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#31 shorty OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:35 PM

Shame you ever had to deal with the new guy. Good to hear things are back to normal for you.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:42 PM

I wonder if the x-new guy manager had to provide a sample for drug testing . Maybe he switched the sample :D Sounds like you passed the test fine Rev Blair.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Glad you got the work back Rev. Sounded to me that the "New Guy" was a prime example of The Good Lord making more horses butts than horses. Like others, I don't charge family and when I do something for friends I usually just say, "I drink Bud Lite." Sometimes they'll push a few bucks in my pocket to pay for gas and when I try to give it back they refuse to take it. All in all I've never run into any problems though. Good luck.

P.S. I've got this Harbor Freight 4 1/2" grinder I bought on 1/2 off sale and got the 20% off coupon too that doesn't work too well after I dropped it off the roof and was wondering if you didn't have anything to do this weekend maybe you could..................nah, never mind, you're in the money now and probably don't need the extra $2. :rolling:

Edited by tinner, December 13, 2012 - 10:03 PM.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Sounds like the new guy was promoted to a job above his capabilities. Happens too many times.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:34 AM

Glad things have reverted back for you, Rev!
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:40 AM

Glad to hear this got sorted out for you. As I read through your posts, my head was just shaking side to side.

I was going to suggest, you go to that meeting with him. Walk up to his desk, slap $10 down on it, to which he'd say,
"What's that?"

To which you could reply, "That's how much I'm going to loose, working for you, so you might as well have it now. Good Bye"
Turn around and leave.

I did that to a customer at the counter once. He was always trying to nickel and dime me. Looking for a deal, discount, barter,
swap. He'd bring in some old part he didn't want, and try to trade it. Never a cut and dried sale. He was a car salesman, BTW.
You should've seen his face, when I slapped that $5 on the counter. His attitude changed after that.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:33 AM

Glad to hear things worked out. In the case of working with you, I don't think he'd heard the old saying:" If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
Mike
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:34 AM

Glad you got that sorted out. Hopefully it will be many years before you have to train a new one.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Sounds like things are back to a good working relationship Blair, some folks don't quite know how good a working relationship is functioning until they venture outside it.

Good for you, and them . :thumbs:

Edited by marlboro180, December 14, 2012 - 10:15 AM.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Glad it's working itself out for you.
My work just had a similar situation. A long time customer decided to take their service in-house and broke their contract early. They tried to hire away one of our technicians and when he wasn't interested, they had the nerve to ask if we would train someone for them.
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