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5 bros What to expect?

Ok so I just started with 5 brothers. It has been two weeks and i have received no orders. I have been called maybe 10 times on rush orders they need covered and accepted a few. Is this normal with them how long does it take to start getting orders? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks
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Ok so I just started with 5 brothers. It has been two weeks and i have received no orders. I have been called maybe 10 times on rush orders they need covered and accepted a few. Is this normal with them how long does it take to start getting orders? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks
Lots of emails.
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Its not a matter of IF you are going to get screwed............. its only a matter of when and how bad.

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I know I have heard the horror stories. I do appreciate the warning and am approaching this with caution. Just looking for anybodys experience starting with them and how long it takes to get rolling.
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Ok so I just started with 5 brothers. It has been two weeks and i have received no orders. I have been called maybe 10 times on rush orders they need covered and accepted a few. Is this normal with them how long does it take to start getting orders? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks

This is where we are with them to this day. #NFG
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Erratic, irregular, annoying. Just thoughts that came to me.

Been with them a long time, have never done a lot of trashouts for them because we can't get approvals. One example of a hundred, they decided a 40x60 barn full of plastic 5 gallon greenhouse planters and flower pots were personals once and halted work on everything. 3-4 clerks will hammer you with emails notifying you of work orders due. Then they will hit you with the same numbers of emails for follow up questions. You answer one of them and the other three send you a "second notice" demanding an answer. Grass cuts pay ok.
The photo labeling system they use is awful, meaning none.
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They're not that bad. Well...only of you let them.
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Erratic, irregular, annoying. Just thoughts that came to me.

Been with them a long time, have never done a lot of trashouts for them because we can't get approvals. One example of a hundred, they decided a 40x60 barn full of plastic 5 gallon greenhouse planters and flower pots were personals once and halted work on everything. 3-4 clerks will hammer you with emails notifying you of work orders due. Then they will hit you with the same numbers of emails for follow up questions. You answer one of them and the other three send you a "second notice" demanding an answer. Grass cuts pay ok.
The photo labeling system they use is awful, meaning none.
Oh I know all about that BS. Once drive 3 hours to be told bales of hay are personal property too. FML.
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They're not that bad. Well...only of you let them.
That is so true. I do alot with them as well, their discount is one of the lowest around. Kicker is to save everything, WO's email's bids, follow-up each phone conversation with an email documenting the conversations. Remember the required photo's that you'll forget. Turn the work in on time or explain why it may be late.
Don't hesitate to turn unreasonable work away, and be pro-active with the work, and bid everything.
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That is so true. I do alot with them as well, their discount is one of the lowest around. Kicker is to save everything, WO's email's bids, follow-up each phone conversation with an email documenting the conversations. Remember the required photo's that you'll forget. Turn the work in on time or explain why it may be late.
Don't hesitate to turn unreasonable work away, and be pro-active with the work, and bid everything.




Between them outright screwing me and their increasing and continuous demands....... it just wasn't worth it.

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