The "I Hate My Job" Thread

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Otis Day
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I was checking on insurance if I were to retire now (not happening, have 3 kids' college education to pay on). It would cost me, thru COBRA, $834 per month. That is some expensive shit there. I would never pay that amount and would shop around big time. Most of my co-workers who have retired from probation work part time in order to pay for insurance.
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I recently got some decent news at work. We have been training sub par candidates. Not all of them but even one adds a level of angst. I literally trained a boss of mine who refused to get out of the car on a gun call. Waited until I made sure it was safe.

My new head boss got a lot of things wrong and generally is a chode. Literally an idiot pussy whom is more interested in appeasing the mob then doing a good job or even the right thing.

However he promoted a few people to the right spots and is in the process of moving some bad ones around. This isnt because of his competence rather lack there of and the right guy maneuvering things around. It's a wierd internal political system.

So with this new admin groupings, we supposedly will be able to weed out some incompetence. If it's true it could be a gamechanger. It's still a long road to hoe, but atleast there is a pathway.
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Good luck and I hope it works out for you .
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Starting my hardscape season with a large driveway project. I use 2 main suppliers in my area for materials:
Supplier A is a tad smaller but sends me multiple referrals a year and I know everyone that works there by name. I can pull in and ask for materials to be loaded while I run up to the office to pay. They give me firm delivery dates and go out of their way to take care of the contractors they deal with.

Supplier B is the epitome of corporate run. Some things they do just don't make sense from a business point, but they generally have a much better supply in stock. They have multiple sales people that have a commission built into their salaries. I've seen some sales people removing tags on materials that other people have placed to reserve a paid for order. I have personally had materials that I bought sold out from under me. I hate dealing with this company, but sometimes they have the materials and no one else does.

Gues who I had to deal with for the driveway project? Had 12.5 pallets delivered in light brown and dark brown, with the dark brown to be randomly speckled through the main pattern to add some color contrast. Got 1/3 of the way through the 2nd pallet of the "dark brown" and realize its not brown, its grey. Some materials have a light/dark variance to the product. This grey's dark variance looked close enough to the Brown that I didn't notice until I hit the 4th layer and the variance lightened significantly.

While the responsibility is mine to check the materials when they come in to ensure everything is as they should be, these pallets were unloaded on a very busy street and I was holding traffic for the delivery guy, and he stacked them two high and tight so I didn't have the ability to even see the label until yesterday. The shipment order said the color was right so I let myself assume...

I could have finished laying the pavers yesterday, now I'm stuck waiting for the company to get me the pallet they were supposed to deliver...
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Atkins that shit is going on everywhere right now. A lot of my family are in trade work. They have all been complaining about wrong deliveries. Weather it be non treated vs treated lumber, to complete wrong amounts or wrong product, to my brother who work in power lines getting the wrong lines.

Your post actually put some of their recent complaints in to prospective. 3 years ago those sales reps were able to get away with things more as supply was more prevalent. Now that supply is more of an issue those tricks cause bigger issues.

I remember doing stick building 20 years ago, we got the wrong lumber. It was a rarity. Like it never happened. The next day we got the right plywood. Today that could be a week.
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mmmc_35 wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 1:09 am Atkins that shit is going on everywhere right now. A lot of my family are in trade work. They have all been complaining about wrong deliveries. Weather it be non treated vs treated lumber, to complete wrong amounts or wrong product, to my brother who work in power lines getting the wrong lines.

Your post actually put some of their recent complaints in to prospective. 3 years ago those sales reps were able to get away with things more as supply was more prevalent. Now that supply is more of an issue those tricks cause bigger issues.

I remember doing stick building 20 years ago, we got the wrong lumber. It was a rarity. Like it never happened. The next day we got the right plywood. Today that could be a week.
Yeah I get that things are tough all over. I have issues with this one company that always screws up something when I go in there, either intentionally or just because they're so big they get goof balls in there that don't know or care about their job. Just hate dealing with them.

On the plus side, the customer loves me because I was willing to pick up what I laid down, and go through the motions to actually get what she asked for. Got a plate of chocolate chip cookies Friday. (I feel absolutely weird when a customer tips me cash. But I am completely shameless in suggesting a home made baked good as tip).
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