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why these companies need former field workers on staff

Over the years one of my biggest pet peeves with all these companies "national" or not is their property coordinators and qc people. Why would you hire someone to judge and tell a vendor what needs to be done if they've never stepped foot on one of these properties. In a recent experience I had I couldn't Secured the secondary door AND padlock and hasp the patio door Unless I install a lock box ON the padio door. Now the reason I couldn't is because the rear door was inside the patio. Very simple to understand correct? Apprently not because I received 3 back to back phone calls asking me again and again what I was talking about. So someone please tell me where they get the right to judge MY work and tell ME if it's done correctly or not.
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The short answer is cubical monkeys, the long answer is they pay you.

Welcome to the wild west of Preservation contracting. I'm sure their training video didn't cover those unforeseen aspects of the unknowns of basic home additions. Our like what we call here in the south "What prize did you get in you're cracker jack box today"
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I remember years ago talking to a broker on a site he was building a spec home.
Local building inspectors had just left, and he turned to me and said "It's a crazy world where a guy in deck shoes and a sweater vest making 33k a year tells a contractor who has developed millions of dollars worth of sub divisions for over 30 years how to construct a house."

I think you can tell from the sound and pitch in the voices of most coordinators their age and where they came from. QC isn't a field they trained in, it is a book put in front of them.
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I always start out with what I think is a cogent, articulate response and then the farther we go into the conversation the more I use smaller words
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I always start out with what I think is a cogent, articulate response and then the farther we go into the conversation the more I use smaller words

Sometimes you cant make the words small enough............
Pictures in crayon might be better for them...
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When you deal with these people(not all)

You need to think inside the box. As contractors/self employed people, our experience has trained us to get to the solution the most efficient way. This however does not necessarily fit into all the little squares or processes of the processor. When you learn their system, which is a must to survive, you need to be able to think inside the system(box) as if you had never been to the property, and sat in the cubicle yourself. It's an art, just as much as any skill you might use in the field.

They are not going to hire people who have extensive experience very often for the money they likely offer. It is just the way it is. When I am on a job, I have begun to think like the processor every step of the way, with every photo. It's an upside down sort of world.

I sometimes find myself thinking this way on private work too, and have to snap myself out of it.
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Wink s/g

s/g hired an ex vendor that ran there company into the ground and then they were our field inspector... not sure how they got fired as a vendor and turned out to be a field qc..

The management at s/g is a joke they had no other options and had to hire the last person on the list? all our other field qcs quite with in weeks of being on the ground. s/g seem to be unaware that the hired a old vendor? I just think its funny that the brokers slapped themselves in the head when they found out who was not going to be in control of the area.
I left cause it was a conflict of interest. How can a vendor be inspecting your house when they got let go from doing bottom of the barrel work but is now going to tell you how to run and do your job? Im lost

my blood pressure has gone down to normal status after leaving s/g... its amazing what they really do to a person with out you knowing.. as you can tell im not a fan of s/g I hate s/g with a passion after adding up all the money they tried to steal i hope new vendors read this form b4 fallin pray to them.. to many good people get sucked in and get spit out... don't be a victim Click image for larger version

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Flat fees killing this industry

I can't make theses numbers work . With all the QC follow ups how is anyone being succesful with this. I had too let another national go for this when will it stop.
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I can't make theses numbers work . With all the QC follow ups how is anyone being succesful with this. I had too let another national go for this when will it stop.
when you move into the private sector/or agents
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Maryland... time to give up. I gave up stop doing my work just stopped caring, they didn't care about us I just told them to reassign the work.. I hope you can find more work other than nationals. ..
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