Originally Posted by chris4x4
FWIW, It could have been a new guy, and the others were fucking with him making him do it that way. SMart? No. Does it Happen? Yes. Happened to me years ago when my boss told me to remove the center nut on a 14 spring leaf pack off a 55K GVW truck. He handed me a wrench, and said "I need you to get that nut off!" then walked away laughing. Welp....I knew what was gonna happen, so I fired up a cutting torch, Turned the spring pack so it was facing into his office. I backed the pack with my foot (in a steel toe boot), and cut the nut off. about 4 springs made it into his office, which was 40 feet away. They crashed into his desk, and I heard this "WHAT IN THE FUCK!!!" He came out and saw my holding the centerpin and I said to him "I got it off for ya!".
I approve of this post.. well played Chris...well played...
But hey, you DID get the nut off, just following orders....