It was maddening that the mason hired to fix the crack in the foundation was so sickly, but due to discrimination policy no overt mention could be made.
My boss did not want to spend the money, thinking it would take too long, as we were paying by the hour. I convinced him to not stop the work.
To our surprise the mason just went along and completed the work in less time than estimated, doing a great job.
I decided to pull the craftsman aside, to give him a big tip, and ask how he was doing. He thanked me and explained that though he didn’t look well, he was in excellent health and always finished up under the estimate, and often got referred to bigger jobs, because of how well he did his work.
Most times it is better to be silent, not nasty to people doing work for you, and give them a chance.
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