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Old 08-29-2012, 07:50 AM
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smoking and cell phones not allowed on the job period!
How do you enforce it; especially when you know your guys are doing it behind your back. Two of my main guys are doing it and have lied to me. All I know to do is fire them, but it will definitely hurt me for a while.

Any thoughts? All of my contractor buddies that I confide in, do not know what to say.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:05 PM
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Since everyone is worried about cell phones ,make them leave them at the shop and they can pick them up at the end of the day. Tell them they can give your number to one person in case of emergency.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:35 PM
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My guys smoke. Rule 1; Never in the truck. Rule 2; Only on a break and Rule 3; Never, ever on a customer's property....always out-of-sight by the trailer. We never leave butts and I have more tattoos then anyone.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:35 PM
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I just hire good quality hispanics. They take pride in their job, they show up on time, give 110%, are responsible, let me know when jobs need extra care... its a pleasure working with them. I don't give a damn about smoking. Most contractors smoke... its a fact. They usually smoke in the truck so who cares? I just care about the work ethic, loyalty and attention to detail. I am damn sure not going to fire someone that shows up on time, will work whenever I need them(I have asked them to work to 5am on special prep jobs), care about their work, 1works harder than 3 white guys, etc.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:49 PM
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Most of the time if your commercial properties who's the one seeing you smoke? The guy/gal outside puffing on a heater.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:31 PM
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Only after sex
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:34 PM
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In the office?
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:36 PM
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In the office?
I am not that picky but I should upgrade my office furniture. It keeps breaking!
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:48 PM
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I just hire good quality hispanics. They take pride in their job, they show up on time, give 110%, are responsible, let me know when jobs need extra care... its a pleasure working with them. I don't give a damn about smoking. Most contractors smoke... its a fact. They usually smoke in the truck so who cares? I just care about the work ethic, loyalty and attention to detail. I am damn sure not going to fire someone that shows up on time, will work whenever I need them(I have asked them to work to 5am on special prep jobs), care about their work, 1works harder than 3 white guys, etc.
Shoot the majority of my clientale ask me not to bring hispanics on their property, so I'm kinda stuck
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:17 PM
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Shoot the majority of my clientale ask me not to bring hispanics on their property, so I'm kinda stuck
So they prefer gangster looking white and black people? After we finish a job, my clients are usually very impressed with my guys. Specifically mentioning polite and helping attitude.
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