16 year old on phone constantly!!

Pluggyp

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Location
Barlow
Looking for advice as got 16 year old lad coming 2 days a week as part of agricultural course. But he is constantly on his phone!! No interest in in learning the basics. He is quite good and careful tractor driving,we were both carting straw the other day through our local town which is very busy all day long!! Any how to cut a long story, he was seen txting at traffic lights whilst driving my tractor by a good friend of mine!! My gut feeling is to not have him work for me any more, how can you trust someone who has a blatant disregard for the law and myself!! Any ideas??
 

Dry Rot

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Livestock Farmer
Time for a little white lie. Police have commented and as his employer you are responsible for his safety. If he wishes to continue working for you, he deposits his phone on arrival and collects it after work. Simple.

If he can't comply with rules when at work, he doesn't work. He is going to encounter many such rules and regulations during his career as an employee -- if he lives so long.
 
Time for a little white lie. Police have commented and as his employer you are responsible for his safety. If he wishes to continue working for you, he deposits his phone on arrival and collects it after work. Simple.

If he can't comply with rules when at work, he doesn't work. He is going to encounter many such rules and regulations during his career as an employee -- if he lives so long.
Well put.

And an email to his College, course provider or whatever to explain the situation.
 

puppet

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Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
Looking for advice as got 16 year old lad coming 2 days a week as part of agricultural course. But he is constantly on his phone!! No interest in in learning the basics. He is quite good and careful tractor driving,we were both carting straw the other day through our local town which is very busy all day long!! Any how to cut a long story, he was seen txting at traffic lights whilst driving my tractor by a good friend of mine!! My gut feeling is to not have him work for me any more, how can you trust someone who has a blatant disregard for the law and myself!! Any ideas??
6 points for the phone and 3 for hauling straw on a twin axle trailer.
Happy to stand corrected on the latter
 

Pluggyp

Member
Location
Barlow
Oh bummer thought I was legal with trailer!! 27 4 stringers, thought it was the width of tractor and trailer!! I really can’t cope with the worry and hassle it’s causing!!
 

puppet

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Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
Close coupled its fine not a fifth wheel dolly type trailer though
Close coupled is effectively an Ifor Williams at 16 years old, not a farm trailer type which also has to be no wider than 8 feet which rules out most bales.
Anyway, some straight talking needed about the phone. If caught he loses licence immediately
 

Lincoln75

Member
I think your right but I think it’s probably your duty to provide a simple mobile phone for his safety and both of yours convenience at work that you can see who and when he rings texts on the bill
If thats is the case then he picks one up at the start of a shift and hands it in at the end, get one that has no data or text facility, his own personal one can be locked away securely for him during work time, sounds harsh but its the only way you`ll stop it.
 

melted welly

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Location
DD9.
1. Massive bollocking, document it as verbal warning and get him to sign declaration confirming he’s received verbal. Make strong reference to points 2 and 3 during this.

2. Then formal written warning if behaviour repeated within the month outlining next repeated offence will result in immediate dismissal.

3. Down the road.

Hopefully it goes no further than point 1. And this is only for repeating the same offence ie phone use. Different offence starts separate procedure.
 

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