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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-01-2008, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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How to have a half day Friday....

I'm home from work early today and I've got the rest of the day off. You could too by following these simple instructions ------>

1) Find construction manager and begin to explain that he's booked you in too early as you can't do repairs until the houses have been cleaned. He'll be slightly embarrased by his mistake and try to tell you to continue regardless.

2) Explain to him that if you stay on site you'll have to charge him regardless of wether you are able to do your job or not, put the scenario to him that if you were about to do a clear coat repair to his car bonnet, would he like it to be clean and free from builders debris/plaster dust before you started?
He'll start to get angry at this point and get all up in your face, he'll be snarling stuff like "Are you trying to tell me how to run my site?" and "I don't like the look of you or your attitude!"
(This is good. It means you are ready to deliver step 3 )

3) Tell him "If you could maybe pull your head outta your arse for a couple of minutes you f*cking idiot, you could take a look around and maybe see what I'm trying to explain?"

Bingo, mission occumplished. You'll be escorted off site by security with the site manager shouting at you as you head back to your van. Job done, early Friday and long weekend !!















BTW - This method dose come with the side effects of having to go and see the contracts manager at the head office. You'll have to grovel for 15mins whilst trying to explain what happened and tell him "I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me", "I don't usualy use language like that" and "I hope my disagreement with you member of staff doesn't effect our long standing relationship".
I was lucky because in this instance the contract manager told me not to worry and he was sure it could all be smoothed over.
In all honesty this method of having an early day Friday is more hassle than it's worth. It's not good for your stress levels and it probably would've been easier just to p*ss about for the day and have him get me back in next week again once it's all been cleaned.

I'm off work early yes, but I've just gained about two hundred more grey hairs.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-01-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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Re: How to have a half day Friday....

Alternatively, you can do what Homer Simpson did and become morbidly obese so you can 'work' out of your home all the time (and wear a moo-moo!).
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Re: How to have a half day Friday....

Wow.....the lengths people will go to just to get logged on to Jemsite a few hours early!!

Ben, you've obviously contracted J.A.S, (Jemsite addiction syndrome)

It is my duty to inform you that there is NO cure for this affliction!! In other words, you're basically doomed
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Re: How to have a half day Friday....

My boss is a dumb ass Mexican who still falls for "I'm working at home today"




PS - this is not intended to be a deflamatory comment - he is Mexican - Fact, He is a Dumb ass - Fact
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Re: How to have a half day Friday....

I ended up doing hoovering and laundry this afternoon. I kinda wish Fridays were a bit more exciting but those of you who have young children will understand where I'm coming from.
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Re: How to have a half day Friday....

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PS - this is not intended to be a deflamatory comment - he is Mexican - Fact, He is a Dumb ass - Fact
Fact - tis the "person" that makes the dumb arse!! Race, color or creed have nothing to do with it! Enjoy the weekend Mark, because come Monday you're fired

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I kinda wish Fridays were a bit more exciting but those of you who have young children will understand where I'm coming from.
Kinda makes you wish you'd gotten those few extra hours of reprieve at work...eh???
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Re: How to have a half day Friday....

I'm not in a band anymore, I've got a two year old daughter and a pregnant Wife so I'm not sure how much fun I expected Fridays to be realy?

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Re: How to have a half day Friday....

been there Ben - I was a chippy as you know and hard hats, safety shoes and vests never sat well with me - hence me being thrown offsite more times that I can remember..... - normally just after commenting on the site agents parentage.
you know how to live it up on a friday eh
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I'm not in a band anymore, I've got a two year old daughter and a pregnant Wife so I'm not sure how much fun I expected Fridays to be realy?

hey so do I! and I'm only 17.... , I kid, I kid
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My boss is a dumb ass Mexican
Not that I care, but if you are the worker beneath the dumb ass Mexican, who assuredly makes more money, how smart are you?


Kidding, kidding, I'm just kidding...Relax...

It was there and I had to take it...

Got to be rough taking orders from a dumb ass though...at least thats what my workers tell me, along with my wife, and my kids etc etc...

Except that I'm a dumb ass Limey/Mic!
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Not that I care, but if you are the worker beneath the dumb ass Mexican, who assuredly makes more money, how smart are you?


Kidding, kidding, I'm just kidding...Relax...

It was there and I had to take it...

Got to be rough taking orders from a dumb ass though...at least thats what my workers tell me, along with my wife, and my kids etc etc...

Except that I'm a dumb ass Limey/Mic!
New job coming soon ...

My company is turning into a real ****ty place to work. My boss left last summer and was replaced by parachuting a Mexican in from the corporate HQ in Mexico (its a big cement manufacturer). The guy is totally out of his depth and won't listen to anybody
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