xcount Posted March 11, 2004 Share Posted March 11, 2004 1. Never tie Styrofoam sheathing to the top of a customer's car, especially on a windy day. 2. It is OK for the customer's small children to ride in the back of a pick-up truck. (Daddy said so.) In some locales it's even OK if they drink. (Note: as long as they don't throw the empties along the roadside. A parent's gotta set limits, you know.) 3. The weekend know-it-all who is most likely to regale you with his ingenious construction tips will be the least likely to ask you for your wisdom and advice. (But he'll be back Monday morning when the project didn't pan out, saying you "measured wrong".) 4. Regardless of training, software upgrades, and technical support you can never, ever, make the new $6,500 computerized estimating system work. 5. The fastest way to quickly fix a second-to-low materials bid is with: 1. free tickets to the (fill in team here) game or 2. a case of (fill in malt beverage here). 6. No matter how fast you drive a forklift in reverse it is still next to impossible to get it airborne without building some type of makeshift ramp. 7. Your bosses' and your own definition of what exactly constitutes paid overtime will vary considerably. 8. A hundred different, colorful names for certain body parts. 9. Exactly how many 16d nails can be flung and stuck into a ceiling tile before it collapses. 10. The boss (fill in name) doesn't understand that it's impossible to (fill in task) by (fill in time). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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