I have to care, I will not lie, a professional would account for every extra...

United States
May 14, 2009 4:13am CST
I'm learning and thinking about what I have been learning. I was asked to do my job in such a way that the operation might become rather complicated we didn't have the right tools and this could lead to complications. The management made the decisions and the cost for the operation could exceed the budgeted amount. I care but I can't do anything about what I see about to happen I just have to do my best to create the best outcome that we can muster. So what happened? I had to back down into the basement, remember his Butt is in the Hole? Well I get to do a full load on purpose, the excavator cut a ramp and I'm supposed to go down a little ramp backing into what will eventually be a basement for an addition to the office of a Doctor or Doctors. So here I am stuck at the point of transition the tag axle the set of tires that are suspended on an air suspension and the last set of tires on this vehicle have just made contact crossing over the footer and the drive tires suddenly lift and spin on a thick stone base piled up on each side of the footer. My drive tires now suspended provide zero traction for me to move the loaded truck and I'm stuck. This happened on Monday 5-11-09. Now if I was a Doctor the patient would have to pay for all of my extra effort to get the truck up and out of the hole, which I would eventually have to call to be towed out... Ask me to explain how I tried to get the truck traction. Ask me how I hook up to tow the truck out. Am I a dumb truck driver because I don't force people into bankruptcy in order to provide their much needed services? Many professionals account for every effort and they don't care where the payment will come from, isn't it good to know that some companies still care about holding the bottom line to the amount that is expected considering the circumstances when the operation goes sour. What would a doctor, teacher or politician do?
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
14 May 09
REallly the place where you deliver should have easy access to the bay door. I hope you didnt hav eto pay for the tow yourself. I would say I would be cussing the whole way. I think that they would add the monies owed to someones bill so they can pay for what was to be delivered in a good way but couldnt be for the rubble that was in the way.
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• United States
15 May 09
Hi Lakota, :) Yeah, you almost understood I wrote that way to quickly this morning and I wasn't too sure if it would come out clear as to what had happened. First things first, no there are no bay doors on a basement that has yet to have a building constructed over it, my job site is an open excavation site where I back down into the basement of a building that has yet to be built or the addition to an existing building, (as this is -- pretty big addition if you can back a truck down into it???) So the ramp didn't have rubble, but stone it is part of the sub floor material and is pretty deep on both sides of the footer to which the basement walls will be built upon. As for towing we were close to our shop so I called for one of our company vehicles to come over and pull me up and out of the hole. Sparksofinsanity did a great post on an unintentional deposit of a dump truck into a foundation hole. (Did you read that post?) What she went through, I almost hate to remind her of it... :) (Almost! heheheeheee ) The worst part for me was having to crawl underneath the truck to attach the tow strap onto my vehicle. (Who likes crawling around on the dirt? After all I don't want to damage and soil my garments.) Imagine trying to put material under the tires so that I could drive up and out hopefully gaining traction from something solid under the tires, the problem was that I kept kicking what ever I put under the tires out, it was a futile effort that required me to call for assistance. Help came and I was free to finish that part of the delivery once we had the big ole truck up and out of that basement. I was not having fun... and I was not being very productive. P.S. Just a foot note when I say management I'm really not trying to point the finger at any one person in particular. That is a bit of a complex issue and in this case things just didn't work out as they should have. The next delivery I used a different type of delivery system and had a mechanical malfunction on that piece of equipment, once I had good working equipment the delivery worked out pretty good I believe. I have to talk to the mason and his son's to find out for sure. I like to double check and make sure everything was as they wished or if they thought I should have done something different. I always try to keep everyone satisfied. (The customer and my employer after all my employer pays me and the customer pays my employer.)
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
15 May 09
Oh now I have the picture . and after all that did they like your delivery? Hope so with all you went thru. As you know I have a neice that is a driver. and she has told me of some very bad places she has had to backinto. tight ones too. THose 18 wheelers arent easy to turn. No I didnt read her post must of been before we became friends. I also can imagine being a job site like that that the dirt ramp going in wasnt very stable. Shame on you to keep kicking it out! Glad you could get a tow from your job that helped alot I am hoping. Happy trucking!
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• United States
16 May 09
Oh' yes shame on me for kicking out the material that I put under the tires after lifting them up off of the ground to pack all that material under those tires. The material should have stayed put where I placed it instead of deciding to fly away when I tried to drive forward... Let's see if I can find a link, Sparksofinsantity did a great job of describing a truck down in the basement albeit that the truck Sparks wrote about created his own ramp... Let's see what I can find???
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@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
8 Jun 09
I'm not sure what the "teacher" would do. Depends on how we're defining "teacher". The politician would find a scapegoat to point fingers at and would solicit funds for the formation of a committee to investigate what happened (most likely without ever coming to any concrete conlusions). The doctor, on the other hand, I think you accurately spelled that out. dr...
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