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Old 04-02-2019, 06:42 PM   #1
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We had some new guys come through recently. Let two go because theyíre weíre awful electricians. Kept one guy but Iíd have let him go too. Not an awful sparky, just slow and whiny and the type of guy to do the bare minimum possible.

Point of my post is that he constantly wears a sweatshirt, and has a sticker on his hard hat, that has the DILLIGAF thing on it. I mean, come on. Youíre starting a new job, new crew, new foreman, etc, and you want to advertise your crummy attitude like that?

I get it that itís something we can all chuckle at. But this guy seriously acts like it. Like he doesnít give a flower. For him, itís truth in advertising. SMH.
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Kept one guy but Iíd have let him go too. Not an awful sparky, just slow and whiny and the type of guy to do the bare minimum possible.

Point of my post is that he constantly wears a sweatshirt, and has a sticker on his hard hat, that has the DILLIGAF thing on it. I mean, come on. Youíre starting a new job, new crew, new foreman, etc, and you want to advertise your crummy attitude like that?

I get it that itís something we can all chuckle at. But this guy seriously acts like it. Like he doesnít give a flower. For him, itís truth in advertising. SMH.
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Aaaand it starts......
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I get it that itís something we can all chuckle at. But this guy seriously acts like it. Like he doesnít give a flower. For him, itís truth in advertising. SMH.
Give him a replacement sticker CLM- Career Limiting Move
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I must be old. I had to look up what DILLIGAF meant. Not a guy I would want on my team for a newbie coming to work like that
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I must be old. I had to look up what DILLIGAF meant. Not a guy I would want on my team for a newbie coming to work like that
I had to look it up too.

I bet plenty of customers knows what it means though, who needs that?
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Ask him if he does GAF. Then tell him it doesn't look like it. See if he figures it out.
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I wouldn't want to work for someone who gets their ass hairs in a twist over a hard hat sticker.
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The person with that sticker on their hard hat just broadcasts to the entire job site that they do not belong there.



I highly equate this to the people that show up to dispatch wearing sweats or basketball shorts wearing flip flops. How hard is it to show up ready to work, and actually caring about the quality of the work you leave behind?
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Does it look like he should be employed?
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The person with that sticker on their hard hat just broadcasts to the entire job site that they do not belong there.



I highly equate this to the people that show up to dispatch wearing sweats or basketball shorts wearing flip flops. How hard is it to show up ready to work, and actually caring about the quality of the work you leave behind?
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We had some new guys come through recently. Let two go because theyíre weíre awful electricians. Kept one guy but Iíd have let him go too. Not an awful sparky, just slow and whiny and the type of guy to do the bare minimum possible.

Point of my post is that he constantly wears a sweatshirt, and has a sticker on his hard hat, that has the DILLIGAF thing on it. I mean, come on. Youíre starting a new job, new crew, new foreman, etc, and you want to advertise your crummy attitude like that?

I get it that itís something we can all chuckle at. But this guy seriously acts like it. Like he doesnít give a flower. For him, itís truth in advertising. SMH.
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I wouldn't want to work for someone who gets their ass hairs in a twist over a hard hat sticker.
It is not about me or you it is about the customer and what they think or do not think.

May sound trivial, but it is important.
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There are tons of guys who collect funny stickers on their hard hats, toolboxes, whatever and that’s fine.
But the guys who preach this stuff I have no time for.
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There are tons of guys who collect funny stickers on their hard hats, toolboxes, whatever and thatís fine.
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Wacky Stickers are the best.
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I'm pretty sure electrical work is the kind thing you should give a crap about doing correctly. If I got wheeled into a surgery room with a doctor wearing something like that, I'd be running out of there backless gown or not. Can you get away with a hack install? Can a surgeon get away with a poorly executed appendectomy? Maybe, but let's not.

All that aside, I don't see why a new guy would want to advertise that they'll need a babysitter. Crazy stickers are cool (you need to have at least 37 pieces of flair!) but we're not really talking about hardhat stickers here, we're talking about people who actually demonstrate a lack of responsibility for what they're doing. I like a relaxed work environment which only persists in good faith that people will do their job correctly. When there's too many people who don't give a crap, everyone loses. "This is why we can't have nice things."
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In my experience, just about everything in the trades is based on respect.

Pretty hard to respect a person who has such a sticker on his hardhat.........
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All the comments about ďitís just a stickerĒ I get and agree with. I do wacko stickers too. But heís also wearing the sweatshirt every day like itís his blankie. Itís just a bad impression, coupled with the fact that he also works like he doesnít GAF. If he were a great worker, I wouldnít think twice.

The hall sent him - our local is trying to start a CW/CE thing, and itís not going great so far.

Nothingís twisted in a bunch. Not sure you read my OP - there was nothing there even close to freaking out. Just think itís a piss poor first impression to make and unfortunate that his real attitude matches his sweatshirt and sticker.
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If he was a great worker, you wouldn't be making this post.

My point is, I get that you wouldn't let him go just because of this, but he sounds like a [email protected], and this just happens to be one more reason you think he's one. That's all. I get it.

For the record, I'd have a hard time with this too. At our shop, we're looking for good WELL ROUNDED guys that have good judgement. Someone with this on their clothes every day would indicate to me a deeper character flaw that wouldn't fit in with the working environment we're trying to maintain with our guys.

Bottom line.....NEXT!
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