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Topic Title: IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE
Topic Summary: I think?
Created On: 08 October 2012 04:17 PM
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 08 October 2012 04:17 PM
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John Peckham

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I have been carrying out a Periodic I&T on an old people's nursing home to day. I have been putting my Periodic labels, which have my address details on, on the DBs as I go. Whilst standing outside the intake cupboard drinking a well earned mug of tea I noticed on a notice board in the hallway a business card from a local funeral director. I am not sure what that does for the resident's moral but maybe good for business like me to advertise.

I priced this job 5 years ago but another NICEIC AC got it then. I assume by now he has gone to Specsavers as clearly his eyesight was very bad then as his PIR does not list any of the defects I am finding and his PIR was "satisfactory".

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 08 October 2012 04:35 PM
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I am not sure what that does for the resident's moral


Wonders I would have thought - when you've reached the point where you spend most of the time looking back and the only bit in front of you is departure from this ball of clay, then it's probably quite reassuring to know there's a local firm offering a good service - takes the worry away I guess - for the individual and the family (if any, of if they give a s**t).

For those who are going to go "reluctantly" , then a bit of adverstising probably doesn't offend either

I'm not sure many of them have a required for a EICR though, John - so unless your planning on getting a black top coat and box hat with silks, a cane and a bloody great hearse then I suspect it won't do you much good.

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 08 October 2012 05:29 PM
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You could always advertise either removals (if you've got a dark van) or cremations (we've both seen jobs that aren't far from starting a good one).

I've often thought that certain businesses whilst need to be found possibly shouldn't advertise overtly.


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 08 October 2012 06:31 PM
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Would:

Pay- Less Discount Funeral home - we lower the prices when we lower you

be too much Stu - nice font, dark van - I can see it know

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 08 October 2012 06:44 PM
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Jaymack

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Undertaker advertising? I'm a fan of "Two for the price of one".

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 08 October 2012 07:01 PM
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How about:

"We wont let you down"

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 08 October 2012 08:11 PM
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 09 October 2012 09:42 AM
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Jaymack

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Buy now, pay later!

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 09 October 2012 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by: Jaymack

Buy now, pay later!

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Now that's cleaver.

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 14 October 2012 06:31 PM
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skup53

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Well the moral of the story is the question of how moral was it for the undertaker to advertise when it may affect morale in the home.

Some people these days have no morals, this can sometimes lower my MORALE.
 14 October 2012 06:50 PM
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 14 October 2012 08:33 PM
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Jaymack

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