One lady currently renovating her home in the Diamonds area fired her contractor after she found him sleeping in an unused room on the ground floor.
“I spent the day in town selling. I sell vegetables sometimes outside the market, you know. Yesterday I was home all day so he worked hard”.
“Now tell me this, I come home and he comfortably sleeping. I wake him up and start to cuss. When I look he ain’t really do any work for the day”.
“I say Mr man I don’t want you do me anything, look your $120 for the day, gone and don’t come back, please and thanks”.
Her son who spoke to Breadfruit News says that his mom is hard working and will usually work as a labourer at the property to ensure the job is done right.
“You see her [dey], she is as good as any contractor you could find. She will mix cement herself if she has too”.
“I am not surprised because it is so it goes in the country. Contractors try to rip you off when you pay them by the day. They coming work late or stale drunk. They will work hard when you there but as soon as you turn your back, they on go slow”.
“Plus it is getting harder and harder to find good contractors and workers generally. Like you have to hire a timekeeper when doing anything in the country these days or be there yourself which affects your work or daily hustle to pay them”.