Maybe this should be posteed in the business folder, but i though it might also be a good general topic. It kind of follows in the vain of DCASSII topic of tool list for employees.
Many years ago I worked for a commercial compamy that landed two good size jobs at the same time. Job one was a three story home for the elderly in our downtown area. Job number two was a nurseing home 10 blocks east of job number one. Job one was a regular wage job, while job two was a prevailing wage job. Both jobs started within a month or two of each other, but because of excavation problems on #2 it lagged an extra month behind in schedule.
I was working as a carpenter on #1 at approximatly 8.25/hr. The labors that worked on job #2 were making 8.50/hr. Carpenters on job #2 got 10.75/hr plus paid benefits. If you went from one job to the other, your wage rate changed. As you can imagine, every one wanted to work the prevailing wage job.
Since job #2 got behind schedule early, the big boss figured out a way to make up time and save money. He had the carpenters on the regular wage job build all the concrete forms for job #2 on the job #1 site. Truck and trailer them to higher wage site and have his labors set them up and pour them.
My guestion is: Do you guys consider this ethical treatment of employees? Explain yourself from whatever rational you choose, money, ownwership, stewardship, legal, whatever.