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Old 04-10-2016, 09:53 AM   #31
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I totally hear what you're saying TX but don't you think it would make both our lives easier. Money talks... No? What's the difference between buying a coffee every day or just throwing the guy a c note? Working with apprentices isn't easy. Like I said I'm more worried about coworkers finding out and thinking I'm a goof for doing it. I appreciate your guys feedback.
honda, you are heading in the wrong direction. Why would you do something that you would be ashamed of if your other coworkers found out about it?
QUIT trying to buy your way into being accepted.

When I was a helper, the guys I worked with did not want me to pay them, I guess because the thought of paying the *******s never crossed my mind, they wanted me to work my ass off. I knew my role and they knew theirs. I made mistakes, still do to this day, did what I could to correct them and went on doing my job.

If you were working for me and I found out you were paying the guys you worked with to like you I think I would have to smack you around. What are you going to do when 50 is not enough and "your" journeyman wants a 100 or 150? What happens if you get move to another guy and he all ready knows you will pay him to work with him and he wants 200 a week?

This has to be one of the most idiotic things I have heard of in a long while.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:12 AM   #32
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I totally hear what you're saying TX but don't you think it would make both our lives easier. Money talks... No? What's the difference between buying a coffee every day or just throwing the guy a c note? Working with apprentices isn't easy. Like I said I'm more worried about coworkers finding out and thinking I'm a goof for doing it. I appreciate your guys feedback.
NO,NO,NO money does not talk like this. Hard work, willingness to learn, willingness to make mistakes, respect for yourself first are just some of the things that "talk".

Instead of paying the ******* you work with, take your buyoff money and buy yourself one tool a week. Preferably a plumbing tool. Take your money and buy a Plumbing book. There is a Plumbers and Pipefitters hand book, plumbing guides, trade magazines, construction books, and a hell of alot of other things you can spend your money on other than spending it on trying to be.................whatever.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:34 AM   #33
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Why dont you just blow the guy and get it over with and be sure to really put some efffort into it.......
that is how you are going to come across...... like some sort of punk or a politician who is trying to chum up to someone with whatever it takes.......

they wont respect you in the morning...


just be freindly and personable.... there is no reason to suck up to anyone

just do good work and tow the line without whineing and moaning....

If you really want to stay on the bosses good side I suggest you dont take long breaks to smoke, and never whine and cry to everyone about being broke and running out of smokes every damn day..


.I had a guy who I could have strangled if I heard him moaning about being out of smokes every other day.....
Last time I saw him he was dressed like the statue of liberty danceing in front of one of those places that does your income tax for a fast refund.......



Also, Come into work dressed fairly clean and not smelling like dog shi/ ....take a bath every night or at least once in a while PLEASE...

I had a guy on a bathroom remodel that stunk so bad that I sent him home that day ... he stunk from both body and breath..... I told the dumbass that he needed to bathe more than once a week and buy a tooth brush if he wanted to keep his job. I think he went back down to the hills of kentucky....

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^^^Ever read a post where it's like someone read your mind and posted it?
This is one of those posts. The first sentence is gold.
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My last apprentice asked me how much he was actually worth per hour. I told him I would be willing to have him around if he worked for free. Other than that, there wasn't a point to have him around. And he got upset at me for being honest. He was laid off shortly after. Below is a photo of Stephan L. 5 minutes after asking him to clean my truck... Cigarette, phone and drink
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You joined the site in 2010 as a new apprentice....
It's 2016 and your only a 3rd year,
Whats the whole story here?
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Most of the time I'd enjoy my helpers company. The way I saw it the more I teach him and help build his confidence the less I had to do. And as long as he tried to do the right thing we were good. And I know he wasn't making **** for pay so I'd buy the coffee in the morning. I did have a kid who I swear didn't know where his own shower was. Man did that kid stink.
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Lazy mofo, my old boss hired this guy. The kid would eat a sandwich and watch us carry tub units up and down stairs
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Please tell me you fired him on the spot. I handle myself like a gentleman in my business, but I would condone violence in that situation. At the very least, put out the cigarette with a water hose.
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You joined the site in 2010 as a new apprentice....
It's 2016 and your only a 3rd year,
Whats the whole story here?
Good point! By my third year I already banked 5 years of hours..... TELL US!! A good apprentice is never out of the job
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