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Old 07-20-2009, 10:46 PM   #21
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I am a man now looking back 15 years ago I was a sneaky punk kid & fresh outta the army.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:07 AM   #22
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We had a compeitior get mad at us for constantly selling some of his customers. He did something pretty crafty that did waist an obscene amount of my time, to where his customers were not really worth it anymore.

He put my car up on craigslist for a ridiclous price, and posted in the ad that I was going through a divorce and I just didn't want her getting 1/2 of my car, so I want to dump it to the first lucky party that calls. He didn't go something dumb like $100, he put it in there for a logical very ridiclously cheap price. I think it was 3k if I remember right. He not only did it in the Phoenix craigslist, but several metropolitan cities. He put the office and cell phone in it. The phones rang so much our current customers couldn't get through.

Pretty nifty prank that sends a strong signal if they know who it is from.

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Old 07-21-2009, 12:10 AM   #23
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Oh man... now that is a good one... #11 on da list! Very slick at the same time not as damaging as #10
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The first time someone borrows a tool of mine is usually the last time.

1. You borrow it, you return it. I'm not spending half my day tracking down my tools.

2. You return it when you're done. Not at the end of the day. Or next week.

3. You return it in the same condition you received it. Don't use my screwdriver as a pry bar or concrete chisel and bring it back bent and chipped. You will buy me a new one and you get to keep the one you trashed.

4. Don't like my terms? Go buy your own tools then.
My policy as well.

I have actually had to go as far as buying super-cheap dollar store markers as loaners. My Sharpies have a habit of not being returned, so they stay in my pouch, and the junky ones get loaned.
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That is one of the reasons for "The Tool List" that unions have.
Everyone has every tool so no need to borrow..
On the other hand most union guys keep their tools in a locked tool box
Tool pouch is your pockets..
I have never met anyone that didn't have at least ten tools that were not on the list..
Myself? I would never do that.. I just have tools that are built heavier than most ;-)
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walmart and harbor frieght tools are great to loan out. and when powder coated pink... ohhh so much better
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i loan my tools to very few people. thats one thing that really pisses me off, if you dont have any tools go home because you are useless to me.
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I got screwed too, We were putting lights on a small bridge on this customers property. I let him use my brand new dewalt drill, He dropped it and went down the river. $359 Dollars in the garbage. He gave me $150 and told me to buy a new drill. Dam it.
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I would have chased it down the river... My Dewalt visited the bottom of a pool for half an hour.. Still works fine even with the chlorine exposure.
Just pulled the Batt. rinsed it out well and let it dry a couple of days.
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just lost 2 kleins... fml
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I got screwed too, We were putting lights on a small bridge on this customers property. I let him use my brand new dewalt drill, He dropped it and went down the river. $359 Dollars in the garbage. He gave me $150 and told me to buy a new drill. Dam it.
Did you bill him for the remaining $209 + tax?
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I got screwed too, We were putting lights on a small bridge on this customers property. I let him use my brand new dewalt drill, He dropped it and went down the river. $359 Dollars in the garbage. He gave me $150 and told me to buy a new drill. Dam it.
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Did you bill him for the remaining $209 + tax?
That was my thought as well. Did you ask him when he intended to pay the remainder of the full replacement cost?
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Did you bill him for the remaining $209 + tax?

No. He would Probley Fire Me.
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I would have chased it down the river... My Dewalt visited the bottom of a pool for half an hour.. Still works fine even with the chlorine exposure.
Just pulled the Batt. rinsed it out well and let it dry a couple of days.

I would of, But the river was like 6 ft deep and i cant swim.
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That was my thought as well. Did you ask him when he intended to pay the remainder of the full replacement cost?
Yea, I just called him and asked him. He said I will get the money when pigs can fly. I am looking for a new job, until I do I have to deal with this idiot. But I will bite the bullet and pay for a new drill.
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It was YOUR BOSS?????
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That's when you take 360 dollars worth of tools and quit.

Or slash his tires at least.

Oh, and if you do buy a new drill, don't bother bringing it to work so long as you're working for that guy.
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Take him to Judge Judy!
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