Yup - I'd be happy enough doing electrical work in my own home or in one I'd bought to renovate and sell, but there's no way I'd want to do it in someone else's home, and especially not with them breathing down my neck! And when you add my brother's lamentable interpersonal skills to his Frank Spencer DIY abilities this idea looks like a guaranteed recipe for disaster.TimR wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:01 amTell him to think of all the times he has gone to do diy and the nightmares of what should be a simple measure drill screw job.... Turns into a measure , drill feck bodged plaster work by previous owner , re drill etc etc. But this time it will be him under scrutiny.
Any job you have to pay to have means walk away in my book ....
It's not as if blind installation is a city and guilds ..
The reality is that his money is running out, and as his desperation increases his capacity for logical thought decreases. This latest idea is just him clutching at straws in my opinion, not least because he doesn't seem to have any of the basic information you'd need to work out if this is a viable proposition. He told me that he'd be working on a 15% commission, but 15% of what? What's the average value of a sale? How many fittings could you do in a day? How far will he have to travel to collect stock, and how frequently?
This one definitely needs a re-think in my opinion.