Fisticuffs on the jobsite! What does the boss man do?
August 15, 2017 by John Bleasby
It’s a good framing crew. But now they’re fighting.
Ian Dobson preferred to leave his framing crew alone when they ate their lunches. He didn’t want to cramp their style. Although Dobson knew there were some ‘characters’ on his team, they appeared to be a cohesive unit. He figured joking around was part of the camaraderie. One of Dobson’s men, Howie, loved to dominate the group. Howie was physically big, acted bigger, and really seemed to enjoy poking fun at Bryan, a short stocky fellow who didn’t talk much. Howie had nicknamed him ‘Pastry,’ and constantly joked about Bryan’s height and width in front of everyone. Now, Howie has really pushed it too far. He has made some lewd comments about Bryan’s wife. It is deathly quiet around the lunch circle. You can feel it coming. Sure enough, Bryan launches himself full force at Howie, flailing away with both his fists. Dobson hears the yelling and walks in to see the other guys separating the two men, each with blood on their faces.
What should Dobson do now?
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