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Hiring shady characters for yard work

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Drain You, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

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    and paying them at the end of each day is a good way to have piles of **** laying all around, a fence taken apart over a week ago that still lay in pieces.


    JUST SAYIN'
     
  2. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

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    Just another ball of mud.
    Good thing you got it straightened out on the first job.

    :dunno:

    Oh wait, 1000 posts in six months.

    You and your horse.
     
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  3. D-E-F-E-N-S-E!

    D-E-F-E-N-S-E! AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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    I thought GNG only ridiculed for low post count...mind blown.
     
  4. jeager

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    Good way to have your harp playin' daughter kidnapped, too!
     
  5. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    I would have only given them a job that they could finish in one day

    Probably would have done better using mexicans
     
  6. Psychman

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    Next time let them use your bathroom when they ask.
     
  7. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    If they're shady characters then perhaps it's not a good idea to ever invite them in.

    Once you've invited them in they're welcome across the threshold
     
  8. Psychman

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    Kind of like vampires?
     
  9. skew12

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    Seems like a piss-poor idea to me. I hope unfinished work is the least of your worries
     
  10. Bren

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    Could be worse - my wife's grandmother hired a non-shady seeming college student to do yard work in 2007. She ended up firing a shot at hime when he came back in through a door he left unlocked, later that night, apparently trying to steal the cash she had in her purse, that she paid him from.
     
  11. paul45

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    Intentionally hiring "shady characters".:upeyes::wow:

    That is about the most foolish, stupid, no mind, dumb as a rock thing I could imagine doing to myself or my family.
     
  12. HerrGlock

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    Well he did say shady...
     
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    If you're hiring shady characters, perhaps they should be restricted to working on the trees.
     
  14. MARKDANIEL

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    That worked well for my Aunt. He came back that night broke into her house and robbed her.
     
  15. Drain You

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    Did they speak English in the country you were born in?


    I did not hire these people. Just an observation I'm making on someones yard that did hire "some guys" her son knew. They've shown up a few times, instead of cutting down a big tree then doing away with it, they've got random trees partially cut up all around the yard.

    Took down the back fence that was used daily for dogs to go outside, cut down a tree so it could fall there, cut up the tree about 80% of the way and then moved on to the next tree, fence still in pieces.

    I'm just scratching my head. Seems they left for a few days because there was a payment discrepancy. I asked what that had to do with them taking down the fence first thing and not putting it back up the next 3 days they were working, no reply.
     
  16. coastal4974

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    It’s also a great way to lose everything you have when one of them gets hurt on your property. They may not know how to finish the job but they know all about how to sue you blind.

    Never hire anyone to work on your property that doesn’t carry their own insurance.
     
  17. CitizenOfDreams

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    There are only two ways to do something right.
    - Do it yourself (if you have the tools and the skills);
    - Motivate a professional (if you know how to find one who has the tools and the skills).

    There are numerous ways to do something very wrong; hiring shady characters is just one of them.
     
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    I do it but it's a sexual thing...not really worried about the quality of the work. As long as they're sweating in the sun and they tolerate me yelling at them then I'm happy.
     
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    If you're going to have characters like that work on your property, you need to properly supervise them...preferably from the back of a horse, with a shotgun in hand, while wearing mirrored sunglasses.
     
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    Hire a licensed and bonded company of good reputation.