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Over-Head
06-15-2006, 09:33 PM
Weíve all had emí hereís my story.


Hereís what my last 3 days have been like.

Tuesday:I lose by a 12hr phone call the "Best" painter in the Avalon.
My buddy "Rich". Heís an artist. Nuf said.
( www.bellisland.net (http://www.bellisland.net/)) look for the historical murals 90%of it is his work.
I hire "Martin" The self proclaimed 2nd best to Rich .
What ever. I see some iof his work first hand.
Not bad, could be better, but not bad.
For this job to get me out of a jam itíll do.
Plus I can get a feel if he's gonna be any good.
He has "vast knowlage", of he's a great BS artist, (which later proved to be the truth.)

We hook up by way of his wife who works on the boat I take to work every day.
She sayís heís good.
I see his work.
Not bad.Anyway, I hire this idiot.
We get to the job site at 10.
I lay it out no biggie.
"Peice of cake, be done by tomorrow lunch."

Long story real short.
Itís now day #3, Iíve been back and forth a few times, but have been run raggid trying to keep up to a retarded schedule that will allow me 1-2 months off in Jan when the baby is born.

-He "Fired the millwrightís" from caulking the trim as they were too messy. No it will take 3 EXTRA hours to finish a house.
-He pulled his teeth out in front of the General contractor and said, "Hey dude Iíll go collect for 5% if ya want"
-He booted me in the ass in front of the Contractor, the home owner, AND the Real Estate agent.


And today walked out on me after I asked him "why no phone call today?"
Hereís how it went I swear.
9am, Me: how long you think will take?"
Martin; "an hour if you get out of here."
Me: ok you know where to go? (I tell him where draw map etc.) If you run late call me. You got the number right?
Martin- Yeah yeah just get the f**k outa here.
Me: were gonna have a talk about that attitude of yuour real soon. MAKE sure you call if your running late.
Martin- Yahe, donít let the door hit ya on the way out.

Me to partner in car
"Me and him and you are gonna have a talk to this boy about a few thingsí
Cuz if I had time to cut and roll that room today heíd be done right now."
Either way It saved me with the contractor, costly mistake, but none the less worked out better in the end result.
I got a whole subdivision to do :)

SEVEN HOURS LATER

Partner has gone to find him.
Makes him follow back.
ME: (very politely) Ahh how come no phone call? If you had problems I should have known about it."

Martin; "Whoooo DONíT push the painter." Salutes me
"Ya know what, Iím outa here."

Me: "Ok, doorís over there, see ya stop back by tomorrow after noon to get your final pay."

After 20mins of listening to this fools ramble,out side oute hiuse in the drive way which had salp mutz gonna come back in and punch me in the mouth my partner looked at him and said, "ya know what? Just leave".



HOLY SH**T how do people like that live past the age of 15?:hmmm:

But more importantly

Why do people like me get fooled enough to hire em? :banghead:

The man cost me $460 on the painting alone for a TOTAL Paster/paint on a $350 TOTAL job quote.
Thats my flat charge these days for anything SMALLER than a 15x15 room which includes:
-Plaster rapair new or remodel
-walls/ceiling/trim/doors/baseboard/ calked/Finish paint & Semi Gloss.

Baconeater
06-15-2006, 09:38 PM
You've been sucking too many lacquer fumes.

UteChief
06-15-2006, 09:42 PM
Government programs.

Baconeater
06-15-2006, 09:45 PM
When you say "plaster", you mean "drywall" right?

PastorMikH
06-15-2006, 09:46 PM
No way I would have put up with anywhere near as much of that as you did. The kick in front of the contractor, homeowner, and realtor would have been enough for me to physically remove him from my crew.

4th and Long
06-15-2006, 09:47 PM
Over-Head,

You claim the dope you smoke is THE BEST. Shoulda shared some with the painter. Might have improved his attitude. :p

Over-Head
06-15-2006, 10:20 PM
Over-Head,

You claim the dope you smoke is THE BEST. Shoulda shared some with the painter. Might have improved his attitude. :p

I wish.
Truth is, as much as I love a "draw" NO ONE which includes me smokes it on or near my jobs.
At 4:30 I'll be the first to fire up, but not while working.
This dude coulda had a pound of BC Hydro and still not been worth a fugg.

4th and Long
06-15-2006, 10:22 PM
I wish.
Truth is, as much as I love a "draw" NO ONE which includes me smokes it on or near my jobs.
At 4:30 I'll be the first to fire up, but not while working.
This dude coulda had a pound of BC Hydro and still not been worth a fugg.
Well, ... in that case, ... nevernind. :D

Over-Head
06-15-2006, 10:24 PM
No way I would have put up with anywhere near as much of that as you did. The kick in front of the contractor, homeowner, and realtor would have been enough for me to physically remove him from my crew.

Which was why I needed him to at least FINISH what he started so I could keep a very important custermer happy.
Needless to say I spoke to all parties involved later today, not to mention a few other contractors he told me "were" lined up to hire his services. :evil:

Over-Head
06-15-2006, 10:32 PM
He told me, that the 7:30 boat putting him to work for 8 was not possible.
See his "wife" girlfriend works on the boat so he has to take her down first as thereís not enough room for both of them in their small bathroom for both of them to be ready.
So he takes her down for 6:45, goes back home, gets ready, goes back down for the 8:10 putting him to work at 9ish.

Hell me and my pregnant wife are living back with her mom while our house is being made ready and we get TWO cars on the hill at 6:15 to catch the 6:50 ferry, not to mention her mother who woks at the church on and of generally heads out the door at 6:30 for most of the day.

I suggested he get up eairler. Needless to say the conversation went down hill mighty fast.

Fish
06-15-2006, 11:34 PM
After 20mins of listening to this fools ramble,out side oute hiuse in the drive way which had salp mutz gonna come back in and punch me in the mouth my partner looked at him and said, "ya know what? Just leave".

Sorry man.... but I spent 9 minutes on this sentance.....

It's probably the pot.....

big nasty kcnut
06-16-2006, 12:58 AM
Don't take that crap from him. Figure out a way to fuk him over like he did you without him knowing it was you.

Discuss Thrower
06-16-2006, 03:34 AM
Looks like someone needs to regulate.

Rausch
06-16-2006, 04:43 AM
Don't take that crap from him. Figure out a way to fuk him over like he did you without him knowing it was you.

This is the ****ing ZENITH of kcnut's posting on CP.

Swear to Christ on a cheese cracker. He's getting rep...

StcChief
06-16-2006, 05:49 AM
Bad employee, bad excuses, kicked you.

He would have been gone on the spot.

The message about your as contractor, it would send to HO,RE there. Very positive.


The saying stands...Can't find Good help these days

OldTownChief
06-16-2006, 06:06 AM
Jesus Christ that was hard to read.

StcChief
06-16-2006, 06:44 AM
Too much of the good stuff.... :bong:

rad
06-16-2006, 06:58 AM
Sorry man.... but I spent 9 minutes on this sentance.....

It's probably the pot.....

I spent less than that and my brain went on strike.....

Saulbadguy
06-16-2006, 07:21 AM
Jesus Christ that was hard to read.
I still have no ****ing clue what his story is about.

Iron Chef
06-16-2006, 07:36 AM
I still have no ****ing clue what his story is about.


I'm going have to agree with Saul

morphius
06-16-2006, 07:53 AM
I'm confused, was this a Hoover thread or not?

morphius
thought it was Hoover's role anyway.

Dartgod
06-16-2006, 08:18 AM
I still have no ****ing clue what his story is about.
No shit. Could we get Tommykat to translate?