I bet that feels pretty good, to show up at a new job and crush. Trial by fire doesn't sound like the best hiring practice tho...unless its closely supervised like varsity try-outs.
Absolutely it did!
I would tend to agree, it could have especially bad consequences in tree work!
Having said that, the owner and I spoke extensively for several weeks before yesterday including him coming to one of my job sites so even though there wasn't ever a traditional sit-down interview he already knew regardless of my little industry-related work history I wasn't just BS'ing my way into a job and I could backup how I was selling myself.
Btw day 2 went great! Maybe I'll make my own thread end of the week, for now I gotta enjoy being home while it's still light out. Something I got very little of over the summer.