What can I do with this young 2nd year apprentice? I had to work with him 4 days last week. He shows up late and leaves early. He takes the van home just like me. The day starts at 8:00. He shows up around 9:00. We are working for T&M at a Mill. The plant manager has seen me whaiting for him every morning. We have GPS in the vans. Our company must not be reading the reports.
While on the job, he questions every thing I tell him to do. He argues with me on the approach I take to complete the task at hand. I value any input he may have, but I'm the mechanic on the job. Safety is also the #1 priority. The kid won't keep his hard hat and safety glasses on his head. And when fall protection was needed, he said he didn't know if he had any.
Our project in the Mill is not completed, but we are going to the shop in the morning to pick up material. I'd like to at least pull him in front of the safety manager. Let him explain why he refuses to wear his PPE when I tell him too.