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'You dug that hole yourself’: Contractor works on resident's property without permission, creating damage that costs $100,000

'You dug that hole yourself’: Contractor works on resident's property without permission, creating damage that costs $100,000

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So if one messes things up, one is probably going to have to face the consequences, that is simply how the world works, although there aren't many people who actually live by those rules. Many people in this Reddit story had to face the consequences of their actions, and not all of them did such a great job. First, there was the terrible neighbor who started the whole drama simply by being a terrible neighbor, but also because he ordered a contra…
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Professional Home Inspector Goes Viral for Posting Videos of Inspecting Newly Flipped Homes and Showing Off Their Shoddy Handiwork

Professional Home Inspector Goes Viral for Posting Videos of Inspecting Newly Flipped Homes and Showing Off Their Shoddy Handiwork

Why do it correctly when you can just “flippity flip” it?
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Fierce college girl legally annihilates the shady contractor trying to rip off her elderly parents: 'I was possessed by the ghost of a prosecuting legal shark'

Who knew you could win a legal battle with the jargon you learn in a college freshman's 101 class?
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'The exec told me that the seal was fine': Construction boss insists on running broken cement mixer, gets humiliated and covered in dust

'The exec told me that the seal was fine': Construction boss insists on running broken cement mixer, gets humiliated and covered in dust

Leave it to an executive with no common sense to make a huge mess. As so often happens, this higher-up wanted to prove that they were the head boss in charge, and made everyone else's days a little worse for it. Our society would be nowhere without the folks who work in construction. Concrete is in just about every modern building, not to mention sidewalks and roads. Construction crews can make quick work out of this. In just a few hours, your company can go from having a broken slab of concret…
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'Okay, have it your way': Smug DIYer losing $3,000 dollars worth of decking after ignoring the sage advice of a professional

These days, every DIY enthusiast sees ‘amateurs’ online who are achieving their home improvement goals without any experience. Armed with a flathead screwdriver, hand-me-down power tools, and a whole lot of gumption, a lot of DIYers feel builder's confidence flowing through them before ever setting foot into a hardware store.
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42 Blue-Collar Memes for Good Ol' Boys Cracking a Cold One on a Friday Afternoon

Kick off your work boots and throw your hard hat in the passenger seat of your truck – you've earned a reward after the day you've had
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Boss says "If you're 1 minute late I'm docking 15 minutes from your time" gets mad when I don't work the 15 minutes I was docked for free.

'I enjoy what I do but I don't do it for free': Construction worker stands up to boss after getting docked 15 minutes for being one minute late

This dude created a wave of malicious compliance seemingly by accident!
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'A contractor's worst nightmare': Contractors smash customer's new patio after he claims they 'did it wrong' (Video)

'A contractor's worst nightmare': Contractors smash customer's new patio after he claims they 'did it wrong' (Video)

What an absolute nightmare for everyone involved in this project ! This customer claimed that his contractors built his patio all wrong. That's news to the contractors, though, who seemed to be nearly finished the customer's project! In a viral video , an altercation between the customer and the contractors caught all the action. When it comes to major projects like this, usually there are contracts and agreements signed before the project ever gets off the ground. Plus, lots of companies reque…
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'We don't need to check the design': Builder tries to warn fuel company that their blueprints were flawed, they tell him to 'get building'

'We don't need to check the design': Builder tries to warn fuel company that their blueprints were flawed, they tell him to 'get building'

This company has never heard of the phrase “Measure twice, cut once.” Instead, they're perfectly fine with winging it, and then starting all over again. Experienced craftsmen know that there's no such thing as being too careful. You can always measure one more time, or check that your equipment's working one more time. It's better to spend a few extra seconds double-checking your work, rather than spending days or weeks redoing a part of your project. U/thornae had a cool malicious compliance s…
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‘I need you here now’: Client demands technicians come in without extra pay on weekend

‘I need you here now’: Client demands technicians come in without extra pay on weekend

When a client makes an oversight, the service provider usually swoops in and saves the day, but this time, being the hero meant coming in on a Saturday… And nobody wants to come in on a Saturday! Unless they're getting paid a million bucks, and that definitely wasn't the case here. The client worked at a medical center, and had had some builders come in and do some work. OP, the person providing service for the client (who we'll call CB) was setting up some equipment for them. CB forgot to call…
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'Every time he called... the call was recorded': Contractor loses thousands of dollars to construction company, then takes a different job with them and plays the long game

'Every time he called... the call was recorded': Contractor loses thousands of dollars to construction company, then takes a different job with them and plays the long game

Taking a peek into the life of a contractor as he works to build a restaurant is so interesting. If you don't work as a contractor, you'd have no idea what goes on while people are building a restaurant. By reading this story, you get a good insight into the process: for example, it's not just one group of people who are in charge. Instead, there is a general contractor who is responsible for managing subcontractors who work under the GC's supervision. There might be one person who's in charge…
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'Had he shown even the slightest remorse…': Karma comes for road rage-filled contractor when guy he runs guy off the road finds out his business license is expired and reports him

‘Had he shown even the slightest remorse…': Karma comes for roadrage-filled contractor who gets his business reported by guy he
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'My grandparents reminded the neighbor that they had a deal': Man tells neighbors he'll sue if they renovate their home

'My grandparents reminded the neighbor that they had a deal': Outraged dude tells neighbor he will sue if they renovate their home

This guy felt oddly entitled to his next door neighbor's home . There are a million neighbor feuds for this very reason: you can't really tell other people how to run their lives. Sure, you can try to cajole your neighbor to take down her Christmas lights now that it's April, or maybe you can talk a different neighbor into taking down the floodlights that blind you while you try to sleep at night. But it doesn't always go as planned, and in this guy's case, his neighbors retaliated against him…
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'I asked her five times to make a payment... oh well': Contractors smash clients new patio to pieces after client refuses to pay the crew

'I asked her five times to make a payment... oh well': Contractors smash clients' new patio to pieces after client refuses to pay the crew

No good deed goes unpunished, as these poor contractors now know all too well. A group of contractors from Cheshire filmed themselves destroying a client's brand new fence. That's the opposite tactic that companies usually try to display on social media. Many of them will show photos or videos of things they've created in order to entice new customers. But these folks had a different message to send: respect us, or you'll pay. In the video below, a contractor explains that he completed a woman'…
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'We can't work like this': Employees team up after boss docks 15 minutes pay from worker for being 1 minute late; productivity crumbles

'We can't work like this': Employees team up after boss docks 15 minutes pay from worker for being 1 minute late; productivity crumbles

When a boss tries to swing his weight around his employees, things can go south pretty quickly. One boss who was especially into micromanaging decided that if his workers were 1 minute late, then he would dock 15 minutes of their pay. He believed that this would lead to more productivity. Maybe he learned this approach in one of those faulty 'be a boss' courses, or maybe he took notes from his own former boss, but either way, this kind of thing is not gonna fly with construction workers. Trying…
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'The contractor calls my office saying this is going to cost $20,000 to fix': Construction consultant gets even with boss

'The contractor calls my office saying this is going to cost $20,000 to fix': Construction consultant gets even with demanding boss by agreeing to "shut up and do your job"

How much could one little mistake possibly cost? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Bosses love to hire people for their expertise. Then, once the employee has settled into the role, some bosses start getting into micromanagement mode. Instead of letting their employee do the literal job they're paying them to do, these managers would rather doubt their worker at every turn. Worse still, the supervisor at u/licdb's job doesn't trust her to do a specific type of construction consulting that is her ar…
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