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Old 10-20-2017, 07:44 PM   #21
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I'd stay far out of the picture. My rule is I don't want employees dropping their baggage at my job site. Let him own his own drama.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:59 PM   #22
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My question first of all is, why did he go home to eat lunch, and not stay at the job-site, eat his pre-packed lunch in a half an hour, and go back to work??? That's what we do!! I guess it is your time and money?? What is your company policy? I guess that was a few questions! OPPS my bad.
Your employees must love you....lol. My guys get a paid 1 hour lunch and they do as they please.

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Your employees must love you....lol. My guys get a paid 1 hour lunch and they do as they please.

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Your employees must love you....lol. My guys get a paid 1 hour lunch and they do as they please.

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Unless customer picks up lunch or something which never really happens my guys haven't stopped for lunch in years and years. They prefer to go home earlier. Both get salary. Work 8-3 most days


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Unless customer picks up lunch or something which never really happens my guys haven't stopped for lunch in years and years. They prefer to go home earlier. Both get salary. Work 8-3 most days


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We work sun up to sun down all year.....makes for some long days. An hour break at 1 really helps keep the mind sharp and energy levels up. Besides, my guys live for overtime. Ha ha

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Wow, love all the rushing to judgement here, but then again, that was asked by the OP:

Per Kansas law....the ACCUSATION, NOT THE CONVICTION....:

21-5413. (a) Battery is:

(1) Knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person; or

(2) knowingly causing physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner;

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I've been put in jams by others meaning to cause me harm that have lied about me, trying to put me in jail, cost me my job, etc.
I've also worked for and with people that have had others do the same thing to them, be it their exes, present girlfriends and/or other contractors.

If a person is a stand up man/woman, I stand up right beside them and say so. If it costs me a little, it's no problem to me as there needs to be more people like me in this world and less hollywood/leftist/tarantino types in the world.
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My employee's lives were never any of my business, until it intruded into mine.
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Really?

In 20+ years in construction, in various trades, I've never taken anything but an unpaid, 30-minute lunch. And I can count on 1 hand the times I left the jobsite.

Never knew it was any different anywhere.



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[QUOTE=Seven-Delta-FortyOne;6414129]Really?

In 20+ years in construction, in various trades, I've never taken anything but an unpaid, 30-minute lunch. And I can count on 1 hand the times I left the jobsite.

Never knew it was any different anywhere.




My guys get 1/2 hr. I pay them for it.
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Really?

In 20+ years in construction, in various trades, I've never taken anything but an unpaid, 30-minute lunch. And I can count on 1 hand the times I left the jobsite.

Never knew it was any different anywhere.



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If I can't afford an extra hour per man per day I bid the job wrong.

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In 20+ years in construction, in various trades, I've never taken anything but an unpaid, 30-minute lunch. And I can count on 1 hand the times I left the jobsite.



Never knew it was any different anywhere.







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I give my guys a choice of taking a 30 minute unpaid lunch or going home early. we usually take lunch and I send somebody out to go pick up lunch for the crew.

Most crews do not send somebody out though they Brown bag it


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All I ever get is a 30 minute, unpaid lunch too. But the way I see it is, if I'm not being paid to be there, how can you tell me I have to stay for it. If I'm working close to home, I'm burning back to have lunch with my girlfriend. Or going to pick myself up food if I've forgotten to pack a lunch. Now I'm not saying that I'll leave site every day, I'm mostly a brown bag guy myself. I'm just saying that if I feel like I want to take my 30 minutes elsewhere, I'm gonna.

Just my $0.02
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:08 PM   #33
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All I ever get is a 30 minute, unpaid lunch too. But the way I see it is, if I'm not being paid to be there, how can you tell me I have to stay for it. If I'm working close to home, I'm burning back to have lunch with my girlfriend. Or going to pick myself up food if I've forgotten to pack a lunch. Now I'm not saying that I'll leave site every day, I'm mostly a brown bag guy myself. I'm just saying that if I feel like I want to take my 30 minutes elsewhere, I'm gonna.



Just my $0.02


I have no problem with my guys leaving for lunch either, actually a lot of times they have to run to the gas station to get cigarettes. I have no problem with it provided they eat their meal in their car so they’re ready to get to work when They get back after the 30 minutes is up. But in this area we are never far from a food joint or gas station


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Calling someone for a character witness is usually during the sentencing phase. In my opinion.
I doubt you will be called for anything.

The real question is what are you going to do when he calls you for bond money? Or, what about when he shows back up for work, after a few days in jail?

It's going to happen. Unless he just assumes he's fired.

As for lunch. For years I ate on the job. Then, for years I skipped lunch. The last 5 years, I almost always leave the job. Nice to get away for 1/2 hour.
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What is this half hour lunch nonsense.

Coming from the corporate world it wasn't uncommon for lunch to be between 1 and 2 hours long and almost always consisted of going out for lunch

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Calling someone for a character witness is usually during the sentencing phase. In my opinion.
I doubt you will be called for anything.

The real question is what are you going to do when he calls you for bond money? Or, what about when he shows back up for work, after a few days in jail?

It's going to happen. Unless he just assumes he's fired.

As for lunch. For years I ate on the job. Then, for years I skipped lunch. The last 5 years, I almost always leave the job. Nice to get away for 1/2 hour.
Well here's the update. I'm going to stay out of this. I appreciate everyone's advice. I've only had employees for a couple years so I'm just getting used to all that comes with it. He also supposedly got out last Thursday night but hasn't showed up since then. I really figured he'd show up for work like nothing happened.

I guess the help wanted ad starts this week!

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This time I would screen out those with a previous criminal record.
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This time I would screen out those with a previous criminal record.
Is that possible in the construction field? Lol

The shortage of good employees is huge here. Very rural area. My best friend is plant manager at the largest manufacturer in our area and they constantly have 10-15 openings they just cannot fill. No one wants to work, or they can't pass a drug test, or they have past felony records..
And then the small operations have to filter through the leftovers.

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I would move.
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I would move.
But I love my little piece of paradise! Population 2500!

I'm considering just keeping my part time guy and working alone most of the time

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