Join Date: Mar 2013
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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.