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Old 06-05-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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I love the way they use all these actors to portray construction workers, and get it all wrong, sneakers, hard hat nowhere to be seen or on the ground, random bits of lumber clean as heck.

In answer to the question when delays happen when it's outta your control or even your doing and there nothing you can do, just roll with it, stressing out will not fix or make thing better. Hope the next client or trade to follow understands and if they don't, let them stress about it.
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I love the way they use all these actors to portray construction workers, and get it all wrong, sneakers, hard hat nowhere to be seen or on the ground, random bits of lumber clean as heck.

In answer to the question when delays happen when it's outta your control or even your doing and there nothing you can do, just roll with it, stressing out will not fix or make thing better. Hope the next client or trade to follow understands and if they don't, let them stress about it.
What about that hard hat on the ground? Its next to the neighborly fellow that stopped over for a cup of coffee and was wondering what the racket was all about.

Those are two college graduates sitting there. The one on the phone is trying to contact the lowest bidder wondering why he isn't there, and how long it's going to be before he straightens out after his latest bender.

Delays are inevitable. Its when people realize that, expect it even, that they can deal with them constructively.
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Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

Every job will have issues. I try to get my ducks in a row and will also prod others to do the same. I hate having down time when someone drops the ball, so I try to stay 2 steps ahead and remind them about deliveries, ordering, job sequence, etc.

When delays do occur, and they always will, we try to have smaller jobs going or in the loop so we can fall back on them. I am currently reroofing my house due to a job start delay. I knew that some time in the next year or so it was gonna need done. I was returning to town on Monday when I got word of the delay. I went online, ordered shingles and supplies, and had my three of our trucks at Lowes at 730 on Tuesday.
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Work delays are a daily occurrence for me. Ask the gc who's job Jpape1224 is supposed to be trimming out.
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um there is a $12,000.00 check with my name on it that on don't have in my pocket because I screwed up and the job isn't done yet nor will it be done for 3 more weeks as it sits there dead in the water cause of my mistake, so I float all the subs payments and materials till I get my hands on it, it blows but I don't loose sleep over it, but I do hope that no one remembers the completion bs that their lawyer wrote into the contract
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Seems like I handle the stress of unexpected delays on my job ALOT better than the next GC waiting for me to start their job, handles the stress of my job delays !


.......who am I kidding? Hell I stress over everything
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What I try to do is this. The first customer of the season who seems like they are not in a hurry and can appreciate a solid discount I approach with this offer. I will discount your job X amount of dollars if you are in no hurry and will allow me to use it as a "fill in" job. That way if a snafu occurs,I can shift over to it and we have no idle time.


Right now I have two fairly large brick / stone patios waiting,one not started,the other 60% complete. I figure a good discount is better than marking time.

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