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Old 12-20-2011, 07:59 AM   #21
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There can be a whole thread on things you never thought you had to say to someone like stop spitting on the floor and stop bringing your dog to work and don't talk like you're in prison
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:56 AM   #22
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There can be a whole thread on things you never thought you had to say to someone like stop spitting on the floor and stop bringing your dog to work and don't talk like you're in prison
---------- and that the customer doesn't want to hear you discussing at the top of your lungs how you got laid last night, or what your buddy"B-Dawg" said to you the last time the 2 of you where arrested together------

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I feel like printing it out and hanging it in the shitter
We had a list of jobsite rules that we posted on all the jobsites as a reminder to our employees and especially the subs.

Nice post....I just sent a copy to my former boss so he can do an upgrade to the current list.
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I think the "dog at work" thing is really a case by case situation, but a good employee should know or ask when that case may be.

I always bring my 3 year old border collie to the "bigger" renovations we have. He typically just chills around the tools and guards them from people he doesn't know. Barks when strangers come on site so that if we're all inside on the 2nd floor we have an idea of whats going on outside.

Granted I only bring him to certain jobs, he's always tied up and he's well house trained (only does his business in certain spots when I tell him it's okay).

Last job we finished, the HO's went out and got an 8 week old Border Collie X when we were finished because they were so endeared with my guy.
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This will make me sound really old:

"dude, pull up your frickin' pants,"

I hate seeing some guys dirty a$$ underwear, it's as gross as the spitting.
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This will make me sound really old:

"dude, pull up your frickin' pants,"

I hate seeing some guys dirty a$$ underwear, it's as gross as the spitting.
Dude we ain't listen to that music that I have to pull my pants down to fit in
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I didn't start out my career as a contractor, the first 30+ years of employment was in something completely different. So in order to "fit in" and be accepted by my fellow trades folk, I had to learn the following :
1. How to spit with both accuracy and distance
2. Farting loud enough to be heard above the din of tools and machinery
3. Profuse swearing (in various languages and dialects) with clarity and purpose
4. Engage in lengthy conversations about the various dimensions of male and female sex organs
5. Burping on command
6. How to get covered in dust, dirt, oil, roof patch and any other debris within 5 minutes of being on the job site.
7. Squeezing an hour of work into an 8 hour day
8. The benefits of alcohol as a primary food source
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Chaseways, crawl spaces are for plumbing and electrical utilities, soffits are for ventilation - NOT for your trash!

Parking next to the building is for the Boss and for delivery trucks Not your lazy butt!

How you treat my tools is how I will treat you!
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Yeah, the dog thing I know not everyone will agree with. I had one boss who brought his own dog to work with him everyday, so he didn't mind others doing the same. But there was this one kid who had to go babysit his dog every half an hour. He wasn't being paid by me, so I didn't really care that much, but it still kind of pissed me off. So I guess that would be up to your individual boss.

As for the spitting, yes, there was a guy who spit constantly and everywhere, even inside structures we were working on. It was the most disgusting thing I've ever seen. If he had been my employee, I'd have fired him on the spot.

Really good additions to the list, by the way.
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Dude we ain't listen to that music that I have to pull my pants down to fit in
I think that your avatar says it all!

I'd rather have everyone listening to headphones that have to listen to the painters live recording of the Dead show from 1978 recorded form the back row on a walkman.
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I hate when guys do dip on the job... Especially when they just spit it on the floor... And then when your kneeling down your hand or knee goes into it.. yea that pisses me off...
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While I completely agree w/ just about all of it, especially the spitting on the floor (freeking sows!!!), I don't care about the tatoos as long as you don't look like you're on your way to a Motorhead concert. Dress w/ some dignity but I don't care about the tats. I don't have any but a lot of my friends/coworkers do.

After a bit of thought, face n neck tatoos are pretty trashy, not a fan of those. Once you get one of those you pretty much eliminate any opportunities for gainfull employment.

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I didn't start out my career as a contractor, the first 30+ years of employment was in something completely different. So in order to "fit in" and be accepted by my fellow trades folk, I had to learn the following :
1. How to spit with both accuracy and distance
2. Farting loud enough to be heard above the din of tools and machinery
3. Profuse swearing (in various languages and dialects) with clarity and purpose
4. Engage in lengthy conversations about the various dimensions of male and female sex organs
5. Burping on command
6. How to get covered in dust, dirt, oil, roof patch and any other debris within 5 minutes of being on the job site.
7. Squeezing an hour of work into an 8 hour day
8. The benefits of alcohol as a primary food source


While that was very humorous, that is exactly what I am fighting against. There is this idea in this country that those doing the manual labor, the important work, are forever relegated to the realm of 'lowlife'.
When in reality, the farmers, ranchers, builders, metalworkers, and so on, contribute many times more to society than a bunch of college educated paper-pushers.
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I am quite surprised about how many of you have a no dog policy. I stuggle to think of guys around hear who don't have dogs with them. Many of our customers request the boss to bring his dog, a puggle so they can play with her.
I rarely ever go into a lumber yard without seeing at least one dog trotting the aisles.
I do have to agree with the radio though, the guys I work with won't work without it on, LOUD. They will shout something to me, I will turn down the radio to hear & they will actully stop what they are doing, walk across the site & turn it back up. They will then say something to me again & get mad that I hear. Gets me pissed but they are the squekey wheels with the boss so I live with it.
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How you treat my tools is how I will treat you!

Or how you treat the bosses tools is how you feel about him/her....
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I like #10!
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Thanks guys. I'm glad you like it. Hopefully it helps some of the new guys coming into the trade.
I thought you were talking about yourself as a newbie.

Very well said. Can I copy this and hand it out to my employees?
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I thought you were talking about yourself as a newbie.

Very well said. Can I copy this and hand it out to my employees?


Been awhile since I was a newbie.

And, yes, you can.
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and don't borrow tools without asking, and only once. Next day you will have clued in and gone out the night before and purchased your own hammer.

Some years back on a huge McMansion, one of the subs was notorious for 'borrowing" tools, typically hammers, chisels etc.
Well one day I guess it was my turn my hammer was gone! wtf? and yup, our "sub" had it. I flipped out, sorta said things that were not so nice something about touch my $$$$ tools again and I'll ()*($ your ugly %%E#e into next week.
Ok, so now I'm the bad guy! 1/2 hr later here comes the foreman, I figured damn, might as well pack up and go home.
He says did you say that to the sub? i said yup. He says "good" and walks away LOL
In retrospect I think perhaps a firm yet polite conversation would have sufficed.
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