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5 Bros. gettind desperate............

2nd time in two weeks asking me what i want for a trip charge fore a final conveyance and recut 625 miles (yup you read it right! Six Hundred Twenty Five Miles) one way. They also called on one a little closer, 340 miles one way for an initial secure.....
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Thanks but no thanks..................
My response would be "do you have your credit card handy". $1 per mile to and from. Or a plane ticket, rental car, lodging, tool rentals, meals paid for immediately and no discount on work. And determine how many of your crew you're taking. 4 seems about right. 2 people to hold ladders. One to take photos and 2 to cut grass.
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phew! zomg....I thought for sure you were going to take that one. That was close.
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Depends on how bad they want it, figure 2 days +hotel room and $125 or so in fuel, could be a nice trip if their willing to actually pay you.
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Depends on how bad they want it, figure 2 days +hotel room and $125 or so in fuel, could be a nice trip if their willing to actually pay you.
If only he wasn't so busy in his zone already and or if he had adequate coverage/help to assist him while he's gone. That job could end up being not worth it.

We have done some jobs like this that was way out of the way. It's rarely worth it, that's why I demand payment up front. It softens the sting. We have done a bit of these for FAS and Five Bros over the years.
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I would mainly be afraid of not getting paid, I like to take these types of jobs once in a while as a way to relax, its nice to just veg out in the car once in a while, or take the bike. If you can spare the time.
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I would mainly be afraid of not getting paid, .







As you should be.


I heard tonight of the brothers promising a contractor the same thing, big trip charge because they were desperate. (which they almost never will do... pay more than an extra $25 trip charge)

Any way a month or two goes by and the brothers call the guy up and say he needs to return to the property to redo some work they weren't happy with. He told them to step off and their reply was go do it yourself or we'll back charge you what ever the other contractor charges us.

In the end they back charged him for the entire trip fee, and most of the job pay.

Now we all know the claim was highly likely bogus to begin with and even more likely that they never sent another contractor out to the property. They just charged the contractor and sent the funds straight to their bottom line.



Moral of the story............. beware, they'll poke you sooner or later and with great enjoyment on their side of the deal.
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As you should be.

I heard tonight of the brothers promising a contractor the same thing, big trip charge because they were desperate. (which they almost never will do... pay more than an extra $25 trip charge)

Any way a month or two goes by and the brothers call the guy up and say he needs to return to the property to redo some work they weren't happy with. He told them to step off and their reply was go do it yourself or we'll back charge you what ever the other contractor charges us.

In the end they back charged him for the entire trip fee, and most of the job pay.

Now we all know the claim was highly likely bogus to begin with and even more likely that they never sent another contractor out to the property. They just charged the contractor and sent the funds straight to their bottom line.

Moral of the story............. beware, they'll poke you sooner or later and with great enjoyment on their side of the deal.
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