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talk about GUTSY!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dayexco, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    do a target store here for USM, agreed on annual contract price last sept.....just got off the phone with gal from USM, and wondered if i could reduce my rates for the rest of the season? i mean, what the hell....price was good enough in sept....but no more? when is target going to wake up. it'd be my guess should i have volunteered a discount...it never would have made it back to target.
     
  2. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    So whenever you need some extra cash could you call USM up and ask for an increase in your rates?
     
  3. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    i've done this lot for about 15 yrs. now...at first, we dealt with target itself., zero hassles...then one year went to dentco...not "too" bad...then USM...USM, in my opinion is a slow pay, they're constant calling is driving me nuts...i deal personally with the manager at the store for services needed and we get things done the way she wants it done long before store opening. we'll have the lot done for couple of hours, send crew home, everybody's sleeping....they call and ask us when we're going to get there...i tell them it was done 3 hrs. ago....why the hell don't you call the store and confirm before you just sit and look at your storm front on the puter screen and bother your contractors.....and now this b.s....
     
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,163

    Sooo.... what was your answer!!
     
  5. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    what did Flo say on the tv show Mel's Diner? i think it was ...."when donkey's fly"
     
  6. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    What was the reasoning behind a pay cut? Their bills getting too high cause they didn't charge target enough. They hold you to their contract, so you should hold them to the contract yourself.
     
  7. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    that's my intent!!!
     
  8. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,489

    Also, "Kiss my GRITS!":D

    Glad to here you didn't give in, that's BS.wesport
     
  9. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149


    GREAT!!!!! The reason these companies do that crap is becasue they think we are all dumb plow jockies and somewhere down the line some have given in.


    BTW, looks like your going to get pounded this weekend with snow. Burry USM in it.:laughing:
     
  10. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    There are 1506 Threads about USM on here...Doe's this surprise you..Did you read any of them...:help:
     
  11. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    now they are probablygoing to find a reason to fire you and not pay you ANY of the money
     
  12. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Easy now, your gonna give him a heart attack:D
     
  13. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    sad but probably true, i get the impression that USM gets theirs one way or another
     
  14. xtreme Contract

    xtreme Contract Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Thats what they are doing over here i have talked to a few guys that they said the same thing to. and sad to say to weeks later they were fired for "pore performance". Now they have companys taking care of them on a per time basis