I’m in the amusing situation of holding a contractor’s cajones to the fire. This is amusing because with my day job I’m usually the one getting beaten on by the “we could just go elsewhere if you don’t do it the way we like it (rather than the way we contracted it), silly consultant boy!” stick.
We’re having some tree work done. The dude who’s doing it has demonstrated some unreliability (due primarily to the fact that the work isn’t done; it was supposed to happen this morning) but now I have another bid that is identical to his. I’m going to call him up and say, “Listen Up, Dude! Thou Shalt Show Up when I say or I’m going with these other dudes.”
I will enjoy that phone call. He’s been a pain.