Sayings- just a jot for the day

Discussion in 'Taking a Break From Flooring' started by Mike Antonetti, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Floor Boss

    Floor Boss Flooring Professional and Mgr. I Support TFP

    As a low man on the totem pole in my early years(1989), nothing stopped me for getting to work, specially cold, flu, etc. But one day I called the manager feeling like CRAPOLA and said, "JR, I'm not feeling great, but if you really need me to come in, I will."
    His response was,"David, nobody ever died from not having their floors installed Today!" Then he said to me, 'stay home and feel better tomorrow'.
    So when my sales staff goes nuts about schedule delays, installer illness, or other, I don't hesitate to use that phrase on them! Needless to say, I don't sweat schedule delays very much, thanks to JR. keeps my BP even too!
    David
     
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  2. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I had a boss tell me that in the 70's
    and have used it many times since.

    :old:

    Daris
     
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  3. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    One of my buddies likes to ask people when they start to freak out: ‘Do you see any flashing lights on my truck? Is anybody gonna die if your floor doesn’t get installed today? This is not a floor covering emergency!’. He told that to a site super who was pressuring him to stay late and finish a job. The site super told me what he said thinking that I would yell at him and get him to stay late. Instead I just started laughing which pissed off the site super even more. I’ve been using that line ever since.
     
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  4. Graeme

    Graeme Pro Member

    I once had an outgoing voicemail message that said "... if this is an emergency, please call 911. I only install floors."
     
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  5. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    About 35 years ago I was applying pressure on an employee to work a Saturday unexpectedly. He said "Barry, I work to live, I don't live to work."
     
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  6. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I wish I could figure that one out myself. I'm already balls deep back into the fray
     
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  7. Piss on my leg, But don't tell me its raining!
     
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  8. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    I can’t just pull sweet jobs outta my ass.
     
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  9. Are we growing together? Are we increasing our income, our enjoyment, our efficiency. Won’t you contribute just 1$ a day. Join us as we rise.
     
  10. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    What would you do if I wasn’t here... Why don’t you do that.
     
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  11. Are you done yet?

    Done putting yourself down? Ready to build yourself up, live up to your potential and then some? Who’s holding you back? Tell em get out of the way!
     
  12. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Dollar waitin' on a dime
     
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  13. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Ya can't fix stupid......I may have used it already.
     
  14. Let's not add one more layer to this crap sandwich.

    Said when I'm constantly asked about using some BS "roll-on" sealer to stop moisture.
     
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  15. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Remind me never to do tile!!

    ...that's what I say every time I do tile
     
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  16. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    How to mess up your schedule . Luckily wasn’t me.
     

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  17. Why are you telling me this?

    Guy asks me if I’m hiring, then proceeds to tell me he doesn’t like authority, doesn’t like school, somewhat of a racist, talks way too much, says he has neck and back problems, smokes, I could go on.
     
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  18. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    You wouldn’t ask the plumber to install your floor, would you?
     
  19. Chris, I would recommend you here locally, I get asked” do you know someone to install my floating Floors?” No! Then I would ask do you want it cheap, or done right? The two are different.

    But today my saying is “Where did all their money go?” I don’t know if some are on drugs, how they misspent it but it’s no longer there and I ponder other people’s money. I’m sure this pertains to family members as this is about as close as I get to know is “they’re out of it”
     
  20. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    It’s easiest to compare fellow installers. Some do well and others are struggling making the same wages.most money problems exist in the mind
     
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