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Someone smoked in my company truck #5111985
05/22/19 06:19 AM
05/22/19 06:19 AM
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Jupiter, Florida
Cujet Offline OP
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Our flight department has a really nice, F150 XLT Super Crew truck for company use. As there are just two of us in the flight department, and NOBODY had any company business in Florida lately, I really have to wonder.... I arrive last night, and it positively reeks of cigarettes. I'm not talking about just a little either, ashes all over the seat and so on. I've not used it in two weeks, as I've been out of town. I'm recovering from a major eye infection and ashes are blowing in my eye when I get in.

How incredibly inconsiderate. Not to mention, I find the truck unlocked, gas tank not full and part of the front bumper missing.

It's never been smoked in before!

Insert angry curse words here......


So, any suggestions? I'm tempted to fill the truck with soap and water and pressure wash the interior. Then leave it wet, close the doors and so on and park it in it's normal spot.


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5111994
05/22/19 06:34 AM
05/22/19 06:34 AM
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Some pig smoked in your company's nice truck and you want to soak it and mold it?
NO....you want to catch the smoker and nail him to a sideways cross like Saint Andrew facing the hot Florida Sun right beside the facility's gate.

Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5111995
05/22/19 06:34 AM
05/22/19 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Cujet
Our flight department has a really nice, F150 XLT Super Crew truck for company use. As there are just two of us in the flight department,


Tell the other person to replace the bumper and get it professionally detailed on his dime or get suspended.

Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5111996
05/22/19 06:35 AM
05/22/19 06:35 AM
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I’d take it in for a nice full detail, ozium and replace the bumper on the company dime...

Maybe ask the one other guy who uses it if he smoked in it. (does he smoke)

Where is the key kept, is it possible some unauthorized person obtained access or even that someone broke into it?


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112008
05/22/19 06:49 AM
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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112017
05/22/19 07:01 AM
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Jupiter, Florida
Cujet Offline OP
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It's probably my boss who did it. Calling him on it will start a defensive excrement storm of epic proportions, followed by personal attacks. But I'm doing it anyway.

The more I think of it, he probably used the truck on personal business, probably to pick up a girlfriend while away from his wife. They probably spent the week smoking in it. Then left it as described.

Nobody else has a way to get into the truck or the keys to it.

Not likely to be a homeless person, as it's parked inside a fenced and gated lot at the FBO. Although one could get in the lot, it's not probable.


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112026
05/22/19 07:13 AM
05/22/19 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Cujet
It's probably my boss who did it. Calling him on it will start a defensive excrement storm of epic proportions, followed by personal attacks. But I'm doing it anyway.

If it was me, I wouldn't call him out on it, but that's me--I know I can call out my bosses on things, but then again, I know I wouldn't suffer abuse in return.

I wonder if you could use your eye infection to your gain. "Had to do it, my eye kept swelling shut and I was afraid I couldn't do my job" or somesuch for an excuse.


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112034
05/22/19 07:21 AM
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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112063
05/22/19 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Cujet
I arrive last night, and it positively reeks of cigarettes. I'm not talking about just a little either, ashes all over the seat and so on.

Not to mention, I find the truck unlocked, gas tank not full and part of the front bumper missing.


Smokers are among the cleanest and most considerate members of society.

I am shocked at this discovery.


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112064
05/22/19 07:58 AM
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Bosses usually are granted immunity for these sort of activities. Workers generally only have two options, either grin and bear it or look for other employment.

Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112099
05/22/19 08:27 AM
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I am guessing that this isn't "your" company truck. I have a Company truck and am the only one with the keys to said truck. Nobody drives it but me.


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112103
05/22/19 08:29 AM
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Write out an official protest / complaint , have it notarized . Fine out the official procedure is , if you have to go over the person's head .

Then , let him / her the situation , but also let him / her know that you will file the paperwork , off site , if he / she makes it right and it never happens again .

If the person was the owner , just ask him / her nor to make a mess in the vehicle you share with him / her . Might even volonteer to help clean up said mess , as an olive branch . And try to get your knickers out of a twist .

Try not to make an unpleasant situation worse .


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112112
05/22/19 08:35 AM
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So let me get this straight...

Is it your truck? No.
Do you make the payments? No.
Do you own the company that owns the truck? No.

Sorry, but if I was your boss I'd tell you to go pound sand....don't be that guy. You don't own the truck.

Last edited by Throt; 05/22/19 08:38 AM.

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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Cujet] #5112131
05/22/19 08:52 AM
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Get a plug in ionizer and take it with you when you are not around. There are some sprays that will kill the odor.

Unfortunately it’s not your truck and if you don’t have positive proof your boss did this I wouldn’t make a fuss.

Maybe a No Smoking sticker would lend a subtle hint?


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Re: Someone smoked in my company truck [Re: Throt] #5112154
05/22/19 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Throt
So let me get this straight...

Is it your truck? No.
Do you make the payments? No.
Do you own the company that owns the truck? No.

Sorry, but if I was your boss I'd tell you to go pound sand....don't be that guy. You don't own the truck.


My job has the same disease with many an employee claiming "my" truck. The company has GSA leases and pays a handsome penalty if they detect the vehicle was smoked in at lease return.


Just put the friggin' Maxlife in and be done with it!
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