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....if i'm inked and stabbed from head to toe, and give an old lady a great value for her dollar, you really think she gives a chit? really? you think she does? wake up!!!
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Hey, I don't have a dog in this fight and I personally couldn't care what a person does to their body. But in the real world I live in, the vast majority of old ladies wouldn't ever come to find that you'd give them a good value for their buck if you came by to sell the job looking like you described.
i had a guy from labor ready show up today, no joke about five peircings in each ear, u bolt lookin crap in the middle of each ear, marble in the center of his nose looked like a bone, lip, eyebrow all peirced plus a tattoed face, tattoo sleeved arms wearing a wife beater,and punker style shorts
oh yeah red and black fingernails....
the other guy was 61 yrs old...looked like he was gonna keel over draggin brush
god help us if this is the future of tree laborers
I have a groundie that has some piecrcings and well at times I wonder if dragging the brush is going ok as I see him at times unhook himself from leaves and twigs.
I have no complantiants about body mods just aslong as they do not slow you down during the day. I hate coming down putta trees to tell someone to take stuff out to get moving.
I hear you on the labor ready people some of them are good and work other well you kinda wonder. Not knockem but I was wondering what they do for screening when sending them to work. As with thattreeguy we had and older fella working with us for a couple of days and he was getten his arse kicked useing the chipper, I kept him there for we had hauling up a slight hill and did not want to murder him his first day working with us. Nice guy and all but was wasted by noon.
I believe that the workforce out there is equal oppertunity, but in some cases I think that they really need to screen people thinking that tree work is for everyone to do. I ended up sending him to the turf crews and he thanked me for it.
dude youve lost your mind,
its nice to appear proffesional as well as being well versed in arborculture,
i dont see me getting too many 1/4 million dollar contracts looking like that , i sell proffesionalism, and quality, looking like i just got paroled from pelican bay may be a wee bit contradictory to what my sales pitch is.
people are coming around but if the sales rep looks like that what does the crew look like?
Butch, I did go first! thattreeguy, I'm not looking for a job but if I was I'd be just the fellow to get those contracts signed for you. I'm cleen cut other than the tattos and except for what I still have to learn, I know alot about trees. I own a bussiness that is really successful as well. If you could not be as successful with a few tats, mabey your not as successful as you think you are. Actually I think the head judge for the TxTCC this year had a tattoo on his face. Oh, right, sorry, that was me, hope they have me back. My whole point is, since I don't need you to give me a job.... give some young guy who wants to work hard for you and learn something a chance. A young tattoo'd guy can be cleaned up real easy to fit your company image and your clients will enjoy it and mabey one day he'll be the one who allows you to take really really really long vacations or even retire one day when you want to spend more time with your grandkids. Lighten up, the sky's the limit! I do think your right to expect people to be cleen cut and have manners but that has nothing to do with tats or pearcings. As these guys grow proffesionaly they usally drop the peircings on their own.