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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Jurassic Park] #7375165
10/09/21 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
You say your boss is a pretty influential guy in the area yet he has no contacts, no resumes/applications, no public desire to work for him. Sorry to say man, but your boss isnít all that you think he is.

If he was so great like you say, he would have a line up of people wanting to get in and work for him.

Iím starting to think this place is also mismanaged by the 2 foremanís.


I had a reply very similar like this typed up yesterday and deleted it. I went with the short good luck instead. He seems to get angry with the advice he's given which is given with good intentions.
Yes he is the Oklahoma version of Coonman.
Ya know I think they should get rid of the other guy, Coonman can move from NE Iowa to Oklahoma and step right into a job at that place. Coonman has a lot of experience around a machine shop apparently. He needs a change of scenery and a new job. I think it would be a win win for both.

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7375172
10/09/21 11:42 AM
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WOWÖÖ181 comments and 5540 views and he is staying on the job and the thread is still going!

I think almost every regular contributor has given adviceÖAMAZINGÖ.LOL


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Badger23] #7375176
10/09/21 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Badger23
Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
You say your boss is a pretty influential guy in the area yet he has no contacts, no resumes/applications, no public desire to work for him. Sorry to say man, but your boss isnít all that you think he is.

If he was so great like you say, he would have a line up of people wanting to get in and work for him.

Iím starting to think this place is also mismanaged by the 2 foremanís.


He needs a change of scenery and a new job. I think it would be a win win for both.
That does sound like a win win, Badger.

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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7375190
10/09/21 12:10 PM
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I've known a good hand to have his phone ring with another job by noon when his boss crapped on him.

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7375228
10/09/21 01:11 PM
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Do you know enough about the business to buy him out and run it yourself? Or at least offer to become general manager for now with buyout down the road. But you do the hiring and firing and get 2X the pay?

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: HayDay] #7375239
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Originally Posted by HayDay
Do you know enough about the business to buy him out and run it yourself? Or at least offer to become general manager for now with buyout down the road. But you do the hiring and firing and get 2X the pay?


Great idea but it sounds like he is making $20 an hour and no benefits. Unless he has other funding I bet that will be quite a stretch financially but I may be wrong.

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7375259
10/09/21 02:21 PM
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I think the O/P misunderstands the boss and his motives. He is obviously trying to get the o/p to leave on his own...Big shot boss and community leader he is, doesn't want to dirty himself firing the o/p. My mill crew will often run off the lazy guys before I fire them. The lazy crew member makes more work for everyone.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Mike in A-town] #7375386
10/09/21 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in A-town
Talk to the boss in simple math and probabilities...

If you fire him, the company will be short-handed.

If he stays, you quit... And the company will be short-handed.

If he stays and you quit, how long until he cusses/abuses another employee causing them to quit? Which leaves the company even more short-handed.

Boss needs to decide who he wants to be stuck with when he's short-handed... Him or you.

Mike

It appears to me that since the boss has put up with the loudmouth for as long as he has, he has already made his decision for who he intends to keep and who he will allow to just leave on their own.

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: 52Carl] #7375412
10/09/21 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl

It appears to me that since the boss has put up with the loudmouth for as long as he has, he has already made his decision for who he intends to keep and who he will allow to just leave on their own.


Lol, the op isn't going anywhere. He has made that clear. He bluffed to the boss and he was called on it. He could have put the ball back in the bosses court but he didn't (hence the bluff).

To the op, I do wish you the best. Your boss is not your friend. If he was he would have never put you in the spot that he just did. He is/was trying to use you as a scapegoat. Friends DO NOT do that. Friends have your back.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7375416
10/09/21 07:48 PM
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To recap:
The general consensus is your boss is a douche bag and should grow a pair of nads.

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7375432
10/09/21 08:06 PM
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Davisfur, I checked out of this thread when it was 4 or 5 pages in...I would suggest you discuss this with your wife. You OBVIOUSLY don't want to leave this job, but you also OBVIOUSLY need a change! You two need to work out what's best for you, regardless of what we think. I hope you can find peace with your life, and wish you the best! God bless you and yours.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7375441
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Good post by Yukon John.
When married, a spouse needs to be on board (at some basic level) understanding the wonder that the two are joined together as ONE team.
Good luck Davisfur.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7376033
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If this is episode #4 in eight years, episode #5 should be released in 2023.

The only thing to prevent that is your shop, hanging by a thread, may go bust first.

That is your future.

Decision time? Sadly, I doubt it.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Jerry Jr.] #7376331
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Originally Posted by Jerry Jr.
Originally Posted by 52Carl

It appears to me that since the boss has put up with the loudmouth for as long as he has, he has already made his decision for who he intends to keep and who he will allow to just leave on their own.


Lol, the op isn't going anywhere. He has made that clear. He bluffed to the boss and he was called on it. He could have put the ball back in the bosses court but he didn't (hence the bluff).

To the op, I do wish you the best. Your boss is not your friend. If he was he would have never put you in the spot that he just did. He is/was trying to use you as a scapegoat. Friends DO NOT do that. Friends have your back.

"Lol"?! What's so funny?
I'm trying to figure our how your conclusion is any different than what I put forward.

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Badger23] #7376756
10/11/21 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Badger23
Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
You say your boss is a pretty influential guy in the area yet he has no contacts, no resumes/applications, no public desire to work for him. Sorry to say man, but your boss isnít all that you think he is.

If he was so great like you say, he would have a line up of people wanting to get in and work for him.

Iím starting to think this place is also mismanaged by the 2 foremanís.


I had a reply very similar like this typed up yesterday and deleted it. I went with the short good luck instead. He seems to get angry with the advice he's given which is given with good intentions.
Yes he is the Oklahoma version of Coonman.
Ya know I think they should get rid of the other guy, Coonman can move from NE Iowa to Oklahoma and step right into a job at that place. Coonman has a lot of experience around a machine shop apparently. He needs a change of scenery and a new job. I think it would be a win win for both.


I don't think coonman's truck will make it to western Oklahoma lol


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7376767
10/11/21 01:51 PM
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It seems like we hear of workplace shootings too often these days. I would hate to see it come to that regardless. Sure, talk it over with your wife, but in the end the best option maybe to find another job.
If you are a foreman currently it means you are a shade better than the average worker in your occupation. So, it shouldn't be that tough to find something similar. I'll be praying for you to find the best solution for your family.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7376783
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Well what are you going to Davisfur? Are you letting him off scott-free? ,,,same as the last three times, or are you gonna stick up for yourself?

Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Boco] #7376813
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Originally Posted by Boco
Originally Posted by Lugnut
I thought you said James was?

James was but coonman overtook him recently.

LOL. I can't believe you said it.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Blaine County] #7376814
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I think it would be cool to meet the Coonman.[/quote]
I think so too.


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Re: Cussed and threatened by coworker [Re: Davisfur] #7377360
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It's just a matter of time before this Rube Goldberg shop implodes. In just a few posts from an employee I can visualize things that those too close to it can't
  • Two foremen competing rather than supporting each other
  • Employees, at least the foremen, coming and going as they please, instead of on the shop floor
  • An emergency eye wash station location out of sight, inaccessible, and remote from the shop floor.
  • An absentee boss that complains about labor shortages, but refuses to help, himself
  • Employee conflicts escalating to threats that are ignored
No need to quit that place; it will soon quit you. I just hope it happens before someone gets hurt.


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