My work load has fallen off like it was back in 2007, DEAD ! Whats yous like. ?? West coast here
Just sent YTD's to the accountant last Friday for his .02 on tax stuff so far, +35% from 2011, and it doesnt seem to be slowing yet. . .My work load has fallen off like it was back in 2007, DEAD ! Whats yous like. ?? West coast here
I've been in the biz since beg of 08'
every year has seem to get busier and busier. when 2012 hit it was insanely crazy. i was going through 90 locks every week and a half, non stop secures, cash for keys and trash outs. then the grass cut season starts in april and we get all these notices about how large the work load is and then is pours out and were struggling to keep up with the workload but still getting them all in. then...
for the past few weeks, nothing! well I've had a few trash out each week but no grass cuts like it should be for this season. I'm only working a few days a week, not enough is coming through to warrant a full week. my operation is myself, my main guy and another helper.
not sure whats going on right now.... where is all the work???
i work for a national in the sf bay area and they stated they haven't received anything in the pipeline (confirmed from a few other contractors with the same company that are dead slow also)
Wow you must be right, I guess they replaced all their vendors in that case since we're all slow, but it's strange why they would still assign me evictions like the 2 I have next week.... Hmmm...Sounds like you got replaced by the national. Amazing how quickly they can switch contractors.
It is good business for them to rotate in new vendors on an ongoing basis. The newb doesn't have a clue how things use to be or pay and they are happy sucking on a dry teet.
2011 was a banner year for us,2012 a totally different story,spent more on traveling to jobs,giving estimates then ive made,signed up with 4 nationals and hardly no work with any of them,im not in a real populated area but you see foreclosures everywhere and grass in yards a mile high.