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jaguar
Oct-11-2005 @ 10:08 PM                           Permalink
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hi all,
we all have plenty to say about this yard or that, this boat was/was not handed over in show room condition, is it not time we gave abig vote of thanks to the forgotten army of cleaners who descend on the yards on changeover days.
in the main they do a sterling job in sometimes less than ideal conditions,(fancy hull cleaning from a dinghy in heavy wind and or rain?)
the thing s they have to contend with can be anywhere from grandads false teeth to little presents left by the family pet!
im sure billmaxtead could tell stories that would make your hair curl(apologies to the follically challenged)
not all hirers are considerate bringing the boat back on time and as clean as they took it out
i say three cheers for them they get little recognition for doing extra workafter inconsiderate hirers
  Cheers Cheers Cheersmike
can you stop at hyde park corner please dear!

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sorry jag no sympathy for the cleaners they chose the job and got to get on with it, lots of us have more demanding jobs than cleaning a boat. Indifferent

roy haslam

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Hi Everyone

Awww, that seems a bit hard Roy!  I guess maybes no-one should get a medal for doing the job they are paid and employed to do but at the same time I think cleaning a boat is a very hard task, and indeed people do return them in differing states, many far below what should be acceptable, and as the cleaners get paid the same amount I certainly would like to thank all those who go into the cleaning and preparation of my holiday craft before I take it over.

I know I'm paying for it in my hire charge, but all the same it makes a huge difference when you walk aboard if its spotless so I appreciate the job they do, I've done it myself (when times were 'ard) and it's one of the toughest, most tiring and most important jobs to do well in the turnaround process.

I am especially grateful to those yards and cleaners who also make the beds for you...as I always think this is really difficult to do on a boat!

All the best

Dan

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Hi All,

Well I'm with Jaguar on this one. True enough there are more demanding jobs out there but, eveyone deserves a pat on the back at times for doing a good job. So any cleaners out there who may read this..cheers for a job well done.. Wink




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Paul

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I agree, they all seem to do a great job. I like the prams they use at Moonfleet!

I heard a story from a yard that the cleaners found some property left on the boat, of some value, so they called the hirer to inform him. Well it appears that the wife answered the phone, and after hearing the story told the yard, " the rat, he was supposed to be on a training class in Leeds", oops.

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you are right members it is an important job and i retract my last post.

roy haslam

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Just goes to show Richard..lol

Some years back I was staying at a Hotel in Dunstable. While signing in another male resident, posh type, was complaining his room TV did not work, so he demanded another room.Later that evening a young woman arrived without a booking, they gave her the room this guy had vacated. Unfortunatley no one informed the new receptionist next morning.So this guys wife calls in the morning and asked for his room only to have the phone answered by a young woman. Apparently the wife went crazy on the phoned and told the young woman she knew her hubby was having an affair and would drive over straight away to confront them both.

Poor chap was going ballistic in reception as I paid my bill, and was demanding the manager stay close on hand to explain the cockup to his wife when she arrived because no way would she believe him if he left the hotel before she got there..LOL

I often wonder how things went for the poor chap... Smile




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Paul

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hi all
thoughts of roya
the
M D  has a day off no one notices
the loo cleaner has a day off every one notices
nuff said.

roya

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Like that one Roy!

And if we were all trying to be the MD, things would fall apart. All roles are a cog in the wheel! And those who do a good job, at whatever point of the machine, deserve a thank you!

Dan - never had our bed made up though, and you are right, its a really awkward thing to do!

Karen


cheers!

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Lots of yards advertise 'fixed berths made up on arrival'Takes the back ache out of it.

Dave

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