I have always belived that the obvious evolution with the younger generations is attributed to a parent's philosophy which is that the parent's objective is to make life better, easier, and richer for the kids than the parents had it. Plus if you smoked what the younger generations are smoking you would not be so apt to break a sweat working either.
Its all evolution. I have been fighting it for awhile myself but have always known it to be enevitable. Its a shame the Mexicans are so cheaply handy cause if they weren't maybe guys like you and me could argue for a better wage but speaking of evolution and Mexicans; I guess its been since the dawn of reason when one group of men decided to enslave another cause the one group really wasn't that interested in doing any actuall work.
"It doesn't matter why I am, just that I am"
The Dan circa 2010
If you guys are all making #### for money why not go back to school. Get a job you can be good at. No body should be eating bark in this business. The guy who is paying you is ripping you off plain and simple. He makes 1200 a day and you make 100 a day. And you know how to do it so who is to blame for the crappy money? You. Take some initiative be your own boss blow these clowns off and do it on your own!
I got a great idea!!!!! lets just start all groundsmen at 15 hour and move em up to 17 in a few months and then aftera few years make it 22 an hour!!! And then lets invest in some nice freakn chairs to put in the shop CUZ EVERBODYS GONNA BE SITTIN THERE and not workin cuz I KNOW I won't get anyjobs that still make em worth doin. The HO in this area aren't gonna pay much more than they are now . They just wont trim the trees. PERIOD , just that simple.
Sorta, You need at the very least,
Comfy climbing boots VIBERG Lineman great boot!
Weaver double D harness (not light but durable and cheapish)
200' 3/4" bull rope ( for yanking with the truckypoo )
2- 1/2" good quality kern mantle climbing ropes
1- 1/2" sturdy utility rope
100' 1" tubular webbing ( cut into random lenghts for slings ) use tape knot!
6 GOOD locking Caribiners ( screw lock easy w/ one hand )
2 -Rescue 8 Devices (Awesome learn how to use one properly) one for rappelling and one for load lowering ground guy.
10- sport beeners for rock climbing ( use w/ slings) no people below load!!! as no locking feature they are quicker, get bent gates wider opening
Leg irons ( they all suck to wear so get whatever)
Hardhat w/ screw lock and chin strap, Visor or safety glasses
Knot book ( If you don't know Knots tie LOTS )!
Underwear ( clean, you will need space for the s..t you scare out of ya!
Some balls ( A decent pair of good sized balls really helps )
a shirt ( no time for impressing the ladies when you poop your pants )
An insurance policy ( you need something to wipe the poop of with )
A vehicle too stretch that fine 3/4" rope with, do not attempt to stretch the 1/2" rope w/ a 1ton truck they are simply not designed for that application I will kill you myself if I catch you! Remember 1/2' service lines MAY be used for repelling- do not over yank the 1/2 inch rope do I make myself clear on that? Clients ( all this is pointless with no clients )
Barenecks Tree book if you don't know #### about tree work
Well it's a short list but I figure you could make a living with just that crap. You can fit comfortably in your grannies Ford Fiesta and yer of to the rodeo!
LMFAO ....better just buy the whole 600ft spool of 3/4 .
I hired a 19 year old back in October. Was very pleasantly surprised at his work ethic and his intelligence. He works his butt off. I had to get on his ass about that cell phone a time or two but we have come to an understanding about that.
Very surprising to me, most young guys I have hired aren't worth a crap. Work just is not a priority to most of them.
I had another 19 year old a few years back who I had learning to climb. He worked OK but couldn't keep himself out of trouble.
Don't even get me goin on those cell phones!!! I let a guy go over the summer for texting to much ...just couldn't stay off that phone . Always worried what his girl was doin I think .
You got it. He is dating a little hottie, or was, they broke up a week or two ago. He can't stand to not know what's going on with her every moment and was constantly trying to call and text her. I had to lay the law down about the phone. I don't chit chat with girls on my cell phone at work and will not tolerate it out of my workers. When I get a call from a girlfriend I ask them what do you want, I'm working.
i text at work if were slow, but other then that, im workin my butt off, but guys getting the same pay or close to it w/ alot less know how are just messin around or sittin around waitin for me to do the work.
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