Dumbass employee and work story thread

frodo

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I had a helper that was a certified space cadet
I was on the third section of a scaffold and needed my drill.
I hollered down to the guy.
He brings me the drill but not the cord
I asked how am i supposed to work the drill with out a cord
His answer. you did not ask for a cord
 

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I had a helper that was a certified space cadet
I was on the third section of a scaffold and needed my drill.
I hollered down to the guy.
He brings me the drill but not the cord
I asked how am i supposed to work the drill with out a cord
His answer. you did not ask for a cord
That sounds like my employee.
 

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We are doing drywall. I have my employee sweep up all the dust. He puts it in a pile and asks what's next. After a bit I see the pile and ask why he didn't put it in the trash, he said we were going to sand again in a few days so he would pick it up then. Meanwhile the pile is in the middle of the work area.
 

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A homeless guy approached me and said he was hungry and cold, asked me if i would hire him, He said Man' i'll do anything and will not fart around PLEASE I need the job. So i hired him. I said do you want to work right now? I will give you cash tonight but tomorrow you will be on the clock and get paid once a week. Oh thank you thank you
What do you want me to do?
I said, Insulate that duck with that insulation, staple the joints and wrap it with the silver tape

Dude, insulation is a man made product. I can not work with it, It is against my belifs.

I said. GOODBYE !!!
 

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Mid 80s, hired a young man to bag carpet scraps and carry glue buckets. Told him to wear old clothes, he would get dirty. He showed up wearing a $50 shirt, Jordache jeans and Nike's. The clothes were ruined by noon and he quit. Gave him$80 for the 4 hours, figure he lost money. Normally I paid $10 an hour, but felt sorry for him because he was stupid. Once hired a kid who had just graduated from high school. He could not learn to read a tape measure and could not tell time.
 

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Most young guys did not want to work and most older ones were drunks. A guy I know who builds houses, tells me that has not changed.
 

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Not so many drunks here. Some drugs but really not many in their 20s or 30s any more. There are straight out of high school kids who are dumb as a rock and usually don't last.
 

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II had a drunk show up for work with a boot on one foot and a tennis shoe on the other
I sent him home
 

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