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Hey everyone. So I'm in need of some advice if you'd call it that. I've been a contractor for 5yrs now, been working for other companies who work directly with the bigger companies. So I've been considered the middle middle middle man for quite some time. I recently decided it was time for me to get more out of life and I began applying to work directly with the clients. During my experience in this field I've done work on MCS, LPS/Service Link, Five brothers (they're kind of tough) MSI, NFN, A2Z, and NFR. So I recently put my first app in with Safeguard to be a vendor. I got the call within 2 days and did all my required paperwork and was told I'd be called this week for training. So that's a little of my background. Does anyone have honest opinions about Safeguard? I know it's going to be slightly different working directly with these National/Regional companies from what I'm used too, but I'm willing to accept the challenges that come. The pay is obviously way higher than what I make now, considering I get about 40% what the total job approval is. That's besides the point. Should I try to apply with any other places or start small with safeguard? The dude I work for now tells me MCS is a huge pain in the ass and so is Five brothers. So, who knows.. Any advice would be so much appreciated. Thanks!
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Get more out of life and you signed up with safeguard
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use google,use search function on here then see if you still want to proceed be very careful i see lots of roadblocks in your future.
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talk to anyone who worked for safeguard, sooner or later your gonna get f**ked.
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So I recently put my first app in with Safeguard to be a vendor. I got the call within 2 days and did all my required paperwork and was told I'd be called this week for training. opinions about Safeguard? I know it's going to be slightly different working directly with these National/Regional companies from what I'm used too, but I'm willing to accept the challenges that come. The pay is obviously way higher than what I make now, considering I get about 40% what the total job approval is. That's besides the point. Should I try to apply with any other places or start small with safeguard? The dude I work for now tells me MCS is a huge pain in the ass and so is Five brothers. So, who knows.. Any advice would be so much appreciated. Thanks![/QUOTE]

About all I can say is " WOW " Sorry dude, but you have just taken your first step towards bankruptcy. Your going to remember the days of 40% very fondly. My best wishes for you moving forward.
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It's going to be a long road you are starting out lower than whale Sh!t the good news is it doesn't get any worse than Safegaurd so it's all up hill from here.
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...So I recently put my first app in with Safeguard to be a vendor. I got the call within 2 days...
Foreclosure inventory is down about 30-40% from recent years but there are more "contractors" than ever wanting into this business. So why do you think you got a call in just 2 days?
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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.
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Oh wow.. This doesn't sound too promising to say the least. I guess I'll apply at the others then. My current employer pays when he gets paid & I already work 7 days a week. I feel forced to do every job given so I figured it wouldn't be much different with the banks. I see someone mentioned insurance and of course that was brought up with safeguard. Theyre giving me 120 days to change, so I haven't called them yet to get a quote. The other difference is they're requiring workers comp which is different than I'm used too cause I have the exemption. I just wanted to grow but I guess I took the wrong way about it.. Thanks everyone
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