Good morning / afternoon / evening. Whatever time of the day it is for you I am sure you may be surprised to hear from me. It has been a long time since I last posted an article on this site. Much has been going on in the background that has kept me from allowing my creative juices to splash out in writing.
If you are still reading this after my honest introduction then I want to say thank you. Maybe like me, being in the Construction industry it hurts when you read of a Contractor going into liquidation. It makes me feel quite sick in my stomach when reading the details, especially how much money is owed to sub-contractors. And the same old questions arise. Why did this main-contractor not pay their sub-contractors on time? In some cases, why did they not pay their sub-contractors at all? Excuses, we know so well!
Of course, we all feel more than a little disappointed when we read news like this in any industry. But we soon get over it and move on. After all, what can we do about it? Is it just me or are there other people who think this disease is growing within the Construction industry? Some stories I find really hard to believe but they are true because I have come to know the people who tell them. However, I am just firing up the burner now because I would like to hear from you. Yes, you! Sub-Contractors who work at the coalface and understand full well what it is like to fight every day to get your money.
What can be done about it? I know there are those veterans amongst my contacts who have some good ideas. Maybe we can find ways to change the culture within our industry if we speak up about this injustice. I’ll sit and wait to hear from you. Please leave a COMMENT on my site and air your frustrations. Thanks for reading. I hope to write more often from here. Have a great week.