I knew my boss bid the job too low

The construction job is going to start on Monday and I am already worried that we are going to lose money

I work on a construction crew as a general laborer. I’m still learning a lot about Construction and contracts, but I work hard to soak up as much information as I can. I’ve been working for the same construction company for the past two years. During that time, I have worked on a number of projects. I would probably be in charge of my own crew by now if I had my contractor’s license. Unfortunately, I don’t have the money to take the test. I still have a lot of knowledge that comes in handy. My boss wanted me to bid a construction job. I went to speak with the customer and I spent 30 minutes making sure that I had everything correct. I told my boss that I thought the estimate for the job should be $4,500. My boss said the amount was way too high and he told me to call the customer and bid the job at $3,100. I didn’t want to argue with my boss about the contract, but I knew it was going to take our construction crew at least five days to complete the work. I tried to protest, but my boss insisted that he was correct. The construction job is going to start on Monday and I am already worried that we are going to lose money. Thank goodness but I get paid by the hour. Unfortunately, a lot of the general contractors that we hire work on piece rate. We are going to need these guys to accept a very low offer for their assistance.

 

I knew my boss bid the job too low