tradesmen are not good at listening
Yet again I’ve been faced with examples of men who work with their hands treating female customers badly. I’m never surprised when I hear that some garage mechanic hasn’t done whatever it was a woman has asked them to fix on her car. Nor am I shocked if a car shop has done something very badly, half a job, and then charged their lady customer three times the going rate for a proper job.
I have heard tales of half-assed plumbers totally flooding a female friend’s home, making the place uninhabitable for months. I’ve seen electrical work done so badly that a woman was lucky not to have her home burn down around her, and building work that was an utter joke. The same goes for bathroom and kitchen fitters, gardeners, roofers….. all of them do shoddy work for women and then overcharge them for it.
The thing is that the average tradesman learns a trade, (if you’re lucky), but never learns interpersonal skills ~ they do not listen. Most tradesmen are very bad at their jobs ~ face it, most car mechanics are only car mechanics because it’s a step up from flipping burgers. Almost all tradesmen learn how to do one thing, and never learn anything else. In general, men who work with their hands are lazy, goof off at every opportunity, are sexist, misogynistic, and lecherous. Add in to the mix that many so called ‘tradesmen’ are immigrant casual day labourers, who have never actually learned a trade, and you have a recipe for disaster for any woman who wants anything fixed, serviced, repaired, fettled, or built.
All women should be suspicious of mechanics, plumbers, electricians, roofers, gardeners, builders, kitchen and bathroom fitters….. and you should never, ever leave them alone in your home, not for an instant. Always ask to see their appropriate qualifications, on paper, there are trade associations for every single damn trade. For example; here every gas fitter is obliged to be ‘Gas Safe Registered’ and show their customers their registration number. Never ever employ a tradesman or use a garage based solely on the recommendation of a friend ~ look them up on the internet. Always thoroughly check their work, or better still get a competent male friend to check their work before handing over any money. Better than that, learn some basic trade skills yourself.
Some say that they trust their gardener / plumber / electrician / car mechanic. And that it’s impolite to think they might have done a shoddy job. All I know is that I don’t trust tradesmen, and I’m a very competent guy.
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