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employee damaged car mirror

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman_scott, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    We were doing a commercial account and my employee broke the cover off a car mirror. Dont know how much it will cost yet. It went back on, but Im not sure if it is broken.
     
  2. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    umm did ya call the police and find the owner of the car??
     
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    No we went in the building and found the owner.
     
  4. brandtb1

    brandtb1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    That is just part of the business that sucks. I would not file a minor claim like that on my insurance. I would make sure that the employee is more careful in the future assuming it was truely an accident and not him screwing around.
     
  5. djchiodo3

    djchiodo3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    Suck it up and pay any damage that was done. This is part of owning a business and the responsibilities that come with it. Warn the employee if it happens again he will be helping fix it next time. Like the above post says, "don't file claim", I did this and my insurance company raised my rate.
     
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    No, I know enough not to file a claim on something that small.
     
  7. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    I'm not sure I understand. How do you not know if it was really damaged?
     
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    Because he came to me with the mirror cover in his hand and said he thought it would just snap back on.
     
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    If the guy is a good employee, I'd write it off, not even rib him about it. It's all part of doing business. We've all had accidents in the past. I'm sure this one isn't the first and it sure as hell won't be the last. :)
     
  10. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    Did it just snap back on? Its pretty easy to tell if its damaged or not, no scratches, no parts broken, snaps back into place with all the tabs undamaged, and its good to go.
     

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