Now that my projects are getting underway I get to check payroll forms on a weekly basis to make sure that workers on the site get paid no less than the prevailing wage for the area. Yeah!
I am starting to think that instead of being a planner, I should become a backhoe operator. It seems the prevailing wage for a planner is significantly lower than it is for a backhoe operator. I'd venture to say a crane operator can make as much or more per hour than the CEO of the company I work for. Thank you Mr. Bacon and Mr. Davis. I wish the Federal Government could suspend Davis Bacon for small and broke municipalities so they could get a better deal on sewers and streets.
For those of you bestowed the great honor of "Officer of Labor Standards Compliance," how many times has your jaw dropped when looking at a federal wage decision number?