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I saw more than one group of lads strolling around the Arb show last week in company branded work gear on smoking joints. I think this must be the luckiest group of employers you could imagine who are commenting on this thread if they have no-one working for them who partakes. 
 
They are 100% in the minority though


I must be lucky then as out of the 5 of us not one even smokes!
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49 minutes ago, Ian C said:

 


I must be lucky then as out of the 5 of us not one even smokes!

 

Good man. Hearing more and more young lads who are seriously dependent on one substance or another.

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Good man. Hearing more and more young lads who are seriously dependent on one substance or another.


Yeah it’s pretty grim, don’t get me wrong I have had my fair share of suspects but they don’t last long, I can’t do with users of any sort, there a liability I’m not willing to accept .
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I’ve had them all at one time or another, because I’m old they think I’ve no idea about drugs but I know more than they think.
Some have been reformed users , and good workers, while some others get so wacked
at night that their mums call me at 7 o clock of a morning to say their little whatshisname is too stoned to come to work, and anyway he’s locked himself in his bedroom cause he’s scared of his dealer that he owes money to.
And so it goes on.
One day they’re with you, the next they say they’ve been banned for drug driving and can’t come anymore.
And at the moment one lad (who at least can graft) gets his mum to bring him to the yard every morning, and I run him home of an afternoon, not far, but as you say it’s another half hour out of my day.
Employees, who’d have them.

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Really annoys me people who don't drive due to drink/drugs. I can't drive because of my epilepsy, but still manage to get myself to work every morning

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1 hour ago, oldwoodcutter said:

I’ve had them all at one time or another, because I’m old they think I’ve no idea about drugs but I know more than they think.
Some have been reformed users , and good workers, while some others get so wacked
at night that their mums call me at 7 o clock of a morning to say their little whatshisname is too stoned to come to work, and anyway he’s locked himself in his bedroom cause he’s scared of his dealer that he owes money to.
And so it goes on.
One day they’re with you, the next they say they’ve been banned for drug driving and can’t come anymore.
And at the moment one lad (who at least can graft) gets his mum to bring him to the yard every morning, and I run him home of an afternoon, not far, but as you say it’s another half hour out of my day.
Employees, who’d have them.

I like this, and really don't like it, we should all go and get our own coin, but being chased by bad people is a bad place to be in.

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59 minutes ago, eggsarascal said:

I like this, and really don't like it, we should all go and get our own coin, but being chased by bad people is a bad place to be in.

Aye, there's some naughty people out there.

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Anyway - 5000 blokes out of work at British Steel now so this lad has competition,  some people don't know when they are born frankly. K

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As forestboy hinted at in his opening comments, he’s giving that fellow all the help he can.
I can sympathise with his trying to keep his worker, as it’s the same old story, you try and train them to the way we work, simple stuff like loading the truck, refuelling saws, to a little more advanced than just raking up, like keeping a straight line with an HS45, or putting him through a CS31.
And then out of the blue all that’s down the drain,with a ban and lost license.
And the next contestant turns up at the yard to join life at the sharp end, with his arse hanging out of his joggers, his dads oversized boots on, unlaced, and it soon turns out his only real ability, is nothing like he claimed to me on his facebook message, but never the less, an amazing knack of quickly producing hand made cigarettes, and necking cans of energy drinks, invariably at the same time.

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