20 Maverick City Workers Who Have Absolutely No Time For Your Rules

Construction workers often get a bad rep. And when you see these photos, which cover everything from balancing acts to improvised safety visors, it’s easy to understand why. Take this guy, for example. He either doesn’t know about the “Flammable Gas” or just doesn’t care enough to forgo the cigarette until his next break. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt – perhaps nothing has been connected yet.

Let’s assume that this worker has done this sort of thing before. He’s so confident in his methods that there’s nothing in place to stop those beams from slipping. Meanwhile, it’s safe to say he probably doesn’t have a welder’s mask on.

This set-up begs the question, why is someone even holding the ladders? Are they hedging their bets? Stupidity on so many levels.

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When using power tools, it’s important to protect your face. It’s also important to not suffocate yourself by putting a bucket on your head. You can’t tell this guy that, though. He can’t hear you, of course.

When you find yourself in such a precarious position there is little better to do than turn to the camera and smile. It’s worth wondering if the photographer was in the same position, and shoeless too. Shocking.

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A regular, everyday occurrence if the body language of the workers is anything to go by. They stand with backs turned, perhaps discussing what to have for lunch. It’s so extreme that it looks like the set of an earthquake movie.

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Well why not? Construction workers often work in places where there are no home comforts. So this guy brought the shampoo, a towel and a change of clothes. Furthermore, the fire to heat the digger’s bucket is a nice touch.

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Clearly this worker should be given a different set of responsibilities. In fact, with powers like this, perhaps this guy should be mining or quarrying to save on explosives.

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When you’re going to be apologized to, you want it done in both an informative and sarcastic manner. Technically, Rome is still under construction so it’s safe to say “a day” is inaccurate. Still, much better than just a “sorry.”

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This looks so unbelievable that maybe Photoshop had a part to play in this. As long as the tracks are perfectly level with each other then there shouldn’t be a problem, should there? Furthermore, what’s the man in the blue doing?

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It’s another hanging digger, although it seems like the workers are in a bit more control here. It’s worth wondering how you’d explain an accident like this to your insurer should something bad happen. “You know when you can’t reach somewhere?”

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The confidence this man is exhibiting makes us think that he’s done this before. If that’s his van underneath then he’s working for for a company that will go above and beyond to make sure you’re hooked up to the internet.

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Of the four workers in the image, it looks as if the one who really needs a helmet isn’t wearing one. Instead, he’s gone for the standard baseball cap option. He should probably be wearing a cup, too.

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This screams of “you had one job, just one job.” Somewhere in the world there’s a frustrated boss wishing he hadn’t have given this traffic-light job to the person he did.

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We pity the motorist who comes across these yellow markings for the first time. Are they supposed to try and negotiate their way around them? The blue van has clearly given up any hope of making sense of the matter. No gold star for whoever did this.

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Would this driver get a fine for overstaying his or her ticket? It’s hard to say, given that there’s no car park left anymore. This project gives a new meaning to the rule “park inside the bays.”

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Just a standard drive to work when you see two men holding the legs of another person who’s dangling upside down in a manhole. Nothing here looks legit – especially given their mismatching tops and the lack of any construction signs.

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He’s sitting with his feet in water while changing a wire, but he’s gone to trouble of laying down a plastic sheet. If he’s wearing rubber boots it shouldn’t technically matter should it? Although don’t try this out at home.

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This is a double-take kind of image. Look carefully and you’ll see that the ladders aren’t touching the ground. What’s more confusing is that none of the “construction workers” look anything like construction workers.

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This looks like the person painting these lines was texting mid-way through the job. It’s highly likely that they didn’t even know what they’d done until someone told them the next day. Would you get a ticket for going over the yellow line here?

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