Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Practice May Lead to Tail-Gate Inquiry; Construction Workers Tuck into Latest Fad and Leave Trail of Laughter Behind

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Practice May Lead to Tail-Gate Inquiry; Construction Workers Tuck into Latest Fad and Leave Trail of Laughter Behind

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Byline: Marco Magasic marco.magasic@dailyexaminer.com.au

YOU'RE working along side your colleague and you have a piece of rope in your hand and a smart phone in your pocket.

You sneak up behind them and attach the rope to their pants and take a photo.

The unsuspecting worker has just been 'tailed'.

Yamba man Shane Skarstrom, who works in construction, said at his work place no one was safe from this latest prank.

"You try and get a tail on someone and get a photo," Mr Skarstrom said.

"The joy is you know people might be laughing at them."

Mr Skarstrom said the people he tailed were mostly work colleagues.

He has also been a victim of tailing.

"I've had a tiger tail put on me," Mr Skarstrom said.

"I couldn't say how long I was walking around with it.

"I think I managed to walk around for a few hours before I sat down. I just pulled it off and stuck it on someone else."

While having a tail stuck on you may seem demoralizing, Mr Skarstrom said it contributed to a good work environment. …

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