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Post your FNG chores list:

1. Search the job site and trailers for the plywood stretcher (we're one sheet short)

2. Pick up all the nails on the site. Straighten out the bent ones, and re-sharpen the heads.


3. ....Other's that you use, or have heard, or you actually - "did".


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FNG does stand for "Fun n' Games", right?
 

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FNG = Flippin new guy. I think
 

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Turn the circ. saw blade backwards and cut a piece of hardibacker to sharpen the blade. Or turn the blade backwards for plywood to blow sawdust to the ground instead of your face.
 

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also one other one is confuse them on the measurements. if they dont know a 2x4 is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 have them get you a 2x4. ask them if they're sure its a 2x4, whatever they answer bust out your tape measure and then yell/say whatever you want "i thought i asked for a 2x4" whatever the case is. funny and they also learn most wood is 1/2" short.
 

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for you guys that are in the office most days, ask the new guy if he wants to be boss one day, if he says yeah, then say good your with me today, you'll do what i do, and have him pick up trash, and play gopher, and all kinds of nasty stuff, then at the end of the day, be out of sight, and have one of the guys say man that's the first time he's been out here in years, usually he has us all clean up at the end of the day not just one guy doing it all day...
 

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Send em to HD for some toe nails.
 
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I sent a guy out for a board stretcher on a job. A couple of days later we where working on a deck and I asked him to get the bow jack out of the trailer. He asked what that was for and I told him for pulling the bow out of the deck board. He told me I wasn't funny and that he wasn't falling for that. The look on his face was priceless when I came back from the trailer with it.

It's also kind of funny the first time you tell a guy to cut crown moulding upside down and backwards. They swear up and down your screwing with them after they've suffered through the usual pranks.
 

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or the notorious 44d hooter clips, and don't let them forget to get bubble water while they are there....
 

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I sent a guy out for a board stretcher on a job. A couple of days later we where working on a deck and I asked him to get the bow jack out of the trailer. He asked what that was for and I told him for pulling the bow out of the deck board. He told me I wasn't funny and that he wasn't falling for that. The look on his face was priceless when I came back from the trailer with it.

It's also kind of funny the first time you tell a guy to cut crown moulding upside down and backwards. They swear up and down your screwing with them after they've suffered through the usual pranks.
hahahahaha.
 

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I was the new guy on a framing crew, side of the mountain Steamboat Springs, CO. The lumber delivery got dropped too close to the edge of the drive, so my job was to relocate it nearer the work.

Well, one of the framers witnessed me struggling down there, came over and snipped the metal bands and laughed while the entire load cascaded off the side.

Same job while handing joists up to the guys, my responsibility was to crown them before the hand-off. Somehow every joist I handed them was wrong and I heard about it; to this day I still doubt and double check the crown on every board I touch. I think those guys scarred me for life.
 

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The sparky wires up a double gang box with about a 3'-4' tail and plug, a 5 gallon bucket has hole punched in lower side towards bottom the end is fished out. The bucket is filled with concrete to the top.

Wired box recepticles pushed down into concrete and flush with top of bucket.

"Portable Power" is BOLDLY written with perm. marker on the side.

It's AMAZING how a whole jobsite can get a rent a drunk/FNG to run back and forth ALL F'N day thinking he's being constructive not realizing it's just a heavy ass extension chord.:laughing:
 
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