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Thread: Missing tools.

  1. #1
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    Angry

    Hey everyone,

    So I am starting a new job. I was injured at the old one, and do to problems and differences I am leaving, and going to a new place. Here is the thing. When I got hurt the company stated that they are going to keep my tools in the owners office. GREAT RIGHT? WRONG! Apparently if people needed to borrow tools, mine apparently were great for that. Well, my old company does a lot of sub contracting for the company my father works for. So, my father know them pretty well and see's them a lot. HE offers to go pick up my tools. Well, he comes home, and I now need to make a pretty long list of missing tools, or tools misplaced with someone elses junk. Do they not think that I am going to miss my Fluke multimeter? Hello, it was only a week old too, and now it's gone. My gauge manifold has been replaced with someone elses broken ass manifold. My list of missing items, comes to a value over a few hundred dollars. Amongst these things other misc items missing, or replaced. Does someone think by placing a 30 year old pair of wire strippers, is a good trade for a newer pair of klein ones? The company will help buy you tools, why not just pick them up from the supply house? Among these things other little things are missing or replaced with crap. People say it's not good to burn bridges, but this is just one more problem to the cause.


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    do what you got to to get your tools back, i would, you can work without them and i sure as hell wouldnt

    want someone else's crap instead of my own tools, thats why
    i spend the little extra, so i can have tools i like

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    Man, that's outrageous!! Messin with a man's tools is serious business. It's his livelihood. I'd really be on their butts about it.



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    This is one of those times where I think the owner of the company if he can not find my list of missing tools he will just give me the money for the tools. My father has been giving his company business for years, and he told my father that he is keeping my tools in his office, so nothing happens to them. I think this is one of those cases where you have to take care of your client. My gauge manifold(I mean whoevers they are) came equipped with a 35 pound charge.

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    That would make me want to go get my other tool with the 15 shot magazine. just kiddin'

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    There are no bridges being burned if the owner is not demonstrating respect for his own word. He stated in simple English that he would protect your tools, in his office, personally!
    He knew in advance that people would, could, take your personal tools from his company.

    So he is culpable. he is the owner. He is the man in charge.
    he is the one whom you should go to for your list of missing tools. And maybe your Dad should accompany you.

    There are no bridges to burn. Your old emplyer has already undermined his own words by allowing his employees to take over his office and remove your tools.
    He should have done something looong before now!


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    Stuff a hunk of really stinky cheese up under the bosses car seat. On those hot days boy look out!
    "Politicians are the lowest form of life on Earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician"

    - General George S. Patton

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    Originally posted by coolwhip
    Stuff a hunk of really stinky cheese up under the bosses car seat. On those hot days boy look out!
    If I did that the Chevy God would never let me own a 'vette for desecrating a peice of heaven. HAHA! You get me access to his car, and not only will I put a big stink block of cheese in, I'll reem the cheese out a bit, and crap in the middle of the block. Then put it under the bosses seat.

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    IMO-If the owner said he would watch them and he let others take the tools he is responsible, If they were taken without his consent then that is "THEFT" and I would tell the owner that is the way you are going to handle it.

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    I will know by Friday afternoon what the case is. Hopefully he makes right of the wrong. Either by obtaining what I lost, or paying for the cost of the tools.

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    READ THE 9MM THREAD A FEW TIMES ...STAY UP ALL NIGHT WATCHING RAMBO MOVIES AND GO IN THERE TOMORROW LOCKED AND LOADED... GET YOUR STUFF BACK AND IF YOU DON'T JUS GOES TO SHOW THEIR LIVES WEREN'T EVEN WORTH A FEW HUNDRED BUCKS TO THEMSELVES ANYWAY. DON'T WORRY ABOUT COLLATERAL DAMAGE EITHER THE SECRETARY WAS PROBABLY DIDDLING THE BOSS ANYWAY!!!!!
    thehumid1-------I live in NJ, a state where it's free to come in but you have to pay to leave!

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    Well??????
    R2B4BTU

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    Call the police department and make a theft report. Make sure they know you will prosecute the people that "barrowed" your tools.

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