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Old 04-17-2014, 08:57 PM
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Dealing with lazy co workers (vent thread)

I hate to be like this but this one guy has been driving me nuts.

He is lazy. He is so lazy that today he fell asleep in the truck while I finished up a cleanup (fluffing up mulch, blowing off steps, etc.). The funniest part was when a truck full of our workers pulled up to the job WHILE the guy was still asleep. Other foreman asked me how long he was asleep, i just said I have no idea. The worst part was he woke up when they arrived, he didn't get out and start working, he just waited until they left in the truck, then went back to sleep. Seems like every time i look over he is sitting in the truck. Never grabs a rake to gather up leaves. Can't even get on his knees to dead head perennials because he dislocated his knee playing football 20 years ago.

He is unskilled. I know this is not brain surgery but he just has no common sense. Doesn't understand the concept of keeping mulch in the bed and not blowing the **** all over the yard so we have to pick it up. We use the Redmax 8500 so it is much worse. Goes full power in beds all the time. I can go on but I will not bore you.

He is always on his phone. Dude you are at work on someone elses dime.

I have tried to train him but he makes crude remarks about the type of work we are doing (use your imagination) and stammers off. He won't be around long. Anyone else have someone like this on their crew?
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:03 PM
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I would have canned him today.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:08 PM
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If youre the owner, can his ass. If youre a fellow employee, just keep kicking ass and if questioned about why production is lacking, tell the truth.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:18 PM
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If youre the owner, can his ass. If youre a fellow employee, just keep kicking ass and if questioned about why production is lacking, tell the truth.
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this is the plan, thanks. I do not own the company. I am giving the guy every possible chance i can but he is making my job more difficult and stressful. I am the last person to go to the owner, a lot of times in this business people have problems but we have work to do and it falls on me to do it right. Boss called me tonight asking me about him, apparently word got back to him about the guy. I did not get into specifics but told him the effort is just not there and left it at that.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:19 PM
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Take pics of him sleeping while you are working.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:42 PM
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I wouldn't put up with it. Tell the owner because this guy is screwing you and him
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:33 PM
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+1 to everything said so far. Take pics, tell the boss, get a new crew member.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:34 AM
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This guy must be a great BS artist to have even gotten hired.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:08 AM
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Not necessarily. Almost every employee goes through the 'honeymoon' phase and after a while, gets comfortable and starts slacking off. The ones who dont become managers or,break off and start their own thing.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:29 AM
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Not necessarily. Almost every employee goes through the 'honeymoon' phase and after a while, gets comfortable and starts slacking off. The ones who dont become managers or,break off and start their own thing.
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Very True and well said. Slacking off a bit is one thing, but sleeping in the truck while your crew member is doing the cleanup? This guy is the lowest of the low. Check with previous employers when hiring. I despise this guy
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