Chapter 4 : Trouble Arises
Back at Majesty Hotel, I read through the files and documents Ben gave me to study and know more about issues here. Looking at Selbring was really an eye opener as compared to my hometown. Apartments were getting taller in order to cope with increasing population and limited land space.
Pic A : This is the Majesty Hotel. One of Selbring's earliest and illustrous hotels.
Day 1 - 8.00 AM
Well a brand new day starts and it was my first day in the office. Ben came over to fetch me and we walked over to the office which was just a street away.
Pic B : The Ministry of Housing Building
After a short welcome reception with the Head of Department and the staff, I got down to business and spent the day studying the recent projects and pending developments requiring my attention.
In the evening, Ben came over to tell me my apartment was ready.
Pic C: My new apartment unit on the 24th storey of Blk 7 Sedaki Estate
Day 2 - 10:00AM
Day 2 at work and my secretary, Macy, came over with a file which was marked urgent.
Pic D : Opened up the document and in it was a picture, a note and a document
Apparently the contractor in charge of this residential development breached certain safety measures required at the construction site. After ignoring countless warnings, the contractor had decided to walk out on this project, leaving the construction site as it was. The background information given was brief and not enough for me to make a decision. Thus i decided to go down to the site myself.
Pic E : The abandoned construction site in Edisa Heights New Estate
True enough, the workers and the contractor were not at work. The site was like a dead town with cranes and trucks parked and hanging over the uncompleted apartments. Ben(my assistant) and I approached the construction office, hoping to find the contractor in there. Indeed he was, sitting in his armchair, legs resting on the table and reading the newspapers.
After introducing ourselves, we sat down and had a talk with the contractor and understood his unhappiness and reasons why the works had stopped. He did not look like he was to compromise or cooperate with us....
Pic F : That night was going to be a long one as i pondered and tried to come up with a decision urgently needed.
Contractor claims that...
- The limited supply of construction materials and resources caused an increase in material prices. Thus more funding needed.
- Lack of funds meant more time needed, unable to hire more workers and unable to follow safety regulations.
The Contractor's Profile:
Name : Paterson Development and Construction Agency
Popularity : Relatively popular
Record : Has handled 6 projects without problems in the past 8 years.
Kayden now needs your help. Please vote for the decision to be made (Deadline 29th July)
1. Sack this contractor and compensate him as he requested (T$20.2 million as his expenses so far)
2. Continue working with him and provide him with his needed fundings (unable to come up with an estimate, depends on him)
3. Sue him and take him to court ( 50-50 chance)
Thank you for your vote, the story will continue according to the most votes voted.