in though. Interestingly, not wishing to stereotype but I'm much tidier than my plumber lol
    funny how every body hates fast trackers for not being properly trained and here is a person who has no training and is going out there stealing our work and we support it. This forum is a bit hypocrytical.

    The comment was not sexist, simply saying that having no qualifications, you will make mistakes and I would like to have the customers that are unhappy with your work. I would never be sexist, every female plumber I have seen is actually a lot better then any male plumber I have met, but my issue is the fact that I have spent 2 years getting nvq2 and you are there working with no qualifications.

    However if you have several years experience then fair play

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    Stealing your work????? Are you serious????? Hahahahahahaha you can't be. If you took the time to read my posts you would see I do UNPAID jobs for people I know. I DO NOT go out and work for people I don't know unless I am with my employer. I have been with him for nearly a year and I am doing my NVQ after Xmas. I have my own little tool box which I use when I do jobs for friends UNPAID. As for people stealing work, if people are happy with you they will not go elsewhere!

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    [QUOTE=jase158;215482]funny how every body hates fast trackers for not being properly trained and here is a person who has no training and is going out there stealing our work and we support it. This forum is a bit hypocrytical.

    Please tell me this forum is not full of plumbers who share this view??? I joined this forum for help, support, maybe advice and general plumbing chat. I certainly didn't expect to be accused of stealing work less than a week of being on here! I'm not even qualified yet and I wouldn't have the confidence to be out there promoting myself!

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    Sorry if I have offended you. Well done for getting into plumbing, harder for woman, i believe, stick with it, very lucky to have a plumber to work with, ignore me. This forum is full of some very jealous plumbers, some very frustrated plumber, a lot of plumbers that can't spell and a general hatred for "fast track courses" yet there are some very nice plumbers on here who will work you through every step of a job. and some that are very nice and patient, I am still trying to find out, why plumbers come on this forum, but one thing for sure is that you will definetly sort any problem you have on this forum.

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    Is that the quickest back track in history jase?!

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    Is that the quickest back track in history jase?!
    more important things in life.

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    Quite right mate. And its nearly the weekend!!

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    I don't know what the fast track courses are. I am in my second year of college doing tech cert 6129. I have to do my NVQ level 2 alongside it. Is that fast track? We get an exam roughly every 2 weeks which is pretty fast lol

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