Join Date: Apr 2012
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I had a conversation with a manager yesterday and explained that the changes that they have made are beyond confusing. Even their own staff has no idea what they want completed on a job.
I told him that we took two jobs priced how they offered them to see if they could be completed profitably. One cost us $50 to complete and the other cost $100 to complete. I explained that this would not happen again because I can sit at home and go broke.
We were used to doing a complete clean up of each property and being paid for all the work. It was explained to me that we have been doing, and they have been paying for, work beyond the scope in their contract for a very long time and they have decided that they are no longer going to do that. They now want all that to be broken out to bid to the brokers.
I told him that was fine with me, just tell me what you do not want done and I will exclude it from my scope in my bid, as long as we are being paid for what we are doing. The work that they bid to the broker can sit and wait for approval.
So we have passed on several jobs to prove our point and now it looks like we are coming to an accord on exactly what is required and how much we will be paid for it.
It looks like we will be accepting more work, but the jobs will have a smaller scope of work with more being bid to the brokers.
I also explained that I have passed on jobs simply because they had a lot of paint on them. Paint costs me to dispose of, and while I can deal with a gallon or two I cannot deal with 30 to 100 gallons on a job without compensation.
I was told that paint would still be paid for, but you have to open the cans and buckets to show how much is there. They will not pay for empty containers of paint any longer. While it is a pain I can deal with this as long as I get paid for the paint in the cans and buckets.
What different instructions have you been given by Cyprexx with the changes?