How To Play The Blame Game

Sometimes you have to play the blame game.
How To Play The Blame Game

We’re taught to take responsibility for our actions, and not to blame others. Today, find out why this shouldn’t always be the case, by watching this video or continuing reading.

Q: Where does this sh1t flow?

A: DOWNHILL.

In construction, this means the sh1t often lands with you, the subcontractor.

As with many industries, construction has a hierarchy.

1. Client at the top

2. A large Tier one construction company

3. Subcontractors

4. In some cases other subcontractors underneath

If you’re a subcontractor underneath another subcontractor you’re going to be very prone to the snowball effect.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SUBCONTRACTOR IS LATE?

A: If they’re late, you’re late

Here’s the thing. THE CLIENT CARES ABOUT HOW YOU ARE DOING CONTRACTUALLY.

Are you sticking to the contract?

This means the buck stops with you, you are responsible if you decide to subcontract out any work.

To protect yourself you need to make sure your subcontract is back to back with your head contract. This means if you get hit with liquidated damages your contract covers this.

This may seem like passing the buck, but it’s a way where you protect yourself because the person below you is accountable through the contract.

i.e. If they’re late, you are covered.

It’s OK to blame the person below you for delays.

This protects pushback from a contractual point of view… they’ll see the person below you as a separate entity from the head contract.

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