I started doing grass cuts for REI this season as they have taken on the Wells Fargo account for New York. I started in early April with Initial Grass Cuts and have done 3 rounds of recurring cuts on about 50 Work Orders spread out over most of western central NY (finger lakes region). I have not been paid anything yet and have been given every excuse under the sun for the non payment. Finally they decide to throw the contract and stipulate that their "payment within 7 days" only applies to work orders that they have been paid by Wells Fargo and that there is "no set time" to receive those monies. They also zeroed out several invoices saying that they were categorized wrong and would not pay them. I thought Safeguard was bad, but at least they always paid and paid weekly. Anyone in NY that works with REI, I would love to hear your experiences and see if mine is just a fluke or if they are consistent with screwing their vendors.