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What I tend to do is with the slower (lazy) workers is ask them to stay on when the others have left so they can help me sort things at the yard for 30 min. And just explain that everyone else has worked hard today and that’s why your staying to help out now. They soon pick up there act after a few cases like this and if they don’t their gone.

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2 minutes ago, difflock said:

You worked with Prince Andrew?, I am impressed!

Thankfully not, I did once work at Althrop house, Diana Spencer's family home, she didn't come out with cucumber sandwiches mind.

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12 hours ago, manco said:

any favoured phrases for getting a lad moving faster without being too offensive or harsh?

 

Might be best to quietly chat to him and find out if something is wrong? 

Is this new behaviour in an otherwise good worker or has he been persistently slow? 

Employed or subbie?

Usually best to start quietly, offer suggestions to help and then if no improvement, set targets with defined outcomes if he does not meet them. 

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