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Filthy habit of installation personnel

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Whenever any installation person or a technician comes for a visit and does some work in the house, he/she leaves behind all the garbage from his/her work. Why is this a norm in this country? When the work is done they just walk away without even batting an eye. Who do they think is supposed to cleanup their mess?
This is also seen in all PWD works. Seems like a culture.

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Co-incidental, I was thinking the same yesterday & today.

And was thinking along these lines.

1) Maybe, because most of those in semi-skilled technical jobs in our country are doing it just for the money and not because they love their job.

2) Or Maybe, they feel they are not getting paid enough, even after charging 1.5k for a day’s technical work for plumbing, electrician, masonry etc.

3) Or maybe, their work principle is, finish the job, take the money, and rush to buy their evening pint, asap.

4) Or maybe, the house itself is maintained in a bad state, the contract worker does not feel like they have contributed any further to the mess that’s already around them.

5) Or maybe, they come from a social background where cleanliness or tidiness is not the norm.

6) Or maybe, in India we have a habit where, all the people of the household stand around watching the technician and supervising his work. this possibly pisses them off and so they shove the leftover trash from the work for their supervisors to clean up.

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You get what you pay for .

Indians are addicted to cheap prices and awesome deals/discounts , thats why they don’t get premium services .

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saymyname78 wrote:

You get what you pay for .

Indians are addicted to cheap prices and awesome deals/discounts , thats why they don’t get premium services .

Aap kaunse country se ho saab?

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I have noticed very few technicians who does a clean job. There came a technician to install TV in my friend’s home. He was professional right from his dressing. He marked the drilling points like how an engineer do, drilled, cleaned the mess, hung the TV. Not a single blotch anywhere. This is about 2-3 years back.

Slightly out of context, I also noticed some drilling machines in US come with dust collector beneath (and some with a small vacuum pump fitted). I can go on in different lenghts.

But the point is it is mostly a norm/practice to leave the mess as is in India. And if they do clean, it will be another mess.

PS: I do all the plumbing/electricity work all my self. The engineer in me doesn’t like the outside technicians’ callousness.

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teriab33 wrote:

Co-incidental, I was thinking the same yesterday & today.

And was thinking along these lines.

1) Maybe, because most of those in semi-skilled technical jobs in our country are doing it just for the money and not because they love their job.

2) Or Maybe, they feel they are not getting paid enough, even after charging 1.5k for a day’s technical work for plumbing, electrician, masonry etc.

3) Or maybe, their work principle is, finish the job, take the money, and rush to buy their evening pint, asap.

4) Or maybe, the house itself is maintained in a bad state, the contract worker does not feel like they have contributed any further to the mess that’s already around them.

5) Or maybe, they come from a social background where cleanliness or tidiness is not the norm.

6) Or maybe, in India we have a habit where, all the people of the household stand around watching the technician and supervising his work. this possibly pisses them off and so they shove the leftover trash from the work for their supervisors to clean up.

How about all of them above , option ?

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saymyname78 wrote:

You get what you pay for .

Even the ones that charges 1.5k for a day, plumbers, electricians does the same. And 1.5k is not cheap in today’s terms.

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andromeda wrote:

I have noticed very few technicians who does a clean job. There came a technician to install TV in my friend’s home. He was professional right from his dressing. He marked the drilling points like how an engineer do, drilled, cleaned the mess, hung the TV. Not a single blotch anywhere. This is about 2-3 years back.

Slightly out of context, I also noticed some drilling machines in US come with dust collector beneath (and some with a small vacuum pump fitted). I can go on in different lenghts.

But the point is it is mostly a norm/practice to leave the mess as is in India. And if they do clean, it will be another mess.

PS: I do all the plumbing/electricity work all my self. The engineer in me doesn’t like the outside technicians’ callousness.

How old was this technician team you mentioned, wanted to see it the attitude changes with the new generation workers.

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The installation person feels that they are doing you a favor by installing your appliances…

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teriab33 wrote:

How old was this technician team you mentioned, wanted to see it the attitude changes with the new generation workers.

There is only one guy. He looked in his mid 30’s. He may be with engineering background or passionate about his job.

But yes the new gen is altogether a different thing. They could be thinking that everyone is dependent on them. They even don’t listen/pay attention to suggestions/improvements. I usually have tough time dealing with them over phone when I assist my relatives. Same goes with sales folks in outlets.

There is one such guy after getting grilled over phone for an air conditioner purchase, asked my aunt, what does your son do.

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India is a develoPING country…PING is gonna last forever…

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saymyname78 wrote:

You get what you pay for .

Indians are addicted to cheap prices and awesome deals/discounts , thats why they don’t get premium services .

This is exactly the stereotype here.
“Bathing” is washing plus wiping oneself dry. People have made the culture of wiping part to be a premium service.

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You forgot to mention that if they drill they dont bother covering like the bed or table or anything around and the dust gets into everything.
I noticed in the US they will collect all the garbage and put it neatly in a bag and leave it in a corner for you to dispose and this includes all the plastic ties an cutouts and such extras that are discarded..

I am happy if they dont spit inside the house or take a leak in the corner.. Which I wont be surprised if no one else is around.. Enough notes about people find chewed pan inside bottles and mugs etc..

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alienteck wrote:

You forgot to mention that if they drill they dont bother covering like the bed or table or anythign around and the dust gets into everything.
I noticed in the US they will collect all the garbage and put it neatly in a bag and leave it in a covrner for you to dispose and this includes all the plastic ties an cutouts and such extras that are dicarded..

I am happy if they dont spit inside the house or take a leak in the corner.. Which I wont be surprised if no one else is around.. Enough notes about peopel find chewed pan inside bottles and mugs etc..

After reading the last line, the bigbasket delivery boy saga(peeing inside elevator) struck me

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andromeda wrote:

I have noticed very few technicians who does a clean job. There came a technician to install TV in my friend’s home. He was professional right from his dressing. He marked the drilling points like how an engineer do, drilled, cleaned the mess, hung the TV. Not a single blotch anywhere. This is about 2-3 years back.

Slightly out of context, I also noticed some drilling machines in US come with dust collector beneath (and some with a small vacuum pump fitted). I can go on in different lenghts.

But the point is it is mostly a norm/practice to leave the mess as is in India. And if they do clean, it will be another mess.

PS: I do all the plumbing/electricity work all my self. The engineer in me doesn’t like the outside technicians’ callousness.

Given a choice I would do all installations myself. But most of these companies void warranty if installation is carried out by oneself citing reason that it has to be carried out by a “trained professional”. Well most of these are simple and not rocket science. Their point of view is also correct. I have seen degree engineers who do not know the direction in which a screw generally unscrews, clockwise or anticlockwise. This is unlike the developed countries where people are DIYers. There are reasons though why it like this here…..I digressed

During my TV bracket installation, for which I argued at length with the company that I would do it myself and they wouldn’t listen, so these fellows came, drilled holes with the most blunt drill bit on the planet, had no spirit level in their tool kit. Obviously the stand was not perfectly horizontal. Luckily the stand had the kind of holes to adjust the angle. It was heart wrenching to watch them work on my stuff. After their shitty work they started to walk away as usual. At this moment I couldn’t hold myself and asked them aren’t you supposed to cleanup? They said oh.. where is the broom?. I gave the broom and they started to sweep. The way they started on this favor of theirs created more mess….I had to say.. leave it sir, I will do it.

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ontherocks wrote:

Given a choice I would do all installations myself. But most of these companies void warranty if installation is carried out by oneself citing reason that it has to be carried out by a “trained professional”. Well most of these are simple and not rocket science. Their point of view is also correct. I have seen degree engineers who do not know the direction in which a screw generally unscrews, clockwise or anticlockwise. This is unlike the developed countries where people are DIYers. There are reasons though why it like this here…..I digressed

During my TV bracket installation, for which I argued at length with the company that I would do it myself and they wouldn’t listen, so these fellows came, drilled a hole with the most blunt drill bit on the planet, had no spirit level in their tool kit. Obviously the stand was not perfectly horizontal. Luckily the stand had the kind of holes to adjust the angle. It was heart wrenching to watch them work on my stuff. After their shitty work they started to walk away as usual. At this moment I couldn’t hold myself and asked them aren’t you supposed to cleanup? They said oh.. where is the broom?. I gave the broom and they started to sweep. The way they started on this favor of theirs created more mess….I had to say.. leave it sir, I will do it.

For this reason, I usually go with standard installation (bare minimum) like TV on its legs. Any customisation/complication, I’ll handle it myself.

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On 5. they come from a social background where cleanliness or tidiness is not the norm.

There has to be a subliminal “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” thing.
Else there is no explanation for the same members, rich or poor, of our society who litter the EMU while traveling between New Delhi and Anand Vihar acting like upstanding socially responsible citizens when in the Metro.

PS: Just to make sure, in no way I am suggesting that your house is a filthy place. smile

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DimeDime wrote:

On 5. they come from a social background where cleanliness or tidiness is not the norm.

There has to be a subliminal “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” thing.
Else there is no explanation for the same members, rich or poor, of our society who litter the EMU while traveling between New Delhi and Anand Vihar acting like upstanding socially responsible citizens when in the Metro.

PS: Just to make sure, in no way I am suggesting that your house is a filthy place. smile

Not so correct bro. They do stay clean if it comes to their place. The definition of clean may change, but definitely not filthy.

IMO, it’s just the way they are wired/habituated to leave the mess behind

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My idea is complain complain and complain till the norma get change, make sure to fallow up and raise it to higher level maybe someone will heed and tell them todo their job properly

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demerius2020 wrote:

My idea is complain complain and complain till the norma get change, make sure to fallow up and raise it to higher level maybe someone will heed and tell them todo their job properly

Or just clean the mess . 🐒🐒🐒

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Or just clean the mess . 🐒🐒🐒

Or dont let them begun work untill they agree to clear the mess after , talk to their manager beforehand

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demerius2020 wrote:

Or dont let them begun work untill they agree to clear the mess after , talk to their manager beforehand

Bhai whatever works well for you. 😂😂😂

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Aur bhi kaam rehta hai OP bhai.. wink if you don’t like this culture or don’t want to pay premium (who can cook food for you in return.. after cleaning up the mess grin), feel free to leave this country.

#NewNorm sunglasses

@bikidas2060 Bhai, gareeb bechaaron ke liye kuch do sabd.. stuck_out_tongue

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What? Where do you live? Which country? Is it some posh area within a posh area guarded by wonder woman or something? One in this shithole is lucky if a installation man installs something which doesn’t require us to look for another installation man followed by another and it continues….

One must know where his feet are!

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