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Just had 2 kids at the door, one about 9, the other about 14, asking if I want my car washed. Yes, I wouldn't mind - how much?

'Well, the lowest rate's £3, if that's OK...'

This is SW London - I nearly fainted.

Will give them at least a fiver.

And a KitKat. :)

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Just had 2 kids at the door, one about 9, the other about 14, asking if I want my car washed. Yes, I wouldn't mind - how much?

'Well, the lowest rate's £3, if that's OK...'

This is SW London - I nearly fainted.

Will give them at least a fiver.

And a KitKat. :)

Brilliant - send them to Geneva afterwards!

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Just had 2 kids at the door, one about 9, the other about 14, asking if I want my car washed. Yes, I wouldn't mind - how much?

'Well, the lowest rate's £3, if that's OK...'

This is SW London - I nearly fainted.

Will give them at least a fiver.

And a KitKat. :)

That's not a bad price if they do a decent job.

I had the opposite experience several years ago. Neighbours kid offered to wash my car for £10 and was a little put out when I said I'd give him £5. He reluctantly agreed but wasn't tall enough to reach the roof and did such an awful job of the bits he could reach I never let him wash it again :(

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Just had 2 kids at the door, one about 9, the other about 14, asking if I want my car washed. Yes, I wouldn't mind - how much?

'Well, the lowest rate's £3, if that's OK...'

This is SW London - I nearly fainted.

Will give them at least a fiver.

And a KitKat. :)

If you reward them for doing a bad job you are doing more harm than good. ;)

I would let them know before that the cash they get is dependent on the finish. Up to them how much effort they put in. Good lesson to learn early in life.

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Just had 2 kids at the door, one about 9, the other about 14, asking if I want my car washed. Yes, I wouldn't mind - how much?

'Well, the lowest rate's £3, if that's OK...'

This is SW London - I nearly fainted.

Will give them at least a fiver.

And a KitKat. :)

My neighbours kids came round to my house with a bucket of dirty water and a rubbish little sponge. I politely declined as it was a 9 YO girl who wouldnt even be able to reach the top of my wifes Zafira.

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Just had 2 kids at the door, one about 9, the other about 14, asking if I want my car washed. Yes, I wouldn't mind - how much?

'Well, the lowest rate's £3, if that's OK...'

This is SW London - I nearly fainted.

Will give them at least a fiver.

And a KitKat. :)

Have you thought about :

Site health and safety - who is responsible if they trip over while doing the job ?

National minimum wage ?

Is it legal for 9 year olds to work ?

What if the car gets damaged ?

Contributing to their pension plan ?

COSH safety assessment sheets for the chemicals used (detergents etc) ?

Fire safety. Have they been informed of the fire assembly area and procedures ?

Do you have any medics trained up/defibrilators etc ?

Are theyb using appropriate protective gear (safety glasses gloves etc) ?

Have you performed a full occupational health assessment ?

How about a risk assessment for the job ?

What about tea breaks etc?

Do you have an internet usage policy ?

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Have you thought about :

Site health and safety - who is responsible if they trip over while doing the job ?

National minimum wage ?

Is it legal for 9 year olds to work ?

What if the car gets damaged ?

Contributing to their pension plan ?

COSH safety assessment sheets for the chemicals used (detergents etc) ?

Fire safety. Have they been informed of the fire assembly area and procedures ?

Do you have any medics trained up/defibrilators etc ?

Are theyb using appropriate protective gear (safety glasses gloves etc) ?

+ maternity/paternity leave. They grow up so fast nowadays.....

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Have you thought about :

Site health and safety - who is responsible if they trip over while doing the job ?

National minimum wage ?

Is it legal for 9 year olds to work ?

What if the car gets damaged ?

Contributing to their pension plan ?

COSH safety assessment sheets for the chemicals used (detergents etc) ?

Fire safety. Have they been informed of the fire assembly area and procedures ?

Do you have any medics trained up/defibrilators etc ?

Are theyb using appropriate protective gear (safety glasses gloves etc) ?

Have you performed a full occupational health assessment ?

How about a risk assessment for the job ?

What about tea breaks etc?

Do you have an internet usage policy ?

:lol::lol:

So funny I want to cry...

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I let a couple of kids clean my car a few years ago. I had to buy scratch remover the next day, never again.

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I let a couple of kids clean my car a few years ago. I had to buy scratch remover the next day, never again.

where I live there would be a follow up squad in a couple of days with a bottle of t-cut.

Now that really is enterprising.

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where I live there would be a follow up squad in a couple of days with a bottle of t-cut.

Now that really is enterprising.

Liverpool?

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Good on them, maybe they are helping out their parents by not having to tap them for pocket money or even topping on their pocket money. :)

I think the days of pocket money are long gone.

They are probably already trying to leverage themselves up to the eyeballs and apply for a slice of Gorgeous Georges business boost cake. At the very least they'll be lease financing the sponge and bucket.

Edit : And are they going to pay the tax ? How about that kit Kat ? Is that going on the P11d ?

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It makes me weep.

What do you think should be stripped away, what red tape would you cut from this list?

Lets build a list and stick it under the MP's noses and say heres the red tape we want cut. :D

All of it. None of it was deemed a problem 20 years ago and kids did it fine. I suppose there may be figures of how many of them were seriously injured, killed by drowning in the soapy water or raped by some mad paedophile. I doubt the numbers are high enough to justify today's extra red tape hassle.

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All of it. None of it was deemed a problem 20 years ago and kids did it fine. I suppose there may be figures of how many of them were seriously injured, killed by drowning in the soapy water or raped by some mad paedophile. I doubt the numbers are high enough to justify today's extra red tape hassle.

Judging by the number of anecdotes here involving car-washing kids and no legal follow-up, none of it is judged to be a problem today either. Or am I missing something? :huh:

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Have you thought about :

Site health and safety - who is responsible if they trip over while doing the job ?

National minimum wage ?

Is it legal for 9 year olds to work ?

What if the car gets damaged ?

Contributing to their pension plan ?

COSH safety assessment sheets for the chemicals used (detergents etc) ?

Fire safety. Have they been informed of the fire assembly area and procedures ?

Do you have any medics trained up/defibrilators etc ?

Are theyb using appropriate protective gear (safety glasses gloves etc) ?

Have you performed a full occupational health assessment ?

How about a risk assessment for the job ?

What about tea breaks etc?

Do you have an internet usage policy ?

Tut tut, you forgot to ask whether I was CRB checked.

Actually I am, or I would not have dreamt of offering them a KitKat. ;)

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Actually I am, or I would not have dreamt of offering them a KitKat. ;)

Daily Wail:

Chocolate finger in car wash soap scandal blames Diana for immigration.

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Judging by the number of anecdotes here involving car-washing kids and no legal follow-up, none of it is judged to be a problem today either. Or am I missing something? :huh:

Nope don't think so.

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Tut tut, you forgot to ask whether I was CRB checked.

Actually I am, or I would not have dreamt of offering them a KitKat. ;)

If you want to teach them about life you should have taken a big fat bite out of that KitKat and asked for one of the shiny pound coins back. If they ask why you can tell them that that's for the government to spend money on shit they neither want nor need.

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If you want to teach them about life you should have taken a big fat bite out of that KitKat and asked for one of the shiny pound coins back. If they ask why you can tell them that that's for the government to spend money on shit they neither want nor need.

Well, I hope I helped to teach them something, i.e. that if you get off your ar$e and try to earn some money, instead of playing computer games and aimlessly kicking sodding footballs, you might just find that you get some.

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  • 335 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
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