Honeypot, on 07 April 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:
Best thing to watch is apprentices 1/2" spanners welded and glowing red between two battery posts
Everyones got an arced out 1/2 hidden away somewhere.
Yeah, my 10mm ROE and my 1/4dr ratchet have some arc marks on them thanks to a few aprentices
It's hard to be shitty at them, with the way they react to all the sparks.
Only really worked with two seriously retarded apprentices. Some were deadshits, that didn't make it past the 3 month probation, but most of the others turned out to be good lads, who moved out of the automotive industry, to earn the big bucks.
One of the retards was a serious mouthbreather. He'd question every instruction, and make you pretty much hold his hand to do anything. He'd also follow you around, like right behind you really closely. So close, that if you spun around 180 degrees, you'd probably touch noses. Massive shit-talker. Thought he was an awesome driver, because his old man built (paid to be built) him an XU-1 Torana race car to punt on weekends. Two weeks after he got his license, he wrote off his AU XR6 ute. Daddy bought him another one, which only lasted a couple of months, before being written off as well. He got the sack 6 months into his first year. The boss couldn't stand him. The heated argument between the boss, the group trainer, and the dad was pretty funny.
The other one, was there at this small private shop, before I was hired, and for some reason was running the whole show, even though I was hired as workshop manager. Not much to manage when the first year apprentice, 2 months in the game, was running the place. As soon as the boss, the guy that owned the place, went back into the office, or went off site, he'd be straight out the back having a smoke, on the phone, stuffing his face full of food. I'd go out there and crack the shits, but the boss would defend him, and say he was entitled to a break. I couldn't work efficiently when he was around, as I was constantly fixing his f**kups before the boss or customers found out, and when he, or they did, it was my fault, etc. Also a huge shit talker. Would also insist that hardstyle be blasted through the shop stereo at all times. Most retarded thing he ever did was stand there one day, staring at the stereo, bobbing his head to the beat. I yelled "Oi get back to work!", to which he replied "Shut the f**k up! Da beat's about to drop!". Next thing, he looks like he's having this massive seizure, all over the workshop. He's lucky he wasn't actually having a seizure that day, because I would've just left the khunt there. I was planning to make the stereo mysteriously stop working, but I bailed after 4 months. The f**khead boss still owes me two days pay, and 4 months of super.