Axemen was way over-dramatized already. The boss went to the one kid's house to find him? yeah, sure, he's going to stick around the site and take up the slack the kid left. They probably have half the crew sitting around out of sight while the cameras are on to help add to the drama.
I find it hard to believe that the swamp guy was really that dumb, too.
And the guy with the hernia won't spend any money on anything, but he has a fleet of new Stihl saws?