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#65144 - 04/27/06 03:05 PM loud mouths

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 178
Loc: toronto canada
Anybody ever worked for somebody that was so full of themselve and this person might have diplomas different trade certificates but in all actuality knew very little or did very little.........hmm.

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#65145 - 04/27/06 03:10 PM Re: loud mouths
mahlere Offline

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 514
Loc: New Jersey
yep. still work for him.

oops, forgot, I'm self-employed

#65146 - 04/27/06 03:37 PM Re: loud mouths
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#65147 - 04/27/06 03:56 PM Re: loud mouths
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
mahlere LOL!

Got a new "Boss's Boss" once. 'Sir', PhD, C.Eng, MIMechE, OBE, GCMG, ( God Calls Me God! is the Civil Service sarcastic wording ), The Lord x of y, blah blah, etc.., a most aggressive, bombastic, self-opinionated, "fear-generator" type- [ you may not recognise them as they are as nice as pie to the trades and workers but impossible suicide-inducing bar-stewards to managers and above ]. Took him round the plant to show him my new 2000lb bomb line, and within 5 minutes he was explaining to me how he was going to rearrange production, machinery and buildings facilities for better efficiency, less men, better storage, more profit. He was most affonted when I told him, [ I always call a spade a ruddy shovel, best policy when dealing with fools ], that his illegal, unconsidered and dangerous ideas would probably result in putting all 1000 acres of factory into low-earth orbit.
He lasted 3 months and went back to making wings. Cor! I bet they groaned as loud as I sighed with relief when they saw him clamber back out of his limo at Farnborough!

Wood work but can't!

#65148 - 04/27/06 05:04 PM Re: loud mouths
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Project Manager?
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"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#65149 - 04/27/06 05:14 PM Re: loud mouths
livetoride Offline

Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 109
Loc: san diego ca usa
When I was a "top helper" waiting to journey out working at a refinery construction site in Wy my Foreman gave me a journeyman that was grandfathered in for his license. After one day I told the Foreman he was a worthless loudmouth His reply was "I have known Him for 30 yrs and one day he may be a real electrician" just keep him out of trouble. I had to wear earplugs but survived. Rod

#65150 - 04/27/06 05:40 PM Re: loud mouths
BigJohn Offline

Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 352
Loc: Boston, MA
I work for a guy like that. He constantly brags about his achievements while doing his best to knock everybody else down. To those of you who run crews, you'd do well to remember that this is a really ineffective way to manage your men.

He has some good traits. He's generally fast at his work, for example; and he's no dunce. But every good trait ends up being totally overwhelmed by the fact that he runs his mouth all the time and in the end, I just don't like working with him.

I think when trying to teach or lead, the trick is to have enough confidence to allow yourself to be humble.


#65151 - 04/27/06 05:48 PM Re: loud mouths
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
"I think when trying to teach or lead, the trick is to have enough confidence to allow yourself to be humble."

True John, this is what i found, most of the good engineers operated this way.

#65152 - 04/29/06 05:52 AM Re: loud mouths
briselec Offline

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
You mean like a lot of the electrical engineers here who get paid thousands of dollars to write specifications that I just throw in the bin.
I do the design work myself nowadays.

#65153 - 04/29/06 07:19 AM Re: loud mouths
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
I just remember what the Nuns at school often said:

"Empty barrels make the most noise."

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