|Forum topic by Moron||posted 10-27-2011 03:23 AM||1334 views||0 times favorited||29 replies|
10-27-2011 03:23 AM
Pardon my grammar, Typing isnt my forte, neither is spelling
I cant speak for others but job site stress can freak me out. Its our job to be the last guy in. Its our job to make what others &^%$ed, look good again and that is often challenging because the dude that made a mess is standing there beside you and they are the distant cousin of the sister in laws nephew so one cant always call a spade a spade can they but they can be pushed that far if people so choose.
Ever have a guy at a job site who lays tile, and they think they know everything. Ever try having a dialog with some one who knows everything ? Well you cant have a conversation, you can only listen to the monologue cuz there is no such thing as a dialogue : (
I often find that those who think they know everything, will not stop talking until every one in the room is convinced, they are expensive because they stop trades form focusing on what they do, they go through long monologues explaining why they did things the way they did, they had the answer from the start.
I instantly think, to myself……..(What a dick, and y me, dear God, Why me ?…….Why do I have to listen to this shit ? )
The ultimate stress level is where the client, is spending half a million on a custom home, where the trades who did the mudding of the drywall joints, laid the paper across the corners did a bang up, piss poor job, so much mud, you need to put a big ass taper on the back of the baseboard other wise the crap is listing at 8 degrees or u need a “WHACK” of DAP.
What should a nice trim job be worth in a half a million dollar home? ………Just labour ?……….what should the budget be in a halh a million dollar home?………….any ideas ?………..Cux I have an idea of how much thats worth, a real good idea which brings me back to job site stress.
Sadly the kitchen is by others, and I got to watch the “High End” kitchen go in by the master installers, the “in” crowd. Yup, certianly high end when it arrived, the owners of it still refer to it as a “Master Piece”. I got to watch. I kept my shut, with the exception of this forum I kept my shut.
I watched the pieces file in the door and listened to the “Master” tell the client, that there was a problem in that it wasnt calculated into the equation that no deducted the depth of the concrete floor that buries the radient heat tubing, nor did they deduct the thickness of the drywall on the ceiling and the hardwood on the floor, which meant cutting off just a few inches. ……………we just wont put the trim piece of the gable of the fridge ?……………I couldnt believe my ears, when the “Master” passed on the cost of the “alterations” with the help of the tiler, to the customer ?
I watched these masters of their craft ( and apparently every other craft) , butcher a kitchen, throw dust across the room, leave hardwood flooring unprotected from the perils of an install, I watched them cut a hole in the ceiling of the drywall, never covered the hardwood , the 300 pound man, grinding his boot into the chunks of debris into the floor………………..powerless, to say a thing.
At or near the end of any big reno or build, the client, the owners, they are often mentally “$#@^ing Fried”, done, without shame, tears, just spent. Dealing with that, near the end, can be stressful. I watched the master rip apart a unit that holds a flip up, piece of hardware for a Kitchen Aid Mix Master
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