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12 hours 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.

Play stupid games and win stupid prizes

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On 22/05/2019 at 23:09, TTownsend said:

Always baffles me people that don’t learn to drive, 
 

You cant be a stonner & drive. Not for long anyway.

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His record so far is probably enough to get rid; but you will need to have evidence that you cautioned him about his poor performance.

If you consider not have serious talk with him which you document and a give him a copy explaining to him it is a warning which could result in the end of his employment. One of that could be gets himself to work.

Discuss what he needs to do to improve to your satisfaction; setting out the outcome if improvement is not made and set a time limit (two weeks ?) for these improvements to take place. Let him know if improvement is satisfactory.

It is lax to let poor conduct go unchallenged - he can turn round and say I have done this for months and a you never said anything  i,e. you have condoned it- which weakens your actions.

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This thread has raised an important question.

 

If you as an employer knows that one of your workers likes a toke or two & you allow them to drive for you (company vehicle or even their own but for work use) would you be corporately liable if anything happened?

 

Our local force use drug wipe tests to check for compliance if you have been stopped.

 

Or if an issue happens re saws, chippers or just slack working practice.

 

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Guys let me clear this up a bit. 

 

Negatives - Needs to be picked up - Needs reminding quite a lot 

 

Positives - Positive work attitude - Not moody or bad tempered - Good with customers - Never sick even if he's a bit sick - Can be relied upon to work while I'm not there - pro active in finding things to do - trustworthy - fairly organised - generally a good person.

 

He does not smoke weed at work, ever, to be clear. 

 

Perhaps I'm not as clinically business minded as many on here. But I don't want to be frankly. Money is nice but it really aint all that. Treating people with rational consideration, whilst not being a door mat of course, seem more important to me. 

 

Feedback, as always, has been much appreciated. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, oldwoodcutter said:

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.

That only counts if he has passed his NPTC units to do that.

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18 hours ago, daveatdave said:

even school kids have to walk up to 2 miles to school unless they buy a buss pass

not these days mate.

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On 23/05/2019 at 22:39, oldwoodcutter said:

he’s locked himself in his bedroom cause he’s scared of his dealer that he owes money to.

 

On 24/05/2019 at 00:48, eggsarascal said:

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.

Sorry Eggs but I have no sympathy at all. Kids are streetwise at a frighteningly early age nowadays and are aware of the risks of drugs, both to their health and about the people who deal in them. I think I would have been more scared of telling either my mother or an employer that I was using drugs than anything else.

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