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Carlos Gonzales
11-04-2009, 12:03 AM
How many of you have seen an increase in your employees/workers being more and more distracted from the work at hand because of a cell phone call and/or they are receiving text messages from one of their friends? Is this becoming a problem for anyone one?

Ken Fenner
11-04-2009, 12:12 AM
It is my peeve. I got a little childish one day and lost my temper. I took the phone (after three warnings that were bordering on pleading) and threw the phone across a yard. I used to allow it on the way to a jobsite and that is now also done.

Florin Nutu
11-04-2009, 12:18 AM
I had become a problem until I made it a rule that phone stays in the van.

Carlos Gonzales
11-04-2009, 12:20 AM
Text messaging seems to be the biggest thing now.

Florin Nutu
11-04-2009, 12:38 AM
Or what you can do when you see em texting on the job, just turn the hose on them and make sure to aim straight at their phone.:got-hooligan:

PressureWashE
11-04-2009, 01:05 AM
Im not really having a hard time with the phone issue, My guys are ALWAYS LATE I hire new guys, and then THEY ARE LATE!! arghhhh

If tomorrow, my latest guy is late, Im going to lose it

Jeff Jacobs
11-04-2009, 02:08 AM
Leave for the jobsite and then text him!

John Doherty
11-04-2009, 09:43 AM
I had become a problem until I made it a rule that phone stays in the van.

Same here. This started for me when I came around from behind a house and my guy was sitting in a tree texting, that was his last day too.

Jim Cooney
11-04-2009, 10:35 AM
Phones stay in their vehicles. Family members have my mobile number, in case of emergencies. I give my employees breaks and they have time then to catch up on their phone calls/text messages.

PressureWashE
11-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Im not really having a hard time with the phone issue, My guys are ALWAYS LATE I hire new guys, and then THEY ARE LATE!! arghhhh

If tomorrow, my latest guy is late, Im going to lose it

Ok its 9:30 he was supposed to be here at 9:00, He is now GONE!!

Florin Nutu
11-04-2009, 10:55 AM
Ok its 9:30 he was supposed to be here at 9:00, He is now GONE!!

That sucks.

Employees has been the hardest thing for me to deal with at my first year of business. Marketing, sales, bookkeeping, getting jobs, all have been easy. Finding good, reliable employees that I can pass the wand to seems impossible.

oxfordlawn
11-04-2009, 06:34 PM
This is the truth...
12 years gas station/repair shop owner
1 1/2 years landscape owner
1 month pressure wash owner added to landscape LOL

anyway always been the same crap
People want a job to make money, no one wants to work