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Things That an Employee Shouldn't Do to Impress the Boss:

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Sprinkler Buddy, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Hey Leo, check this out as he shows his ability to pop a wheelie with my new ZTR. Putting him on the weed eater for 2 weeks stopped him from doing it again, in front of me anyways. lol

    This happened years back, what sort of things have your guys impressed you with?
  2. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,061

    They had a mishap was how they termed it. I was not impressed.

  3. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Reminds me of the time they left a blower between the truck and trailer. lol It's funny now, not then. lol

    "mishap", I can so see them explaining that mishap. lol
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    One of our trimmers is bent because the guy had it between the handlebars of the mower, but forgot it wouldn't fit width-wise into the enclosed trailer gate.
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    A couple weeks ago my guy thought he would put a wheelbarrel over the side of my truck instead of in the back. The tail gate was already open. He picks it up, stumbles, and drops it on the bedside then it slides down the whole back removing the paint nicely.

    Also a couple years ago a different guy ran a wheelbarrel under the tailgate of my old truck which was already down removing lots of paint.

    Same guy used to drive my dump truck. We had a big pile of broken concrete in the road and he pulls up in the c70. I fill it up with skid and tell him to hurry and go dump so i can load it again. He hops in, lets the clutch out and rolls up to the pile of concrete. I'm still in the skid and can't believe my eyes as he backs up then gasses it and launches the truck up and over the pile landing squarely on the gas tank. Took an hour to break it out from under the truck and luckily he didn't crack to tank.

    Its an awesome new adventure every day
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  6. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I actually did this once haha o wekl
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  7. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    just today the guys came back to the shop. I ask them How did it go, any problems, issues, everything all good..............yeah, yeah all good.....oh wait no uhm jesus bumped a tree today on the walker at the HOA.....Oh ok lets take a look.........its cracked from the top to the bottom and at the front????if you smack a tree with the walker the damage is on the side not the front. I was on call with the company we use for collecting late pay accounts so i couldnt deal with it but tomm am will be fun. Its always interesting to hear the story they come up with when they decide to tell you a lie about what happened.
  8. Dugann

    Dugann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    I had a guy that parked in front of a stump, after mowing the the property the crew got into the truck and started drive away to the next job. The problem was that they forgot that there was a stump in front of them. The stump abruply reminded them where they parked as the truck passed over it. I also reminded them when they called and said boss we have a problem.
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,185

    One employee hit a 3'-4'concrete footer/column in a parking lot that was for a light post that wasn't installed yet. Smashed up the front quarter of the truck.
    Another employee stopped at a construction site to use the porta potty. When he took off in the truck, he didn't see the green T post. It went in the side of the extra cab, and out the back of the cab. Nice hole. Eventually sold him the truck.
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Just had a guy yesterday turn the truck with the tailgate down into his V-nose trailer. How nice.

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