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  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Alright fess up what have you done to your work mates?

    I was just talking to a mate and we were on a job and duct taped a traffic control kid to a telegraph pole, he was still able to use his stop/go bat so it was safe :D and it was a quiet street, I think we saw 3 cars all day

    What other funny stuff has happened out there?
     
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    I once left a pee bottle with tepid water and enough instant coffee to just colour it enough to pass as urine. I put it on a colleague's desk and when he sat down I started saying to my work mates "I don't know where I left my urine sample". Seeing it sitting on his desk, still warm, and seeing his face was priceless. (I did fess up and tell him it wasn't really pee.)
     
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    You think that was funny :eek: I call it being a bully ...
     
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    In the pre-pc days of the heady 1980's we had very busy office and requested that the receptionist put a message over the PA for a 'Michael Hunt' who was missing. She turned quite a bright shade of beetroot.
     
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    A few years ago when the apprentice was using the portaloo we would drop decent size rocks down the waste pipes so it splashes in the toilet while he is sitting on it. Mind you these are the toilets that don't flush and get cleaned out about once a month.

    Or if he was taking to long in the toilet we would through some blue oxide through the vents up the top of the toilet so he would come out looking like a smurf. :D:D

    I could go on all the day with the stuff we used to get upto onsite.
     
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    I urged a co worker to ring my friend and ask how his mother's piano lessons were going.

    When she rang and asked my friend replied "Is this a joke, my mother was born wirth no hands"

    The look on my co worker's face was priceless lol. Of course it was all a set up. Co worker doesn't talk to me no more.
     
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    Gosh. I must live in a sheltered world. If any of the above stuff had happened in any workplace I have worked in. The joker would have been sacked (or at least severely reprimanded)
     
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    @datto - an 'armless prank ;)
     
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    Sounds like your work place needs to lighten up and learn to joke around. No wonder why the world is getting so uptight. It must just be a tradie thing.
     
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    I heard a story that an IT guy on his last day at work setup a Group Policy that uninstalled the network card drivers upon startup, across an organisation with 20K PC's. The fix couldn't be automated, since the computers were no longer on the network...
     
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    One day I'll start my legless jokes.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    And I'll give you a standing ovation :cool:
     
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  13. bob shovel

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    Yeah everything seems to be bullying these days.
    We all had our fair chance at each other so he was not singled out.

    You should get a job in construction,great fun with the right guys. Not unusual to find a bag of prawn head under your seat

    One thing that probably was bullying was the young enviro girl who wasn't bad looking but started "dating" a couple of the guys and was a pain in the a to everyone else. Someone didn't approve and put her phone number on Gumtree with a risque service on offer. She got plenty of calls!
     
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    Come to the next meetup, get hammered and we can swap legless jokes.

    Ps: what do you call a guy who has no arms, no legs and enjoys swimming.
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    Bob!
     
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  15. moyjos

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    Nope not just a "tradie thing". If the tradie boys in our factory treated another staff member to a stunt like taping someone to a pole. As an employer I would be in SERIOUS DEEP Doodoo's

    Sure there is some ribbing and joking. But workplace bullying has the potentional to cost us our business, so would not be allowed.
     
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  16. bob shovel

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    You don't know half of what goes on! They're into it, the trick is don't get caught!
     
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    One of my favourite ones: When I dine in at KFC/Maccas/Red Rooster etc I ask for an employment form and fill them in and put my staff's name and phone numbers on them.

    Probably done a couple of dozen over the years. The staff almost always get a call from them asking for an interview and when they tell me I still laugh!


    Another one is: When we go out on site, a lot of the talk is innuendo. So, playing on that, I tell the new guys "Gotta watch the blokes who been working out here too long son. They don't get a lot of action out here in the camps. If you give me a kiss, I'll tell you which blokes you need to look out for (wink)". Gets em every time!

    pinkboy
     
  18. moyjos

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    Problem is the youngest ones "know their rights". We have had complaints because "someone removed my water bottle from the fridge" :eek:

    The we have to go through all the BS of a meeting explaining why everybody has the right to cold water FFS.:confused: Once you weed out the wingers and get a good team, the jokes are taken in context as mucking about.

    Bloody hard being a boss :(. Worse than bloody kids who you could at least give a clip across the ear and say get your act together . (Or stronger words :cool:)
     
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    Yeah that sucks!
     
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    Did you ever pick on someone your own size?
     
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