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Old 01-27-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Sounds pretty fair to me, they should pay him what they owe him and eat the cost of repairs as a lesson.
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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Good for him!


When I was working as a contractor -- NOT a building contractor, but as a non-employee -- several companies tried to stiff me. I can relate.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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This needs to happen more often when companies mistreat workers.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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It was a Travelodge, so no one will notice the difference.
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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If this happened in the US, I bet majority of people would immediately label him a criminal, they would try to say he is a danger to public safety, put people at risk, blah blah blah.
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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If this happened in the US, I bet majority of people would immediately label him a criminal, they would try to say he is a danger to public safety, put people at risk, blah blah blah.
He will have been arrested for criminal damage, however I think most people would ave some sympathy as you expect to be paid for your work.

The moral of the story is 'pay your workers properly'.

Travelodge Liverpool: Digger driver wrecks hotel reception - BBC News

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Old 01-28-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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What a jerk -nothing more than a common criminal.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:38 PM
 
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Refreshing to see this, big organizations need to understand that employees are not pawns to be used. They are human beings who deserve pay for their services and expertise. Do you expect the man to feed his children tile and carpet?
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Good for him!


When I was working as a contractor -- NOT a building contractor, but as a non-employee -- several companies tried to stiff me. I can relate.
I'm pretty much always owed money, but it's between me and the main contractors. I don't go around destroying the property of innocent third parties.

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Refreshing to see this, big organizations need to understand that employees are not pawns to be used. They are human beings who deserve pay for their services and expertise. Do you expect the man to feed his children tile and carpet?
Would you support your mechanic smashing up your car with an axe, because their boss owes them some wages?
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