It's very much a cultural thing here too, they turn up next door to start builidng at 6:00am and on goes the music. I guess they think it's not as loud as all their power tools. One benefit with them is that they've all gone but 4pm so you get a peaceful evening and good sleep up until about 5:30am. If you worked night shift, you'd be wrecked though.
I don't mind the boom box, as long as the music is in English.
When building the house next to ours the workers left an electrical chord plugged into our outdoor electrical outlet. Of course they never asked for permission.
It was a decent outdoor chord though so we thought it was a fair trade.
The same thing happened to me. I just flipped the breaker for that outlet.
It would be funny to run a 240V line to that outlet, while keeping the 120V socket. Hey, you want free power? Here you go!
It's just noisy in general, living in a new development, due to the constant construction all around you. I live in an old neighbourhood and a nearby house was torn down and re-built, and while the noise didn't bother me, the hassle did. I could never live in a place where that's constantly going on in the entire neighbourhood.
If it wasn't the music, it would have been the power tools.... and hey, music helps the work go faster. Imagine if you couldn't listen to music at work.
They will never hear it coming from my Lapua Magnum snipey-snipey....
I don't imagine construction work is particularly glamorous, and it's hard on the body, but someone has to do it. I grew up in a wealthy neighborhood, and it's the lower-classes who build all those mansions everyone lives in. So I can't fault them for wanting a little music to go along with the labor.