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Old 04-10-2011, 10:40 AM
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How do you guys deal with this issue?

Example: working in an apartment comlex where there's no bathroom-I'm usually in and out of there in 3-4 hours. I have an employee that just as we get started has to go the bathroom, or an hour into the job one of us has to pee.

Here's the dilema...do I load up all my gear, drive down the road 3 miles to the nearest bathroom, take care of business, go back to work, and unload everything again?

How do you handle this situation?
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1 - insist he wears diapers!
2 - get a porta-pottie
3 - on the way to the job stop for a pee break
4 - send the guy in the truck alone so you dont have to load-re-load and you can still keep working .

Personally ,It sounds like the guy might be screwing with you if this is happening all the time ,if you suspect the same use #1 .Also,do you legally have to give him a 15 minute break every 2 hours ? with a few exceptions,thats how it is in Canada
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If you have an enclosed trailer I would say Porta Pottie is the way to go. If not I would go to the rest room before every big job that will take more then 30 minutes. Good Luck!
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They sell yellow gas cans for deisel. Grab it and pee in the truck. Try to avoid being not noticed. My brother made me quit a job before I felt it was done, I'm buying the yellow gas can tomorrow. Lol
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They sell yellow gas cans for deisel. Grab it and pee in the truck. Try to avoid being not noticed. My brother made me quit a job before I felt it was done, I'm buying the yellow gas can tomorrow. Lol
Great advice on the yellow gas can. LOL
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I haz an extended cab truck with tinted windows. That and an empty Gatorade bottle will get me through in a pinch.




Unless I haz to poo.

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Tinted are my windows too, I'm still stuck on the yellow deislel gas can, can be thrown in the truck bed without a notice. please empty it every day. LOL

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I haz an extended cab truck with tinted windows. That and an empty Gatorade bottle will get me through in a pinch.




Unless I haz to poo.

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Funny thing is I just picked up a yellow 5 gal diesel can on clearance for $2. I figured I would just use it at home to do my fuel mixing in - couldn't beat the price.

Now every time I look at it, I'm going to think about whizzing in it.

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I would have to say go before you get to the job. i always do i sure as hell dont hold it in haha.
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Oh that is too funny, I was thinking it was a perfect color and imagine the man hours you will save.

I don't know the benefits of a diesel engines in our line of work and don't think I will ever know. A yellow gas can might be useful for a tow truck driver but I can't think of a better use for it in our industry. (grinning from ear to ear)!

They should sell its qualities to us as a pee holder. They would make a fortune! Oh, I'm busting a gut!

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Now every time I look at it, I'm going to think about whizzing in it.

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