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Old 07-08-2014, 10:34 PM
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Employees leaving early

How do you guys handle your guys needing to leave early? What I mean is for scheduled things. example, today my guy had to leave early for physical thearapy and I through a wrench in the whole afternoon because he works with another guy so he had to get a ride back to the yard at 2:30. He will have to do this for a while.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:43 PM
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If it makes you feel better I had one just "disappear" two months ago. yep, went to lunch and never came back.

How late in the day do you usually expect to work GM? The Parts store was teasing me the other day about guys quitting at 3:00pm. ?
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:51 PM
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If it makes you feel better I had one just "disappear" two months ago. yep, went to lunch and never came back.

How late in the day do you usually expect to work GM? The Parts store was teasing me the other day about guys quitting at 3:00pm. ?
We typically start at 7:00 and work until 5:00-6:00 this time of year
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:03 PM
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We typically start at 7:00 and work until 5:00-6:00 this time of year
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Troopers.

Well, I can only offer "glass half full considerations":
I know some guys that have to pick up their helpers at home and then drop them back off at home.

all in all, that sucks, i feel ya,

but according to your posts, I think your the kinda guy that will figure something out

Good luck !
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:15 PM
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crazy idea, since its going to be an expected while that he will be doing this, what would be the possibility of arranging a package deal with a local taxi driver to cart him back for 20 bucks each day or something?

might be a dumb idea i dont know?

Good luck again !
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:52 AM
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I just have the helper drive their own vehicle to a middle ground area of our route and I drop them off when they need to head out
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:33 AM
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How do you guys handle your guys needing to leave early? What I mean is for scheduled things. example, today my guy had to leave early for physical thearapy and I through a wrench in the whole afternoon because he works with another guy so he had to get a ride back to the yard at 2:30. He will have to do this for a while.
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Your post reads like this is more after the fact. I believe your responsibility begins and ends with everything related to running your business. The only wrench in the whole afternoon was due to inadequate planning on your part.
You need to fill the gap when your a man short and if this is going to be an ongoing scheduling challenge perhaps find a part timer to fill the gap until your employee has made his recovery. As far as your other employee taking off early to provide transport, without knowing all the facts I will reserve comment.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:45 AM
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I just have the helper drive their own vehicle to a middle ground area of our route and I drop them off when they need to head out
yep. and if they don't have wheels they don't work those days.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:43 AM
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How do you guys handle your guys needing to leave early? What I mean is for scheduled things. example, today my guy had to leave early for physical thearapy and I through a wrench in the whole afternoon because he works with another guy so he had to get a ride back to the yard at 2:30. He will have to do this for a while.
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I would have him move his PT appointments to before or after hours, unless of course, he needs PT because of a work related accident
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:47 AM
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yep. and if they don't have wheels they don't work those days.
I am attempting to run a landscape management business, not a taxi\bus service.

They need to leave early and they have a ride? They drive. If not, no workie.

It gets pretty annoying. And getting worse. It appears that life gets in the way of normal work days nowadays.
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