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Old 07-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #721
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here?
This planet. (but nice try)
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #722
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Calling bullshit here. You don't show up to work hungover if you can't be visibly presentable and useful in front of the customer base. If I were the owner that parts guy would be working in the back that day or he'd be fired if his appearance and demeanor were hurting sales. Regardless of how much someone gets paid there is a level of standard decency that is supposed to be followed, it's called having class.
Yup.

The "you don't pay me enough to care" approach can get you stuck in low paying jobs for a long time. I don't expect everyone who works in a service industry to be a genius but at minimum be friendly and respectful. The world is just a bit better that way.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #723
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You must believe that motorcycle parts counter guys make $70k a year.

A guy making peanuts for pay having a hangover once in a whie is hardly reason to kick him from a job not many people want, and certainly not worth getting that uptight about. Mid-week a hangover would be questionable, but tolerable - but if you decied to show up on a Saturday or Sunday and yet still get so flustered... Jesus, man, get a grip.

I bet you're a real party to the people around ya.


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Yup.

The "you don't pay me enough to care" is bullshit and can(should) get you fired. I don't expect everyone who works in a service industry to be a genius but at minimum be friendly, sober and respectful. The world is just a bit better that way.
Fixed it a little.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:08 AM   #724
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You Puritans do sure get worked up about people indulging in the devils drink, never went to work hungover eh?.

My dealer found the issue with my Shadow this week, I had been trying to find the cause for months, choke stuck on a little on the rear cylinder made the bike run like shit, such a different bike.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #725
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You Puritans do sure get worked up about people indulging in the devils drink, never went to work hungover eh?.
No, no I haven't.

Anyone with a work ethic(or lack thereof) where they think its OK to come to work hung over to the point they can't, or don't want to, focus on the task at hand should be shown the door.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #726
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No, no I haven't.

Anyone with a work ethic(or lack thereof) where they think its OK to come to work hung over to the point they can't, or don't want to, focus on the task at hand should be shown the door.
Anyone who has bad hangovers either has a drinking problem or hasn't learned how to drink responsibly.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #727
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Anyone who has bad hangovers either has a drinking problem or hasn't learned how to drink responsibly.
What, you were never young and stupid? Though I have to agree, an employee showing up too hungover to work should be sent home, the first time. Fired the second. I've worked with alcoholics, and the absentee rate is alarming.


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Old 07-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #728
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What, you were never young and stupid? Though I have to agree, an employee showing up too hungover to work should be sent home, the first time. Fired the second. I've worked with alcoholics, and the absentee rate is alarming.


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Old 07-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #729
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The college program my wife is in does not allow attendees to show up unshowered, wrinkled, unshaven, drunk, hungover, smelling like pot or alcohol, or inappropriately dressed. You'd think, at some level, people would understand these without having to be sent home at least once.



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Old 07-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #730
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I once asked a business owner friend of mine if he drug tested his employees. He said that at the salary level of most of his people, he'd never be able to find anyone who was drug free, so he put up with the pot smokers.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:58 AM   #731
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My wife and I own a business, and have had people come in looking for employment. My favorite was a guy who drove up to the front door at 10:00 in the morning, parked crooked, got out holding a half full tall tavern style beer glass and not wearing a shirt. He put the beer down on the roof, reached into the back seat and grabbed a Tshirt and put it on, then walked in the door.

"Uh.yeah.. I'm good at bikes so like are y'all hiring?"

Politely said "no, thanks were all set for staff at this time".

He walked outside, took off the shirt and tossed it through the window, grabbed his glass and took a gulp for the road, then headed on his way.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #732
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This guy gets it. ^

The dealership is in business to make money. Retaining an employee who is incompetent, gets visibly irritated at customers for expecting him to do his job correctly/efficiently, being visibly hungover, drunk, stoned, etc, or is generally unhelpful can and does cost the dealer sales. I would surely expect the dealer to take actions to either improve the employee's behavior or let him go/hire someone else.

The wage is irrelevant, if you're agreeing to work the job for a given wage, you should be complying with the rules, which likely include not being a dick to customers.
Accepting the above is why, my guess, many businesses fail... I see horrible customer service daily. I am amazed employees bring that, and employers accept it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #733
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Seatbelt stop kit. You know that little plastic button on your seatbelt that stops the buckle from sliding all the way to the bottom? Dealership wanted $35.00 for a new one when mine gave out.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:23 PM   #734
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Seatbelt stop kit. You know that little plastic button on your seatbelt that stops the buckle from sliding all the way to the bottom? Dealership wanted $35.00 for a new one when mine gave out.
Around here they would have insisted on selling a new seat belt. Can't f- with safety systems. Good thing those buttons are 2 for $7 at Advance Auto Parts.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #735
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Overheard this at the counter at the Petco store one day:"I don't care if you are hungover, self inflicted wounds are no excuse, get it together."
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