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  1. #27236
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky05 View Post
    Dough, you remind me of a story I once heard, A wife comes home and finds her husband looking over some papers with tears in his eyes, she asked him what was wrong and he tells her that he had taken an test along with the other workers in his company to see if he was suited to be in the field he was in. The test had come back that he should look for another job.
    His wife hugs him and says that everything will be Ok, to which he replies, Honey you do not understand, I own the Business.
    Man oh man....is that appropriate......My Dad's 'be a man and get er dun' DOES NOT work on the youth of today.....they quit in disgust after they blast me........"you work too much and don't have any personal life"......I try to remind them that one can do without most of the personal life but you CAN'T do without most of the work life.....
    I might be wrong though......become an NDPer (northern democrat) and let someone else do the heavy lifting.....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    hows the job search going
    'Mornin' Didn't/won't get around to dropping off any resumes this week.. Couldn't take the time off work (already a slim pay week). Still got about 15 or so shops to visit in a 20mi radius. It will amount to about 40 shops that will know that I bothered to take my time and make a personal visit, when things get busy for them (instead of just having my name on the union list or maybe faxing/emailing). Considering that the 1st year intake for this year was less than 15 candidates for the entire metro area, the chances are pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Man oh man....is that appropriate......My Dad's 'be a man and get er dun' DOES NOT work on the youth of today.....they quit in disgust after they blast me........"you work too much and don't have any personal life"......I try to remind them that one can do without most of the personal life but you CAN'T do without most of the work life.....
    I might be wrong though......become an NDPer (northern democrat) and let someone else do the heavy lifting.....
    OK don't get me started on this issues.
    Guys taking 12 hours to do a 6 to 8 hour job, milking it. GET OFF THE PHONE OR I-PAD AND unless it is related to work. If your waiting then, clean your van, check the fluids, do and recheck your paper work. If you want to be on the phone or I pad then be checking with your next or next few customer(s). Make some call on parts and Pricing you need or might need call and try to generate sells .......... If the Job is bid for 40 hours and you know you can do it in 20 then DON"T milk it. If your milking it or just being lazy all or most of the time them your stealing. If it was your company would you be OK with your guys doing this to you???? If you want me to work hard pay me more, Why you just said you have no work ethic.

    OK I'm done.
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    Yes I having fall, fuzzy brain day and gumpy.

    I pushed and tried do 8 hour of good work, I had trouble before with folks who never want to give it their best. I'd love to have ability again.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    afternoon all
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    OK don't get me started on this issues.
    Guys taking 12 hours to do a 6 to 8 hour job, milking it. GET OFF THE PHONE OR I-PAD AND unless it is related to work. If your waiting then, clean your van, check the fluids, do and recheck your paper work. If you want to be on the phone or I pad then be checking with your next or next few customer(s). Make some call on parts and Pricing you need or might need call and try to generate sells .......... If the Job is bid for 40 hours and you know you can do it in 20 then DON"T milk it. If your milking it or just being lazy all or most of the time them your stealing. If it was your company would you be OK with your guys doing this to you???? If you want me to work hard pay me more, Why you just said you have no work ethic.

    OK I'm done.
    I agree with you Bret.......and AFTER the jobs come in on time/below time, I buy Hawaiian trips, Disneyland trips, bonuses etc BUT ...... if you said what you just did face to face, they'd all quit......speaking from personal experience. On the other hand after they go home early, book off on the clock for Drs., dentists, lawyer, accountant meetings......not even to mention the incessant texting, emailing and phoning 'momma'.....I had one go on for two days about how he was 'ripped off' for $3.00 from his car dealer/service tech for filling up the windshield antifreeze and charging him the $3.00 when it was in for it's scheduled service when he could have done if for less than $1.50!!!!!!
    Now I gotta get back to work before Brenda slaps me around.........come to think of it......that might be kinda fun...
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    OK don't get me started on this issues.
    Guys taking 12 hours to do a 6 to 8 hour job, milking it. GET OFF THE PHONE OR I-PAD AND unless it is related to work. If your waiting then, clean your van, check the fluids, do and recheck your paper work. If you want to be on the phone or I pad then be checking with your next or next few customer(s). Make some call on parts and Pricing you need or might need call and try to generate sells .......... If the Job is bid for 40 hours and you know you can do it in 20 then DON"T milk it. If your milking it or just being lazy all or most of the time them your stealing. If it was your company would you be OK with your guys doing this to you???? If you want me to work hard pay me more, Why you just said you have no work ethic.

    OK I'm done.
    I agree, Bret.

    Of course, there are some bosses that inadvertently TRAIN their guys to milk a job, when they assign a job that could be done in four hours by any reasonable tech, and then they assign it to a tech as his full day's work. I'm a guy that likes to fly though the day on afterburners, getting 10 hours work done in 8, but there has to be that work being assigned. For example, I was assigned NOTHING today, which is why I may have to move out to KC and work with Frank. He works for a great Co and has a great boss, and I've talked to that boss on the phone. Right now, I'm assembling recommendations from some clients for him. So, I do agree with being irritated when guys "dog" a job, especially when I have to take up their slack!!

    By the way, if this is a fuzzy brain day, let me tell you that it does not show in your post. I had no trouble getting it.

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    'Afternoon Bret and everyone. About to head out and go shootin'.. Some troubleshooting with the optics that I use on the SKS and also showing the facilities to a prospective member. Hoping to have a lane or two open, even though I'm betting it'll be crazy busy today.

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    Took the crew to the "dirt mall" today, our affectionate name for the local Friday flea market.

    Not a bad place to go and "people watch" look for tool bargains and just get out and stretch the legs after winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Took the crew to the "dirt mall" today, our affectionate name for the local Friday flea market.

    Not a bad place to go and "people watch" look for tool bargains and just get out and stretch the legs after winter.
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