Daily Joke: Three Contractors Bid for the Same Job

Olowokandi Fiyin
Sep 28, 2020
10:20 P.M.
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Today's #jokeoftheday is about three contractors who bid for a repair job at an important building and tried to use competitive pries to secure the job.


When bidding for a job, people apply different strategies to secure the project and outperform their competitors. For some, it could be the extra value they bring to the table, while for others, it could be an attractive cost.

For these three contractors, they decided to opt for the latter when they heard that the biggest company in the area was looking for someone to repair a broken fence.

Three male contractors on the way to a site. | Photo: Shutterstock.


Hoping to get the job, each of them followed an official to the site to examine the fence and began pitching themselves. The first contractor stepped forward and examined the fence. He took out his tape, took some measurements, did the calculations, and drew around it with a pencil before turning to the official. He said:

"Well. I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

A Client and Contractor discussing plans to repair a building. | Photo: Getty Images.


The second one stepped forward and also did some measuring and calculations before telling the official that he believes he could do the job cheaper.

He explained that he would take $700 and use $300 for materials, $300 for his crew and make a profit of $100. It then remained the last contractor.


The official was expecting him to follow in the others' pattern and call a lower price and urged him to go forward and examine the fence. 

However, the contractor didn't budge. He simply stared at the fence for a while and leaned to whisper into the official's ear that is the price is $2,700.


Shocked by his boldness, the official turned to him and challenged him for calling such a ridiculous price. He asked the contractor how he managed to come up with such an exorbitant amount, especially since he didn't bother to take measurements. The contractor smirked and boldly whispered in the official's ear:

"$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the other guy to fix the fence for $700."

There is no telling that the official won't go for such a juicy option. Did you enjoy this joke? Here is a hilarious joke about three women who were discussing their sons on a beach if you did.