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SCAM ... BEWARE

Looks like difficult economic times bring out the 'drycleaner scammers' again. Some of us would remember back in the 80s the bloke who would buy bowling creams from Vinnies and then claim all sorts of outrageous damage, and $60 per pair compensation at assorted drycleaners. We only realised this at a function when a couple of cleaners were comparing war stories!

Hi Shirley,

I just had a new customers in Willoughby area try to do insurance fraud with us and I thought your readers might be interested. New customer runs up a big bill of $400 and then sent us photos from ebay saying that we have lost these items below. Also a rusted pin damage she said we did. I take insurance fraud very seriously, no doubt she goes around all the dry cleaners in the area looking for cash compensation. 

Kris  








Want To Be Your Own Boss? Sick Of Working For Others? Want More Money?


I have a very rare opportunity for you, and if you know the industry, this does not happen very often. Greener Cleaner is opening a Brand New Drycleaning Store in Sydney and is looking for a business partner (franchisee). I am looking for SomeOne who is highly motivated and wants to run his/her own business and build a future for themselves and their family. 

Full training to run as the Owner of Greener Cleaner dry cleaning store will be provided to the right person who is committed and focused on success. No previous experience needed. Yes, you do not need to be a dry cleaner! This is an A-Grade location built by a well know long running dry cleaning family, so I'm only looking for A-Team players. If you would like to build a Great Business with me, please Apply to Kris on 0430 133 349 or send an email to kris@GreenerCleaner.net.au


TRAINING ALERT!


If anyone in our dry cleaning industry is interested in obtaining recognition and are over 50+ please give us a call as this is one of the few funded initiatives for both the laundry and dry cleaning industry.

Why is the government investing in mature age workers?
Mature age workers bring an enormous amount of knowledge and capability to a workplace. Sometimes their competencies have not been formally recognised through accredited qualifications, and this may lead to career limitations and early retirement. The Australian Government is focused on providing mature age workers with opportunities to continue to develop their skills and knowledge, and to remain in the workforce, progress in their jobs, transition to new roles, help develop younger employees, and contribute further to workforce productivity. 


Kerryn J Rizza Grad Dip Industrial Education & Training TAE CertIV FLM
Head Trainer
LDCT Laundry Dry Cleaning Training
A member of The LDC Group Asia Pacific PTY Limited
PO Box 608
Cardiff NSW 2285
0416052528 Mobile
02 49 588817 BH
02 49 588877 Fax
kerryn@ldct.com.au
www.ldct.com.au 
 

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A drycleaner in Victoria has had a problem with this and is asking the industry whether other instances have occurred.
Please write to Shirley@nationaldrycleaners.com.au if you have anything to comment. Or see our Facebook page.
 
 
I will give You "$1,000 to leave" if you don't like your job after one week at our dry cleaners for whatever reason no questions asked. I am so confident that You will have a greatest future with us that I am making this "No Strings Attached" offer of "$1,000 to Leave our Company" if you are not 100% happy after your first week!

1/ Customer Service Representative - Energetic and friendly counter staff needed.

2/ Dry Cleaner - Minimum 2 to 5 years experience needed.

3/ Presser - Looking for people with Energy & Experience. 

Benefits of being part of the A-Team;
a/ 12 months in house apprenticeship training for all employees
b/ Monthly "Staff Thank You" days
c/ "We Love Our Employees Day" 14 Fed annually, and
d/ much much more....

If this is the place You can see yourself growing and being happy in a family run business, please make contact today by calling Kris on 0430133349 or email kris@drycleaners2U.com.au
 

INTERESTED TO HEAR IF ANY OTHER DRYCLEANERS HAVE BEEN SCAMMED. THIS WAS IN MELBOURNE. SINCE PUBLISHING THIS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ANOTHER CLEANER HAS SAID THEY GOT SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR BY EMAIL THIS MORNING, REGARDING RUGS.

Hi Shirley.

I have been receiving some email lately, that I think are a scam aimed at dry cleaners.
Possibly you can write a story or put on facebook. Might be handy for some dry cleaners out there. They are praying on small dry cleaning businesses, who are eager to do bulk work, and make some good money.

Here are some examples.

Basically they email you, and send you some credit card details and ask you to process payment, then pay the courier driver cash when it is delivered. They will then tell you that the delivery cant happen until payment is made to the driver / courier. They will pay the full amount on credit card, and ask for a smaller amount for the driver. Clearly it is a stolen credit card.

PERSONAL DETAILS:
Sender: Richard Dzuray

CONTACT DETAILS:
Phone: Not provided
Email Address: rdzuray@hotmail.com

COMMENT:
Comment: Good Morning,

How are you doing this morning? my name is Richard Dzuray, I would like to know if you do Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services. I'm relocating from my new house and i would like to know how much is 50 Blankets and 50 Doonas (both are queen size) going to cost no dog urine or stains, so i can have the delivery agent to deliver it to your warehouse. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Regards,
Richard D

Hello,

Thanks for your response, OK the total price sounds good, and i want to do the cleaning arrangement for the Blankets and Doonas and after completing the payment, do you accept credit card and my delivery agent can have the Blankets and Doonas move down to your warehouse for the cleaning ASAP, i wish to do directly in person but due to my ailment i will be attending to my medical treatment. Sorry i never mentioned in my first mail to you that i am a hearing impaired person. Kindly get back to me if you have accept credit card and i can proceed in making payment. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Kindest Regards,

Gasstin.

 

WORK WANTED - MELBOURNE 

Hi there Shirley,

Thanks for your reply and support, I hope that your readers would consider my request for work seriously. 
I have following experience as an worker in a laundry, 
managed clean linen for dryers and linen carts, 
handle machines and organised linen carts and closets, 
maintained laundry equipment and facilities, 
worked with approved procedures and safety regulations, 
as well as distributed clothes to the residents room, 

So for provided quality laundry and housekeeping services. I have worked at following location. "Cabrini Dry Cleaners " in Hawthorne(2 Cato St Hawthorn) and Dandenong.

If you need further details , please contact me at 0420 886 835 if any person need service for dry cleaner or coffee shop please contact me. I have honest, responsible, cheerful and hardworking character. I am looking for positive response from your side!

Neelam Habib
drasadshah1989@gmail.com

 
LAUNDRY MANAGER - DARWIN
We are a private company, with the ability to act fast to achieve success, under new ownership now ready for expansion.
The laundry Manager will initially have the following functions:
(1) Open (most) or shut the operations 5 days out of 7 current working. An early starter best.
(2) self starter washroom (4 manual, 270kg total capacity),: then
(3) Supervise wash /dry/iron/fold employees
(4 ) roster and recruit laundry employees
(5) make operational improvements to our process, as we grow
(6) Assist the take-up of new customers
(7) ensure P+E is operational (in conjunction with contract maintenance) 
The experienced Proprietor is FT (7 days) in the business to assist and respond. 
We are well advanced in an expansion , where the Manager will be involved in last stage planning & implementation of a second, larger, more automated site nearby.(*)
His/her role will then become less hands on, more oversight of a larger workforce, so professional growth is expected and ensured for the successful candidate.
 
(*) Confidential details of new plant to short list candidates.
 
Darwin is a great market for laundries and a great place to live and succeed. Slow and pleasant life pace, but fast (& rich) business growth. The Proprietors will consider  re-location assistance for a "southern" transferee, and can find employment for a spouse if required (but there are PLENTY of non-laundry employment opportunities in Darwin otherwise)

Peter James, Director
NUKLEEN iNT Pty Ltd & Darwin Linen Service
0419 803 758
laundry@nukleennt.com

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EVENTS / Upcoming


DIA Tasmania Seminar     Launceston    May 24/25, 2014

Venue:  Regal Dry Cleaners, 100b Hobart Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 
The annual Seminar in Tasmania will be held in Launceston on May 24/25. The focus of the seminar will be training in wet cleaning and looking at new technologies.   

Workshop Sessions – Saturday May 24 – 2.30 – 5.00 pm

1.    Wet Cleaning –Daniel Hays from Spencer Systems will conduct a complete overview of what is wet cleaning and use hands on demonstrations as to the type of garments that can be wet cleaned and show the advantages of using wet cleaning as part of your service.

2.    Bleaching – Is safety bleach safe? What is a reducing bleach? When should you bleach and when should you spot? Can you bleach silk? These and many more questions will be answered by our guest presenter.

Business Sessions – Sunday May 25 – 9.00am – 12.30pm

1.    DIA Tasmanian Branch Meeting 2.    POS – can provide up to date production and stock information and manage your inventory, plus it is a great
marketing tool. Find out how you can gain benefit from better use of your POS. 3.

2.   Marketing for Drycleaners – Zest Advertising is a Launceston based company and will be developing a marketing
program to be used across Australia. See what is being done and have your input. 4.

3.   Work, Health & Safety – New laws means new compliance issues and the potential for big fines. Hear about a
recent investigation of drycleaners in Tasmania and find out about the results.

SOCIAL EVENTS
 
Dinner – Country Club Tasman Room – Saturday 7pm – 3 course dinner & refreshments

Lunch – Country Club – Sunday 1pm – appreciate the view and food at this popular venue
 

Registration 
Non-Member Price        $300.00
Association Members    $220.00  Partner Registration  $180.00

Registration:  Online, at   www.drycleanersweb.com.au
 

 



The TRLASA Conference this year will be held In Waikerie in the beautiful South Australian Riverland from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August, 2014.

Details to follow.
Textile Rental and Laundry Association SA Inc
saadmin@trlaa.com.au

 


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