Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Common Courtesy

Ok, here's a pet peeve. I've touched on it a few times here and there but y'all have pushed me to the brink and I've either gotta blog or blow.

We are all on the same side. Just because we work on different shifts doesn't mean we can't work together. "Just leave it for the next shift" is pissing me off so bad I can't hardly stand it. It's so much B.S. Let alone that the next shift used to be me and my crew. And it's not just second shift that does it, either. First shift does it to second; second does it to third and third shift leaves crap for first shift......... ad infinitum. If you leave the mess long enough, it comes right back to you again.

But it also works the other way. If you come in and there's a mess to clean up, Help clean it up! Sitting back on your haunches and refusing to do anything until the mess is cleaned up doesn't help anything. If there's a mess or a catastrophe or a goat rope or cluster fu*k and you leave it for someone else to deal with, then the inmates win and we lose. "Causing hate and discontent" is our watchphrase, not theirs. And you know, if you ask politely for help, you just might get it. I can't think of how many times I've either started early or stayed late to help clean up loose ends. And I can't think of how many times I've asked the oncoming shift for a hand because we just had the mother of all days and there's crap piled to the ceiling. And for the most part, they've always been more than happy to help.

You know how rapidly things can get out of hand in an adseg unit. And alot of times when you least expect it and almost always when it's the most inconvenient. So keeping the chaos to a minimum at all times is not only easier on your nerves, it might just save your life!

We're all doing the same job. It's us against them. If you don't want to work, then just go home. If you're going to be an a**hole, I'd rather just do it myself.


  1. i'm a construction project manager.

    the top line in all of my subcontracts that i issue is clean up of work related debris.

    if they don't, i back charge them.
    most subs know my reputation for cleanliness. if they don't they will.

  2. There ya go. I could probably work for you. My two worst pet peeves: Don't be late and for gawdsakes don't make me late and if you make a mess clean it up! It's just common courtesy. Much lacking in my profession.