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Old 02-07-2010, 07:28 PM
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Best idea ever.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:31 PM
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Best idea ever.
Pretty neat so far
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His first visit, Syracuse, NY. I met some of those people when I did a 2 week job there a few years ago. That wierd lady was one of the people I remember.

Pretty funny stuff.
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I am watching it now. I like the idea of this show.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:37 PM
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Wow, job #3. I know all those people. I spent a month there working.

Pretty awsome. My construction job on national TV!
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My company owner and his new right hand man, an "Idea Guy" in our office, have no clue what it takes to start, run and finish a job on time.
We are in commercial construction. Jobs range from a few hundred thousand dollars to 30 million (plus) dollars.
They have no clue to the day to day activities.
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that show looks rigged, how he gets invited to peoples homes and they share their life stories with him on the first day on the job....
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Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
that show looks rigged, how he gets invited to peoples homes and they share their life stories with him on the first day on the job....
or that note the lady was reading to that female W/M driver, although, pretty neat show.
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that show looks rigged, how he gets invited to peoples homes and they share their life stories with him on the first day on the job....
Of course they needed an explanation for the film crew. The excuse was that the were filming what it takes to get an entry level position. So some of the staging makes sense along those lines; and it's still believable to the workers
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I thought the show was good.

Obviously rule docking the lady 2 minutes for every 1 minute she was late from lunch wasn't fair but noticed instead she clocked back in on-time then went back to lunch again?
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I liked it.
Not surprised he got invited into the girls home, but I had to wonder how they got some of the clips without being seen (particularly the one in the girls home) the other clips I think would be pretty easy.
Sometimes the spying on stuff, like the pickup following is needed.
Beats the hell out of the other reality shows ie; Jersey Shore
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I thought the show was good.

Obviously rule docking the lady 2 minutes for every 1 minute she was late from lunch wasn't fair but noticed instead she clocked back in on-time then went back to lunch again?
If anything that rule of docking someone 2 minutes for every one minute late is probably against the law.....that manager should be canned immediately
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If anything that rule of docking someone 2 minutes for every one minute late is probably against the law.....that manager should be canned immediately
I would have fired his ass in a NY second. I would also bitchslap the idiot supervisor for stalking his fleet by trailing them around ...... talk about wasting time and money. The highest paid guy drives around all day watching the garbage truck ..... what a punk. The manager that didn't take the time to say hello to a new hire should have been either fired or demoted to cleaning toilets for a month.

Good show, especially when he helped the hard working lady doing three jobs with a smile on her face. The happy toilet cleaning guy quit the company and joined a church ..... good for him. The other guy with all of the health problems was richly rewarded for his outstanding attitude.
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Great, another "reality" show.
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I would have fired his ass in a NY second. I would also bitchslap the idiot supervisor for stalking his fleet by trailing them around ...... talk about wasting time and money. The highest paid guy drives around all day watching the garbage truck ..... what a punk. The manager that didn't take the time to say hello to a new hire should have been either fired or demoted to cleaning toilets for a month.

Good show, especially when he helped the hard working lady doing three jobs with a smile on her face. The happy toilet cleaning guy quit the company and joined a church ..... good for him. The other guy with all of the health problems was richly rewarded for his outstanding attitude.
Ditto...my thoughts and feelings EXACTLY!....
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We had a group of Boy Scouts doing a road clean up one Saturday. We were all working in a semi tight group. I asked one of the boys to go across a small ditch to get some full sheets of news paper that was in easy reach.
One of the other boys boys said we only have to clean up 10 feet off the road.

I told them if you always do a little more than is expected of you should always have a job and if you ever have a company one day and your employees do a little more than expected your company should be a success.

The same goes in my daily contact with subcontractors. It seems that most only do what is just enough to keep out of trouble. Rare is the case that someone will go the little extra. I'm not talking anything big, just a little to show that they cared about what they were doing.

Another example.
I cleaned my driveway on Sat and the full width of the road (we are on a dead end street) where my driveway intersects it on Sunday, about 30- 40 feet long, I felt good, all was down to the asphalt and the sun was doing it's thing, melting anything else.
Well the plow (articulating loader) finally came down and made a few passes and the operator, on his first pass saw how clean it was. When he was done, he left a snow berm the full length across my driveway 3 feet wide and about 20 inches tall.

It would have taken him no more than 5 seconds to clear that berm away on his last pass, but, because he did not care he F-in left it there. It took me over 30 minutes this morning, at 4:00am, to shovel it clean for myself and my wife to get out.

This is just another case of someone not giving a $h!t.
I don't care how long he has been out plowing.
The entire area at my house was clean when he got there and F-up when he left.
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I would have fired his ass in a NY second..
I don't know when they shot this show, but I never met that plant manager. He was not in Syracuse when my project was going on. The guy I dealt with was a total jerk in that facility.

Safety was #1 Priority, until it inconvenienced him and he threw safety out the window at my crew's expense. I called him a hypocrite, he called my obnoxious, I told him I wasn't working under the dangerous conditions he laid out, he told me not to be a jerk.

I got my way.

That was the first hour on site. Never saw him again.
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Maybe this show will open some eyes and hopefully realize just how unproductive these bosses can be.....
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That was one of the best new shows I've seen in a looooong time.
That dude Kevin from the recycling center has "Loser" written all over him.
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Next week's episode looks to be interesting... making the girls eat what looked like beans or leftovers to leave early?? I wonder if they will actually fire someone on this show.
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