I'm home from work early today and I've got the rest of the day off. You could too by following these simple instructions ------>
1) Find construction manager and begin to explain that he's booked you in too early as you can't do repairs until the houses have been cleaned. He'll be slightly embarrased by his mistake and try to tell you to continue regardless.
2) Explain to him that if you stay on site you'll have to charge him regardless of wether you are able to do your job or not, put the scenario to him that if you were about to do a clear coat repair to his car bonnet, would he like it to be clean and free from builders debris/plaster dust before you started?
He'll start to get angry at this point and get all up in your face, he'll be snarling stuff like "Are you trying to tell me how to run my site?" and "I don't like the look of you or your attitude!"
(This is good. It means you are ready to deliver step 3 )
3) Tell him "If you could maybe pull your head outta your arse for a couple of minutes you f*cking idiot, you could take a look around and maybe see what I'm trying to explain?"
Bingo, mission occumplished. You'll be escorted off site by security with the site manager shouting at you as you head back to your van. Job done, early Friday and long weekend !!
BTW - This method dose come with the side effects of having to go and see the contracts manager at the head office. You'll have to grovel for 15mins whilst trying to explain what happened and tell him "I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me", "I don't usualy use language like that" and "I hope my disagreement with you member of staff doesn't effect our long standing relationship".
I was lucky because in this instance the contract manager told me not to worry and he was sure it could all be smoothed over.
In all honesty this method of having an early day Friday is more hassle than it's worth. It's not good for your stress levels and it probably would've been easier just to p*ss about for the day and have him get me back in next week again once it's all been cleaned.
I'm off work early yes, but I've just gained about two hundred more grey hairs.