A hot chcik in the office is usually a bad idea. makes guy want to go there more often, make up excuses to do so. makes them want to call in more than necessary in an effort to be on her good side, again time waster. dispatcher should be little old lady with false teeth. its not like a bar where you need hot chick bartenders to get constuction guys to come spend money at lunch.
to me, a few things to keep guys happy are...newer vehicle not going to break down or junk up their home, phone that works well, direct deposit if they want it, plenty of hours if they want it, treated fair, paid well, training when needed, working on new tech stuff sometimes to keep them up to date, recognition at end of year or sooner if company is doing well, after all without manpower its hard to make money. a good workforce is part of the profit package.
Very long sad story. Sounds like you let your feelings make the decision for you. Never leave a company because you are pissed off. Greed is a bad modivator. I thought in the union they had to offer an apprenticeship after 6 months?
Originally Posted by akelesis
That's some funny sh&&t!!
Originally Posted by air2spare
I wouldn't mind some training, any training. Maybe they don't think I need it? Yeah, right... They just want me to pay for it. Sorry, boss, I don't have an extra $1800 right now.
But other than that, why leave? The same job, different truck. The devil you know's better than the one you don't. Grass is always greener, blah, blah, blah... I'm out of cliches.
#1 a good reliable work van.
#2 a boss who is understanding and knowledgeable about the work I do.
#3 fair and even distribution of work.
#4 family comes first policy. (meaning if there is a problem at home I can attend to it without persecution or penalty.)
#5 Good day's pay for a good day's work.
There are more but these are the biggies.
Never give up; Never surrender!
Yeah, but you can be a "truck driver" for a looong time.
Originally Posted by jnsrose
Only forgot one thing, flexibility when dealing with family or personal health issues.
Originally Posted by flange
Bad idea. lets just say it got me in trouble at a former employer or two......
Originally Posted by flange
I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!
Thats my point. You offer an exiting employee a substantial raise, you are basically admitting you were hosing them. The employer then burns the bridge. Don't think the other guys won't find out either. And I mean about the offer to stay AND what the guy left to go make. It kinda goes too, to that rule bout not discussing wages among each other. ALL people do it, no matter if their exists a rule or not.
Originally Posted by John Markl
EVERYONE, including the employer, is looking for more money. Let's not be coy about it. You wouldn't get into business, if it wasn't better money. We WORK to make money. We are ALWAYS looking for a better deal. Always.
cliff notes version....she was unhappy that I didnt want to see her anymore, called corporate and made up some stuff to try to get me fired. made the bosses squirm, and of course poo rolled downhill. I heard an earfull, had to apologize for things that didnt happen or risk losing my job. At the time, I actually cared, thinking it was a lifetime job so I ate crowe. blamed me for stealing her access key to the office to try to make it look like I was going to steal stuff after entering on her card after hours.
Everyone knew there were cameras, so it wasnt like I would be that dumb, had my own card. Besides, what was there ot actually steal? controls? fittings? please.
Having not worked in HVAC yet, but having experince in the work world...
#1 is a good, HONEST, and fair boss. Who wants to work for a lying, pri**?
#2 Decent pay. I am not talking about BIG money. Just fair pay, that we both can agree on.
#3 Good people to work with. A pri** co-worker is just as miserable as a pri** boss.
#4 Whatever the company provides (van, tools, phone, whatever), buy QUALITY not junk that makes doing my job harder. Take care of your stuff too. If I tell you it is broke, or about to break, fix it. Don't wait until it breaks on me causing ME to go to alot more effort to fix all the extra (or clean up a mess), even if you are paying me to do it. It makes me look like a fool, as well as you.
#5 I don't ask/beg for raises. I don't come crying over every little thing. Communicate with me. Show your appreciation once in awhile. You can talk to me without needing to be on a high horse. Don't make the job awash with tension that must be cut with a knife. Don't treat me stupid, call me a dumba**, or other assorted nasty names. I wil do the same in kind.
#6 Don't tell me to do something that you refuse to help with. If the task is something that is "beneath" you, I lose respect for you. When I need help, get me help, even if that help is you, the boss. Getting dirt under your fingernails won't kill you, I promise.