Since I have been home among the other things we do, we work for a home builder doing the final punch list. Or whatever he needs done to finish the house and go to closing.
I noticed we get there around seven thirty or eight on the job. We roll out get set up and start working. About ten thirty here come all the trades to work… Really?
As the day progresses noon comes along and they all sit down to lunch!
At three in the afternoon they all pack up and they are done for the day.
On one of the jobs the home owner was complaining they were months behind. My first thought was yea no workers on the job for more than five or six hours and they all talk all day no wonder.
I don’t know if I mentioned that I finished a very beautiful set of stairs a couple weeks back.
Since then the poor lady of this house has had to tell everyone else to “please just get your job done.” She went as far as to put blue tape on all the spots she thought needed touching up. That’s ok on a wall, paint is easy. Well…. I told them to stay off the stairs for three days. Trina said you worry too much they will be fine there is a sign that says keep off. I explained the home owner is our worst enemy now, they feel it’s their house and if it feels dry they will walk on it.
We finished on a Friday no body should have even been there, but NO the home owner said it felt dry so they walked all over it and put blue tape where they thought there was a spot. ( not cured yet) so the house clean up crew went through pulled up the tape and the finish with it.
I was on my way home from another house that I would be embarrassed of if I built. The workers were the same show up at 11 leave at 3:30 and man does it show. I spent four days fixing the mess as best as possible. Doesn’t anybody care about the work they do and have some pride left?
So we are on our way home, I had fixed the stairs to what I thought was fine. The owner decided she wanted it to look like it never happened. This is in the middle of the floor on the main landing. I said ok I will stop by… I sanded took out the obvious tape mark Down to bare wood right in the middle of the floor, the whole time thinking man I hope you’re good enough! Some how after about an hour or so I had stained and faux painted the grain back in place, I brushed it with the clear a few times and thank The Lord it was perfect.
I told the home owners, they were both there… The floor is wet in spots mainly the one in the middle. They told me no one was going up there it’s Friday, no more than did I get a half mile down the road and the owner took the air conditioning guy up stairs and the owner walked in the finish.
They wanted me to turn around and come fix it. My second thought is I have to go there today hopefully for last time. It’s no fun on this job, the home owner keeps asking all upset, does anyone work anymore I just want to move in. The workers think she is a bitch and complainer. One guy said “she wants to move in but keeps adding on” I replied I don’t see any extras just your work that needs to be finished, I don’t think that’s much to ask.
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