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July 25, 2011


This is the project that broke up the band so to speak. Operation Last Straw I’ll call it.

Will’s friend owns a bar called “The Broken Record”. We were asked to remove old trellis work and put up a gate to section off the keg storage area.

Here are the before and after photos. You see Will in the before photo but not in the after. Because he walked off the job.

“7/19/11 9:30 to 11:30 listen to an asshole be an asshole”

So read the invoice he sent me. It bummed me out that I wasn’t able to communicate effectively or be a good boss.

It opened up a lot of self doubt and misgivings inside, recalled my anger with Rusty Sunshine when I worked for him. I heard Will say to me exactly what I said to him.

“Everything is ‘Wrong, No, No, not like that.’ You don’t listen to anything I say or let me work something out my way.”



  1. come on guys

    Comment by doug — July 25, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

  2. Allow me to see it from this angle. “You’re doing it all wrong”, sounds like my Father. It was obvious to my Father that I was always doing it wrong, however it wasn’t to me, so rather than focusing on how to make it better, he chose to beat a dead horse into the ground letting me know that I failed.

    Maybe Will was trying to extrapolate from your lack of direction? Not an accusation, (I don’t know him, maybe he is lazy), but a theory, sometimes when I envision things, they are formed in my head, and when I see it done differently by someone else, it enrages me, or I immediately make fun of it. We are cruel creatures.

    It’s funny, the first thing I said to myself before even reading a word in the post was, “What kind of moron framed that trellis. Then I read on and this epiphany flowered in front of me.

    There are too many variables for me to judge, but that won’t stop me at this point. Work and play relationships don’t work for me. You can’t be a good boss when you are exposing your vunerabilities.

    Or on the other hand, Will should respect you enough to set aside the “Friend Part”, from work.

    Or he just feels disrespected, and is above being humble, and feeling some humility, He does look a bit confused in the picture.

    Comment by Ken — July 26, 2011 @ 2:39 am

  3. I didn’t read that post right…………Shocker

    Comment by Ken — July 26, 2011 @ 2:41 am

  4. All of what you said applies. Except will isn’t lazy. I either over explain or under explain, and if he doesn’t do it my way it’s wrong.

    Comment by Rolston — July 26, 2011 @ 6:49 am

  5. You are spending the money.. It should be your way.

    Comment by Ken — July 26, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

  6. fuckin’ right, Will.

    head down. just like in the picture.

    Comment by donzo — July 26, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

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