As the heading may suggest i'm having somewhat of a bad day.
All began 12 weeks ago....
I took on two young lads off the dole, both 16, on a 12 week trial basis, with a view to if they were competent enough take them on permanently as apprentice joiners.
12 week trial finished today.
I had the great pleasure of telling one he had more than proved his worth and as of monday would be starting permanently on my staff, starting college in january.
However, i had this misfortune of telling the other one that he hadn't made it. this is where the fun begins.
I sat him down last night, and so as not to shatter the boys self esteem told him that there just wasn't enough work to sustain his employment and that i would'nt be keeping him on. (a little white lie, as the boy is as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike).
He took a little huff, and i invited him back to finish off his trial come to work today get paid, and go home about lunch time, BIG mistake.
He duly arrived this morning about 20 past 8, (the usual 20 minutes late) in what can only be described as in a huff.
I asked him into the office, and asked what was wrong (holding in my hands a glowing reference). after 20 minutes (heated debate) i asked him to leave, go home and i'll drop his wages off later (he stays in the same village as myself) he point blank refused asking me to make him, then took a swing at me, punching me in the head!!!!! after 5 minutes scrapping with the lad and my storeman coming to the rescue we ejected him from the building. As he left he vows to get me n my wife n kids sorted!!
I went up to my Dads office about half an hour later and he's there having a go at my dad telling him he'd gonna have him wasted!!!!!
So he's removed from the premises (kicked out on his ar53),
Then his mother arrives to sort us out.
The result is that we are no longer recruiting young guys for apprentices, one hell of a sore wrist, and a big lump on the side of my head.
Police can't do anything as it's his word against mine!!
I really can't wait till it's dark!!!!