We hired a good one.....put an ad out, he was the first to apply....I couldn't have been easier. He has no HVAC experience but used to work on appliances so he has a good idea about stuff. It has only been 9 days and he has impressed everyone....
AND ok.....what do you do in this situation....our lead installer.....does AWSOME work. He can make a damn furnace look like a work of art and run just as good as it looks. Problem is the short day thing too. Sometimes comes in 9:30 or so, then leaves at 3 or 4:00. Not all the time but a lot. We don't want to lose him but how the hell do you get a guy to change his ways, he hasn't always been like this. I have to say that he does make sure everything is done before he calls it a day though, I appreciate that...It's just annoying to hear him ***** about small checks when he works so many short days. Any ideas?
[Edited by i_got_ideas on 04-23-2004 at 02:15 AM]
There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.
When a man is hired a list of expectations must be reveiwed. Before I hire They are to read our company handbook and deem it acceptable. If not they're not hired. The first day we sit down and go through my expectations, the time we start. how a time card is filled out, breaks,tools required, travel pay etc. I monitor the new hire to make sure our expectations are understood. This does away with the "gee I did'nt know" problem. With an existing situation it is best to address the problems to the entere company in general. This way one person does'nt feel singled out. If this does'nt help then this one person must be singled out in private.
The short day problem. Can tomorrows job be preped and loaded? Sheetmetal fabbed out for jobs in advance. It's challenging to fill in a half hour.
[Edited by tinman on 04-23-2004 at 06:05 AM]
I have my own little world. But it's OK...they know me here.