A reader sent us this about unprofessional contractors who give all contractors a bad name.
IT an Immature Business
IT is still an immature business with many unprofessional contractors out there who develop a far too casual attitude in their business and profession.
Here are some examples of unprofessional contractors:-
- Those who spend loads of cash on luxury items, large flat, new cars, electronic gadgets. They make any possible effort to ‘save tax’ via unnecessary expenses.
- They take excessive amounts of phone calls (private and business) while on-site at a client. Then they bill for the whole time.
They take the current contract for granted. They make little effort to keep the client happy. That’s even with clients they can please easily e.g. by being in the office before 10:00.
They devote hardly any time for the most basic ‘business development’ activities such as socially meeting with other contractors on site or the client’s managers after official working hours.
They fail to secure future contracts/extensions with previous/current clients due to lack of performance, skill, commitment or timely delivery.
Contractor Dead Wood
I could continue extending this list for some time and frankly, I think there is some ‘dead wood’ out there.
However there is little benefit for the “truly professional” contractors in desperate “dead wood” unprofessional contractors being available on the market for discount rates.
Just from looking at a CV, clients can hardly see the “added value” of a good contractor. Therefore they tend to go for the best rates they can buy at.
However, there are still far too many unprofessional contractors on the go out there giving the whole contracting community a bad name.
So, what about you. Have you seen any unprofessional things done by contractors at client’s sites where you have worked?
Let us know in the comments section immediately below about any unprofessional contractors you have come across.