How the unpredictable demons of remodeling houses taught expensive and hellish lessons to a trusting guy.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Hellish Lesson #7
Be nice to your workers but not a buddy. Be respectful but stay distant, except as it relates to the job at hand. I wasted thousands of dollars buying needless lunches and making loans to workers. I wasted countless hours and lost a measure of emotional contentment listening to an endless stream of sob stories. Anticipate that your sources for material will not deal with you honestly or in a timely manner. Not everyone needs to like you especially when you're the one writing all the checks.