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Old 06-23-2010, 10:27 AM
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should employee pay for damage?

Should a new employee that just started this season pay for damage they did on the job. So far he has broken a set of walker blades, broke a swing set in half and scratched the grass at a few houses with the walker. The swing set repair is $150 and blades $50 should he pay for them? I told him he was going to have to pay for swing set
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:08 AM
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Nope.

As the boss the ultimate responsibility lies with you.

You failed to train your employee, your employee broke some stuff.

Teach him how to not break stuff, if he continues to do so, fire him for negligence.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:10 AM
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Depends on if you want to abide by the law or not.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:11 AM
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First off LMAO im sorry i had to laugh and yea he should pay for the swing set, the blades maybe not so much because he is getting used to the walker, they can be tricky depending on the operator. But the swing set yea, you have to really work at breaking a swing set in half
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:26 AM
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Nope.

As the boss the ultimate responsibility lies with you.

You failed to train your employee, your employee broke some stuff.

Teach him how to not break stuff, if he continues to do so, fire him for negligence.
Exactly!

On a side note, I would love to hear the story of how he 'broke' the swing set.

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Old 06-23-2010, 11:26 AM
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I have a policy. If you mess something up and dont tell me, its YOUR baby. Had a guy cut a hose in half with the edger. Get a call 2 hours later from customer. Seems he tried to hide it by coiling the hose back up. Whats sad is it was a 125ft commercial grade hose.. So 75.00 out of his check to pay for a new one.

Now if it is a accident ( I dont like that word at ALL) and you tell me and are honest, then I will foot the bill. Something like hit a brick with the mower and bent a blade, fell down a hill and tried to use the weed eater to keep your ballance and bent the shaft, or my best one to date. Was taking limbs out of a giant oak and the rope slipped on the port a wrap causing the limb to come down at to high of a rate of speed. SO the man on the tag line was unable to pull it out of the way and it crushed a wooden play set. 1500.00 later we learned a lesson.

Now on the " accidents" part,, there is NO SUCH THING!!!! EVERY accident is preventable. You may say " But Matt, what about if the mower kicks up a rock and hits a window"? I would have to say " If the mower can find the rock, so can you!"

Bottom line EVERY accident is a result of carelessness. EVERY accident IS preventable.
Things DO NOT just accidentally happen. It takes carelessness and human interaction to make it happen!
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:18 PM
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Only time I've seen a employ pay for damages is when he drove a flatbed box thru the takeout booth. Company rule was no going thru drivethru for this very reason and it was just brought up at company meeting. They just garnished his pay check for two weeks. Normal damage thats just part of the game. If you think all damages can be preventable then you live in a fantasy world.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:21 PM
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you should have to pay for eveything. wont your insurance pay for the swing set? how do you break a swing set?
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:02 PM
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Hey drove the walker through the middle of the swing set and put the two swings out of the way. He guessed the swing caught the back of the mower and took down the dwing set. It was that well built anyways it was a 2x6 with I hooks holding the swings up. Don't worry I have pictures but I can't get them off my blackberry
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:03 PM
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And as for the insurance I would rather not go through my insurance when I could just send my carpenter over to fix it
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