The funniest things new employees do??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by goodbeus, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    What are the funniest things you've seen new employess do? I've been training a few new ones...I've seen them edge flower beds that had no grass what-so-ever, I got a nice chuckle with that one...put a new guy on a 36" wb, belt driven, yesterday to mow a square lawn...was funny to watch the mower jerk him around while he's learning the controls..:D ;)
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    during training, trying to learn how to use the sulky
  3. steve225

    steve225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I had a guy pis on an electric fence one time!

    Stev Snider
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I had a guy take a walk behind swimming, not funny
  5. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    we have a college kid who was changing blades on the mowers and put the blades on upside down!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol luckily somebody caught it before he finished with that mower!
  6. Southwell

    Southwell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    try this one, this guy thought he needed to sharpen the edger blade when it wore down.
  7. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Girls and thier long hair don't go well with back pack blowers!!
    She didn't think it was to funny but me and the boys were rolling.
    Came to work-(first day) nice long hair
    End of day- realy bad hair cut
    Next day-gees sharon love ya hat.
  8. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    When my brother first started working for me, we stopped at the gas station to fill up, and I told him to pour the oil into the mix container. He proceeded to try and pour the oil down the spout instead of unscrewing the top.....I just stared, then laughed.

    Another guy was blowing leaves from a front porch, and backed right into one of those hanging know, the ones with the really long tails.....We spent a while cutting it out of the impeller. I can go on and on. You accumulate some good stories in 20 years.
  9. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    had a new guy that turned with the backpack and smashed the sliding glass door. The first week it was fixed, he did the same exact thing.

    Long time ago, and i still get the giggles with this one. Had a kid cutting a back with a 21" home owner left a 5gal. bucket on the lawn. Kid cuts up to the bucket. Steps to the side of the machine to move bucket. Next thing I saw he was taking his sneaker out of the bag.

    A few years back had a guy that the clasp on his pants broke in the early morning. Every time he carried a barrel his pants would fall to his ankles. Made this guy carry the barrels the whole day :p Took him half a day to smarten up and take some trimmer line to tie his pants up.

    This happens often. A new hire during spring cleanups blowing into the wind
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Had a guy pour straight gas into line trimmer. Corrected the problem before he started, but then he attempts to pout the gas back into the container....right in the middle of clients front lawn.

    Noticed he was always running out of line on string trimmer, watched him one day load about 5ft on the He asked how much then. We were at the front of the truck, had him hold the line as I walked to the end of the 16ft trailer and I said..."this much"....his jaw just dropped in astonishment.


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