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  • dabar39
    started a topic What ever happened to professional courtesy?

    What ever happened to professional courtesy?

    I need some galvanized sheet steel to do a priority job that just came in. Now my suppliers only deliver to my area on Mon. and Thurs. and since it's already Mon. that means I gotta wait till Thurs. for delivery. The customer doesn't want to wait that long and I decided to call some of the local ac duct guys in my area, some of them refused to sell me anything unless they perform the work. The other guys that were willing to sell me anything wanted 200.00 or better per sheet. I'm talking about 5'x10'x16 ga. sheets, my cost is around 50-60 per sheet from my suppliers, I just can't wait for them to deliver. Now I've got to go and pickup the materials myself, 2 hrs each way cause I'm not spending 1200.00 for 400.00 worth of metal here locally. In the past I have sold all of these guys materials when they were in a bind for cost of replacement, I must be a really nice guy or really stupid, probably a little of both, to think I would get the same treatment that I have given them. I talked to my brother and he said he gets the same thing in his business, he owns a restaurant. Do you guys run into the same thing or is it just here in South Florida? Just wondering. Dave

  • Bert
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    you drink as much as I do

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    LOL. No, actualy I don't drink more than a beer every few months.
    But being in Hawaii I'd have to party. But partying or not I'm never late for work and I'm always ready to go when the clock starts in the morning.

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  • Bert
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    drink so much, you don't know what a lush is???
    Lush: alcoholic; 2.one who wakes up with someone else's wife;3. Wakes up and can't remembe whether he is married or not and wonders if that's his wife next to him or the girl he picked up at the bar;4. Wakes up with a guy next to him and wonders if he's actually ***

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Lush??

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  • Bert
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    fun4now,
    yeah, you are right! Hard to work for journeymen that are hung over and pissy, 'cause they screwed up, spent most of their $1200 a week at the strip club, now they don't have any money to go their through the week!!!!

    anti gmaw: are you a lush?

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    I'd have to work extra to be able to aford my tab at the end of the week.

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  • fun4now
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    1/2 way through, lot of them were let go for not doing enough work, calling in sick, etc. Too hung over, and too many smoking dope. They took it as a vacation, more than going there for work.
    they must hav figured if the company went to all that truble to get them there, they must need them too badly to fire them. got the you need me more than i need you sindrome going. shame realy probly made you have to work 2X as hard to make up for there slacking off.

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  • Bert
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    at least YOUR honest!!!

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    Well I don't smoke dope but I can't garintee I wouldn't get wasted and party the hole time.

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  • Bert
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    WOW!!! I can have my yard AND house painted
    Last company I worked for, doing all the glass work on high rises in Waikiki,
    There was a big push October through February, they brought a lot of Glaziers from all over the mainland. 1/2 way through, lot of them were let go for not doing enough work, calling in sick, etc. Too hung over, and too many smoking dope. They took it as a vacation, more than going there for work.

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  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by weld_13 View Post
    hows this i can borrow my g-pas airplane.haha. better yet borrow both ones a 4 seater and another 2. when we always go out to fly and i go with my brother who has his license he sais fill it up its free for u because he has a storage fuel tank haha. i dont think he will mind us goin to hawai no not at all .
    Isthere room 4 me on the plan?
    mind if I come work I don`t mind work if its in Hawaii J/K

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  • weld_13
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    hows this i can borrow my g-pas airplane.haha. better yet borrow both ones a 4 seater and another 2. when we always go out to fly and i go with my brother who has his license he sais fill it up its free for u because he has a storage fuel tank haha. i dont think he will mind us goin to hawai no not at all .

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  • Bert
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    Winger Ed,
    thanks man, I was sweating it!!! I thought you were going to chew me out and ask me what took me so darn long to come to my senses!!!

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  • Winger Ed.
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    [QUOTE=Bert;12359]Dabar39,
    I would help them 7 or 8 more times (helping them move, do yard work, loan tools, etc.). Ask them for help again, same thing. Stopped helping them when I found out their "emergency" was goofing off with their other friends. [QUOTE]

    Too funny.........

    I'm 52, and have heard this song many, many times.

    Last August I bought a new pick up.
    It took awhile to find it & all, but I was determined to get EXACTLY the truck I wanted.
    That included it having a gas fired V-8 and a 6 speed manuel trans.

    One of my 'needy' aquaintences asked me, "Why did you insist on a manuel transmission"?

    I told him, "Well, I like them, I always have. They almost never tear up, and when they do have a problem- I can fix it. Plus,,,, when everyone that bought the little 'roller skate' car to save so much on gas needs to borrow a real truck to move or carry something-- they go bug someone else that has the luxery edition pickup with a automatic. They beat the crap out of someone else's truck, and tell them 'I'm sorry' when they bring it back with a empty fuel tank & a big dent on the side".


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