Recently spoke to the 10th contractor (pool, landscape, & all types of construction disciplines) in past 3 weeks that mentioned how hard it is to get workers right now. Either they and/or other colleagues are seeing this weekly. Crews are thin, not from sickness though, and while trying to bring workers back, each of them had someone tell them they get paid more NOT to work than to be on the job right now. If you're improvement project is slow, if there's few people on the job and they're taking twice as long to finish...give them some grace. It's industry wide and those who are working are trying their best and appear to be near exhausted. Managers and business owners are just as frustrated, wanting to move projects along, take on more new builds and those that I know, really want to do a good, quality job for their clients. But the slow down and lack of workers, in addition to the materials cost increase is taking it's toll on even the best companies.