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Ferrendino and son just put a cap on Walgreens accounts

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BRL1, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    Hey guys so I just received a email saying that Ferrendino has had to put a cap on the total amount of services we can do for the snow season.
    We are also supposed to keep track of service prices and do not exceed the cap. I have 2 Walgreens stores in my town and I know that last season the total for both was way over the cap set by Walgreens. The real kicker is that if we reach the cap we ARE SUPPOSED TO KEEP SERVICING THE STORES!!!!
    This makes me pretty uneasy especially sense I have contracts with them that will take most of my time.
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    So what's your plan? Continue on like always or walk away?
     
  3. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    I am not sure yet.. not going to make a rash decision ill probably do the math and see how many services I can bill and then see how many snow events it will cover. The rest would be on me
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why do guys want to work to lose money? Just write a check to me and sit home.
     
  5. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Are they talking about dollar amount not to exceed for this plowing season
     
  6. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,416

    I know right? This is the problem... these guys can d**k everyone around... maybe if all the subs walked away they would get a clue... but no... some sucker will always do it...
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Screw you, I'm closer.

    Send it to me.
     
  8. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    in the olden days ,
    it be time for a boycott, but they got the market cornered.
    run forrest , run
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2014
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  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Screw both of you, I'm closer

    Send it to me.
     
  10. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Well if you want to mail me a check I'll also throw in a free kick where the sun don't shine.

    If the cap is set where usm has the seasonal prices set here you would be better off walking away. I've always said there are nationals that are fine to work with that will pay a decent rate but some of this is laughable. Gotta know when to walk away. 3k to plow salt and do the walks for the season for walgreens? SIGN ME UP!
     
  11. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    First of all this was just some how Added to my contract. I will not work to lose money either. That's just idiotic I can't see the sub contractors actually going for this. What if we get a hell of a winter and you can't bill them for your service?! Screw that. I just don't know If it is a gamble we should take or not.
    And yes it's a cap on the total amount you can bill them for services.
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Walk away.................and send me the check.
     
  13. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    I don't understand where you guys are getting this check thing. I'm not getting paid if I walk away.
     
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  14. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    If they don't want to exceed a certain amount, what are their expectations for the lot when that amount has been reached?
    They have to understand material and fuel aren't cheap. I hope they don't expect someone to do it for free after that amount has been reached
     
  15. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Keep lining the pockets of Nationals. Lmao
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    LOL. They're saying you are going to lose money. Instead of working and losing money just send them the money you are going to lose and stay home. At least this way you just lost the money and didn't have to work to lose it.
     
  17. BRL1

    BRL1 Senior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 655

    They are expecting you to do it for free.
     
  18. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,987

    Sounds like this term"cap" is just another term for a low ball seasonal! And if it snows very little you're also screwed! Who thinks up these schemes? Are there really people who give these contracts a second look? This is pure madness!:dizzy:
     
  19. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I'm guessing you are billing on a per plow, per salt basis. They have set a maximum amount they want to spend in the winter. If you reach the max you don't get anymore and if you don't reach it you get paid for only what you've done. If that max amount is equal to or higher then you seasonal averages you should be ok. Basically that is how we work here but we get that amount even when it isn't reach. So on a light winter we do well.
     
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You say your from Wyoming,but I think your in Missouri:laughing:payup