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Time Management vs. Compensation for time
We have been slow in the field yet we are still receiving multiple calls and emails each day with one particular national. They are requiring a cost estimator for any bid over their standard rate or over the allowable. They are also requiring everything to be bid out two or three ways.
Example: Go to property and supply 2nd bid for roof 14 sq.
You go take the pics and bid out the entire roof plus any debris and damages at the property. The ceiling is messed up from the roof leaks so you bid the drywall and repairs needed. This takes roughly an hour. Then the order is put on hold because they want a Cost Estimator even though the work order did not specify that one was required.
So the $35.00 order pays out as follows.
Gas to property 90mins from office $40.00
Time spent processing $10.00 an hour
Cost for Cost Estimator $10.00
I'm currently $25.00 in the hole for a job I don't even want to do. We don't replace roofs in the middle of nowhere unless we can hit a home run. I have a conference call with the bosses scheduled for Monday and I believe Monday may in fact be our last day.