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Old 05-08-2019, 07:21 PM   #61
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:40 PM   #62
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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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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:

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

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

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

Me:
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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You were too nice.
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I tried to fire my wife a few times... but she keeps coming back to work.
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I've fired myself plenty of times. But my boss is dumb enough to hire me back again.


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

Heyyyy.... wait...
Haha - yep, when you work for yourself, you just have to keep turning up even when you wouldn't mind firing yourself!
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I'm firing myself around 10:30 today. I don't know what I'm going to do to deserve it. But I won't forgive myself until Tuesday morning when I'll offer myself a rehire.

I wonder if I'll accept?
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I'm firing myself around 10:30 today. I don't know what I'm going to do to deserve it. But I won't forgive myself until Tuesday morning when I'll offer myself a rehire.

I wonder if I'll accept?
Yup. I was done yesterday at 1 PM.
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Only reason I'm going in is for a good friend. He employed me for 10 years as a sub. He needs use of my molder and want's to get things done over the long weekend. I'm heading up to NY to visit with the kids and need to bring some furniture up with me that's been stored in the shop. Little does he know he's helping me load it into the truck.

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I'm firing myself around 10:30 today. I don't know what I'm going to do to deserve it. But I won't forgive myself until Tuesday morning when I'll offer myself a rehire.

I wonder if I'll accept?
Make sure to hire yourself back at half your regular rate

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I'm firing myself around 10:30 today. I don't know what I'm going to do to deserve it. But I won't forgive myself until Tuesday morning when I'll offer myself a rehire.

I wonder if I'll accept?
Most likely... that guy never seems to learn from his mistakes...

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