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Old 09-07-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Work eithics,,,, or the lack of

so yesterday was the work day from hell. we as a company were short handed for drivers and flights were delayed because of weather.. the limo company i work for has many "young"drivers, early 20's, ,, now dont get me wrong its not all you young guy's and gals. the company i work for has all the drivers start at differant times so that everybody is spread out , some get early flights some get late,, the after noon drivers Finnish up around 1 am, so if you start at noon your back to the barn by 1-1;30 at the latest, then the early morning crew takes over.. well yesterday i start at 11;30 am,, great i think i'll be home 12-12;30,,, but no,, 2 of the young 20 something drivers decide at 11pm to call it a day.. ( 1 driver started at 3pm the other at 4;30 pm ) so now guess who's left to do the 2 later arrivals,, yeah me,, flight 1 comes in at 1.30 and is a quicky into boston ( 20 minutes round trip ) i drop the guy off , get a very handsome tip (loser #1 you lost big time,, you always want to go to the ritz at coply ) now onto trip #2 yeah this was the real late or earl one,( depends on how you look at it ) well i had time to stop at the airport dunkin donutz and grab a LG coffee with a turbo shot and gulp it down.so at 2'55 am flight # is on the ground and client is in the car,, she takes one look at me and ask if im ok,( lol ya right, im dead on my feet ) i get her home in one piece ( im sure i made her crap her pants more than once driving out the pike ) i make the turn around and head for the barn,, how in gods name i got there without killing myself or anyone else is beyond me, drop the car off, bitch out judy ( the dispatcher ) although itsd not her fault , but she was the first non-client i ran into so she caught a $#it storm ,,, she took me off today's scheduled. because today i would kill someone, if not with a car then with my bare hands... so my question is whats up with Young adults these days, they both had start times that would have kept them in their 12-13 hour shift,, but there tired ,, so the old man could do it,,
KIDS CANT KILL THEM AND GET AWAY WITH IT,,,
remember i know its not all of you young adults ,,,but gee guys if you got a job to do,,,,, freaking do it...
ok rant over,,, more coffee,,, more cig's and im running low on both.

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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Sorry you had a bad night Stephan. Hopefully a day off will help you recover.

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:09 AM   #3
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so yesterday was the work day from hell. we as a company were short handed for drivers and flights were delayed because of weather.. the limo company i work for has many "young"drivers, early 20's, ,, now dont get me wrong its not all you young guy's and gals. the company i work for has all the drivers start at differant times so that everybody is spread out , some get early flights some get late,, the after noon drivers Finnish up around 1 am, so if you start at noon your back to the barn by 1-1;30 at the latest, then the early morning crew takes over.. well yesterday i start at 11;30 am,, great i think i'll be home 12-12;30,,, but no,, 2 of the young 20 something drivers decide at 11pm to call it a day.. ( 1 driver started at 3pm the other at 4;30 pm ) so now guess who's left to do the 2 later arrivals,, yeah me,, flight 1 comes in at 1.30 and is a quicky into boston ( 20 minutes round trip ) i drop the guy off , get a very handsome tip (loser #1 you lost big time,, you always want to go to the ritz at coply ) now onto trip #2 yeah this was the real late or earl one,( depends on how you look at it ) well i had time to stop at the airport dunkin donutz and grab a LG coffee with a turbo shot and gulp it down.so at 2'55 am flight # is on the ground and client is in the car,, she takes one look at me and ask if im ok,( lol ya right, im dead on my feet ) i get her home in one piece ( im sure i made her crap her pants more than once driving out the pike ) i make the turn around and head for the barn,, how in gods name i got there without killing myself or anyone else is beyond me, drop the car off, bitch out judy ( the dispatcher ) although itsd not her fault , but she was the first non-client i ran into so she caught a $#it storm ,,, she took me off today's scheduled. because today i would kill someone, if not with a car then with my bare hands... so my question is whats up with Young adults these days, they both had start times that would have kept them in their 12-13 hour shift,, but there tired ,, so the old man could do it,,
KIDS CANT KILL THEM AND GET AWAY WITH IT,,,
remember i know its not all of you young adults ,,,but gee guys if you got a job to do,,,,, freaking do it...
ok rant over,,, more coffee,,, more cig's and im running low on both.




Calm down big guy before you blow an oil line. Like you said it is not all of them, but it seems we have raised a generation that will do no more than is absolutely nessesary to keep their job. And if that doesn't work out the state or federal gov, will take care of them.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:15 AM   #4
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While I do think younger generations come out of school feeling more entitled nowadays, I do also think it's the youthful naivete at work.

I can remember being 19-20 and wondering why all these older guys I worked with wanted to drag ass all day and not get the work done as fast as I was. After a while, I began to realize that they were getting as much done as I was, because they got it done right the first time, and didn't have to loop back to fix their mistakes (usually made in haste) like I did.
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Calm down big guy before you blow an oil line. Like you said it is not all of them, but it seems we have raised a generation that will do no more than is absolutely nessesary to keep their job. And if that doesn't work out the state or federal gov, will take care of them.

Very Sad, but apparently that is the direction the country is heading, people don't want to be held accountable, and they feel they deserve everything.

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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Very Sad, but apparently that is the direction the country is heading, people don't want to be held accountable, and they feel they deserve everything.

Green: Sorry about the sh*tty night. enjoy a day of relaxation.
i know your a local guy,, so you understand the traffic issues we had yesterday,,, yeah a 12 foot high truck dont fit under a 7 foot five bridge on storrow drive,,, and the jack wagon the just had to drive on his roof at 128 and 95,, never mind the pouring rain
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Well today you need to kick your feet up and relax!! I know how shitty it can be driving trough Boston and I know its been awhile since I have had to but sounds to ne it has not changed much. I never understood how people can think there 11 ft truck can fit down Storrow Drive any where. Enjoy your day off.
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Sorry you had a bad day man. But there's another side to crummy work ethics / standards.

It's not just the young whipper-snappers with crappy "entitlement" attitudes; the company can also be the cause of this. I work for a family owned manufacturing company. I'm 45 & have (or had) really high work ethics / standards... until I spent a year slaving for these goons.

There is almost NEVER any positive reinforcement. The President / owner likes to spout off, "I held up my end of the bargain, you got paid didn't you?" While that is correct to an extent, there is a lot to be said about the work environment. There are laws regarding hostile work environments but none for work environments of absolute stupidity! When you are constantly being beat down, told to work longer hours because there is so much work and because of the absolute stupidity of others, we are very far behind. Unfortunately, my dept is the last one with the parts, so everybody always blames us for stuff being late. If we get the parts 2 weeks late, how is it our fault that the project is 2 weeks behind? They don't get it, they never will.

They will continue on their path because these old dogs do not want to learn new tricks. And because they are part of the family, they will always work here. So my work habits have slipped regarding getting to work on time and wanting to stay for 10 hour days. I'm disappionted in myself but just can't get motivated enough to put in the extra effort for a bunch of morons who are just going to yell about how late everything is anyhow.

I'd rather spend my time with my family in my Jeep enjoying life. And I've told them that on many occasions. Thank God for my Jeep... top off, doors off... my place of serenity! Until some jack-wagon cuts me off in traffic that is!
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:38 PM   #10
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I hear ya friend, I used to drive a tow truck for a busy AAA station with a large, and often undermanned territory. Being a 24/7 operation, and not the most reliable drivers, the scheduling was in a constant state of chaos. Not an option to ever have no drivers on at any time. If somebody flaked out it was absolutely imperative to get coverage, and I was usually willing. Not "happy" to, but willing.

I just got used to working whenever I was needed, which sometimes was double and triple shifts. Literally out towing for 36 hours straight on a few occasions, on holidays and everything. The night shifts would quiet down sometimes but it wasn't real restful since you have to be glued to the radio that would always go off the second you shut your eyes. And then there's the stress of being out on Long Island and NYC roads all day and night in a flatbed, squeezing into little repair stations and unloading cars and whatnot.

That said I'm a young(ish) guy who was willing to put up with it, never call in sick, etc. Then again I'm a close friend of the family who owns the business since I'm a little kid, and never wanted to be viewed as taking advantage of that, so I always worked extra hard. I work as a mechanic now for the same place, and it's great to be on a steady schedule and in one place. Still work my ass off though, I never want to be "that guy" that people talk about being lazy.

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