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Buzzkillington says: "I once worked for Pizza Hut... Whats the the worst thing you've ever done for money?" And while we're here, tell us about greedy people you know. Money or pie, it doesn't matter.

(, Thu 14 Apr 2011, 16:30)
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The "books" were called Bills of Quantities and I used to be one of the people that put them together.
I once got a bollocking off my boss for calling up a Contractor pointing out that he'd turned two pages over together when adding up all his "teeny tiny numbers" and had missed 10k's of work from his totals. I suggested if he got something to me by the end of the day we'd all pretend it was his first document.

I wasn't allowed to do that under the terms of the Contract, but I considered it the right thing to do. A form of anti-greed, if you will. Why should the client get to avoid paying the Contractor 10k for work he had to do, all because of a simple mistake?

(For those in the trade, it was actually an application for payment prior to my interim valuation under JCT and not a tender, but the principle stands.)
(, Thu 14 Apr 2011, 21:22, closed)
Forgive me if I'm wrong
but isn't it the case if you know party A has made a simple mistake, and you benefit from it and don't tell party A, they can still take the matter to court where a judge will say, 'You greedy fuck, you knew this guy made a mistake you said nothing, hoping to get money that wasn't meant to be yours, now give it back before or you'll taste the back of my hand'.
(, Sat 16 Apr 2011, 15:39, closed)

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