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Incident today makes me so glad to be a self employed LCO.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QualityLawnCare4u, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Four weeks ago I started a part time job driving employs around in a van for a non profit organization. I would go in 20 minutes early every morning to get everything set up for the day paperwork etc. I got called in by the employer (who is also a pastor) and was told he did not like me being in his office when he was not their and did not like me calling him Mr, his title is @@@ so and so. I told him that I assumed I was trying to be productive and he told me he had no respect for people who makes assumptions. I stood up and told him "well, I guess you have no respect for me" and throwed him the keys and gas card. He then went to back tracking and told me I had made his life a lot easier since he did not have to do all the extra work and just did not want me in the office till he was their. I had a horrible flash back to years ago when I worked for a azzhole who told me not to call him mr his name was Dr.(education degree) I have zero use for people like this who think they are important. There is no way in Hades Im going to go back to work for someone else as long as Im able to crawl out the door. This just reminded me of how bad I hated the rat race. I also told this dude that I was not going to starve to death without this job but was doing it for the good it does my community but I aint taking no crap, nope, nada, never again. I think this guy feels threatened by anyone who might know a little more than him being he is so young (early twenties) I left and went to my worst yard and was happy the whole time I was blowing off 4 inch deep leaves by myself with no jerk standing over me. Nope, never again the rat race. Also the way this guy treats the other employs makes my blood boil.
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    yeah, there is no way I could ever work for someone again. That would last 10 min max.
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    His title is @@@ so and so..... what does this mean?

    The way I see it, if a man spends 8 years in college to get a Phd., I'll call him doctor. No problem.
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    So will I until they expect me too. When they demand to be called that then there went all the respect I might have had for them.

    My first name is my name and I don't expect anyone to call me Mr. Homer or Mr. anything. Respect can be earned without using titles.
  5. Sir mowsalot

    Sir mowsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    Hey there,
    first off congrats on going out on your own. Secondly, this so called pastor that likes to be referred to as Dr or whatever title is nothing but a total hypocrite. You should go back and have him read Matt. chapter 23 and have him pay special attention to verse 7 although in that verse the lord says they love to be called rabbi, his point is is those hypocrites love titles and this man is a exactly as the lord is pointing out. Nothing but a hypocrite.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That's funny how some people are. I have several doctors that I work for, and many of them even have me call them by their first names. The only ones I will really give a title to at ALL times are judges. Then, it is Judge so & so or Your honor.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    To me takeing the first step was hard,i would never work for somebody again.Good for you i never forget what my job was like.
  8. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I need to make the title thing a little more clear and my point also. This pastor does not have a Dr. degree has another title "captain" so and so. Also I do not mind calling any person professor or Dr. or whatever its when they get a arrogant attitude about it does it become a problem. What his problem is another employ who has been there for years and has keys to the workplace and the employ let me in and this pastor feels threatened by this employ (I did not know this at that time but later found out), I was warned berfore I started working that the pastor has a problem with "feeling threatned" when somone makes a decision to blow there nose or take a crap without asking him first. He has what I call "dictator attitude". Sorry I did not make my point more clear. This just makes me so happy that Im a one guy show!!

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Poorman- from reading a lot of your past posts, are you sure that you want to throw away a job? It appears that they are hard to come by in you neck of the woods.
    Also, if he is a pastor I think his title is Rev. or Pastor ____, And yes if he has been to school to earn the title it is respectful to address him by it.
    As far as a Pastor working at a "not for profit" His title is about all he gets as most of the people who work in that capacity make very little for their efforts.
    I see a lot of people write on this forum that they hate working for the man and it is so great to be working for themselves, unless you are paying yourself you are still working for someone else and they call the shots. Sure you can walk from a job but you also walk from the money.
    Work (or life) is not always easy, Put youeself in the other's shoes and try to work with people instead of fighting. In the end, I think all will be happier.
  10. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    i see what you all are saying, and the guy could have been a jerk. But from what i was able to get out of it.....the pastor simply did not want poorman in the building/room before the pastor himself was there.

    Maybe poorman just started and he has not earned the "respect" yet. But the comment ""i have no respect for people that make assumptions" is very arrogant.....

    poorman, have you ever worked for anyone else? any similar problems?

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