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  • Brian M Winningham

General Contractor vs. Trade Partner (Call and Response – The Eternal Dance)

Updated: Aug 17, 2023



GC – Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

TP – Practicing what you preach gives us all a starting chance.


GC – My Subs just want me to tell them what to do and where to go.

TP – You never asked us what we want, so how would you know?


GC – Subs aren’t sophisticated. You have to meet them at their level.

TP – We want to learn! Why won’t you elevate me and the other fellows?


GC – That is need to know information, and you don’t need to know.

TP – Telling everyone everything seems like a much better way to go.


GC – If you won’t do more than what we pay for, you’re not worth what we pay you.

TP – Sorry pal, but your scope misses and poor planning just really aren’t our issue.


GC -How do you know when a sub is lying? When you see their lips move.

TP – How many different schedule versions do you run at one time, dude?


GC – Don’t you dare piss down my back and tell me it’s raining!

TP – How about you face your issues instead of just complaining!


GC – I just need you to get done, you are a dime holding up a dollar.

TP – You don’t even know what I’m doing, yet you sit there and holler?!


GC – Don’t make your poor planning MY emergency!

TP – How can you fail to see your own damn hypocrisy?!


GC – If brains were dynamite my subs couldn’t blow their nose.

TP – If kindness were gold, you GC’s couldn’t afford any clothes.


GC – That whole crew is as dumb as a box of hammers.

TP – To get our best work, how you treat us is what matters.


There were many more ideas submitted and the only reason they aren’t here is my inability to create a rhyme that made sense. I will humbly and sorrowfully admit to having said or thought many of the GC “call outs”. I can only say "I’m sorry and I am healing and I am working on being a better person."


Special thanks to Mike Poole, Jeremy Atkinson, Tom Weathers, Vince Maresca, George Moses, Christopher White, Ryan Davis, Julie Davis, Boone White, Bradley Barr, Kelley Huss, George Hunt, Clyde King, Thomas LaMay, Caleb Kesling, Phil Booth James Glass, Sam Sinclair, Leigh Heller, Joe Pryor, Andrew McLaughlin, Chris Evans, Dan McClure, Jeff Lewis, Emerson Dority, John Burleson, James Gable, Robert VanCott, Jesse Hernandez, Adam Hoots, and Julie Dolan for your ideas and inspiration!


Image above created using OpenArt Creative AI.

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