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DanEwen

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To tiling contractors that hire tilers, where do you advertise to find tilers to fill the rolls ? I have more work than I can cope with but don't know where to find decent tilers. Also whats your process in vetting new staff ? Like probation times etc

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated
 

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To tiling contractors that hire tilers, where do you advertise to find tilers to fill the rolls ? I have more work than I can cope with but don't know where to find decent tilers. Also whats your process in vetting new staff ? Like probation times etc

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated
Pay peanuts, get monkeys is a term used a lot - I wonder why?
 

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When you say more work than you can handle , is that domestic work, because if it is you will struggle . If it's commercial the job should be big enough for you to work along side and keep an eye on things .
 

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I bet dan struggles with finding anyone, seems to have the bedside manner of a naked shaved babboon :(
Ps you could slways go in the find a tiler thread, see if anyone is looking for work in your area, not sure if anyone has mentioned that yet
 

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Fact is most excellent tilers are earning good money for themselves.
Not to say there's no good tilers out there willing to sub out there expertise.
But you have to be prepared to pay them well.
To sort out the wheat from the chaff you have to keep an eye on them, you can soon see who the chancer's are.
I once employed 10 sub contractors doing site work and it was a full time job keeping an eye on them all ...

Domestic work is even worse to sub out.
As a finishing trade customers are buying into your work, and not some lacky you send in your place...!
 

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Fact is most excellent tilers are earning good money for themselves.
Not to say there's no good tilers out there willing to sub out there expertise.
But you have to be prepared to pay them well.
To sort out the wheat from the chaff you have to keep an eye on them, you can soon see who the chancer's are.
I once employed 10 sub contractors doing site work and it was a full time job keeping an eye on them all ...

Domestic work is even worse to sub out.
As a finishing trade customers are buying into your work, and not some lacky you send in your place...!

What’s going on?!

Perfect grammar and spelling...:D
 
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DanEwen

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Fact is most excellent tilers are earning good money for themselves.
Not to say there's no good tilers out there willing to sub out there expertise.
But you have to be prepared to pay them well.
To sort out the wheat from the chaff you have to keep an eye on them, you can soon see who the chancer's are.
I once employed 10 sub contractors doing site work and it was a full time job keeping an eye on them all ...

Domestic work is even worse to sub out.
As a finishing trade customers are buying into your work, and not some lacky you send in your place...!
This is the kind of reply I was looking for. Thanks for taking time to reply. Looking for contractors that have experience in subbing out work and employing tilers. I have both commercial and domestic work coming in and having no one to ask these questions to hence coming here. Sounds like a few people here are petty.
Appreciate the input will take it on board
 
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DanEwen

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When you say more work than you can handle , is that domestic work, because if it is you will struggle . If it's commercial the job should be big enough for you to work along side and keep an eye on things .
Both commercial and domestic work mate. Would you give a tiler a small bathroom to try out first to see the quality of their work so if anything needs putting right it’s not to much of a headache. I understand about the commercial work and easier to keep an eye on them. Thanks for your input
 

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It would seem your best bet would be to employ people on the commercial work where you can keep an eye on them and if you feel you can trust them you could then move the onto domestic although some commercial guys will have no interest in domestic ..
As for saying some people are petty on here won't help your cause as most on here have some sort of relationship even if some or most are online eventually people who shut up shop on you I am not saying though that you should kiss butt either .
 
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DanEwen

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Pretty sure he was referring to the second post, about the "find a tiler" suggestion.
I know what he was taking about. He never asked me or gave me and information just “find a tiler” am not here to find a tiler am here to talk to other contractors that have/are in the same/similar position and can give useful information.
 
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DanEwen

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It would seem your best bet would be to employ people on the commercial work where you can keep an eye on them and if you feel you can trust them you could then move the onto domestic although some commercial guys will have no interest in domestic ..
As for saying some people are petty on here won't help your cause as most on here have some sort of relationship even if some or most are online eventually people who shut up shop on you I am not saying though that you should kiss butt either .
Thanks again for replying. Going to be a tricky one as the commercial work is nation wide and domestic work local
 

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Its easy really, you employ someone, if he is good u keep, if he is dog poo you get shut ? And its true, im really petty when it comes to rude folk ;)
 
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DanEwen

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Its easy really, you employ someone, if he is good u keep, if he is dog poo you get shut ? And its true, im really petty when it comes to rude folk ;)
Who’s rude like ? Your the only one on this thread that called someone names.

How many people do you employ?
 
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