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No Snow / Low Snow amounts / USM

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Boss23, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Boss23

    Boss23 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    With the low snow amounts we have had this month hows it going with you guys that are plowing WalMarts? I read that if you dont get enough snow fall you will get a cut in pay. Its bad enough not making any money because it isnt snowing but then the little you did make they are taking back. Was just woundering how thats going.
  2. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    Well its been a week since a USM thread has popped up.:rolleyes::popcorn::popcorn:
  3. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    Why are you worried about it,
  4. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I agree.

    Who ever signed up with Walmart or USM knew what they were signing up for and did it with there eye's open, it's really none of our business unless one of the party's screws the other and they want to warn us.
  5. Boss23

    Boss23 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Not sure that I posted that I was worried about it. Just woundering thats all. Sorry if I touched a nerve with you.
  6. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    400 views of this post and only 3 replies... guess we are sick to death of usm talk.

    OP -you probably didn't realize that your subject has been beaten to death for several months now.

    My guess is that if you search usm in a couple of months you will find how and if they paid:confused:
  7. ConnorExum

    ConnorExum Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I have question what USM?
  8. 90w250mm

    90w250mm Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 42

    USM contract info

    A very good friend of mine got a contract with USM for a Toys R' Us plaza and he told them that the only way they would do it is to sign a bare pavement contract, they have to plow at 1" and then salt and sand mix. But they said Bare Pavement contract or NO contract for anyone that cares
  9. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Bid on a Walmart twice, however it was through them not a property management company, never seen no clause for a "roll back" in pay if there was nt enuf snow. Maybe just a nasty rumour.
  10. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Almost wonder if it's all b.s. So others don't bid on walmarts because they are so bad.:D
  11. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    It's not BS its true. The problem with this is typically when you have a low plow month or season you usually have a higher salt number. I find that If we didnt do the amount of plows we planned for in the seasonal contract, we usually have done more salts than we planned for so it just washes everything out. With a USM contract they bank instead of you
  12. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Man this conversation is worn out !
  13. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Its all in the disgraceful usm plowing contract. If your area receives less than average annual snowfall (they bump it up by 10"), 20% of your annual contract revenue is deducted from your final check.
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993