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I get sent to a property for something simple.. to make sure the lights have been turned on. its close to home quick thing maybe 3 miles away trip charge pay. no big deal. why the hell am I being asked about a million other things that have nothing to do with the electric? I went flipped a breaker a light came on took pics (ALL verifications, meter, light off and on, electric panel,)
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I've learned over the years picture everything and bid bid bid especially if its your first time to the property. U agree its frustrating. I've made it company policy full condition photos on every visit. Too many no charge orders without policy in place
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good way too think of it. I guess ive become accustomed to working for regionals and contractors where I label pics and send them in. now working for my first national its a different ball game
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Gotta answer pool questions every time too, Like a pool is going to mysteriously show up!!!
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I get sent to a property for something simple.. to make sure the lights have been turned on. its close to home quick thing maybe 3 miles away trip charge pay. no big deal. why the hell am I being asked about a million other things that have nothing to do with the electric? I went flipped a breaker a light came on took pics (ALL verifications, meter, light off and on, electric panel,)

They send you out there to verify utilities but you still have to bid everything. If you miss that mold in the hall closet you could end up repairing the roof and remediating the mold for free!
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We got an approval to put some gutters up, but the approval was for 1/4 of what we bid (less then the materials even). And it was 80miles away, so we declined and they got pissy because we didn't report on all the utilities and provide photos of every room. They tried to tell us we are obligated to go do an inspection even if we decline the work.
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we got an approval to put some gutters up, but the approval was for 1/4 of what we bid (less then the materials even). And it was 80miles away, so we declined and they got pissy because we didn't report on all the utilities and provide photos of every room. They tried to tell us we are obligated to go do an inspection even if we decline the work.
screw that Unless your gonna pay me $20 hr from the time I leave till the time I get home.
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Yea where do these magical pools suddenly appear From. I mean shouldn't these people have this stuff saved in their data base by now? Last yr I got sent to the same condo to cut the grass .. Wellthe 2nd time round I remembered the address called them up and told them hey there's no lawn to cut there.. I get told well go verify that for a trip charge .. Yea check your last work order 2 weeks ago I sent u this info already ..I mean a little common sense would go a long way
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Even for local customers we photo everything. If we get only a lock change for a broker, we take all exterior and interior debris pics. Saves us a trip later, covers liability issues and is good for reference.
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Even for local customers we photo everything. If we get only a lock change for a broker, we take all exterior and interior debris pics. Saves us a trip later, covers liability issues and is good for reference.
That is generally a good practice, the problem comes when they use the excuse of a BS work order to get you to go there for free.

Them: Hey we will give you $40 to replumb the house and build a deck
Us: ummm no
Them: well you still need to provide us with pics of the entire property or we will back charge you for anything we find later.
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