Recently, dry liner Colin James took to the ‘Dryliners in UK’ forum to air his frustrations about non-paying customers.
This is a real issue in the industry today with construction workers owed around £30 billion in unpaid invoices. This leaves workers demotivated to work for unpaying customers and with the industry suffering from a major skills shortage, construction workers are needed now more than ever.
Specifically, Colin took to the forum to air his issues about several recent jobs he had completed, but not been paid for. Naming and shaming the companies and employers in his live video, he states: “why should I be busting my nuts for you c*nts to be driving around in your Merc’s and your BMW’s, and you can’t even pay the lads on the ground.”
“We bust our nut and then all we want is paying for what we do.”
“You preach all these prices and how good you are to all the lads and don’t pay your invoices!”
“A week, two weeks, three weeks, a month goes by.”
“Excuse, excuse, excuse, you’ve got more excuses than the subbies that don’t turn up on your sh*t jobs.”
“And you wonder why people get p*ssed in this game because you can’t pay your bills.”
Drawing on his own experience, Colin also describes: “I’ve got bills to pay. I’ve got kids to feed. And we’ve been f*cked about none stop.”
Colin isn’t the only one to be facing this issue either. One user, Benji Trinder, also commented on Colin’s live. He agreed with him stating: “hate not getting paid!”
“Once waited 3 months off one company.”
This has become such an issue within the industry as well that it has resulted in tradesmen destroying their own work as payback for not getting paid. Colin described that he too had considered this. He stated: “why do you have to get your tools out your bag and start threatening to rip boards off the wall to get paid?”
So what do you think of this? Do you agree with Colin? Head over to his page here to take a look at some of his how to videos and drop him a like. Or, let us know what you think in the comments below.