With all this extra time, I'm free to search for and contact the solicitors. There's a directory that has all the firms so it's not that challenging. You just have to Google each firm's name and then look for their contact email on their website. Then I fire off a standard email and BCC everybody on the list.
I do 20 a day when I'm not working. That's not actually much but I'm trying to do it gradually. I don't want to be swamped with work. So I'm starting in Glasgow and gradually working outwards until eventually I'll be messaging people in Wick. But there's ####ing....loads...I don't know how many. Thousands, certainly. Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Well, no, I suppose there can't be hundreds of thousands. How many people even live in Scotland? Five million. Yeah. Probably tens of thousands, though. So it will be years before I get through them all.
I've messaged about 60 so far. Already got a job. How easy is that? That's £300 in my pocket. Even if they cancel, it's £170. This was a guy who I worked with before, though. I remembered the name. I did some ridiculous case of his and he was a pleasant guy. Appreciative of me doing the work. Good that I can work directly, though. Get the top rate of pay.
Also got a message from the scumbag firm representing this scumbag lettings agent in my case. I sent this email to what I guess is a different trading name for his firm. That's always questionable. So he emails saying that he'll keep my details on file for future work. Then he says he spoke to his client and is willing to settle the case for £800. I declined the offer.
Interesting that I send that email which contains my CV showing that I have ten years of court experience and the next day, I get a settlement offer. Of course, the offer is absurd. That guy is plainly only owed £100. That's before we even get to my counterclaim which potentially could be thousands but even at the low end is about £250.
So yeah. Nice try. I'm going to court and going to expose this lunatic lettings agent and his scumbag solicitor for what they are. It's not like I work every day anyway. I don't mind going to court. And he's the idiot paying all the court fees because he brought this ridiculous claim.
It's going to be discharged the first day anyway due to lack of court time. They always overbook, especially at this court. Then it will probably get discharged again because a case for £100 is hardly a priority. Then maybe it will be heard the third time. So that's three times these subhumans will have to come to court. And then they'll lose the case. I mean, the most they can possibly win is £100. It's absurd.
But yeah, let's look at the maximum amount of money I could be making with these jobs. £300/day is if I work 7 hours. That's generally the most you can work because court is from 10.00 to 4.00. Sometimes it goes a few minutes past 4.00 so that counts as the seventh hour.
So £300 day...times 5 days...£1500. Times 4 weeks in a month...£6000. That's not nearly as much as I thought. How did I get £10,000 for that invoice? Transcripts really must make a difference. If I recall, I worked about 12 days in that month. Had about five transcripts, though. So yeah, that's quite a bit more than usual.
Still...£6000/month. Even £4000 would be great. Working flat out for the companies, I get about £2000. Maybe less. So anything's an improvement, really.
Oh. Went to KFC today. There's three queues for two tills. How ridiculous is this? After five minutes of watching people in the other two queues move up and my queue not move at all, I took my custom elsewhere.
That's how it always seems to be in these fast food places. How many fights must break out over this? How many customers are they losing? Just put ropes around in a snake-like pattern and the person in the front of the queue goes to the first available till. It works for the train station and the post office. Why make it a mob of people fighting to get their order in?
Let me see if I can find contact details for that KFC. Well, sort of. You go to the KFC website and then you can choose what branch you want to contact and fill out a webform.
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