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yesterday we finished up all of the demolition on the job and now all of a sudden "i don't got anything for you". thats great, getting my final pay tomorrow. he's going to get an earful considering he told me this job would last threw the winter at least. if i did something wrong or didnt work hard enough shame on me however he's said i've been doing good so i can only assume he bs'd me when he was gonna have me work threw the winter. i'm gonna get the full story tomorrow, if he truely says he just doesnt need me and it's of no fault of my own then i'm going to be one pissed off guy. i have a mortgage to pay and bills just like everyone else.:censored::censored::censored:
 

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That's construction.
However, if he only had a few weeks and told you otherwise,thats a scumbag.
 

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Yep, thats construction. I went through that scenario a few times in the 80's. After being on the other side of the fence. I'm allways straight with my guys on how much work I have.

Unfortunately there's a lot of scumbags that are.........well scumbags.
I'd rather be straight out. Burning bridges works both ways.
 

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That's construction.
However, if he only had a few weeks and told you otherwise,thats a scumbag.
when i met with him in september he had told me the job would last threw the winter. as i said, if i screwed up, shame on me, but i have been asking him and he's seem quite reluctant to give me any kind of feedback. hmm, possibly because he knew he'd be firing me once the demo was done? not to get all soft but i'm doing my best in this world that seems to only knock me back down once i start to get ahead. im sick of the same old story again and again. may as well just go get my gun and blow my head off. i know he wasnt happy with me monday as he came to me and the other kid working and said "dont be surprised when i fire you two for moving to slow you're pathetic". it was monday, i hadnt gotten to sleep until 2am due to a family emergency. long story short my mom had a bit of a mental breakdown so i went to her house for a little while. needless to say i hadnt slept very good once i did get home but i still show up to work half alseep. irregardless i stepped it up and started hustling because i was moving slow. he's going to get an earful from me tomorrow :censored::censored:
 

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Sorry about the news. That always stings for awhile. It never gets easier to hear that kind of news.
Sulk tonight, but start beating the bushes first thing in the morning.

It will get greater later!
 

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when i met with him in september he had told me the job would last threw the winter. as i said, if i screwed up, shame on me, but i have been asking him and he's seem quite reluctant to give me any kind of feedback. hmm, possibly because he knew he'd be firing me once the demo was done? not to get all soft but i'm doing my best in this world that seems to only knock me back down once i start to get ahead. im sick of the same old story again and again. may as well just go get my gun and blow my head off. i know he wasnt happy with me monday as he came to me and the other kid working and said "dont be surprised when i fire you two for moving to slow you're pathetic". it was monday, i hadnt gotten to sleep until 2am due to a family emergency. long story short my mom had a bit of a mental breakdown so i went to her house for a little while. needless to say i hadnt slept very good once i did get home but i still show up to work half alseep. irregardless i stepped it up and started hustling because i was moving slow. he's going to get an earful from me tomorrow :censored::censored:
OK, scumbag it is.
 

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when i met with him in september he had told me the job would last threw the winter. as i said, if i screwed up, shame on me, but i have been asking him and he's seem quite reluctant to give me any kind of feedback. hmm, possibly because he knew he'd be firing me once the demo was done? not to get all soft but i'm doing my best in this world that seems to only knock me back down once i start to get ahead. im sick of the same old story again and again. may as well just go get my gun and blow my head off. i know he wasnt happy with me monday as he came to me and the other kid working and said "dont be surprised when i fire you two for moving to slow you're pathetic". it was monday, i hadnt gotten to sleep until 2am due to a family emergency. long story short my mom had a bit of a mental breakdown so i went to her house for a little while. needless to say i hadnt slept very good once i did get home but i still show up to work half alseep. irregardless i stepped it up and started hustling because i was moving slow. he's going to get an earful from me tomorrow :censored::censored:
Now that you have vented, calm down and think it through. If there is the slightest chance you may need him for anything in the future, let it go.

Gosh I hope you are eligible for unemployment.:eek:

Yes it was wrong of him to exaggerate about the quanity of work, but, it won't help anything to tell him off.:no:
 

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For whatever its worth, I feel for ya man. Try to keep your cool and talk to him calmy tomorrow. Explain the situation about your mom. regardless of what happens, take care of momma. You will have other jobs, but sounds like mom could use your help now.
 

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Sorry about the news. That always stings for awhile. It never gets easier to hear that kind of news.
Sulk tonight, but start beating the bushes first thing in the morning.

It will get greater later!
as much as i want to just say screw it, let the house go, let my bills pile up and take my gun and shoot myself, i know i cant. but this last year and a half have been pushing me. last year when i bought my house i got laid off the next day, then lost one of my best friends in afghanastan, broke my collar bone in 3 places, and had my heart broken. got a new job last spring, then he ran out of work. now this. its my entire life. but whatever, i keep going forward. its getting old and each blow like this it feels like i'm being pulled down even further then i had started with.

i guess the only good thing right now is my old boss didnt ever fire me. we are still on very good terms, he wants to hire me back once a few jobs he has lined up start.
 

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Now that you have vented, calm down and think it through. If there is the slightest chance you may need him for anything in the future, let it go.

Gosh I hope you are eligible for unemployment.:eek:

Yes it was wrong of him to exaggerate about the quanity of work, but, it won't help anything to tell him off.:no:
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When he hired you he may have indeed had plenty of work, but it dried up, that happens to me all the time. I would advise against giving him a ration of 5h1t, it's always best to be gracious and diplomatic, no matter how you feel inside.

Good Luck.
 

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If you're not one that can take the feasts and famines, construction is not for you. What's the sense in chewing the guy out? What's it going to change? Time that could have been spent pursing something else will have been wasted.
 

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You will probably find out that the boss has to hire one of his relatives (an inlaw?) & he is just looking for an excuse to drop you. Everyone knows when they are doing a good job or not. One bad day is never a make or break, unless your boss is an idiot. Good luck.
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yesterday we finished up all of the demolition on the job and now all of a sudden "i don't got anything for you". thats great, getting my final pay tomorrow. he's going to get an earful considering he told me this job would last threw the winter at least. if i did something wrong or didnt work hard enough shame on me however he's said i've been doing good so i can only assume he bs'd me when he was gonna have me work threw the winter. i'm gonna get the full story tomorrow, if he truely says he just doesnt need me and it's of no fault of my own then i'm going to be one pissed off guy. i have a mortgage to pay and bills just like everyone else.:censored::censored::censored:
 

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nope, he paid me cash. i've still been able to collect from the last job i had that was on the books. its running out in the next month i think. to be completely honest i was probably going to quit once the last guy i worked for picked up again. this dude is a prick and has a serious attitude problem. i have no future plans of ever speaking to him again or working for him. he's gonna know just how i feel tomorrow and i cant wait.
You are probably good on the unemployment for awhile. Our congress and president have increased it twice this year.:eek:
 

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yesterday we finished up all of the demolition on the job and now all of a sudden "i don't got anything for you". thats great, getting my final pay tomorrow. he's going to get an earful considering he told me this job would last threw the winter at least. if i did something wrong or didnt work hard enough shame on me however he's said i've been doing good so i can only assume he bs'd me when he was gonna have me work threw the winter. i'm gonna get the full story tomorrow, if he truely says he just doesnt need me and it's of no fault of my own then i'm going to be one pissed off guy. i have a mortgage to pay and bills just like everyone else.:censored::censored::censored:
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If you're not one that can take the feasts and famines, construction is not for you. What's the sense in chewing the guy out? What's it going to change? Time that could have been spent pursing something else will have been wasted.
i can deal with things slowing down. the guy told me he had work threw the winter. nothing i can do about it. im pissed off, and i'd love to break his legs but whatever its not going to fix it. im gonna go get my tools and get my pay and tell him "you told me you had work threw the winter." and leave. my last boss has 4 jobs lined up and i want to go work for him again and he wants to have me back.
 

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he may have had work thru the winter but like zinsco said work can vanish without a trace with no fault of the bosses put yourself in your bosses shoes--as a business owner i get paid first no offense
 

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he may have had work thru the winter but like zinsco said work can vanish without a trace with no fault of the bosses put yourself in your bosses shoes--as a business owner i get paid first no offense
we are only on one job. we demo'd the whole interior, added a 2nd floor dormer, and i guess he's adding front dormers as well. this one job is lasting threw the winter. i can only assume he wanted me there for demolition since he has gotten rid of me now that its all done :censored:
 
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