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Pictures before/after service

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Camden, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    This is the first year I'm being asked to snap pictures before and after I service an account. Has this practice been going on for a while? It seems to me like it's a big waste of time. If I wanted to be a photographer that's what I'd be doing instead of plowing.

    What kills me is that they want a certain sized photo with a time stamp :dizzy: I could see if I was working on a per hour basis but this lot is per push so why would they care how long it takes me as long as it's getting done according to the contracts specifications?

    What a joke...
     
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    and i bet you are going to see more of this stuff, i think management companies are going to use things like this to justify accounts,
     
  3. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    roy ive never had anyone request that here....seems kinda strange to me :confused: but i myself do take pictures at one location because of i have been sued twice there:angry:this way if it happens again i will have some proof that the lot was clean to the pavement when i left !!
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hope you get some good "action" shots in the parking lot at night!
     
  5. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I have had to do that a few times plowing foreclosure homes for banks out of town or for a company when we plow cell towers for a company out of state
     
  6. Same here. Had to e-mail all pics and invoices as well. It was a p.i.t.a. but it paid well.
     
  7. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    Had a customer request pic's once of before and after. I was ok with it and it never really was an issue during the winter. What I did have a problem with was the customer that wanted us to leave a card that had our time in and time done and what service was performed in their little mailbox door.
    It was a big pain and it was obvious when we pushed and when we salted.