Grow Journal of the Month: August 2019 - Photo of the Month: June 2020
Yes, that is what contractors really value in my business.I’d rather have a mediocre worker who shows up 5 days a week rather than an awesome worker who only works 4 days a week.
But the problem with construction was you either rode the list at the Union Hall and worked a little over half the time or you hung steady with the contractor known as a Steady-Eddie and worked 3000+ hours a year. There was no happy medium.
With one of the biggest contractors around here, all their steadies would work 40 hours during the week at the paper mill and then on the weekend would work a single 20-hour shift starting going in Friday night at a pipe mill which was all double time. So they worked 60 hours a week and got paid for 80 and would do that for decades.
I only worked half the time.