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Tradespeople up in arms over booming Jack-of-all-trades phenomenon

Czech tradespeople are up in arms over the increasing rivalry that plumbers, painters and electricians are getting from unqualified jacks-of- all trades who make a living by helping out with whatever needs to be done around the house. The “hodinový manžel” - or husband for an hour, as they are called in Czech –has become a new phenomenon in the Czech economy and hundreds of men have turned it into a profitable business.

 
 
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