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  1. #14
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    Was at my current job for two months and working on a roof two stories up with another guy downtown, college town, lots of hot women walking around. Whenever one of us had to run down to the van for something we would usually shout to/from the roof at each other for something, work related of course. After the job was finished we called our dispatcher for next job and she sounded pissy as she told us where we were going next and bye the way, to stop shouting a women from the roof top, people were calling and complaining. I got all pissed, because we weren't, olny yelling to each other from the roof about work related things. And only being on the job two months and still in 90 day probation period, I didn't need this. I was telling the guy I was with, "wait 'till I get back to the shop, this is bullsh*t!" going on and on about it. Turns out dispatcher was just busting on us and I sucked myself right in to it. I had a sense of humor about. I love a good practical joke, no matter what end of it I am on, but it needs to be good. I hate lame ones and people who can pull them but then get bent out of shape when someone else gets them.
    Always give your best effort, be honest, and let the chips fall where they may.

  2. #15
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    jokes

    I would have been unhappy as well. This kind of stuff is foolish and immature. I need men working for me not boys. I do not have any of that in my company and will not tolerate foolishness. I would fire the one who did this and one else involved.

  3. #16
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    All the hardballs - lighten up! If the salesman had a little class he would have spoke to the GM about it and suspecting the techs (would like to know his reason(s) why) he could have had a private chat with the SM rather than bustin down the door and breaking in on the techs and SM during a meeting. I`m positive that he didn`t win any hearts (or minds) among the service personnel. Next time this guy wants or needs something from them I`m sure they`ll do it with real love in their hearts.
    I`m not in line with outright firing people for this either. If it`s such a big deal a warning is given and heads role second time around . As far as the guy removing his tire and putting it back on without properly tightening down the lugs...well i guess that just one them there steamin, fumin Yosemite Sam moments! The guy should have made sure his lugs are on proper after he took him off - nevermind blaming other people that he can`t pin for it. Hope his life insurance is current.

    [Edited by moonman1 on 06-13-2004 at 12:15 PM]
    If a day went by without a problem - there'ld be a problem.

  4. #17
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    no time for that kind of thing, plus i would never want to do any thing that might hurt someone, id never beable

    to forgive myself but i do like play jokes on people when not at work

  5. #18
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    What a bunch of cry babies. If you can't have a little fun at work ( cause your there more than at your own home most of the time)then why be there. You gotta loosen up.
    Not what it use to be

  6. #19
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    Sometimes a practical joke can be dangerous.I worked at a meat packing plant years ago.I loaded front & hind quarters in truck trailers. The beef were hanging on meat hooks on a overhead track.We unhook the beef & the hook goes to the end of the rail wear we took them of the track.One of the guys brought in a fake rattlesnake & hung it over the hook
    I reached up to grab the hook & i came unglued seeing that snake.
    The guy laughed untile i picked him up & hung him on the hook. It took many stiches to close up his back.

  7. #20
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    Looks like there are several people on these boards who I wouldn't want to work for. What must the morale be at work if fun isn't allowed? While I agree that there is a line at physical harm and permanant damage to property, harmless jokes shouldn't be "outlawed."

  8. #21
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    Originally posted by mccool


    Good run on the Cwiz bassman! I was on top on Thurs. but crashed on Fri. and Sat. looks like Carnaks a lock for 1st probaly shared win though. Much like the Canadian election's going to go



    [Edited by mccool on 06-13-2004 at 03:24 AM]
    I really hate that game but I can't stop playing it. Two years of trying and have never won. I was on a roll this week and then got skunked for Sunday. Just one would have given me at least a tie for 1st.

    As far a pratical jokes go, I just don't have the time or the inclination for it. However I don't see a problem with a harmless bit of humor in the work place. This guy could have handled himself much better than he did. False accusations do not set well with me. Nor does disrupting a service meeting to act like an ass.
    Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut.

  9. #22
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    Originally posted by bigbird
    The guy laughed untile i picked him up & hung him on the hook. It took many stiches to close up his back.
    I'm sooooo sorrry about the Wop statement Mr.Bird Sir.Can I polish your boots or anything sir?

  10. #23
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    Unhappy

    practical jokes can be really funny but you gotta make sure the recipient won't be offended or injured, etc. I love a good practical joke but i'm a slightly more careful these days. about 24 yrs ago, I was in A school in the Navy. After school one day, I pulled the chair out from behind one of my classmates just before he sat down and he never knew it, split the back of his head wide open to the tune of several stitches !!! I felt awful about it. He forgave me and I didn't get in trouble as they lied about it to cover me but I still felt so terrible.

  11. #24
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    MATTM,you can call me anything you want as i have mellowed out in my old age .I won`t even send you a dead chicken.

  12. #25
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    I had an employee.

    we started doing "pranks" to each other. Wiring cars horn to blinker, etc.... One day we were getting loaded at a local bar. I left first and tied about 10 beer cans on a long piece of fishing line and tied it to his bumper, threw um under his car, and walked home. He didn't notice the cans till the next day in front of his house. He was so mad that I almost (could have) got him a DUI that he quit working for me and has never been to a bar since!
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

  13. #26
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    Re: I had an employee.

    Originally posted by spotts
    He was so mad that I almost (could have) got him a DUI that he quit working for me and has never been to a bar since!
    You may have just saved that mans life. Now see a practical joke can have a good side.

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