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Offline Tom Bainbridge

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multi trader
« on: May 07, 2008, 03:49 PM »
this is  growing "trade" in england and it is NOT a good one

does anybody in north america understand the term
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Offline Paul Franklin

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 03:52 PM »
Dirty Deeds

Sounds like Bodgit and legit to me.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Yes we have them over here also, they even franchise it!!!!

Paul

Offline Tom Bainbridge

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 04:00 PM »
here the term is bodge it and scarper (run away) but it clearly means the same thing

yes its now advertised as a "real" trade................   they know f'all and are capable of  f'k all




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Offline Paul Franklin

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 04:07 PM »
Dirty Deeds

Where I grew up in London they said Legit, but like you say its all the same.

They do not know the term over here..


Paul

Offline Tom Bainbridge

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 04:08 PM »
and yes companies advertise in the local "free ads" for such "tradesman" and they put logos on their vans



"free ads" and "all trades" "tradesmen" always GURANTEE a certian quality of work

« Last Edit: May 07, 2008, 04:11 PM by dirtydeeds »
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Offline Dan Rush

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 05:12 PM »
It sounds like you are talking what we call here in the states a "handyman".  A very valuable guy to have around for the folks that can't ( or won't ) do it themselves. 

A good handyman can reliabily repair a broken electrical outlet, replace a bad lock, maybe fix a leaky faucet.  A good and honest handyman can be the most popular guy in town. 

Not every little job around the house requires an "expert" to set it right. 

Dan

Offline CabinetKid

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 06:37 PM »
Reminds me of when  was interviewing for a handyman
First person came in and I asked him if he could fit locks "No" he replied
Can you fix a leaking pipe "No"
Can you fit a plug "No"
So what the heck makes you think you are a a handyman? "I only live round the corner" he said.
 ;D




Offline patrick anderson

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 01:36 PM »
I've always known it as bodgit and scarper but I've heard legit used occasionally.
patrick anderson
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Offline Tom Bainbridge

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2008, 02:57 AM »
the term le'git is too close to legitimate in england

as opposed to leg'it................ as a kid youd "leg it" after going scrumping but means much the same
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Offline Chuck Kiser

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Re: multi trader
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2008, 04:52 PM »
It is becoming more popular in the States to know more than one trade well. Personally, I started as a plumbers apprentice, then on to carpet and tile, then light electrical and finally framing and finish carpentry. When you can do multiple trades competently you have an advantage over those who need to 'sub' out all but their own trade. This assumes, of course,  that you are a new home builder or remodeler.
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