The weather just does not want to cooperate with us lately. It is either too hot or raining. Mostly raining in the past month. That makes it rather difficult for construction job sites, especially if we have to pour concrete. I have one job site that may get rained out for just that reason. They were supposed to be pouring concrete today, so they may end up with a day off unless it slows down.
I might be able to send a few of them over to other job sites so they don’t lose a days pay. I usually do that if I can. My workers are happier than most, because I take care of them well. I don’t let them go without work if I can help it. I have even taken on jobs that I didn’t make much on just so I wouldn’t have to lay anyone off. It’s all about understanding. Have a great day peoples.
I found out some interesting news this morning. My foreman in charge of the crews tells me that there are missing supplies on one of the job sites. Just lovely. Fortunately, I have insurance to cover stolen supplies but now I am going to have to post a night watchman on the site, which is going to cost more money than my bid for the job allowed. I may have to make them hire someone and just tell them that it is their responsibility as it is their site. That sounds like a good idea to me.
I have bids in on a few new jobs, now that we are close to finishing our big projects we have been working on. I know that one is going to go through today as the company rep called a little while ago and told me we are as good as in. Only one other person has to okay it, but he is on board, so it won’t be a problem. Now I have to so a little research for some specialized materials for that job that are last minute additions.