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violence in the lawn care business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stinky rodent, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. stinky rodent

    stinky rodent LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 38

    i saw a lco slap one of his guys in the ear for not doing good work - shattered the guys ear drum, but he didnt run his mouth again and worked hard for the remainder of the year. do any of you use any fear to motivate your guys?

    "fear is a great motivator"

    "ear slaps are even better motivators"

  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    i just yell yell and yell, oh yeah, i yell!

    but when they do good work i complement them!
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    That's sick man. No one should be slapping employees around. There's laws to protect against that.
    It's bad enough I work with Matt, but if he ever slapped me in the ear or anywhere, he would be getting a swift kick out of the house. :laugh:
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    that is very very bad

  5. lol you sure that kick really would be somewhere else ....like south of the border mid way down his pants lol lol i can see it now lol .................<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_102.gif' border=0></a>
  6. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    His turn will come....one day he will hit the wrong employee and will get the cra.p kicked outa him! What goes around comes around in the world of violence and intimidation.

    If I worked for someone and they raised their hand at me they would be in hospital before they knew what happened, people that intimidate are weak scum to me. Overgrown bullies.

  7. Well it aint cool in the least bit .......two 20 inch friends of mine would motivate that sucker ...and it would be more then a ear slap......that great motivator of a employer would be the motivatee .
  8. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Hard to believe the employee was around long enough to do good work after that. I wouldn't be, especially for causing permenant damage. Should he be punished for that?
  9. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    If you dont make fear your best friend, it will soon become your worst enemy.
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    if i had an employer who slapped me, i'd take it out on his equipment:angry: "..........oh, that's a 2 stroke. I couldn't "hear" you too good." "how'd the cultivator wind up under the tire, damn flat tire...."

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