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Oh No! - Contractor Two

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

I’m just going to highlight the issues I had with the other contractor. He really didn’t complete the job, but he finished enough that I could do the work.

· We signed a contract with the work he would perform. He would be paid once a week a fixed price amount. I started noticing through my Ring camera he wasn’t working every day and most days he wasn’t working 8 hours, but he was getting a full week’s pay. He was notified what I was noticing. I explained to him, the contract was a fixed price and he was only going to receive the agreed amount. He was getting paid for not working and I knew this was going to become an issue during the last weeks of work. He then told me when he wasn’t going to work and to not pay him. However, what I was trying to avoid happen. The job wasn’t complete, but he had receive all of the fixed price money. He was now in his mind working for free. He didn’t take in to account the days he received payment and not worked. The last weeks he knew he had exhausted the agreed contract amount so, he tried to make up issues to bill me. Even though throughout the project when he had issues, he told me how much it would be and I would say, yes or no, then pay him the agreed amount that week. Now, that he’s been working a month without pay. He started claiming I’m not paying him, ignoring the fact he got paid days without working.