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What's the jerkiest thing a (former?) employee has ever done?

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,072
I was just thinking back on the story @JohnNY told about the guy who javelined the pipe into the van and hit poor John in the head.

What's your story?
Retired and loving it.

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  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,515
    One employee tried doing side work using the company's invoices and having the customer make the check to himself. When the work was never completed, I got the call from an angry customer wondering why the work wasn't finished.
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,072
    😳
    Retired and loving it.
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,510
    Showing up
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,959
    This was that day…
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, Master Plumber for Consulting Work
    Or for plumbing in NYC or in NJ.

    Or take his class.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,072
    Ouch!
    Retired and loving it.
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,959
    Yeah. Pretty much.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, Master Plumber for Consulting Work
    Or for plumbing in NYC or in NJ.

    Or take his class.
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 812
    That could have been a lot worse. :S I don't know how big of a pipe it was but it looks like that was a glancing blow. I'm imagining a 10' stick of 3/4" black pipe hitting someone in the head and the result wouldn't be stitches at the hospital but rather an autopsy at the morgue.
    kcopp
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,307
    edited August 2
    We did a lot of remodeling work and accumulated lots of scrap copper and brass until all the bins got full and my shop boy would take them down to the scrap metal dealer. One time we had about 300# and my shop boy split the load and pocketed his half. He didn't know that the scrap metal dealer was a guy I knew from the gym. He gave me the money back and then a few weeks later filed for worker's compensation for workplace stress.

    I also had an apprentice who we took in who had a history of abuse when he was growing up. We sent him to the PHCC apprentice training program and encouraged him whenever we could, but we couldn't keep him away from drugs. He ended up killing a guy over a drug deal and then threw them into a dumpster. I think he's still in jail. Haunts me to this day.

    Is that jerky enough?

    I am proud to have made it to the other side of owning and running a plumbing contracting business without becoming an alcoholic, going bankrupt or having an early demise.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
    EdTheHeaterMankcopp
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,072
    Wow, what a story! You’re a good man, Ed. You did it right. Thanks. 
    Retired and loving it.
    EdTheHeaterManLS123
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,072
    Alan, I’m also glad you made it. Gosh!
    Retired and loving it.
    EdTheHeaterMankcopp
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,334
    How about the jerkiest thing a boss has ever done?

    Like, cancel my long planned vacation at the last minute with a lie so I can cover for a co-worker while they both went to SC to play golf for a couple days? The guy was so unethical, he was bound to run out of rope.

    Eventually, he did something so egregious, criminal even, that, on my word and with indisputable evidence, the company fired him. I learned more about management from that **** of a boss than I ever learned from my best bosses.
    EdTheHeaterMan