What Steps to Take When You Believe a Job is "Going South"John Milakovic
May 13, 2009 — 339 views
In Charlie Chaplin's 1931 masterpiece, City Lights, Chaplin's iconic character, The Tramp, is briefly employed as a sanitation worker cleaning streets. One day on the job, he approaches a team of horses pulling a carriage and quickly wheels about, 180°, so as to avoid cleaning up after them. He then grimaces. As the camera shot widens, the audience sees that The Tramp has avoided the path of the horses only to turn straight into a line of oncoming elephants. Like The Tramp, sometimes a subcontractor might get the feeling on a project that his only choice is "the horses or the elephants."