Roger, I'd agree with Russell there. I've had some shocking arguments with people on sites over the years, but it would never come to blows!. I've worked with some really angry people in the past, but all it does is just brings everyone else down too, seeing some idiot nutting off, especially if it's over something petty!.
Hi guys, I agree this is sad. I have been hearing some conversation here in town about the incident, non of which is any more than hearsay, but it seems as though it was a "heat of the moment" situation.
I have been on jobs where fights have happened and have even had my own employees fight. It's a hard judgement to make reguarding who's right, and being a male, I understand how hard it is to be the one to walk away. (in my younger days I had my times in the pits)
With this said, if they could have just took a breath and at a later moment discussed the situation, the many lives (family and friends along with the deceased and the accused) that changed that day would be spared the grief they will live with forever.
I used to have a real short fuse,but age and hopefully a little wisdom has mellowed me to the point that I don't have a problem walking away or sometimes just leaving the job and coming back another day. Russell
Roger and Russell, Look, where is the sense in two grown (I assume, mature) men beating one anothers brains out especially on a worksite of all places, I was under the impression that that was what Neanderthal men used to do when fighting over a newly killed Mammoth, surely we have progressed since then!. I hate fighting anyway, It's for losers!. You guys can take what you like from this post, but, at the end of the day, there is no room for people that want to "lash out" at others, because of a dis-agreement. This is after all the Real World we live in, not some Fantasy Land!.
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Guy's, I hate to relate this to you, but I witnessed a really nasty situation at work last week. A guy there (A 10 year veteran of Refrigeration) really lost it and started mouthing off at the Manager. There were some very nasty things said on this guy's part. He was told to calm down 4 or 5 times, but that just made things worse. It all came to a head when he lept over the counter and started choking the life out of my Boss!. Sure I don't have the greatest of esteem for my boss, but he is still a Human being. The guy is in Police Custody now, but I must say, what a way to end your career!. Not my my idea of a good exit.
The link didn't work on my machine, but it is obvious what this topic is.
Here in Salt Lake last week, two men got in a fight on a construction site, and one proceeded to put the other in the emergancy room after attacking him with a crow bar The man is still in critical condition and may not make it
Guy's, It makes you wonder though?. What on earth drives people to this extent?. Sure, Russell said that other things may happen outside of thier day job, but, should you be bringing that sort of thing to work with you?. I figure a bit of down-time would be better than an "explosion" on the work site. What do you guys think?.