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Just started with 5 brothers

Did my phone interview today and said they will send me orders in a few days, got a call 10 minutes later to do a winterization verification. I looked at the order on my phone and saw it was 14 pages long!. i've used a lot of different preservation software but Zephyr seems to take the cake on time and info. are most of their orders like this? any hints or pointers? sorry i started a new thread.
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Do a search on them on this forum.

You are in for a fun time........ not.

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Zephyr is a very simple path... you'll have the obligatory probationary period...were you'll be treated fine no discounts, no disputes no foreplay... then if you pass muster, that's when the fun previoulsy mentioned starts.
Document everything, follow-up phone calls with emails, watch out for the "HUD has reduced your bid" WO's.

They are better than most just take it slow an learn the way they do things...
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Zephyr is a very simple path... you'll have the obligatory probationary period...were you'll be treated fine no discounts, no disputes no foreplay... then if you pass muster, that's when the fun previoulsy mentioned starts.
Document everything, follow-up phone calls with emails, watch out for the "HUD has reduced your bid" WO's.

They are better than most just take it slow an learn the way they do things...

Agree! He will figure out real fast what they are looking for! after a few no charge orders come his way!
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The length of their work orders are the same regardless if you pick up a big mac wrapper or replace the roof. Lots of generic language that causes you to call in for details that after all of that, they didn't bother to include. You will get multiple emails from multiple office workers demanding updates, even after you submitted one. Some of their pricing is above scale; no charge call backs are also common.
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their pricing does seem to be better than most so it must be expected they want more done. They seem to be the only company that strictly follows HUD guidelines - discount = and the GC pay well also. I'm usually pretty thorough, i'll just have to tread the water before sending an employee out on one of their jobs.
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5 brothers pays good proally better than most,but the amount of time you spend emailing,photo labeling,phone calls and etc,its not worth the money.

You need full time office staff just for 5 brothers after you pass probation.

Travel out of area for them they pay good mileage.
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5 brothers pays good proally better than most,but the amount of time you spend emailing,photo labeling,phone calls and etc,its not worth the money.

You need full time office staff just for 5 brothers after you pass probation.

Travel out of area for them they pay good mileage.


Yeah the labeling gets old fast. Their not competent enough to tell the difference between before and after when the grass is 2 feet tall..............
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Yeah the labeling gets old fast. Their not competent enough to tell the difference between before and after when the grass is 2 feet tall..............

Can`t tell you how many times I have asked them about labeled photos! If I sent them to on zephyr say under winterization,lockn change, or a bid are the not already LABELED? I always get same answer that theyb wouldn`t ask for it if they didn`t need it! Doesn`t happen on every work order!
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Travel out of area for them they pay good mileage.



They never wanted to pay me more than $20 extra for 200 miles one way. I don't think so!!!

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