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  1. srb08

    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

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    One of the girls my wife works with and her husband bought a place, 25 acres and built a house, about a mile from us.
    They've never lived in the country or had a place where they burned wood. My wife volunteered my services to help the guy cut and split firewood, as well as help with anything this guy doesn't understand about living in the sticks. I don't have time to take care of the stuff I need to do but because my wife had already volunteered my help, I was stuck.
    I showed up yesterday to help the guy buck several cull logs he'd gotten from a local logger. He had them marked where he wanted them cut. I grabbed my saw and got to work. After I cut the first log and was starting on the second, he called me over and pointed out a cut that he deemed unsatisfactory. I hadn't cut where you could see paint on either side of the cut. I thought he was dicking with me. I went back to cutting the second log and didn't make one cut on the mark. He got really upset and told me, "if you can't do what I tell you to do, I don't need you.

    Here's the cut that initially upset him. It looks good to me. image.jpeg

    If his wife and mine weren't friends, I'd have given him a friendly GFY and left. I tried to explain that I didn't think he was serious and he kind of understood but told me that he wants things done his way.
    My wife understands the situation but asked me to be tolerant. Hopefully the girls will talk tomorrow and his wife can explain to him, that he's an a$$hole but I'm not holding my breath.
    I don't see this ending well.

    Have any of you ever had to deal with a jackwagon like this?
     
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    Lightning Performance Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Yup. Too *frenching many times!!!

    When I come off the tree I'm usually pretty pissed by then. Drop my gear and asked to be shown how it's done. After the fool walks off in embarrassment or stands there shouting in front of his watching crew, like a *frenching ass, I pack and leave while they beg. Funny *s-word, not really, but a monumental waste of my time. And they always call back sometimes a week almost a year later.
    It never ends well. Still get one phone call from a prick landscaper in Willow Grove Pennsylvania from more than two years ago....really sad. They leave messages and send text. He will leave his son to tell you there's no pay today. Really lamb drunk. Have to go find out what tavern he's in and then get paid. After the second time was enough for me.
    How they continue in business in a myth to me. I'm done with them all. When you're on the ground screaming at a climber about how to do his job or what you know is a better way you're just a *freakin' idiot.

    Walk away and don't go back. You have to live near them.
     
  3. Ryan Browne

    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Dang, that sucks. I would have assumed the same thing, that the guy was messing with me and probably started cutting at all sorts of goofy angles. Fu©k 'em if they can't take a joke. :)

    I mean honestly, someone shows up to help you cut wood and brings their own saws even. For FREE. If that happened to me, I'd be trying to drown the guy in beer after we finished up. Or filling his truck with wood.
     
  4. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Pics of the a-holes wife?

    Did you tell him that this wood gets thrown in to a fire ffs?
     
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    p61 western Jon1212 Approved!

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    Wow I'm thinking that would be my last time going to help for sure.
     
  6. srb08

    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

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    Not sure I have one. She's been to our house for BBQ's a couple times but he never came with her. I'll see if she's in any of the pics.
    She's not a looker but is a decent person.
     
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  7. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    I was only kidding lol.

    I cant believe the guy had the gaul to tell ya what he did.
     
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  8. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Is he selling the wood and wants your free labor, or just OCD?

    Maybe just excuse yourself and tell him that you are probably not the guy he needs. let him think what he wants so if you, to protect your wife's relationship.

    Philbert
     
  9. Deets066

    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    Wife’s friend or not, I’d tell him to suck the nuts
     
  10. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Yup I used to cut firewood for someone like that. They had me mark logs every 18” with chalk and stick. Waste of time. I said f that and when they weren’t around watching I didn’t measure them. After you buck 500 cords of logs every 18” in a year, you get accurate (within 1”) and they never noticed.
     
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  11. Wolverine

    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    No way I could tolerate that. The older I get, the less tolerance I have for bullshirt. I'd not waste another second of my time.
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    I never marked any, but I have an owb. If I had a small stove then maybe. But if sombody helped me cut and split I sure as hell wouldn’t *b-word about them being a half inch off. Lol
     
  13. srb08

    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

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    He's cutting it for himself.
    I think he plans on me helping him split it as well........with my splitter.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    He’ll probably get mad at you for splitting them uneven. Lmao
     
  15. srb08

    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

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    I think that's where we're going to end up.
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    I think we need to pump the brakes!! :D
     
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    p61 western Jon1212 Approved!

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    Sounds like he's got some learning to do lol.
     
  18. Deets066

    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    Dats why my splitter doesn’t have tires on it.
    AF4C4FCC-3032-4A24-B618-E4C75F82F44B.jpeg
     
  19. srb08

    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

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    Yeah, that's exactly what would happen.
    I'm not going down that road. If he needs help, he can rent a splitter and I'll show him how to operate it. Although watching him try to split knotty wood evenly might be good for a laugh.
     
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    Grab the biggest saw you have, noodle that sum bish in half and head home.
    Tell him your dyslexic and you thought you were on the line.
     
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