Another soap box rant

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Gravel Rat, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Talking to one of the guys I worked with the other day and we talked about the excavation biz. The contractor I worked for has fixed everything up the equipment I used to fight with has been repaired. Other things have changed.

    Isn't the way I quit because I couldn't take dealing with the equipment break downs and the other BS. I was the only mechanic plus did everything else. Now the company hired a outside mechanic and repaired everything and does the regular repairs.

    Oh well. I'am probably better off with the job I have now I go to work put in my 7.5 hours and go home. I would have still been working for the company if things were the same as they are today.
  2. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
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    so you probably had all the overtime you ever wanted and you quit?
  3. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    Okay sorry ! Only two rants a year allowed on this forum:) and you have already used your two up for 2008.So your have to want another year now :laugh:!!!!!!!! :usflag:
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The contractor didn't pay over-time and if you were lucky you got a lunch break. I stopped to eat if the company liked it or not. Somedays the only thing I had was a can of pop.

    My current job the company complains if we get overtime and if you do put in overtime they ask why.
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    That sounds like Unionized Municipal work!
  6. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    Constructo......I get it :) and I like it.......still pretty sly for an old fart
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Nope non union :canadaflag:

    My current job is union :cry:

    Not a believer in unions they cover the azz of people that should have been fired a long time ago. This is my first union and will be my only union I belong too.

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