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Walmart advice

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by luky013, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. luky013

    luky013 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    anyone have experience plowing walmarts or working with USM? I was awarded a walmart location not far from my equipment yard. I bid it before I met with a field rep from the managment company (USM). after meeting with the field rep from USM I dont have a good feeling about it. really sounds like a pain in the ass, have to call in upon arival and when leaving the site, have to get signed paperwork from store manager and send with invoice, ect. ect.. I havent sent in all the paperwork to finalize the contract yet. I dont need the site to keep me busy. if I do it, I would put a couple of subs on it. any advice?
  2. Wieckster

    Wieckster Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Run if you dont need it sounds like alot of extra work in the paperwork and calling deal
  3. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Really.....A Bad Feeling .Huh!!!...Thats weird....Do a search on here...If their are any threads left about USM...The USM threads seem to disappear for some reason.....:eek:
  4. rock18201

    rock18201 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 40

    go to your closest sporting good store, buy your self a good cup(because thats where you are going to get kicked) and a good pair of sneakers lace them up really good and be like forest gump and run. The worst company i have ever worked for my phone rang constantly from them that was after i ended the contract with them. while working for them it will ring prior to snow when its snowing and after. As for trying to get paid well 4 month after we were done working for them the check came in the mail for the first storm. thats one company i will be glad to hear everyone of their employess are in the unemployement line.
  5. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    This came right from a Wal-Mart employee......they have all open ended contracts this year, they are going with the cheapest price and if that person does not work out they are going to fire them and go down the list. Also, they are slow pay. FYI only.
  6. horsepowerlawns

    horsepowerlawns Member
    Messages: 97

    Look over the paper work USM gave you.
    If you want paid fast, it cost you a $$.
    I also think it is in it that you can't sue them for not paying.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  7. luky013

    luky013 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    This is the advice I was looking for and what I expected to hear. Thanks, I am throwing the contract in the trash and writing the email to let them know. glad I posted on here before I signed the contract. snow work is stressful enough without scum bags like this.
  8. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    Another sheep in the herd, processed through the rumor mill run by those who just dont know. (but for rock18201)
  9. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    You Know all.....Worked for them(USM) for 2 seasons.....So, before you dam all ....get your facts straight sir......
  10. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

  11. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    ...........could be that some folks don't need to be kicked in the teeth by a horse to know damn well that it's going to hurt................
  12. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    There should be a whole seperate forum for people to ask "who is USM and what are they like"
  13. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Back in the early 90s we did a few Small box stores..We only lost a couple of teeth....:waving:....
  14. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Did a big box for them. Didn't loose any teeth, but am still looking for my shorts!!:nono:
  15. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    My wife asked me why I was laughing so hard. These two posts are why. hahahaha

    RUN Forest RUN......
  16. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    There is. Just not allowed on this site.
  17. luky013

    luky013 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I did find a couple threads Thanks! good stuff
  18. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Did some emergency sub work at once last year. Not a USM contract, Walmart leases from a RIT that owns the building so getting paid was not a problem. The lot layout sucked with islands everywhere and there were shipping carts galore not put away. Definite PIA.
  19. mrsnowman

    mrsnowman Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Having experience with what you are talking about, I will tell you to budget at least an extra half an hour per vist for the paperwork. Walmarts don't hurry to get you signed. good luck
  20. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    Is that a question or a statement?

    I have and do work with them, so my facts are pretty straight. Thanks though.