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Old 03-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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I wanted to see some opinions on what you guys thought about an experience I had with the last crew I subbed for. We were doing some chinking work on a log cabin addition for a very wealthy customer. The guy who I was subbed out to...who I know personally but have never worked for...was giving tours of this guys house to his friends and former customers. This is the first job he has done for the customer. The house is one of several vacation homes and very nice to say the least but I thought it somewhat inappropriate to just bring in people to someones home and show them around. He is doing the work through the estate manager and hasn't even met the owner for permission to do such a thing.I said something along those lines to another one of the workers but he didn't think any harm was done by giving these "tours". Its not my place to tell this guy how to run his business even though hes an acquaintance ...I just wanted to see if my reaction/thoughts about the situation were warranted.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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I wanted to see some opinions on what you guys thought about an experience I had with the last crew I subbed for. We were doing some chinking work on a log cabin addition for a very wealthy customer.

The guy who I was subbed out to...who I know personally but have never worked for...was giving tours of this guys house to his friends and former customers.

This is the first job he has done for the customer. The house is one of several vacation homes and very nice to say the least but I thought it somewhat inappropriate to just bring in people to someones home and show them around.

He is doing the work through the estate manager and hasn't even met the owner for permission to do such a thing.I said something along those lines to another one of the workers but he didn't think any harm was done by giving these "tours".

Its not my place to tell this guy how to run his business even though hes an acquaintance ...I just wanted to see if my reaction/thoughts about the situation were warranted.
A wee bit easier to read.

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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Much easier to read actually!...thanks for the touch up... I didn't pay attention to the fact I had one giant paragraph.
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It happens.
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So...what were your reactions?
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He sure sounds like a douche. That what you wanted to hear?
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Very inappropriate.
Wealthy people ( most others) value their privacy, security of their homes & the integrity of the people they hire. If the owners get wind of what this guy has done he will likely never work for them again or any of their friends. Wealthy people do have wealthy friends & they do talk. They also have the ability to make your life a living he!!. The Estate Manager will be done also.
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It happens.
Yup. Something you don't want to get caught doing. Problem now days is one never knows who or how anyone is watching.
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see ^. I can never think of the right thing to say. Good job griz.
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Good to see ya postin' griz, I was gettin' a little worried.
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Good to see ya postin' griz, I was gettin' a little worried.
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I would have asked first
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Must be the .50 Hawkens, griz
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Well I had no reaction per-say.

I asked another worker if he felt it was appropriate to just bring in people to show them the fancy place your working on. I felt uncomfortable about it but from the other workers reaction it seemed to me this was something he did frequently.

This was the first time I have worked for him and it just left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Like I said in my OP its not my place to tell him how to run his jobsite but having an outsider on an expensive job without implied permission from the owner or even the estate manager felt very wrong to me.

Whether or not he will get more work there I don't know. I highly doubt the estate manager will even find out it happened but I'm sure if he did there would be an issue. I just wanted to see if my gut feeling was one most would agree with because the other workers on site didn't see an issue with the situation.
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I've seen him at the bar (lone's place).
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Ask those same guys if any sub can show folks around their home anytime.

My wife has no business in a customers home.

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Well I had no reaction per-say.

I asked another worker if he felt it was appropriate to just bring in people to show them the fancy place your working on. I felt uncomfortable about it but from the other workers reaction it seemed to me this was something he did frequently.

This was the first time I have worked for him and it just left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Like I said in my OP its not my place to tell him how to run his jobsite but having an outsider on an expensive job without implied permission from the owner or even the estate manager felt very wrong to me.

Whether or not he will get more work there I don't know. I highly doubt the estate manager will even find out it happened but I'm sure if he did there would be an issue. I just wanted to see if my gut feeling was one most would agree with because the other workers on site didn't see an issue with the situation.

I think most here would agree with your gut feeling, myself included.

Ya seem to have a good attitude, so go here (if it doesn't frost yer balls) and post an intro...

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Griz - you give contractor talk forum members a bad name.
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He did call you an arsehole...guess it's a start.

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