Thursday, July 28, 2011

How not to wash the boss's car . . .


The video speaks for itself.







I can't figure out why he needed to lift the car in the first place. Surely it could have been driven out? Its tires should have been able to cross the forks of the fork-lift truck without difficulty, so why bother picking it up - unless he planned to put it on top of the containers as a prank, or something like that?

From the way he walked off, I daresay he knew his career at that particular company had just ended . . .

Peter

7 comments:

Brigid said...

A girlfriend who is an administrative officer sent me this.

Don't ever think your boss is smarter than you.

I'm in the file room and the BIG boss comes up, frantic and waving papers saying "this has to be handled now but I don't know how to use this piece of equipment".

and points.

She takes the important document and inserts it into the said machine, the paper shredder. WRRRRRR.

At which point he says "great I just need one copy".

gebiv said...

I'm thinking the forklift driver was trying to position the car in a way that it couldn't be driven out of.

Something I remember reading that Andre the Giant used to do with his friends sub-compact cars in Europe. He'd pick them up and stick them between a couple poles on the side of the street.

Shrimp said...

Don't know why he was doing it, but it was sure obvious he didn't know how to use a forklift.

The car was too far forward on the forks (should have been closer to the gate) and he didn't adjust the angle on the forks enough to lean the weight back towards the gate. That's especially important when the weight is lifted higher than the height of the forklift itself. There also appears to be a slight grade that he was going down, forcing the weight even more off-balance. Hence, when he stopped, the car slid off the forks.

Rookie.

Stephen said...

Simple, he's an idiot.

Old NFO said...

Agree with Stephen :-) Idjit...

Anonymous said...

OTOH, he was confident!

Bob@thenest said...

I second the observations of Shrimp. Basically violated every rule of handling a forklift load.

Re intent, I'm thinking like gbiv. Reminds me of when a certain lay teacher and coach at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans found his car at end of day sandwiched neatly between 2 large oak trees on campus.

The exam scheduled for the following day went on anyway.

~1962