Nathan the Mover, Part 4

Yet another person e-mails me under the assumption that I am the owner of a moving company in California…


I am sorry I am responding to your urgent e-mail 3 days after the deadline (I only check my e-mail once a month – to get a hold of me in emergencies you can reach me on twitter under the name @the_real_nathan_the_mover_yo! ). To maintain my workers comp. coverage I understand I needed to make some changes to my workplace that involved a written safety plan and posting a written emergency evacuation plan.

As to the former, my safety plan is this – “No drinking while on the job!”. I have posted this in each of my vans so I don’t see what the problem is. I actually have another business where I rent out vans for people to live in, and I’ve even posted this safety plan in those. I believe it doubles as a life plan because if you’re renting a van to live in, then you should probably focus more on work and less on the liquor.

As for the latter, our workplace is a garage with a bunch of vans and an office with one door.  I think you would have to be pretty dumb not to figure out how to escape. Don’t get me wrong… let me tell you a little story. You know how sometimes grocery stores have a “special” person bagging? Well, I signed up to get one of those, but I was rejected. I think they did not appreciate me using the phrase “cheap labor” on my application… or the phrase “retarded labor” on my second application. Who knows, maybe I shouldn’t have been turning in my applications to the Albertson’s – they seemed confused. Anyway, my point is if I had one of those people working for me I could see the point in posting an evacuation plan, but until then, forget it.

Let me know if there are any more problems.