OK, I feel it's time to vent....
Over the years I have come to see a lot of 'jobs', as an EC and for the last 6 years as an AHJ.
As an AHJ, I see work by "homeowners" that ranges from out & out brutal, to 100%+ compliance. I see "homeoewner" work that was NOT done by the HO, but by a 'wanabe' under the HO permit; ranging from brutal to OK. The HO usually blows the cover when they say...'he did it'. I also see and occasionally catch the non-lic. guy doing work for $$$.
As to the 'other hacks'....YES they do exist here. Guys with a Lic. that don't check/supervise the jobs; don't have a clue about the job; don't bother to do a walk thru before any inspection, rough, service, or final.
Three inspections to pass a 'rough' or a 'service' or a 'final' for really dumb violations is (fill it in)
'Others' who take responsibility (for $$$) for work that was done without permits, call for inspection, and expect a 'punch list' from the inspector! He 'checked out' the completed work, and expects a punch list of violations??
And 'others' who routinely hand signed/sealed blank permit apps to builders....then say...'what job???' if an inspector calls with a question! "Oh, we didn't do that job!"......why do I have a signed/sealed permit in my hand??
I could go on, but it's Christmas.....
It's only a few.
The majority are professionals, both in the execution of the work, and the operation of the business.
Merry Christmas and stay safe!