The new guy wasn't much help at all

I had to stop what I was doing and walk out to the driveway

My boss made me work with a new guy last Friday and it took the two of us all day and half of the night to complete one HVAC installation job. I knew it was going to take about six or seven hours to complete the installation job. My coworker and I arrived at the address with all of our equipment promptly at 8 am. I thought we would be done by 5 p.m. at the very latest, but my coworker and I did not finish with the HVAC installation job until half past 9. The new guy wasn’t much help at all. He has only been working as an HVAC installation and repair technician for the past six months. He still has a lot to learn and he is not fast or efficient. I constantly had to give orders and directions to the new guy, and that caused a lot of delay for my work. Usually, my installation partner and I can work very quickly through the day, because each one of us knows our job. Since I had to stop every 10 or 15 minutes to give directions to my coworker, that job took a lot longer to complete. I was frustrated by the afternoon and I lost my temper with the new guy. He spent 10 minutes trying to find the part I needed in the truck, even after I explained in detail what and where the part could be found. I had to stop what I was doing and walk out to the driveway. While I was away, the neighbor’s dog came over to the garage and chewed my tool bag strap. It was a really bad day.

 

 

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