Join Date: Oct 2012
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Throwing in the towel
Well, the day has come, we have decided it is no longer profitable to be in this business. Safeguard has squeezed every little bit of juice out of us and with the current demands of bidding everything, everytime (sometimes 20K plus bids when we are there for a simple grass cut), a few hundred photos to sort through, more and more trip charge for jobs that are two hours away (one way), etc., there is just no more room to even pay the bills.
So yesterday we send all our clients (some of whom we have worked with for many, many years) our goodbye's. We regret to have to let go of our employees, they have been great and loyal. I am not the owner, but since I have been here from the beginning and thus intimately involved in the business I feel like I am losing my business, even though it is "just" my job. I am still going to follow this forum, I am curious how things will end up in the end. I wish you all good luck. The owner and I have new plans and I am sure we'll be ok.