FAIL Blog
Advertisement

construction workers

'The concrete bags... begin to harden into just big rocks': Construction worker lets thousands of dollars of concrete get destroyed by following boss's orders

'The concrete bags... begin to harden into just big rocks': Construction worker lets thousands of dollars of concrete get destroyed by following boss's orders

What was this construction boss thinking? His employee, u/Stumpy6464, was baffled by the instructions they received by their boss, but they did their job as directed. Some workplaces are just chronically understaffed. This makes for an unpleasant work environment for the employees: they're going to be dealing with annoyed customers, or they're going to be rushing around trying to get all of that extra work done. For this person, their construction boss decided to interfere with their normal dai…
View List
neighbors employee entitlement drama job neighborhood blue collar workers construction blue collar worker story entitled people karma entitled reddit thread Reddit entitled people employment construction workers - 35729157

Neighbor gets ultimate revenge on entitled construction workers who constantly break noise rules and steal electricity from his outdoor outlets: 'Cue the whining and complaining'

No one likes the sound of construction in their neighborhood. Sure, it's necessary, but after a long day of work, the last thing you want to come home to is constant hammering and beeping from loud construction equipment. Even worse, when all that noise wakes you up in the morning before you have the chance to snooze your alarm. This guy lives in an area where there are rules for noise. Noise is allowed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and there is no construction or industrial noise on Sundays. Seven in…
View List
Advertisement
Construction worker offers former micromanager a job, setting the record straight and teaching him a valuable lesson in humility despite of the claim that he will ‘never amount to anything’

Construction worker offers former micromanager a job, setting the record straight and teaching him a valuable lesson in humility despite of the claim that he will ‘never amount to anything’

There will be those who want you to fail and those who want you to succeed. However, regardless of who is around you, you should constantly strive to be the best version of yourself. The story below tells the tale of a resentful construction worker. Despite all the challenges, the Original Poster (OP) started his own construction company. To put things in perspective, during his undergraduate years, OP looked for a part-time job that could help him balance his academics and become somewhat fina…
View List
'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…
View List
 'You won't make a fool out of me': Client gets even with contractor who ripped him off for $2000 by sending him to job sites that don't exist, costing contractor $15,000

'You won't make a fool out of me': Client gets even with contractor who ripped him off for $2000 by sending him to job sites that don't exist, costing contractor $15,000

Each and every action has consequences. Because of this, you should think twice before intentionally betraying someone else because you never know when or how it can come back to haunt you. The story that follows is the account of a petty client. The story is relayed by the Original Poster (OP), who provides readers with a detailed explanation of his motivations for starting the years-long payback plan. To put things in perspective, OP hired a contractor a few years ago in order to finish some…
View List
Advertisement
'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…
View List
aita neighbors rebuild house neighborhood-drama entitled loud Reddit construction workers - 24359685

'The girlfriend cried the entire time': Couple asks neighbors to delay their rebuild for 4 months because of pregnancy

If you've ever lived near a construction site, you know that the noise can be unbearable at times. Unfortunately, there isn't anything you can do about it. The world cannot come to a halt because of your inconvenience . But with that being said, living wall-to-wall with construction noises all day long while pregnant does sound like an absolute train wreck. But life has a funny way of driving us nuts. You have to accommodate. In this story, the OP notified his neighbors about a month before the…
View List
blue-collar blue-collar-memes work-memes work memes meme funny relatable tradesman-memes construction manager worker supervisor working-class working-class-memes

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
View List
Advertisement
jobs good job work stories job workplace stories reddit coworkers askreddit workplace workplace stories construction workers askreddit jobs - 24290821

30+ Workers who love their jobs share why: 'It's all about the people and the management'

Let's be real here—you'll hate most of the jobs you have in your life. There are a lot of things that need to line up to make spending 40+ hours a week with strangers you'd rather not be with, whilst at a place you would rather not be at, and taking orders from a person you'd rather didn't exist, something you'd actually enjoy doing. Yeah, there's a whole lot not to like about the entire arrangement—except getting paid, that's pretty sweet—so it's no surprise that most people absolutely despise…
View List
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!
View List
'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…
View Post
Advertisement
'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…
View List
‘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…
View List
'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…
View List
Advertisement
'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'…
View Post
'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…
View List
1 2 3
Advertisement

Hot Today

Advertisement
Advertisement