Me and 'The Donald' got something in common. We've both been having to say those words a lot lately. Only I wish I knew how to say that exact phrase in espanol. Man, some employees are getting more and more stupid these days. First one I had to let go late last fall. He had started his own LCO biz on the side - mowing on his days off on the weekends. He actually had the nerve to convince one of my customers to switch to him. And then when people would walk up while he was working for us and ask for one of our business cards - he'd hand them HIS business card and tell them to call him on the weekend. Stupid! His arse got canned real quick once I heard about that. I guess he thought I'd never find out. Thankfully, the other employees he told were more loyal to me than he was. So they let me know. He practically begged me to not fire him. DUH! Shoulda thought of that back before you decided to screw me! All the other employees knew about what happened with that guy and I had a stern talking to with the rest of the guys. But do you what happened a few months later? I catch another guy doing the same damm thing!!! I really didn't believe it was happening. Not after he saw what happened to the first guy. I didn't believe it so much that I had to see for myself. I sent one of my friends over to ask him for a card while they were working. Sure 'nuff. He hands him one of his own little business cards and tells him to call later that night. THE NERVE!!! I couldn't friggin' believe it! That guy was fired within 1 hour. And he REALLY needed the $ and his job. He even had the nerve to lie to me and say that he didn't give my friend his card. That lasted about 10 seconds until I pulled out the card my friend gave me as proof. The look on that little lying weasel's face was classic. GOTCHA! Then we had one bad apple left. I guess this guy just wasn't happy working for us. Felt he didn't get paid enough. So even after a $1 per hour raise, he still complained every day to guys working with him. Lately, he began to sabotage stuff. Left one of the trucks 3-4 qts low on oil - lifters banging away loud as heck. Almost ruined the engine. This was something he was always good about checking before. He began not telling me that equipment was broken and just set it aside at the shop without telling anyone. He would take the keys to the truck home with him on his days off so nobody else could use the truck while he was gone. He began mowing residentials at 7:15 in the a.m. on a Saturday - something he knows damm good and well we never do. He began leaving junk in customers' yards. Stuff like that. So he got the "You're fired." today. Man, me and 'The Donald', we're getting pretty good at this.