People think if they tell their nationals to get lost that they will just sit at home and starve, so they better take what they can get. That is hogwash. I've never met anyone here but I really don't believe people are going to allow something like that to happen. Human nature isn't to sink, it is to swim. You find something else for your talents and are better for it. For those that don't have the motivation to swim, maybe they did sink and this is where they ended up...
It's been a while since great advice like this has been brought up. Too much focus on not getting paid by Buczek. P&P is an addiction and a rat race. Its hard to break because the work just shows up in the email. However, it is possible to make a very good living do the same things for private party clients.
For those of you about to make excuses, (the economy, the president, etc. etc.) that is a bunch of crap. My sales are up year to date. I'm booked out 6 weeks right now. I've raised some of my prices. Hell, last Tuesday, I had a repeat customer offer to give me a down payment for a job I haven't even given him a quote for. He just wants to book his place in the schedule.
MARKET YOURSELVES AND YOUR SKILLS
. Yes it takes time, and some money to do, but the rewards are well worth it.
Back to Cyprexx, they called me a few weeks back. One of my good brokers told them to call me. I started the conversation telling her that I don't do flat rate, Every property will be bid and they will sign my contract per property. I would give her my price sheet. Payment is in my hand in 30 days, not lost in the mail. For good measure, I did tell her that any legitimate broker complaint would be addressed at no charge within 48 hours. Her response, "Well, it doesn't work that way". My response, "You called me, those are my terms." I guess they won't be calling me back, and I really don't care.