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Offline amatt09

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Anyone worked for pestokill
« on: June 28, 2012, 08:06:01 PM »
hi
i recently accepted a job offer from them and wondered if anyone has worked for them or heard of them and could share there experience working for them
many thx

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 10:46:19 PM »
Never herd of them! Are they a call centre? If so tell them to poke it!
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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 12:25:25 PM »
Wasn't there a company in the north east called Pestokill?  I'm sure I met a couple of their technicians a few years ago...

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 12:42:17 PM »
They are a national company, in the mould of the Rentokil of the late nineties.

I'm not making any further comment, except to wish you luck.

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 03:28:54 PM »
They are a national company, in the mould of the Rentokil of the late nineties.

I'm not making any further comment, except to wish you luck.

ditto   ;)

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 04:07:40 PM »
Good luck with that.

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 06:00:23 PM »
knew a guy some years ago worked for them, if I am not mistaken they do not do domestics and his area was massive I think he covered everywhere south of Worcester. He was always moaning about not being able to reach his targets thus not getting much pay. Whos fault that was I dont know

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 06:08:45 PM »
Their HQ is just a few miles from me, in Leigh near Wigan.
 
One of their Directors is Cliff Eccles, who is a really nice guy - but you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of him as he's built like a brick outhouse.  He used to play Rugby League on a professional basis, for Widnes and then Salford as I recall.  He was a prop forward.
 
When I worked for Network, he walked in when we were looking at a new 'tamper-resisting' mouse box that we were considering taking on as a product (early '90s).  We asked him to test the claims that it could resist tampering and despite all his efforts, it passed! 
 
Like all the 'nationals' one hears 'stories' about them, but I hardly ever come across them.

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 06:28:17 PM »
Like all the 'nationals' one hears 'stories' about them, but I hardly ever come across them.

That is exactly why I said this:

I'm not making any further comment, except to wish you luck.

I think that unless you've actually worked for a company, it's very difficult to give an opinion about working for them unless you base it on the kind of rumours that abound in a small industry like ours.

The trouble with any biggish company is that they are only as good as their worst technician, and speaking from experience, the worst can be terrible.

Whatever happens, the fact that someone is being given a 'legup' from a big company has got to be a good thing.  If the OP is lucky, he will learn lots of things about doing pest control well.  If he's unlucky, he may see how not to do it, or he could get a mixture of the two.   One thing is certain, he will get experience, and that has got to be good.


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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 06:54:38 PM »
Well Moose used to work for them.
They where paying the basic wage.
I surprised that you didn't investigate Pestokill before accepting their job offer.
Just do a Google on them, been an interesting case in Croydon this week with Poundland.
Wrong side surely that behaviour went out in the 70's or at least the 80's.
 
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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 07:24:15 PM »
Up the moment i am reconsidering weather it is the right move, basically i don't won't a job where i am going to be snowed under with work as i have that already and because i haven't done pest control before i just don't want to make the wrong move.

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 07:59:47 PM »
If I was you and wanting to get into pest control, I'd go for it. As you're new to PC they must give you some training/experience and that's got to be good ,even if Pestokill isn't for you, you'll find it easier to get another position in PC with some training/experience. Good luck, mate ;)   
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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 08:03:13 PM »
cheers everyone my mind is all tangled up and i don't know what to do

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 08:36:15 PM »
Make sure you read any small print in a contract that they may want you to sign.
I know a lot of bigger companies make you sign a contract that states you are not allowed to set up your own business in the same industry for x amount of months after you leave them. Normally its 18 months.

I would have thought that sort of thing is illegal anyway, but i do know a chap that happened too.

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Re: Anyone worked for pestokill
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 08:49:21 PM »
There isn't a court in the land that will uphold the kind of clause that prevents you earning your rightful living.  What the courts do frown on is using customer information obtained from your previous employment.

Six months is the most that you can be expected to stay away from your former employers clients.

As has already been said, you are better off taking employment if it's offered.  At least you will get experience before you move on to something else.

As for being 'rushed off your feet', you should expect to be kept busy if you are working for a big company.  If you are sat around scratching your arse then there is something wrong with the management.

If you don't like being busy, or travelling, then pest control isn't for you.