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brian john 07-30-2019 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by flyboy (Post 5216594)

I'm such a "SH*T". :biggrin:


emtnut 07-30-2019 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by Martine (Post 5222100)
“To all the haters”

Ok there Eminem

Isn't that M&M ??


Diesel2Electric 11-24-2019 06:11 PM

I've worked for a company that had a shop manager who believed that apprentices weren't worth talking to until they became JW's. He wouldn't say a word to any apprentice on the job site, even if you were standing right there.

It's an old way of doing things. I believe everyone should be treated as an equal and treated with respect. People put way too big of an emphasis on being a JW. The license and experience is valuable but if someone is an apprentice they can be ten times better than a JW...

Fist of lightning 11-27-2019 06:11 PM

Chain of command I don’t even look at the bosses or pms when they are on site .

As an apprentice I’m suppose to speak when spoken to and follow chain of commmand not talk to the higher ups to feel good or make my presence felt .

When I max out and become a jman I’ll have no problem talking to the big wigs and introducing my self .

But untill then my job is to wrk not talk to men higher on the chain than me .

Example theirs an apprentice who always goes to the Forman and asks questions instead of going to his jman , now the jman does not show him anything Bc he always jumps the chain of command .

Wirenut951 11-28-2019 11:07 PM


Originally Posted by RaptorsSparky (Post 5179216)
Ive worked for this company for 2 years now and every time he comes to site he avoids all eye contact with me and ignores me at all costs. Im only an apprentice so I report to my journeyman and rarely talk to the boss. But, I just find it dis respectful that he doesn't even acknowledge a long time employee who never calls in sick or misses any days.

I wouldn't call it disrespect necessarily but a good boss should acknowledge ALL exceptional employees. Morale is a very important thing in a company and the smallest thing like the boss shaking an apprentices hand and letting him know he is appreciated goes a long way. Some supervisors have no concept of this.

N4tionalNYC 12-29-2019 05:13 PM

The fact the boss says nothing says a lot. Everything is going good.

The_Modifier 12-29-2019 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by N4tionalNYC (Post 5277268)
The fact the boss says nothing says a lot.

Agreed, the boss probably already figured out no to argue with a fool- people won't be able to tell the difference.:wink:

And the fact that the post is almost a year old? :vs_laugh:

Jfort19 01-01-2020 11:44 AM

More to the story?
In my experience, some bosses are great and will show their appreciation with a company lunch, or a if you are doing your job well. Most good bosses understand the bottom line and that happy workers produce at the highest level. Other bosses I've worked for carry grudges against certain workers even though that worker is producing well.

In my experience, if you are looking to be noticed by your boss, don't expect him to come up to you and get to know you on a personal level.

You get noticed by:

1) Saving his ass
2) Exceeding time and quantity expectations for material installations (this is what makes him money)
3) Making his life easier
4) Taking initiative
5) Going above and beyond
6) Having all required tools to do the job
7) Being a key part of the solution, not creating more problems for him

Also, good bosses respect the chain of command. Just how it would not be right for that boss to come down and reprimand the crew face to face, undermining your foreman. If he is worth his salt, he will speak with your direct foreman, the your direct foreman will handle things his way with you directly. Don't consider that a weak move, that is just him respecting the chain of command, which is a key part of any healthy job structure.

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