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  • This is so disgusting, its almost funny. My stall cleaner has been taking a shi . . .

    ****WARNING: this is a repulsive, yet true story****

    (WHAT IS WRONG WITH POOEOPLE THESE DAYS?)


    . . t (yes, a sh#t) on my property, and my dogs found it in the manure pile and have been eating it! GROSS! Bleh! Completely makes my stomach turn! Now, we have a 20+ acre farm that is located in a very upscale and populated area, so it's not like we are in the boonies or something where we don't have plumbing. We have 3 toilets in our house, and there is an out house back by our indoor arena, but I think this guy was just too lazy to walk 800 feet back there to take a poo. W-T-F? Plus, there are two convenience stores located within a mile from here that have bathrooms. I mean, who on earth would . . .??? I had the conversation "My property is not a friggin toilet" when this guy first started (because I had problems w/ another farm worker a few years ago), so it's not like he didn't know better.

    I suspected that this had happened a while ago, when one of my dogs had aweful poo breath, but I wasnt completely sure. Well, last week when he was here cleaning stalls, my lab walked up to me with what was definately human sh## breath. I whisked by dog up to my front barn, and demanded that the stall cleaner smell my dogs breath. I said, "You know what that smell is?". I told him, and continued to go off on him about his repulsive behavior. First, he blamed it on the other stall cleaner, and then he finally said he was sorry and that he wouldn't do it again. So, we had an understanding. Or so I thought.

    On Thursday, he ended up doing some really stupid things with cleaning some stalls, and leaving equipment out in less than safe areas. I had to call his girlfriend and tell her about all of his screw ups. I was embarrassed to have to say to her, "I was just wondering, are Juan and Hilberto from the part of Mexico where people just take a cr#p in the streets and in their own backyard?", and I expanded from there. The girlfriend was pretty darn horrified with my complaints. She talked to Juan about these problem, of which he admitted to everything, but this time he blamed the poo on a worker I had way back in February. Juan swore he did not do it.

    Fast forward to yesterday. My lab is scavenging in the manure pile by my front barn. I went down there to investigate, and low and behold, I saw what she was eating. Yep, you guessed it, and it was FRESH!! I had no choice but to put on some rubber gloves, grab some ziplock baggies, and locate the offending stuff before my dogs finished it off. (I guess we can always use it for DNA testing, to assure that we match it up with its appropriate owner).

    This idiot is officially FIRED! I should have fired him when I first suspected this nonsense, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. He is thinking that he will receive a paycheck on the 15th, but I am thinking it is more appropriate for me to use the money to take my dogs (two dogs) to the vet for de-worming or what ever they need. Does this sound fair?

    I wonder what the health hazards are from leaving raw human sewage laying around, both for animals and humans alike?

  • #2
    I had the same problem with the guys building my arena. At least my dogs didn't eat it, but I used to clean stalls with my hands (and rubber gloves). Completely gross when I found a "pile".
    Founder of the Olde Farte Clique

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Surefoot
      "I was just wondering, are Juan and Hilberto from the part of Mexico where people just take a cr#p in the streets and in their own backyard?"

      <snip>

      He is thinking that he will receive a paycheck on the 15th, but I am thinking it is more appropriate for me to use the money to take my dogs (two dogs) to the vet for de-worming or what ever they need. Does this sound fair?
      Um, no. It does not sound fair.

      Wow. Just... wow.

      Hitchinmygetalong walks slowly away, shaking head in sad disbelief.
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      • #4
        If you think that's bad ... a BOARDER at the rather upscale barn I used to work at was sh#tting in one of the stalls and leaving it there! With no toilet paper! Now, I'm not opposed to using the "facilities" to pee in if necessary, but come on!
        Lapeer ... a small drinking town with a farming problem.
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          #5
          Hitch. This guy knew better before I had the conversation with him, and he is not Fresh Off the Boat. My dogs have no reason to go to the vet, aside from being examined and treated for the consumption of the stall cleaners feces. Why don't you think it's reasonable for him to pay the vet charges?

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          • #6
            that is just about the grossest thing I have read all day! just all around yuk!

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            • #7
              Surefoot, yes, taking a crap on your property is gross. Having your dogs eat it, gross too. Blaming it on his nationality "the part of Mexico where..." and "not fresh off the boat" is incredibly offensive. I know it made it hard for me to sympathize with your story.

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              • #8
                yuck, i feel badly for you and your dogs!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Surefoot
                  Hitch. This guy knew better before I had the conversation with him, and he is not Fresh Off the Boat. My dogs have no reason to go to the vet, aside from being examined and treated for the consumption of the stall cleaners feces. Why don't you think it's reasonable for him to pay the vet charges?
                  You are paying him to do the job he was hired to do. He did the job. You owe him the money.

                  I think taking your dogs to the vet is complete overkill. Dogs, especially farm dogs, eat incredibly disgusting thing all the time. Like rotting raccoons.

                  You don't like this guy? Fine. Give him his final paycheck and tell him he's no longer needed.

                  p.s. I find your comment about the worker's nationality INCREDIBLY offensive. Just so you know where I'm coming from here.
                  "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dappy
                    "the part of Mexico where..." is incredibly offensive. I know it made it hard for me to sympathize with your story.
                    Offensive, maybe; true, yes. My sister lives in Mexico and has found things like this to be very common in certain areas, which is why she only goes to "up-scale" places now.
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                    • #11
                      ...Sure, that's gross, but I personally don't think it's fair to withold a paycheck because he pood outside and your dogs got into it.

                      What sort of worms do you expect your dogs to get from human poo that they wouldn't get from eating horse poop, having fleas, and other normal doggie happenings?? I'm no vet, but when I have my dogs dewormed, I bring a fecal sample to the vets office...($7) and they give me a pill (Drontal I think...but I'm not 100% on that, it starts with a "D" anyway) that does everything, including tapes ($12/dog, approx) But, the price of the dewormer depends on dog size. I don't know, even though I would fire him too, I'd give him his paycheck and tell him to get the heck off my property.

                      Plus, I was always taught that regular deworming was part of doggie maintenence, similar to horses. Maybe you should call your vet and see if there's anything you should be concerned about regarding the dog eating the feces.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hitchinmygetalong
                        You are paying him to do the job he was hired to do. He did the job. You owe him the money.

                        I think taking your dogs to the vet is complete overkill. Dogs, especially farm dogs, eat incredibly disgusting thing all the time. Like rotting raccoons.

                        You don't like this guy? Fine. Give him his final paycheck and tell him he's no longer needed.

                        p.s. I find your comment about the worker's nationality INCREDIBLY offensive. Just so you know where I'm coming from here.



                        I'm fairly certain your dogs have eaten more offensive (and potentially sickening) things on your farm. You're just not aware of it (thankfully!).
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                        • #13
                          In every state I know of, you cannot withhold wages without a)notifying the employee in a handbook or otherwise in writing that you can do so, or b)in some cases even getting a signed agreement from the employee specifying that it's okay right at the time of the deduction. It doesn't matter where he's from or if he has the right to work here, you just can't do it.

                          There may be some states that find it acceptable, but since I don't know where you are located I can't tell you specifics in your situation. Pay him and let him "go." (I'm sorry, but the irony of letting him "go" just kills me)

                          I like logical people---they provide a nice contrast to the real world.

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                          • #14
                            I agree with most of the other posters. If you don't like the guy taking "poo's" then get rid of him. It is absurd to even think though that you would take money off his paycheck to pay for dog deworming. The dog is not going to be any worse for wear. Trust me it has eaten alot worse things with alot worse bugs in them (dead animals, other dogs poop, etc.).

                            I think it was extremely immature and childish of you to discuss this with his girlfriend as well. You should have only talked to him directly about it. I also think that your comments were offensive. I am sure that most of the worlds population lives in places were it is OK to take a dump where ever and whenever but that doesn't make it right for you to speak so derogatory to and about him.

                            As gross as it is, I personally think you are way overreacting.

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                            • #15
                              caca

                              I lived in Mexico for years and this is not commonly done there any more than it is here. I'm not sure where your sister is fullmoon fever, but I lived in Mexico City and in Guadalajara, and I can honestly say that the entire time I lived there, I never saw this happen, nor did I see any evidence that it had happened, if you know what I mean.

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                              • #16
                                I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

                                That is just disgusting!
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                                • #17
                                  Agree, you should fire the guy. You gave him clear direction and he went ahead and continued the behaviors you requested he stop.

                                  However, also agree with other posters that he should be paid for work done. Also not clear on why dogs need to go to the vet. I would think that human feces would be about as clean as feces get (think about how our food is processed before we eat it), versus the stuff the dogs probably eat (think four day old dead possum). Just my opinion.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by DillansMom
                                    I lived in Mexico for years and this is not commonly done there any more than it is here. I'm not sure where your sister is fullmoon fever, but I lived in Mexico City and in Guadalajara, and I can honestly say that the entire time I lived there, I never saw this happen, nor did I see any evidence that it had happened, if you know what I mean.
                                    Well, the large cities do have this problem, but certainly not in an area where you are likely to go. My sister lives in Puebla (2 hrs. from Mexico City), but travelled extensively through the more rural areas when she first moved there 15 years ago.

                                    Other things that people like to say don't happen that still do....kidnappings, car-jackings, women dying from illegal abortions, etc. (Her husband had his brand new motorcycle stolen from him at gunpoint at a shopping mall. He and his friend (both Mexican) just walked away rather than risk being shot over it.
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                                    • #19
                                      poo

                                      I've been to Puebla many times. I also was doing social work while I was there, so I probably DID go to a lot of places that weren't exactly "upscale". I guess what I'm trying to say is that Mexicans, in general, don't defecate wherever they want to.

                                      I think you have the right to fire this guy, but not to deduct vet bills from his check.

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                                      • #20
                                        man am I sorry I opened this thread. gross.

                                        can't say the OP didn't warn me, though.
                                        One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. - Virginia Woolf

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