Yes, a building is up for sale and PB is interested in it – so he went for the first viewing and I went with him for the second viewing today. Apparently there were several parties who were interested in it too but a look at inside the building makes me hesitant because it was not taken care of. But there is potential and if we had the time and money for some major over-haul then it would be a great project and investment to make.
But as it is – we don’t have a lot of time on hand and we rarely have good luck with carpenters or construction workers here in this town. Although I’m familiar with new hotels and looking at structural defects, Canada is far different from Asia and the type of contractors I was used to.
Back home I’m a very tough worker, but in Canada I tend to be a lot more laid back even with the employees because over here, they can quit and go on unemployment or sue you if they feel that they are not happy with you. The unemployment agencies in this province seems to be more for the workers than the employers.
Just yesterday, I was told by our worker that he wished he would have known we are gonna be a few minutes late because he would have brought his meds with him. We were only gonna be 5 mins late – and he was upset with us? So if we are gonna be tough on the contractors like back home, they can quit and leave the job halfway ?
Unlike in Singapore I cannot hire another team because there are already so feel contractors – so yes, to take on this project is going to be quite the heartache for us and a lot of stress I foresee but still it is a good business opportunity and I don’t wanna be a wimp about it and stop PB from buying it.