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bad co-worker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ince8728, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Ok everyone, so I've been working full time for a Prefessional Landscaper and this is my secone year with him. Anyway, he highered three new helpers, and they are desent for summer help but one of them is just an absolute d*ck. We always are busting eachothers chops but this guy takes it too far sometimes but specifically to me. I am younger than he is but I am way more experienced, now don't get me wrong I am not whining to all of you, i'm just asking for some advice, i've been holding my toung for a while now but have come close to just going off on him. What should I do?

    - Matt
  2. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Need to know what the arguement is about give us an example.
  3. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    If it's a us against them or you against me, you will never win. Change it to a him and you against the world.
  4. CuttersCove

    CuttersCove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    How much older is he?
  5. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    thats easy....WHOOP HIS ASS!

  6. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Make your boss aware of the "friction" between u 2. Ask him for suggestions or advise on it. Let him know your there to work and this co worker shouldnt make your time working for him uncomfortable for you.
  7. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    Deffinitly the route to take...If nothing happens then.....Take my advice from above

  8. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    it's somewhat more like him giving me greef and i don't want to do anythin to cause more friction. (usually i would of taken action and set him straight but it's a professional environment so i'm trying to act professional and shake it off, but every day; it gets old after a while) I'm only a year younger, but is it possible that he doesn't like taking orders from someone who is younger yet more experienced? Trevor I have thought about it but I don't want to loose my job over some scum bag. (PJS lawncare i was throwing the idea around but i don't want my boss to put it as if I said it if my boss talked to this guy about it you know).
  9. Mr_Marc

    Mr_Marc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Good post = Not

    Violence is a no no. Well maby if you work in the post office.
  10. Ray & Karen

    Ray & Karen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Hold your head up high and press on with pride. He may be envious of you. You will grow out of letting issues like this bother you.

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