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Working for a con-man.
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Clod    Posted 10-16-2003 at 17:20:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have to relearn lessons over often.,.Con-men make many promises..But in a short time you find yourself a much taller person from the effects of getting your legs pulled.


deadcarp    Posted 10-16-2003 at 21:00:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
most men in positions of leadership think of themselves as con men clod -- a few actually are, the rest are cheap workplace entertainment for the shop :)
there's an old rule "if you can't do the job, manage it; and if you can't manage either, inspect!" well i'm a retired inspector, so guess i made it all the way out the back door. i promise not to envy you if you'll do the same for me. :)




Les    Posted 10-16-2003 at 19:01:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
My brother's SiL works for three of them: Bill, Joe and John at Conn Brothers Construction.
";^)


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-16-2003 at 18:43:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What happened? The boat get reposesed?
Later Bob


Willy-N    Posted 10-16-2003 at 17:50:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod are you having problems with your new boss? Mark H.


Clod    Posted 10-17-2003 at 12:13:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello guys..He rented another boat because a commercial diver company had a job to cut RR pileings acrossa big streach of river water.He furnished two small barges to load divers compressors and winches to lift pileings then ofload at dock.Anywayhe micromanages everyone but the divers .He tried that too but didnt get far..Nice divers!My hours ran from 8 Hr day to 12 or more for 20 bucks a day plus the small room he had for tools that I improved.He has promised the moon but very little has become reality.For 20 bucks a day I did all electrical wireing on the boat being rebuilt which he says saved him a bundle of money..Welded ,,Mechanic on gas/diesel engines..But not matter,If you work cheap he thinks you know nothing so that is his thinking,Or was untill I told him to replace the tools his "men" used.Plus the part money I spent.More promises but no action So I loaded my van and said goodbye.Now he can try to find a guy who does all that for 20 bucks for 12 hr days and a small room..The guys there now know they can smoke pot on the job so that keeps him a few men that would not be allowed a job elesewhere.I dont drink nor smoke pot but I dont care who does,But I hate those,, who do while at work try to give me lessons in job safety.I told them the first step in the safety dept. is to have a brain functioning.Well,, Another education in life.Never take a job just because it is available.


Willy-N    Posted 10-17-2003 at 19:41:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to here that. I was a Company Man for 7 years till I found out when the Job was finished so was I! I stuck it out during the hard times with low pay being promaced that it would go up during the good times but it never happen. So I waited till we got swamped then quit and started my own bussiness and took several of the accounts with me. I never went back to working for someone else after that. It has been 20 years now. I do drive the School Bus part time but I keep it at home and answer to myself doing it. Never dealing with the other drivers till I need fuel or turning the bus back in. I don't even pick up a check it is deposited into my bank account once a month. Mark H


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