Ok, a couple factors first. 1. We live in a small area (10,000) people 2. Anyone who works is VERY difficult to find, as most people are retired and the ones who are willing to work, younger generation, already have jobs or don't live around here. 3. Any type of quality workers are far and few between So, last week one of my employees was riding the BRAND NEW $7300 Bad Boy mower. I went over the general stuff with him. Told him to ride the open areas first in the cemetery until he felt comfortable riding down between tombstones, etc. After about 45 min. I was riding the other mower and I see him going down the rows. I go over to him and ask how it's going. He says fine and then goes on. After were done I ask if anything was hit. He says "no". The next day were riding a large residence and after awhile I see him loading up mower and looking under deck. Ask what's up he says he thought he hit a really small rock and just wanted to check under deck on everything and it was all fine. I let it go. Next day I change blades and blade is WAY bent. Then I ride with new blades and it sounds REALLY bad. I call him on it and he says he did hit a ground marker in cemetery. We go to cemetery and see marker is damaged. Basically he lied twice. Once never hit anything in cemetery and once about rock. Come to find out, spindle, yes spindle, is broken and needs replaced. Do I make him pay for it all. or do I simply not let him ride my mower any longer after hitting stuff twice and not copping to it until I find out. Right now he is basically the only guy working for me until 3 weeks from now....how would you handle it????