Holy Smokes: Construction Worker Wrecks Hotel With Mini Excavator Over Pay Dispute

January 22, 2019


This is a video of a construction worker going nuts inside a hotel with a mini excavator after a pay dispute (read: he didn't get paid). My God that must have been fun. I mean the demolition part, not the not getting paid part. Not getting paid sucks, especially after my body spent so much time and energy making all those sperm. It takes an average of 72 days to produce viable sperm! I mean, not that mine were, which is why I didn't get paid. *shrug* I though all the microwave exposure would just make them faster and stronger.

Keep going for the Facebook video.

Thanks to Rev Doc Dom, who agrees there are very few problems a piece of heavy machinery can't solve.

  • Jonathan Maré

    Actually the dude in the video *did* get paid, he just didn't check his bank account...

  • GeneralDisorder

    Oh good. He's gonna need that money to pay a lawyer.

  • Jenness

    This just seems so pointless to me. He's not only not going to get his money but the powers that be won't care at all really. They'll shrug.

    It's much more useful to throw some dry ice with frozen shrimp in between the walls and dry wall them, or something rancid under the carpet that takes a while to really stink up the place. Doesn't look like they have cameras installed yet so he could have gotten away with it.

    Then he could have started the rumor that it was the poor worker treatment and he's heard lots of grumblings about other 'booby traps' along the building to ruin the contractor's career which means they'll have to spend a lot of money and time to investigate which will delay construction.

    I mean...if you want to be scare them into doing things the right way there are ways to do do.

  • Tigerh8r

    You seem to have put a whole lot of thought into this ... I'm not going to ask where you work, and certainly not where you previously worked...

  • SmokeThatSkinWagon
  • sizzlepants

    Sound definitely helps this clip.

    Also love the old dude just casually leaning on the wall and watching the action right in the middle of the clip. Wonder how long the actual thing lasted. Certainly doesn't seem done when the camera runs out.

  • Bling Nye

    "All you had to do was pay me my 600 quid!"

    Now you're out 600 quid, plus likely thousands more...

    Reminds me of this song: https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    Tomorrow you're homeless. Tonight it's a blast.

  • Ollie Williams

    I mean, the hotel isn't out any money at all. Insurance will cover the damages, and then go after the worker for compensation. This is like when someone cheats on their partner, so the person who got cheated on destroys their car. Like... good job, you got your revenge, and a felony. Super work.

  • Bling Nye

    I know, I was speaking of the worker. Didn't get their 600 quid/prawn/cheddar/cabbage/whatever and now will be on the hook for the damages too. Which is what made me think of the Kennedys' Riot song. It's fun/cathartic to riot and wreck shit in the moment, but then afterwards you realize you have to then live with the consequences later... "Tomorrow your homeless, tonight it's a blast."

  • Ollie Williams

    Gotcha. Yeah, not the brightest idea.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Worked in a car factory and the contractor screwed up everyone's paychecks. They refused to correct the issue, but told us all to get back to work anyways. Then they laid a bunch of us off about 30 minutes later. One of the ironworkers we were with grabbed his grinder and disappeared. They found him about 30 minutes afterwards, in a scissor lift, grinding out a bunch of welds he had made and placing the cut welds into his shirt pocket. His words were, "I'm just taking back what I wasn't paid for." My hero.

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