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JohnNY
JohnNY Member Posts: 2,691
Once again, I'm a walking cautionary tale. A new hire at Gateway Plumbing decided a piece of 2"x 48" steel pipe might make for a fun javelin. So, he threw it through the back doors of one of the service vans while I was standing at the side sliding door. The pipe went through the van out the side door and cracked my head open.
Let's remember that just as much as it is our job to teach them mechanical skills, it's up to us to teach them how to work with other people around.
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Comments

  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,132
    Ouch. 
    How’s the other guy look?
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,457
    Hope you're ok. A coworker got a concussion with a similar blow.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,117
    edited September 1
    So I expect a missing persons report soon…lol
    Are sure you don’t have a concussion? This is the third time you posted this!

    All joking aside, hope you’re ok.
    steve
    JohnNY
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 228
    Wtf.

    Some people just don't belong on a job site or in any kind of industrial setting.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,428
    I'll bet the kid is in the Hudson River. Hope your ok
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,058
    You just HAVE to be a tuff guy to get away wearing blue frames! At least you have someone to blame; I have done that to myself several times.
  • Tom_133
    Tom_133 Member Posts: 748
    Careful JohnNY, that pic could be a perfect meme for "I am less than impressed!" or "no, really say it one more time"!!
    Tom
    Montpelier Vt
    JohnNY
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,353
    A contractor friend once opined, "Our company slogan should be We Hire the Unhirable."

    I'm glad you're alive, John, and I hope the lad learned a lesson.
    Retired and loving it.
    JohnNY
  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 423
    That's why I'm a "one man company". One of the few...benefits.
    JohnNYAlan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,691
    JakeCK said:

    Wtf.

    Some people just don't belong on a job site or in any kind of industrial setting.

    Sadly, this is actually very true.

    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, Master Plumber
    in New York
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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,691

    I hope the lad learned a lesson.

    Well, I learned a lesson. I can only hope we both did.

    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, Master Plumber
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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,691
    SlamDunk said:

    I have done that to myself several times.

    And haven't we all!!

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  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 687
    I would have fired him on the spot. It's bad enough that through the years I have maimed myself and I don;t need and idiot to maim me.

    Jake
    JohnNYCLamb
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,628
    Yikes! I'm glad you're ok, John.
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
    JohnNY
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,428
    "Hire the unhirable" LOL

    The last company I worked for the service dept were known as the "Misfits". A sad collection of technicians that had worked their way through every other company in the area.

    In truth they were as good as anyone else, but the name stuck
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,328
    @JohnNY Hope you are ok......We hard-headed types sure do take a lot of hits.
    With that thought in mind, Was the pipe ok? :):):#
    JohnNYAlan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,384
    Maybe company policy should be full face football helmets. :)
    JohnNY
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,384
    Get well.
  • BillyO
    BillyO Member Posts: 274
    Cant fix stupid
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 693
    BillyO said:

    Cant fix stupid

    Not true. You can fix it but I think the host dies most of the time. I'd try using a hammer, if that doesn't work, it's probably an electrical problem
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
    BillyO
  • That's never happened to me. All my wounds are self-inflicted.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
  • HydroNiCK
    HydroNiCK Member Posts: 110
    Testa dura . Does he work fast though?