well i work for a restaurant. i am actually a director!
we have these guy from Portugal which we use as a handy man.
so today i was lead to believe that he was going to do "some work with our gas tomorrow morning" - turns out he isn't by the way.
so i went to the office and i asked if he was indeed was going to do any work with our gas.
i was asked what do i mean and i was said that i heard he was coming saturday morning to do some work with the gas.
i didn't know specifics so i when i was asked why i was asking i said we should only have qualified personel anywhere near our gas.
so i was told next time something breaks you call for someone then, which i said i have no problems with that.
i was being shouted and was repeatedly told to f**k off during the "conversation" but that is something that has happened in the past so I kept trying to make my point.
so i left. when i returned the second guy told me that i should email the owner and tell him of my concerns and what do i mean by not allowing that person near the gas. did i meant the pipes, the breakers etc..
i don't know the law but i do know that we are insured and that when you deal with the gas you should only have quilified and certified people handle it.
and then he started telling me about what would i do on a Saturday night? and a long series of hypothetical questions which my answer is call someone certified and qualified.
our guy is certainly not qualified by the way!
so know i think the want me to contact the owner and then say.. that i am creating problems etc
so i thought i sterile letter saying that i am of the opinion that for certain aspects of our business where the health and safety of our customers and staff is concerned we should trust only qualified technicians etc
thanx for your time
what do you mean?
i know it is not a good idea to contact the owner about anything
but i was asked to write a "short email to the owner and explain to him what i mean"
well i am asking if there any pitfalls
so i should email the owner and say "all I was saying is that it is a good idea to get qualified engineers to work on our gas" is enough? i am not worried about being sued by the guy. i am worried that they are saying that i am creating trouble etc... as i mentioned they already said what would i have done (on a hypothetical) saturday night.
thanx for taking the time
will you be willing to have a look to the short message i tend to email the owner?
"I was asked to email you about today's events. i am not sure why since all i was trying to communicate is that it is probably a good idea to get qualified engineers to work on gas. it seems that sometimes i have to be unpopular to make points that are right."
i cheated and copied from your responses Jo C
but honestly i am worried because it doesn't make sense that i was asked to contact the owner to explain to him why i want qualified engineers to work on gas!
maybe i should change "to make points that are right." to "to make points that are sensible"
the owner and managing director don't like to hear they are wrong never!
is this better?
i was asked to email you about today's events! I am not sure why since all i was trying yo communicate is that it is probably a good idea to get qualified engineers to work on gas.
we all know the risks that gas represents and the liability issues especially in our business. Iy isn't that long ago since we had that near miss with the old heater hanging from the roof in the arcade so i prefer in these matters to be extra cautious.
is that better?
i made subtle suggestions that i work for unreasonable people. :) i have stopped trying to reason with them
but do you think that what i have written is an appropriate response?
thank you for your time
i will leave a positive review