Wanna know what's worse than hiring a 67 year old oxygen toting gramma to be your secretary?
Hiring a 15 year old high school band geek smart ass to scrape rails for the summer as Butch's maintenance slacky.

He was hired to scrape a crap-ton of railing on our property so it could be painted.
He was told he can't use power tools because he is under the age of 18 and it's a liability.
He's also getting paid $9.50/hr to do it.
It's his first job.
And in this economy of so many being unemployed, he should appreciate every minute of it.
But (re-read line 2) and enough said...

Example of today's conversation between me & him:

Cedric,  you're going to just have to continue scraping the rails.  We can't let you use a pressure washer, because it's a power tool. And since you're under the age of 18, we can't have you using power tools.
How am I going to hurt myself with a pressure washer???
Cedric, it has a lot more force behind it than your realize.
Yes, but how am I going to hurt myself with a pressure washer?? I can hurt myself using a scraper for that matter!!
Yep - and you can hurt yourself by walking over your own to feet, or by sweeping the ground! You could keep being a smart ass and make today your last day too!
I didn't mean to be a smart what-you-said. Is there anything else I can use to scrape rails other than the scraper?
Nope.
(And pissed off Cedric huffs outside...)



darla
7/23/2011 02:30:23

but ... but ... but ...
p.s. i like your blog setup this way and your awesome header!

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alfalfa
7/25/2011 11:30:12

Thanks! I'm hoping to actually start paying for this blog to see if what kind of other features I can implement/make better. I'm still not 100% happy with it... but that's the perks of these things...always a work in progress ;)

And between us jumping his ass & his mom jumping his ass, he's been doing a LOT better in the attitude dept. He's also getting to paint with a roller/brushes, so he's a bit happier & less burnt out :)

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8/10/2011 16:43:33

Oooh temper tantrums and employees... better you than me!

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