Are you a serious workaholic or a practical joker? Perhaps you’re the resident slacker? Well, take our tradesman quiz and find out…
1. A job has run over time, do you…
A. Grit your teeth, get on with it and accept that the job will take as long as it takes? If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
B. Laugh it off? Who cares if it takes a while longer, that just gives you more time to prank your colleagues!
C. Speed through and get it finished? It’s not perfect, but it’s done. Besides, you don’t want to spend all night at work.
D. Sneak off when nobody’s looking and make an excuse the next day? You’ll be damned if you’re spending longer at work than you need to.
2. A friend has asked you to do a bit of work for free on their new home, do you…
A. Happily oblige and leave the job absolutely flawless? You’re proud of your work and you want your friend to be impressed.
B. Go and help your mate, but not before winding them up? You agree to help, but pretend it will cost them a pretty penny. You couldn’t miss this chance to have a laugh!
C. Agree and polish off the job swiftly? They’re not a paying customer and there’s no need to spend all day on a simple task. You’re doing them a favour, anyway.
D. Say you can’t and insert a generic excuse? “I’d love to help but I’ve got to take the kids to the park that day - nightmare!”
3. A job’s deadline is fast approaching, but the team are having a laugh with the apprentice, do you…
A. Ignore it? You’d love to get involved but you need to focus to make sure the work’s up to scratch.
B. Take on your role as lead joker? This is what you’re all about - who cares about work when there’s the chance for a good wind-up!
C. Quickly get your work out of the way? You’ve got the job done, and you’ve got time to join in the fun.
D. Down tools and see what the laughing’s about? You were making it look like you were actually working, but this is too good to miss.
4. It starts pouring with rain on site and all of the team’s tools are out in the downpour, do you…
A. Make sure you rescue everything? Your tools are your livelihood and you’d struggle without them. Plus, you don’t want to end up making a claim on your tools insurance.
B. See a huge puddle forming and sense the opportunity? Unsuspecting colleague. Massive puddle. You can’t resist pushing someone in!
C. Grab the important stuff? You’ve picked up the things that matter - a bit of rain won’t hurt some of the tools and you don’t want to get drenched.
D. Quickly jump in the nearest van? Someone else will grab the tools, anyway - it’s not your job to tidy up.
5. The sun’s beating down on the hottest day of the year, do you…
A. Get on with the task in hand? It might be scorching, but you have a job to do.
B. Sneakily replace people’s suncream with Coca Cola? When they go to use the factor 15 it will be comedy gold!
C. Crack on with work so you can get away? If you can rush to finish that means more time for fun - beer garden, anyone?
D. Relax in the shade? It’s far too hot to work, a snooze in the shade sounds perfect.
Revealed: what type of tradesman you are…
Mostly As: The perfectionist. If you’re not going to do a job right, don’t do it at all. Sure, it might take you a little longer than others, but doing it right the first time saves you time down the line.
Mostly Bs: The site prankster. Work? Of course it’s important. But what’s more important is that your job is fun. You never let a thing like productivity get in the way of having a laugh.
Mostly Cs: The speedy worker. Time equals money - you know this. You’re all about getting the job done fast. Time spent deliberating could be spent fitting more jobs in.
Mostly Ds: The slacker. We all know one of these. Wait, you don’t? Well then it’s probably you! You work at your own pace and leave the tough jobs to others. But that’s your prerogative, right?
What type of tradesman are you? Let us know below.