re doing work because of someone else's fuck up

>work as electrician with boss
>wire entire second floor kitchen by myself
>7 circuts
>Takes 7hrs
>Home run full
>All pipes in kitchen pretty full
>One year passes
>House still not done
>New gc says island microwave is actually 240v sorry
>Going to have to pull out just about every single wire in kitchen to pull 2-3 additional wires through every pipe because island comes off the last j box
>Going to be much worse now because mud rings on all the boxes and cabinets are in

Is it reasonable for me to be extremely angry about this? my boss says whatever because I'm going to get paid for it. Work is work he says. But my time was absolutely wasted due to the incompetence of either the old GC or my boss for not asking for the specs before we wired everything. I feel like if i was running this I'd change them time and a half for wasting my time like that.

  1. 4 weeks ago

    Grow up, pussy. You get paid to fix shit.

    • 4 weeks ago

      Nothing was broken. Something breaking is one thing. Someone was being a retard and now I have to mentally and physically pay for their mistake and undo all time and effort I did a year ago.
      Why wouldn't I be pissed about this?

      • 4 weeks ago

        Because you got paid for that time they "wasted" and the time it will take to re-do it.

        You're not out anything. It's basically job security for you when others fuck up.

  2. 4 weeks ago

    You get your hourly, lets say its $25/hr (idgaf what it really is)
    Your boss gets $35-$45hr (again, idgaf what he really gets) for your hourly time
    Your boss gets to put in a change order and that covers the hourly for him to make money and pay you, plus like 4 or 5 hundred bucks for putting in the change order
    thats why being the boss is key
    Your boss prob

    • 2 weeks ago

      >Your boss gets to put in
      and the homeowner
      >gets to have his shit pushed in

      fuck all y'all. OP will become one of you or Diogenes. and the wheel keeps turning.

  3. 4 weeks ago

    You take pride in your work/industry and get invested in your projects so when work has to be redone due to others failing to meet the minimum standard you get frustrated.

    It's reasonable to be irritated and anyone who wouldn't be, either doesn't care as much about their field or are heavily materialistic whereas the metaphysics described are lost on them.

    • 4 weeks ago

      >It's reasonable to be irritated and anyone who wouldn't be, either doesn't care as much about their field or are heavily materialistic whereas the metaphysics described are lost on them.
      But in the end you're still just a fucking tradie.

      • 2 weeks ago

        elistism. not everyone can have fancy dyi jobs like making skirts for kaitlyn jenner like you

  4. 4 weeks ago

    not your mistake, being anger is an option. Getting yelled at because you damaged the mud fixing their cock up, likely.
    Anger builds, decide what to be angry about and when.
    would lubing the, I am guessing, romex before entry make the pull lighter? I would put some kinda of roller on the box so i could pull in a comfortable position like a coathanger through a bic pen might protect the mud and keep the other trades content.

  5. 4 weeks ago

    Op here. Turned out the guy who put in the microwave saw the weird 20a plug the microwave came with and assumed it was a 240v plug. Despite saying on the microwave door it was 120. The contractor didn't try to verify this and just figured he was right. So nothing was wrong. People are just idiots. God damn. It never stops surprising me how airheaded people can be.

    • 3 weeks ago

      I was going to ask what type of crazy commercial duty microwave oven they had going on, but yeah 20A plugs confuse people. Also, was the microwave not on its own circuit? It shouldn't have needed rewired unless it needed 240V with neutral.

      • 3 weeks ago

        Its on its own circuit but its sharing a neutral with the outlets. We fortunately don't need to put arc fault or GFCI breakers on everything.

        According to the manual there were different models of this microwave that are 240v. It's one of those microwave ovens. Half toaster half microwave kinda shit.

    • 3 weeks ago

      The world needs people like you and you will never stop being punished for it.

      • 3 weeks ago

        We are all punished in our own special way.

        • 3 weeks ago

          For me it’s marriage

    • 3 weeks ago

      You should have done exactly what they asked for and ripped it all out. When they can't plug it in be like
      >probably a nature gas fired microwave

  6. 3 weeks ago

    Money is money so grow up and be chill and get paid, anger is a mostly useless emotion. Don't search for purpose because purpose cannot be exchanged for fuel, food or sex.

    Cool calm pragmatists win. Be one.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Yes and no. That's a very practical but materialistic way to look at things. My time is valuable to me. It's up to me to decide how valuable exactly and weather it's for sale.

      I have tried managing my anger since then. Because holy shit did I let myself get worked up. Anger is a choice.

  7. 3 weeks ago

    Why the fuck do you need a 240v microwave? Tell the fc get fucked and order a 120v microwave instead.

    • 3 weeks ago

      That was my initial response when I found out. But my boss would rather make money than do things that save our effort or other peoples money.

      >Why do you need a 240v microwave
      I have no idea. Especially when an oven is two steps away.

    • 2 weeks ago

      Because I live in Europe.

  8. 3 weeks ago

    I would've just bought a different microwave.
    All of mine are 120v.

  9. 3 weeks ago

    I hear you OP. I'm working on a solar farm laying MV cable in the ground and the fucking cock sucking customer is having us get a vac truck to dig up wire we laid going to the inverters MONTHS AGO that they inspected and signed off on before burial because now they want more separation between "in" cables and the "out" cables... despite the fact it's all the same circuit so there is on potential difference between the cables. Literally a colossal waste of time and money that contradicts specs for the entire rest of the job. I'm talking hundreds of thousands of dollars of totally wasted time and energy. I hate these gays so much. I'm not a money motivated person. I don't care that it's making more work for me, it's fucking stupid. I didn't join a trade to make lots of money, I did it to learn a skill and build cool shit. Fuck the money, I don't want the stupid fucking retard money. I HATE THESE PEOPLE

    • 3 weeks ago

      >I don't care that it's making more work for me, it's fucking stupid. I didn't join a trade to make lots of money, I did it to learn a skill and build cool shit.

      This exactly. No one I've talked to seems to get this. They all just say who cares you're getting paid. What are you supposed to do?

    • 2 weeks ago

      why cant this be explained to them?

      I can't count the number of times I've watched people fume and roll their eyes and make snide comments later and complain etc instead of just correcting the misunderstanding. how tf are they supposed to know if they don't already know

      • 2 weeks ago

        There was a job where they wanted a dedicated line for the bathroom. Despite the bathroom currently being on a line shared by nothing else besides a single hallway outlet. I explained that there was absolutely no reason to spend a day running conduit up the side of the building to do this, because at the end there will be no functional different between now and after. I told my boss, he called up the contractor and told him, he told the owner, but the owner INSISTED despite a professional telling him it was a waste of time.

        Some people want what they want despite it making literally no sense.

  10. 3 weeks ago

    Op here. Holy fuck it happened again but on a different job
    >Doing a bathroom
    >Plan calls for 3 pendants above vanity
    >Doesn't take into account that center of room and center of vanity is different
    >Pendants won't center up on vanity if done per plan
    >Tell contractor
    >He says he'll get a revision
    >Week later no revision (plan is wrong is a dozen other ways)
    >Owner pissed says he'll just come over and say where they go
    >Have meeting with contractor and owner and finalize all decisions
    >I layout and pipe boxes
    >End of day get text from contractor saying he went over with with designer and owner and the pendants need to be moved again because they're going to change the size of the vanity
    Goddamn it. This bathroom has been under construction for months because decisions are never made here. And if they are they're sometimes changed. We already had to re do the feed for this bathroom because they decided after the fact they wanted more things re routed through the pipe that's feeding the room.
    What the hell is wrong with people.

    • 2 weeks ago

      >I get paid $25/h
      >boss makes $125/h
      >boss doesn't get paid to find clients
      >so each job he gets takes as long as he can justify to the client "oh anon fucked up the cut" despite material being to short to begin with.
      >for every hour of your time wasted boss man makes $100
      If your stuck being a grunt all you can do is shrug and don't work too hard.

  11. 3 weeks ago

    Personally I don't care, you wanna pay me to do stupid shit, I'll do stupid shit.

  12. 2 weeks ago

    I had a similar experience OP:
    >be HVAC tech
    >boss sends me to finish the control wiring on a job because the installers couldn't figure it out
    >system is zoned and dual fuel (heat pump & gas furnace)
    >spend an entire afternoon installing top of the line Honeywell stats and wiring them all to the zone control and equipment
    >go through installer setup on each one and verify they all call the right zones and work independently
    >go home satisfied in a job well done
    >homeowner calls the next afternoon and says none of the stats I put in are working and he wants it fixed now
    >drive over to his house
    >see four new Nest thermostats mounted where the Honeywells should be
    >WTF is this?
    >homeowner says he swapped them all himself and couldn't figure out the wires so he called us back
    >ask him why he didn't just give me these to put in yesterday
    >said he wanted to see how the other ones looked on the wall first
    >call boss and explain what the retard did
    >boss tells me just make them work
    >spend another entire afternoon wiring and setting up the Nests (including over an hour on the phone with their tech support to see if they'd even work for hi system)

  13. 2 weeks ago

    I had to paint a house twice over exterior. Because the Builder just didn't know what color he liked more

  14. 2 weeks ago

    I have cleared lots of trees for buildings before. When I got to go back and cut trees I labored to save, because equipment operators are lazy or just bad at their jobs? I get fucking infuriated. They think I am happy to cut up trees they pushed over. And dragged into a fucking mess for me to unfuck? Some special kind of retard thinks that crushing down the pile makes my job easier.
    The only pile worse than one made by home construction. Is a homeowner with 5 acres to clean and a buddy with a tractor and grapple.

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