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Does anybody remember when FAS was a good company to work for?

When I first started in this line of work (NFG) in 2000 I started off with FAS. Back then it seem your coordinator would step up for, FAS QC department wasn`t trying to cut your throat at every turn.
I know doing a trash out you weren`t charged a discount after going over 20 cubic yards. When they started charging a discount they tryied to tell me they had always charged it. Does any of you remember when they didn`t charge a discount.
I know it doesn`t matter anymore with their cost plus thing now! How is there new cost plus working out for all of you. Myself I have been picking the once I will do and declining the rest!
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When I first started in this line of work (NFG) in 2000 I started off with FAS. Back then it seem your coordinator would step up for, FAS QC department wasn`t trying to cut your throat at every turn.
I know doing a trash out you weren`t charged a discount after going over 20 cubic yards. When they started charging a discount they tryied to tell me they had always charged it. Does any of you remember when they didn`t charge a discount.
I know it doesn`t matter anymore with their cost plus thing now! How is there new cost plus working out for all of you. Myself I have been picking the once I will do and declining the rest!
I remember those days LOL. They implemented the discount on 20+ cyds in 2008. We got all of our invoices adjusted to the correct amount. They then sent the vendor memo update to advise us that was the new policy 3 months later. We had some really good PM's with Audrey, Tod, Andre, etc. Audrey went to bat for us every time and would always send us as much work as we wanted. Had no charge backs for the first 6.5 years. We had to spend so much extra time fighting the charge backs....we won most of them but it became exhausting and demoralizing. Then factor in the unpaid invoices, lost checks etc....do you remember in the summer of 2008 when the updated to FAS track and payments were running 60-90 days behind?? They begged us to keep working while to figure it out??

I'm thankful for the good times with FAS, all that I learned but the FAS today is nothing like they used to be.
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I remember those days LOL. They implemented the discount on 20+ cyds in 2008. We got all of our invoices adjusted to the correct amount. They then sent the vendor memo update to advise us that was the new policy 3 months later. We had some really good PM's with Audrey, Tod, Andre, etc. Audrey went to bat for us every time and would always send us as much work as we wanted. Had no charge backs for the first 6.5 years. We had to spend so much extra time fighting the charge backs....we won most of them but it became exhausting and demoralizing. Then factor in the unpaid invoices, lost checks etc....do you remember in the summer of 2008 when the updated to FAS track and payments were running 60-90 days behind?? They begged us to keep working while to figure it out??

I'm thankful for the good times with FAS, all that I learned but the FAS today is nothing like they used to be.
I do not remember any names PM`s Back then,the ones I have now are a joke.I think they they do the charge backs,unpaid invoices,ect ,knowing most will give up and not try to get paid.think of all the money they make off that.

Do you still do alot of work for them? Myself I use them for fill in work and try to pick my jobs.
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FAS is like the old ECA stack (Stacker Original, Mini-Thins) Best days in the GYM now gone....

What the happened!
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I do not remember any names PM`s Back then,the ones I have now are a joke.I think they they do the charge backs,unpaid invoices,ect ,knowing most will give up and not try to get paid.think of all the money they make off that.

Do you still do alot of work for them? Myself I use them for fill in work and try to pick my jobs.
Dropped them in October. I held on for 1 year to long as they asked us to be patient with them as they worked out the kinks. I think we were one of the kinks. LOL
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Yes, until we wised up, we had people in the office doing nothing in the mornings but trying to satisfy their inane requests and recover lost money from FAS. Then they began what I know was nothing more than robbery. We had to lein properties over their ineptness, lying, and shorted invoices. They are one of the true blights on this industry.
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In the last couple years, they have deactivated my company 3 times, and re-activated it twice. Never deactivated for anything work-related. Always had a near 100% vendor rating. The final de-activation (likely the last for me) was sent in an email, reason stated: my company's unwillingness to abide by their new smart phone requirement, despite previously exempting my company and all others who do less than 2k photos per week. Complete contradiction.

Now here's the sketchy part: prior to receiving the email, their vendor support girl for AZ called and told me: "upper management frowns on posting about us in a public forum". I neither confimed nor denied such activity (none of their freaking business, we DO live in America, w/ 1st amendment rights, right? Posts contained nothing but documented facts, btw) she then went on to say something to the affect that upper management asked me to deactivate your company (once again) for this activity. Bottom line...they can pick and choose who they want to give their money to, but be wary what you say about them in this forum, because someone here among us is an FAS mole or...a paid FAS employee is taking time from their day reviewing posts about them. So...even in termination, they can't get their own stories straight.

Interesting how the official emailed termination document makes absolutely no reference to the upper management frowning on posting in a public forum.

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The more your mention a national by name, Safeguard, FAS, Five Brothers, etc, the easier it is to find threads like this in a google search. They don't like it when they are trying to recruit new vendors and the vendor does a search and finds bad pub.

Moles here are mostly lurkers.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 10:24 AM
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Dear FAS if you are watching or reading this post then let it be known you Stink worse than any other company.
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yes...yes I do
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