Perhaps not who you're looking for, my point was more general. Then
again sometimes you have a person who may have some potential but never
had the opportunity to learn to use tools. A friend of mine is a teacher
at a school for talented / gifted students yet he routinely finds
students who don't know how to use a socket set or even a ruler. This is
a serious (and ultimately catastrophic) failing of schools today pushing
everyone towards some "knowledge economy" path and belittling any
student who has interests or talents in "dirty" hands on areas.
Electric or hand? Hand is fairly safe to product but a operator can
hurt himself and the right/wrong operator will claim it wasn't his
An electric 6000 lb jack under power could cause significant damage to
product as well the operator. Then it becomes a double whammy.
I'm not against getting stoned or drinking but............ Does the
guy have a med. pot card or oui ? A pre hire piss test will weed out
the total deadbeats. Its gonna cost ya money to find out but better
now than after. Once he is hired, workmans comp steps in....... you
are paying workmans comp? I service a company with a hundred pieces
of equipment..... It's a freaking nightmare what I see and what they
have to deal with on a daily basis. I don't know the workers rights
out there where your at. Good luck to ya.
On a side note
Iggy I like you... hard working guy looking to get ahead in life..
too many deadbeat out there looking to get the easy way out on the
backs of guys who are actually trying to make it. If your actually
looking to hire someone and your gut says whoa then interview someone
On Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:33:43 -0500, Ignoramus4933
I'm the reason one company stopped allowing customers to use pallet jacks
on the floor. I sheared a bunch of stupidly mounted equipment off a wall,
which was next to a freight elevator.
They put everything back with crash bars around it at some point.
Are you looking to hire a full-time employee, or just have a hand
around when you need one? I only need a hand every once in awhile and
hire from the temp agencies. It costs about $16/hr to get a guy who
gets $9/hr. That covers work comp insurance for the day, the temp
agency fees, and his taxes/wages. Minimum 4 hours. If you need a
screened person just every once in awhile, consider temp agencies.
Does your company have work comp ins? As a business, it's mandatory
for employees here, and I thought that's was a federal requirement.
I can't afford to pay $4k/yr for temp employee coverage. My liability
insurance company says they can't give it to me because I don't have
it. (How's that for a catch 22?) I'd have to go through the state.
To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...
We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is
But better than if he had claimed he had a lot of experience that he
did not have. I once interviewed a guy that claimed he could do
carpentry. I would ask him if he could do various things and the
answer was always that he could do that. But when I asked what was
the sum of two fractions , something like 1/2 plus 1/4, he could not
do that. I felt sorry for him, but we just could not afford him.
We had a totally awful time keeping a crew here this fall. I lost
count of the number of people that worked one or two days and left. We
had to run help wanted ads in the paper for the first time in years. I
hired people for six days a week and they would ask for four days off,
then wonder why I didn't need them the next week.
I think the work ethic is finally going to pot up here in MN also.
Enough to make me consider retiring.
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