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Old 05-08-2019, 07:21 PM   #61
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Think this thread lay dormant for so long because nobody could top the dog/richard comment.

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Old 05-08-2019, 07:40 PM   #62
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Re: Best "You're Fired" Story

My most memorable your fired story was I was hired by a painter
first day he was saying to his wife He's as good as me Naturally I was feeling
good about it .
Next day He started picking on me over things Like drop cloth not pulled tight
Not holding sprayer hose correct . Not walking around him correctly
day three the whole day he kept saying I can't keep you hired , but you can work rest of week
So I did , but it was like a strange feeling to be working each day knowing no future
Yes I did get paid & never saw him again
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:15 PM   #63
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After working the summer for a deck company, I got a call from the principal at the school I worked at.

“I didn’t see you today at the inservice training today. Did you forget? Were you planning on coming?”

“Actually, I’m going to try out working in construction.”

No regrets.

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Old 05-13-2019, 07:25 PM   #64
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Re: Best "You're Fired" Story

Let me preface this by saying I pay very well and everyone who works for me does everything. Meaning we all clean, do the tough stuff, high stuff dirty stuff stc.

I was trying to explain to a younger guy for about a day or so the importance of neatness, accuracy etc. We were framing an addition and I sent him to pick through about 30 roof rafters (we needed 24 if memory serves) He asked where they were, I pointed and said you just have to move the 2 x 10's off of them first. Rafters were 2x8 and there were about 5 or 6 2x 10 leftover from the floor.

All of a sudden I hear lumber being thrown this way and that. I look down off the addition and he has lumber everywhere in the back yard.

Again, nicely I expain to him someone has to clean all that up, sort through it again and most importanly it looks bad if a customer sees this.
The conversation then went like this:

I don't see what the big deal is it will only take a couple of minutes to clean up.

Thats not the point, its lazy, looks bad, and is disrespectful to everything going on around you.

I'm not paid enough to have deal with little crap like this.

Now you're not being paid at all. Get in your truck and go the f**k home. We're done here.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:32 PM   #65
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You were too nice.
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Re: Best "You're Fired" Story

I tried to fire my wife a few times... but she keeps coming back to work.
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Re: Best "You're Fired" Story

I've fired myself plenty of times. But my boss is dumb enough to hire me back again.

Heyyyy.... wait...


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