Thursday, July 24, 2008

office shit


we got a lot of local people here in town who do a lot of different jobs... problem is some people don't like working with/for/around some of the others. some have had problems in the past, some don't like them, what ever the reasons this shit always comes up... a landowner calls in one company to do something and the next company comes in and talks shit and fucks shit up or whatnot and blames the other company... etc...
when our company comes in to a job, we like to recommend other businesses that we've worked with and are comfortable with their work and reputation... this doesn't always work out. we are currently on a job where the is millions of dollars in revenue to be made and the caretakers have requested that we work with a small time business owner/operator here. we said no. and brought our own guys that we like to work with along for the inspection and job rundown.... so did the property caretakers.... we walked from it. right there... said no thank you, when these people fuck up your job/fuck you over, call us up and we might come back up here and do it right for you....
sure as shit, that phone call has come and gone... and we are back up on the ridge and doing the job now for the second time. this landowner has not only paid to have the job done wrong, but a failed inspection and paying us to undo his work and redo the work again will now cost this landowner up to three times the original amount....
what the fuck do you care right!?!?! what the fuck do i care either, but I'm somehow stuck in the middle... I'm friends with everyone involved... and have to hear about all of it... i know party "a" is a total fuck up. and i know he is also very cheap and has very cheap labor....
party "b" is very expensive and kind of a jack ass. but his work is good and he has a licence and permits for the work and trucks he owns...
we are the most fucking expensive way to get things done in this town. but we show up, we do the work, we are also licenced and insured. we warranty the jobs we do. we wanted to work with party "b" because we are more of an asshole than him and we can control him and the work he does... not the party "a" guy who is a hack and a bit of a loose cannon...
so what...
well i have to go to the job today and fix the tractor and have been listening about this shit all morning.... i just wish they wouldn't make this all my business.... get out of my ass already!!!
so have a nice Thursday, I'm sure i haven't said anything you already don't know yourselves...
edit: funny, the caretaker just came in to talk about some of the jobs we are doing up there and told me..."i got that case of beer you wanted to have for working on the ranch today!"
right in front of the bosses... hahahahahaha... its good to be king....

4 comments:

catscratch said...

I love having Master of the Universe status. I mean it makes my life at work worth living. Well, that and they pay me pretty well for carrying such a title and doing nothing but ass kissing to our customer's all day long.

It's nice actually.

Kay said...

Ole Boy, you rock.

Rock on King Voices, rock on.

INNER VOICES said...

catscratch!!! YES, IT DOES HAVE A NICE FEELING ATTACHED TO IT! anyways, im usually not allowed out in front of clients and contacts... i seem to have a bit of a potty mouth.... with no flush button...

kay, so glad yer back... thanks for the kudos!!!

just bob said...

Typical business... don't take the advice of experts, try to save a quick buck, and end up paying three times the cost to fix the mistakes.

We all have our preferred business partners. Usually it's because we know their quality, their professionalism, and we trust that their work won't mess up our reputation.

I applaud you guys for passing on the cash in lieu of having to work with asshats.