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Old 02-15-2015, 03:13 PM   #21
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:28 PM   #22
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Humiliation. Question my authority and I'll find something to set someone up to look like a jackass in front of everyone else. I once had a guy hanging off a rope trying to pull conductors on a column in the center of a space filled with carpenters. Each one took a turn pulling after he gave up laughing at him. He threw his pliers and ran outside.
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Humiliation. Question my authority and I'll find something to set someone up to look like a jackass in front of everyone else. I once had a guy hanging off a rope trying to pull conductors on a column in the center of a space filled with carpenters. Each one took a turn pulling after he gave up laughing at him. He threw his pliers and ran outside.
I have to call BS. Nobody is as much of an a$$hole as you portray yourself to be and is still alive. Everybody has a better and if you really are the a$$ you portray yourself then you are going to meet the real man who puts you in your place (like a hospital bed in a coma).
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:49 PM   #24
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I have to call BS. Nobody is as much of an a$$hole as you portray yourself to be and is still alive. Everybody has a better and if you really are the a$$ you portray yourself then you are going to meet the real man who puts you in your place (like a hospital bed in a coma).
Had a guy who had a problem with me back in 98' . Kept talking sh!t about me to the other guys who came back to me with what was said. It was a joint effort meaning the other guys on the crew gladly took part. When it comes to my job it's not a popularity contest, and anyone who tries to undermine me gets dealt with without violence. Our friend contacted the office and requested to be relocated to another site all on his own. You can call whatever you like and call me whatever you like. I have my own ways of dealing with problems that work for me.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:17 PM   #25
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How many still take the Crew out to Lunch on fridays , GFs do not have to foot the bill , but owners do ! After passing out checks , all go home with pay for the day , see ya Monday .

Sign of a good crew making money for the Boss . Hell if you can not make money for the Boss , how is he going to pay you ?




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Old 02-16-2015, 10:34 AM   #26
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I'm pretty laid back. I try to bid jobs so guys don't have to work like there's a fire behind them.
And if they have a question on what to do I say " what do you think we should do" . I want them to think outside the box and learn to trouble shoot like I'm on vacation in Florida. I believe empowering people to think on their own is a big key to success in almost any facet of business.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #27
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I inform all under me that i'll impart everything and every source i know to them on one condition

They are a sparky for life.

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Old 02-16-2015, 03:00 PM   #28
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When I had 10 people work for me the best feeling was that no one blew off work or just called out. That tells you that you are doing something right. When we had to work late BBQ got fired up ( steaks,chops, roasts) take care of your workers and they WILL take care of you.

Work with them and not just have them WORK for you.
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I had a company for many years and used the I'm your friend approach, to be honest this doesn't work to well! I think you need a good balance between Im the boss but Im willing to help. Im hoping my new found web design is what gives me that push to run a succesful business this time around check it out ......... please feel free to give me some advice

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I take the time to teach them everything I've learned. I always go into the "why" as well as the how.

I let them know they should ask me to clarify anything they may not understand.

I lead by example and show them exactly how to do tasks.

Then, at the end of the day, I thank them for their help. I honestly could not do it without them.




When they choose to ignore my specific instructions, I go into asshole mode and I don't give a **** about their feelings. This is mens work dammit. Pay ****ing attention.
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Daily beatings. Verbal abuse. Lousy work atmosphere....you know the usual. LOL
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I can see why shockdock is a struggling 1 man show.
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When I had 10 people work for me the best feeling was that no one blew off work or just called out. That tells you that you are doing something right. When we had to work late BBQ got fired up ( steaks,chops, roasts) take care of your workers and they WILL take care of you.

Work with them and not just have them WORK for you.
I'm loving these answers.

After 20 years of doing the one man thing, being an employee is hard. Worse, I went to work for a total POS. Moving forward, back into the electrical bizz but as an employee, I'm happy to see it's not all a world of shockdocs. That gives me at least a little bit of hope.
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I'm loving these answers.

After 20 years of doing the one man thing, being an employee is hard. Worse, I went to work for a total POS. Moving forward, back into the electrical bizz but as an employee, I'm happy to see it's not all a world of shockdocs. That gives me at least a little bit of hope.
Staying as an employee huh? Just for the lower stress or what?
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Staying as an employee huh? Just for the lower stress or what?
That's part of it. The bigger part is a steady paycheck. I'm living a very different life than I was a year ago.
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I'm loving these answers.

After 20 years of doing the one man thing, being an employee is hard. Worse, I went to work for a total POS. Moving forward, back into the electrical bizz but as an employee, I'm happy to see it's not all a world of shockdocs. That gives me at least a little bit of hope.
"The Wiz Kid" turned out to be an asshole ! Oh well, you gave it a shot, and probably learned a lot of new low voltage stuff.
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"The Wiz Kid" turned out to be an asshole ! Oh well, you gave it a shot, and probably learned a lot of new low voltage stuff.
Yeah, I learned a ton. I'm pretty bummed about the whole thing. I loved all the co workers and made some great friends. Oh Well.
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Where you going now Scott? If its not too much info?
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