Join Date: Mar 2015
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I understand you want more freedom, but I'm not sure how working directly is going to afford you that. You might be getting only 40% of bid approvals, but what is your liability? Are you getting paid only when your companies get paid or are they paying you within a certain timeframe. The nationals (any of them) look for any reason to give you a zero pay or a chargeback. A lot of the nationals will require you to have insurance with only a select few companies (usually at double the cost), so although the price increase seems like a way to make the same money with working less hours, the headaches are a lot more, and the possibility to not get paid, get a chargeback, or incorrect invoices are much higher. Also you won't get more free time, your companies that you work for understand what your companies hours are and that's it. If you need to spend weekends with your family or take a vacation, you just let them know and it's taken care of. These nationals think you MUST be available 24/7 and at a moments notice. You have a job that came in today and it's due tomorrow and it's 50 miles away from your nearest job tomorrow, too bad, if you don't complete it, it goes against your scorecard which affects your volume and with some of these clowns your pay also. Be very careful with what you wish for. Sometimes working for the smaller guy as a 1 man show is much better and easier.