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Discussion in 'Personnel' started by AECCorp., Apr 3, 2016.

  1. JD955SC

    JD955SC Senior Member

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    Pumpguy, we had a guy just like your screwball. Couldn’t figure out how to start a backhoe (despite them having two at the school he went to), didn’t know the difference between 12 and 24v battery wiring (despite spending a whole day in school on servicing batteries), and had to have his hand held on very basic stuff like services...and anything more complicated, forget it he’d just stare at his laptop with an expression like a chicken watching a magic trick for days on end instead of doing the work. When he did do work it’d take him three times as long as me ( and I’ll freely admit I’m the slowest in the shop)
     
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  2. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

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    They had a shop FULL OF'M.. & everything got shoved to me.. I got sick of it..
    BUT I did gain A LOT of experience fixing other guys mistakes.. & to this day, as u can see by some of my posts, just by a decent description of a problem, I can usually fix it via the web..
     
  3. funwithfuel

    funwithfuel Senior Member

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    Whole lotta truth in that statement!!
     
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  4. funwithfuel

    funwithfuel Senior Member

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    https://www.ksnt.com/news/local-new...uwaqZug7TVwl9ZWiJ8lXB064F6ZXZrVFGlXscPwlXAdZ0

    So, I just happened on this story in another forum. It's a tragedy that someone's family has to deal with. Just remember Darwin is lurking around every corner with his good buddy Murphy. They are waiting for you to make a mistake, hell, it might not be your fault. You could just get caught up as collateral damage. As much as it's "not yet job or mine" watch out for the other dummy. He may be too stupid, in too much of a hurry or just plain uneducated to safety in general.
     
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