there seems to be a lack of understanding from many that get into the property preservation industry. yes, you are self employed. yes, you can perform work how you would like to perform it. yes, you can schedule your work to be completed when you want to have it completed.
HOWEVER, there are guidelines and standards which must be followed if you want to receive work. turn in work late, turn in work without proper photos, turn in work that doesnt meet client standards, and YES you will be charged back or receive reduced pay for that work. wrong or right, doesnt matter. it unfortunately that is the nature of this business. this is what you signed up for. it is what it is.
there is more effort spent in complaining (whether about the work that needs to be done, the pay, etc), trying to fight the system, placing leins on properties, etc instead of either finding a way to make it work or not work for you and your business.
Lesson should be to know what you're getting into when getting into this industry or any industry for that matter.