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Old 07-18-2012, 09:30 PM
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How many times do you stop ?

Ive got an issue going on my guys are always forgetting lunch or smokes or coffe so i stop maybe 2 times outside of lunch break. I just was wondering everyone elses policies on this topic ?
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:38 PM
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0 times. my guys bring lunch and don't smoke
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Just elect good crew leaders who are responsible with bringing their own water, food, smokes, etc. Any unnecessary stopping could be a verbal warning, written warning, or termination.
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We stop two to three times a day. Gas station in morning, lunch, mid afternoon, and on the way back to the shop for a 12 pack. Being able to do this is one reason I love working for myself.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:02 PM
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0 times. my guys bring lunch and don't smoke
+1 my guy's rather finish early.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:31 PM
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Who's driving the truck? From what you said you are driving. If that's the case then don't stop. They will get the hint real fast.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:10 PM
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So if there's no stops then where and when do your guys go to the bathroom?
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:15 PM
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So if there's no stops then where and when do your guys go to the bathroom?
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:36 PM
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I stop for lunch, materials, and fuel. Get it while you can. We will bring a cooler for drinks and if you need anything from the store your best bet is to bring it. We will also stop by Bojangles on Tuesday for a beakfast as I am already driving by it and that route starts earlier than the rest.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:46 PM
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Other than emergency ____ing your pants we don't usually stop because they forgot smokes. Plan ahead or be ridiculed.

Other wise we stop as needed to pee.

Mon, Tues, and Wed we do apartment complexes that have facilities at the office. Thurs we do two truck stops. The guys meet me at these job sites. So they have their own trans. If they want smokes or lunch early clock out and go deal with it.

Friday is the only day for residentials and I have one guy with me that day.


Unnecessary stops wastes a lot of time and they need to be made aware of that. It also wastes a lot of company money.
Remind them that were they working at some place like Lowes or Wal Mart they have far far less freedom than working where they do.
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