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Homeless guy heckling my shovlers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SNOWLORD, Mar 12, 2013.


    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    We got 9.2" of wet heavy snow the other day. Ive got 24 guys shoveling that morning, I pull into one lot and find 10 shovelers and one old guy kind of following them I ask him whats your program he says I dont have a program I say are you shoveling he says no Im supervising I say are you being paid for this he says no Im volunteering I ask one of my guys whats going on he says this guy has been following them around this large center for 2 hours heckling them I go back over to the guy and say hey old timer have you ever seen these new shovels they have now days he says no I say would you like to try one out he says I thought you would never ask I hand him the shovel and he starts right in shoveling with the rest of the bunch. A few hours later I call and ask how is he doing my guy says he is better than some of our regular guys. Just thought you guys might get a kick out of the story.
  2. 94gt331

    94gt331 Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 293

    Thats funny! Did you pay the guy a few bucks or just let him have some fun with it?
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Little madd dog at the end of the night.
  4. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Too spendy, Boone's Farm.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hope you 1099 him.
  6. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

  7. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    That's pretty funny. I mean it is a huge liability. But with 24 other shovelers alone I'm sure you know the risks.. Good for you! Hire that man!
  8. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Good story, so how'd it work out?
  9. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    This. :laughing:
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    He fell and broke a leg.so now he can't get that CEO job he was interviewed for and the bank is now going to repo his box he's living in.

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Last thing I heard he shoveled for 2or 3 hours then dropped the shovel and wandered off.
  12. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    That's awesome. That must be a hell of a site to have 24 shovelers!
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    He probably just chugged a bottle of mouth wash and had a little to much energy. LOL
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I think they told him some Canadians threw some old clothes in the pile so he was shoveling to find them.;)

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    There were 10 at this site but the rest were split up at other sites. With over 9inches of very wet heavy snow we brought in a few extras.
  16. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,838

    :laughing: I've had shovelers do that, never to be heard from again, I've also had them disappear after 20min:laughing:

    I remember, when I was a teenager I was working installing cabinets in apt's in Vancouver,(really it was in richmond center) when some homeless guy came up to the trailer & just grabbed a cabinet & started carrying it into the building, well after a few trips one of us noticed he had no hardhat on, someone threw him one & then we realized he wasn't on the crew. By this time he's made 6 trips back & forth so nobody said boo. Well break time came & the boss had to actually talk to him. He hired him on the spot, lunch time came & he said he had no $ for lunch but not to worry cause he knew what to do, he went into safeway in the mall & made a full sandwich, got bread,cheese & meat by just walking through opening packages. The store maneger came & told our boss(yet let him do his thing) our boss then gave him a few bucks & sent him on his way.
  17. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    One of my guys did that. i got lucky and hte schools closed so the job was done. but after the season he started drunk txting me about his 52 dollars and mad cause i never called him back. as if you can walk off any job and get called back.

    weird thing is, he refused to give me his new address to send a check to. and wanted me to take a day off work to come deliver his 52 dollars.

    i knew i wasnt keeping him after this year anyway. my 15mo old has mastered putting a round object in a round hole. but i had to put the pin in his truck door when the old one wore out.