I've just about had it. A young guy has been shoved onto my crew because of his ineptness on his former crew. It was either get fired or I try him out. Well, he's a good climber(lots of potential I should say) so I told the boss to send him my way, I can work with him. Well after saving his job, this joker comes aboard with absolutely no appreciation, he doesn't listen, he's a cocky S.O.B, and even when I snap on him it goes in one ear and out the other immediately. Can he really be this stupid? Keep in mind he's been with this company for a year and a half, and of course, he thinks he's the #### and the only one capable of climbing nasty stuff (even though I've been doing it for FIFTEEN years now).
I've no energy left dealing with this #### anymore. I've already grounded one guy who came into the company with lies of doing crane removals etc...even though he struggles to climb a ####ing crab apple, and since he is nothing more than a ground guy (in his mind he's master climber) anymore, he bumbles around picking his ass.
These young punks that come into this business are a joke in my mind. Most of them show no respect for the veterans and feel like since they went through a semester climbing course that they don't need to listen to anyone because they know it all.
Anyway this kid is not the first pain in my ass. I've dealt with this #### for years now. The problem with this industry is that only a small percentage of employees know their role and how to make a successful company keep rolling smoothly. I guess I do, but it's stressing me out and now I'm thinking about getting out of the residential line of work once and for all after fifteen years. Or else I need to shake things up on my crew and start parting ways with guys I've been working with for a while. I've never had anyone fired, but it's getting to that point.
Thanks for listening to my rhetorical complaining. I've got three options: Be a dictatorial ass of a foreman and make this kids job miserable, put up with it and wait for him to do something stupid to get fired, or just get him fired right away. Right now the thought of putting up with this for the rest of my working career is depressing beyond belief. The fun is gone from the job, and I'm only half way to retirement (even though I'm certain I will work until the day I die).