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Submitted by Mark on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 7:34pm.

I'm very disappointed in Johansen. He had two big jobs going and was so focused on those two jobs he wasn't out looking for work.

So now that the Flow Lexus of Winston-Salem job is done and my job is within weeks of being done he's laying off like crazy. I had six guys Monday, three today (Tuesday). Maybe I'm next.

I do not like the way this man has handled the two big jobs situation. There were two men that quit the Flow job apparently the couldn't handle the 7 10's. Three others were habitually late so I wasn't surprised at that cut; but now he's cutting good dependable people.

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Copper Price Side Affects

Submitted by Mark on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 7:54pm.

A Tale of Woe.

The company I work for depends on Frank L. Blum for our work. Not all of our work comes from Blum but a lot does come from Blum.

The company hired several more men to handle the Flow Lexus Winston-Salem job. In this sort of hiring there is a culling process.

Today the company had to layoff six men due to lose of HVAC on the Flow Lexus job due to thieves stealing the the copper mains. So a night's work for an obviously inside electrician's job ends up putting six carpenters out of work.

We like thieves.


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Bravo Team

Submitted by Mark on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 5:02pm.

This is a bit of a test post. I'm posting from my Flickr account. Previously this did not work well.

Curtis and Sam worked together for probably a month or so. Ages; 32 and 22 and two kids each. Both tend to be late for work. Curtis holds the best excuse for being late award...."I was up late having sex."

Geez; what do you say to that?

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River Landing Overtime

Submitted by Mark on Sat, 11/17/2007 - 7:15pm.

The last two Saturdays I've worked overtime at the River Landing job. It's been interesting to see how the job has been coming along. It's in the chaotic final stages now. 90 page long punch list, that's for all the trades though. After two Saturdays there I'm glad I'm not there everyday.

I pity Tony Stewart, the guy they pulled from the Gateway job, because he's running the River Landing job!

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The Summit

Submitted by Mark on Mon, 11/12/2007 - 7:46pm.

By some strange combination of hard work, job politics, or maybe karma I was moved from the River Landing job to the Gateway job. This is the "The Summit" building in the Gateway development.

It is not trim work; at least not yet.

Huggins (our #2), told me he was moving me to this job because he felt like it wasn't moving fast enough and maybe I could move it along. He told me it was "my baby"; he forgot to tell the other two guys on the job. We worked through that and now I'm tired of hearing "hey, Mark...?"

Four stories tall, commercial stories high; windows and doors on balconies; james hardie materials on much of the building.

So I'm not doing trim, yet. I'm managing 5-7 men putting up Hardie material on a building that's had several problems.


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