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  1. #27
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    Cool

    He couldn't have been all that bad or he would have said "F-that you A-hole!"

    Every silver lining has a cloud.

  2. #28
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    Originally posted by actnowhvac
    You are a liberal and let this situation go on too long.
    First missed day or early quit without a reasonable explanation, like his own death, is the last. Seriously.

  3. #29

    His name...

    This guys name isn't Andy is it ?
    AllTemp Heating & Cooling

  4. #30
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    Talking Re: His name...

    Originally posted by AllTemp
    This guys name isn't Andy is it ?
    No I think it was Dave Lennox
    "The Bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"

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    Smile

    lol!!!

  6. #32
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    Give a guy a break will ya. Boy your a tough boss.

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    I fired a guy once

    just for telling me something I asked him to do was "impossable"!
    Of course was looking for a reason to ask him to take a walk........

    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

  8. #34
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    So that means your hiring right?

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    Originally posted by Spidy
    So that means your hiring right?



    Not that anyone would want to work for a slavedriver like you!

  10. #36
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    Glad to see you get rid of the dead weight. Next time you go to McDonalds ask him for extra fries These people are not professionals and give our profession a bad name.

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    “Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own." Scott Adams

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
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  11. #37
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    A guy clever as that would make a good foreman. Try promoting him and maybe later bringing him into your family in some compacity.
    Tracers work both ways.

  12. #38
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    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.

  13. #39
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    it's all about expectations

    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.

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