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  • Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

    Why is it everytime the mech work the day and the Pin Chasers come in for the night its like everything goes wrong during night the day everything goes great a few calls buts thats it then the night comes and the leagues come in and everything goes sour me and the other guy look at each other and ask whats is going on and the chasers know how to fix pin jams and stuff and it still takes forever and then they come up to us and ask what did we do today to the machines we say nothing they ran great

    lets here your storys [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]

  • #2
    Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

    Wow, I think that is the longest sentence that I have ever read!

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    • #3
      Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

      Hey BigDawg, It was usually the pinchasers here that got the machines running properly!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] The Head Tech, or the Serviceman, would spend all day replacing parts, making adjustments, and we had to either change the part again, or re-adjust that night!!!

      But then again.....I was just a DUMB pinchaser!! What do I know
      http://www.youtube.com/androo300

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      • #4
        Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

        remember, we were all "dumb" pinchasers at one time. perhaps it's the people that you're hiring to fill the night shifts. i don't have any problems with my chasers, matter of fact they all do a pretty good job. i went on vacation for a week and never heard from any of them. and i run two centers.

        alex
        Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions with Color Enhancer
        Cleaner: Fabuloso Spring Fresh with Bleach Alternative
        Cloth: ShamWow!
        Machine: Johnny 5
        Surface: Melamine-impregnated, phenolic-treated, high pressure pressed craft paper

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        • #5
          Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

          Gawd how much trainging do theses guys need to fix pin jams and get ball calls i bowled tonight and all i heard was this lane down that lane down i give up just like tonight they ask me if i was working tommorow day i said no WHY what did u break now i could send them to school and they wont learn crap all me and they other guy do is fix there screw ups they think its fixed and its worse ill send them to u guys if u want them just to get them out of are hair [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] Im just waiting to see about this weekend there is a ladys turny and i know that they are going to screw up crap again and make me fix it and half the time its a 2 sec job a pot of water has more brains then they do [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] but they will learn one of theses days i hope

          [ January 16, 2002: Message edited by: BigDawg ]

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          • #6
            Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

            Try working a shift or two with them and let them handle all of the calls and just observe. Maybe some more training is needed.

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            • #7
              Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

              mreessr has the right idea. a pinchaser is only as good as your time and training will let him be.
              you should know within 1 hour of watching him on a shift if he's really trying or not trying.
              Si Senor, Derdago, Forte Lorez inaro.
              Demainte Lorez, Demis Trux,
              Foolacous Andens Andux.

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              • #8
                Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                A couple of months ago (against the owners better judgement) we hired a new pinchaser. He's the classic scorekeeper stereotype (homeless, grungy, alcoholic, etc.) but he had been bugging me off & on for 4 – 5 months. During that time, he was trying to show us how much he wanted the job by doing the nightly janitorial duties, after leagues finished.

                The 1st thing I did was to let him know that he needed to keep his social (drinking) life out of the bowl. I told him that he could do a million other things wrong but I wouldn't tolerate that at all. He agreed. I worked with him side by side for the first week & just made sure I was nearby the 2nd week, incase he had questions. He had plenty. The 3rd week I pretty much left him alone & by the 4th week he had 98% of his job, down pat.

                With his 1st paycheck, he went to the Salvation Army & bought himself a uniform. He's turning out to be everything that the owner “knew” that he couldn't be, reliable, clean, confident, sober & proud of the work that he's doing.

                All I did was give him a list of his daily, weekly & monthly duties, show him how I wanted things done & be there to answer his questions. That's all any of us can do for anyone. The rest is up to them.

                The moral of this story is... Give them the tools to do their job by training them properly & be there for them incase they loose their way or stumble. Then let them have free reign to make the job their own. They'll surprise you sometimes. (Sound like raising kids? It is) [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

                Dutch

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                • #9
                  Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                  Quote:]Originally posted by Dutch:
                  The moral of this story is... Give them the tools to do their job by training them properly & be there for them incase they loose their way or stumble. Then let them have free reign to make the job their own. They'll surprise you sometimes. (Sound like raising kids? It is) [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
                  [/QUOTE]

                  "Daddy? What does 'Formatting drive C:' mean?" [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                    Quote:]Originally posted by Mok:


                    "Daddy? What does 'Formatting drive C:' mean?" [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                    [/QUOTE]

                    Son,

                    It's like picking up the dog poop in the yard before you start to play... using a bulldozer. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                    Dad

                    [ January 17, 2002: Message edited by: Dutch ]

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                    • #11
                      Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                      if pinchasers didnt look so dumb (mask unit switch was turned off)

                      i wouldnt look so smart

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                      • #12
                        Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                        dutch,

                        stop it...i'm getting all teary-eyed over here. sniff-sniff.

                        alex
                        Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions with Color Enhancer
                        Cleaner: Fabuloso Spring Fresh with Bleach Alternative
                        Cloth: ShamWow!
                        Machine: Johnny 5
                        Surface: Melamine-impregnated, phenolic-treated, high pressure pressed craft paper

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                        • #13
                          Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                          Sometimes my guys just don't get it either or like to look like they don't anyway. I stood up front a little longer than usual on my day off and watched my newest guy have to spot a pin. He just to the pin fork and started to knock pins over without shutting the machine down first. Yep pins rolling out onto the lane etc. I just left him alone and didn't let him know I watched his "bush league" actions. Next day I asked him to show how to spot a pin. He did it exactly right...cycled machine and powered down and then set what I wanted and powered up. I asked him why he didn't do that when I wasn't there. "oh I forgot". LMAO. No more trouble from him. Catch them screwing up when they don't expect to be caught and you nip it in the bud.
                          Hey Dutch some day I will have to come up and visit. I am only a couple of hours away I think.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                            Several years ago I had a pinchaser that thought he was so smart that he could fix machines better than anybody else.He would come in on his bowling night before the other pinchaser came to eork and go into the back when no one was looking and mess around with the machines. Then while the league was bowling a certain machine would start to have problems. He would wait until everybody was very upset because the pinchaser could not figure out the problem. Then he would go up to the manager and say he thinks he might know what's wrong with it. He would go back and fix it in five minutes, go right to the problem look, like a hero.
                            It didn't take long to figuer that one out. Needless to say he was fired about a week later. john b Quote:] [/QUOTE]just fix it :
                            John B
                            ------------
                            just fix it

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                            • #15
                              Re: Why are Pin Chasers so Dumb

                              Quote:]Originally posted by john b:
                              He would come in on his bowling night before the other pinchaser came to eork and go into the back when no one was looking and mess around with the machines. Then he would go up to the manager and say he thinks he might know what's wrong with it. He would go back and fix it in five minutes, go right to the problem look, like a hero.
                              :
                              [/QUOTE]


                              ROFMLAO!!! That's one of the best things I've ever heard. I gotta remember that one.

                              That was one of the worst things about bowling 4 nights a week. When anything goes wrong, The pinchaser would come up and talk to me, or the Night Manager would come down to see if I could shed any light on the situation. And they'd get s#!tty if I didn't come down and have a look, even though I was bowling. Some people just don't have any respect!!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                              http://www.youtube.com/androo300

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