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Old 11-13-2013, 04:51 PM
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new guys.

ouch.. man I wish they knew

its getting old training the pups.

1 let his hose drag down the street
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:42 PM
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ouch.. man I wish they knew

its getting old training the pups.

1 let his hose drag down the street
Well at least he didn't drive off with it still connected to the house.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:43 AM
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i was wondering if anyone has done or heard of someone doing that.
on a resi, connected to copper, with jack hammer hose, that might do some damage before it breaks off.

and on subject, i hate training new guys. seems i get them up to speed and then they leave for more money.
my 2 key guys have been with me for 2 years. they still green, but pick things up very fast. i'm very thankful to have those 2.

but, i've gone through dozens of duds through the years.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:01 AM
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they can't all be Rotars
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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i was wondering if anyone has done or heard of someone doing that.
on a resi, connected to copper, with jack hammer hose, that might do some damage before it breaks off.

and on subject, i hate training new guys. seems i get them up to speed and then they leave for more money.
my 2 key guys have been with me for 2 years. they still green, but pick things up very fast. i'm very thankful to have those 2.

but, i've gone through dozens of duds through the years.
Man, I feel your pain. I've been through 5 or 6 guys in the last 5 years, spend several months to get them competent enough to send out to do the basic stuff on their own, add the cost of the training and the license and then 2 months later they quit, long before I've recouped my investment in them. It's just a waste of time and money but I can't keep doing this stuff alone. Employees give me ulcers.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:18 PM
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Employees give me ulcers.
Dads who are your boss are worse.....I miss him lots and lots...a great loving father, but a s.o.b. of a boss. Old school mentality vs new school mentality.

I think its the same. If a person could do the work the way many of us operators do, then we would never have any work. It takes a motivated person who wants to make money that can run a business.

Then there's Rotar.....If you ever decided to bite the bullet...i know you will do well for yourself.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:14 PM
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i was wondering if anyone has done or heard of someone doing that.
on a resi, connected to copper, with jack hammer hose, that might do some damage before it breaks off.


My old boss told me a story with his old 250 and his pk lindsay in the bed he was on a very steep hill/driveway.

Ebrake went with the truck on the hill. He saw truck rolling down driveway, while doing the blow out, he ran to the driver door and got his foot on the brake just in time before ripping off the 3/4 hose from the pvb...

My guess is he slugged a few beers after that one..

great story and I always think about him when im backed up on a hill and thinking about chalking the tires with a block...
I usually chuckle to myself, and grab the wheel chalk..
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:33 PM
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My first year on my own I had a job downtown that I had to string hoses across railroad tracks. My boss that trained me did it the same way the year before. Sure enough a train came along and chopped the hose while I was a mile away.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:39 PM
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My first year on my own I had a job downtown that I had to string hoses across railroad tracks. My boss that trained me did it the same way the year before. Sure enough a train came along and chopped the hose while I was a mile away.
ouch!!!!

the other day someone i know filled up a compressor with water
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:51 PM
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ouch!!!!

the other day someone i know filled up a compressor with water
Forget to shut off the pump breaker? BTDT didn't fill the compressor but took forever to blow out.
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