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A curious case: Project in a new place

September 13, 2012

A big company gets a project in a new and remote area.
All they have to do is to go to this place, set up their site and start the construction. Nothing is uncertain, the paperwork is finished, plans & estimates are ready. Concerned agencies are identified. They have envisaged all the processes, time, cost variables. For the implementation, they have to just go ahead and start.

On site: As soon as the sole employee in charge of executing the construction manages to arrive in the rented make shift office, he is paid a visit by a contractor. He is offering tractors for hire. Only he is not really ‘offering’. He is a relative of the local politician and if the company is to have any hopes to start work (let along progress), the carting contract will have to go to him, i.e. the nephew. He politely informs the executive of this. Then, quietly, he leaves.
There is no big exchange of dialogues, no way to go to Police for harassment, no way to look for other options, so really, no choice.

The top brass has no way to control this as per their wishes. And none of us have any way to know what happened by looking at the company’s books or website where the photographs of their built projects appear.

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