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This company is great to work for, HOWEVER, their prices are very low. Maybe I'm outta line but they gave me a work order to install a handrail inside a residence. The price on the work order said payable for $25. After purchasing the railing and hard wear. That job would be pointless. I would probably earn/profit $4. Gas, time, etc........
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I believe that is how they get contractors hooked. They pay within 3-5 day, but keep there prices very low.
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Be careful taking on rehab work for them too. They want you to take on jobs sight unseen per their scope of work which rarely covers important needed repairs (most of the time code issues). If you get a job and discover needed repairs be sure to get the pricing in writing before proceeding because they really lowball those. They are more interested in fast completions than quality completions. But they do pay quickly.
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We did some rehab work for them. Bottom of the barrel pricing, but I thought I could make it work. In the middle of it all, they lost their client. Since we had permits pulled, their client came straight to us to finish jobs we had already started. I saw the original bid sheets and approvals. They were taking 35% off the top.
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This company is great to work for, HOWEVER, their prices are very low. Maybe I'm outta line but they gave me a work order to install a handrail inside a residence. The price on the work order said payable for $25. After purchasing the railing and hard wear. That job would be pointless. I would probably earn/profit $4. Gas, time, etc........

I currently work for asons, I had a similar order, but it was attached to other items at the property. I called in to find out specifics on what they were looking for and they told me 2x4 handrail which means a $3 piece of wood and some L brackets and it was done. Took 5 min.
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I currently work for asons, I had a similar order, but it was attached to other items at the property. I called in to find out specifics on what they were looking for and they told me 2x4 handrail which means a $3 piece of wood and some L brackets and it was done. Took 5 min.
I am definately not going to install a handrail for less than the price of a trip charge (where no work is completed) - I dont care if the handrail, brackets & screws were laying on the floor right there & all I had to do was put it together!
No thanks, go ahead & keep the $25, I'd rather go skiing.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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Yea well I'm in NJ and we just got about 2ft of snow and they sent me 16 snow removal orders that all say $50. Under normal cercumstances which would be about 5-6in of snow, yea no problem, I'll do it for that, but with 2ft+ they have another thing coming to think that I'm even going to drive to the property to do that. As far as the handrail is concerned, I have yet to go to a property and just do 1 thing. It's always at least $200 worth of work that I usually complete within an hour or so.
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Wait what is going on here exactly? Are we praising a regional for being quick with the quarters when we should be making dollars or are we hating on them for lowball work orders?

You can't go work for a regional and expect anything but low ball work orders. They are a regional after they take their 40% there isn't a whole lot left.

If you are willing to do work for pennies on the dollar just so you can get paid today is it the regionals fault?

I hate regionals more than anyone on this site but if you sent in the new hire packet this isn't the fault of ASONS.

All you have to say is no.
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I do work for them a whole lot actually and I never had a 25 $ handrail its usually 40 and up and they always approve my bids and we have been having big trashout jobs especially lately at least were working
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I do work for them a whole lot actually and I never had a 25 $ handrail its usually 40 and up and they always approve my bids and we have been having big trashout jobs especially lately at least were working
You realize a trip charge is $35.00 and you are building a handrail for 5.00 more than the guy who does nothing at the property.

I'm not shocked they are sending you work.
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