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  1. #144
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    It was the same in Maryland also (Nextech NE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danstewart View Post
    Phase24, u wouldn't happen to be in the southeast would ya???
    It was for next tech owned by CMS,(in MD) I heard next tech lost some big contracts recently.

    Don't know if it had anything to do with them charging there customers to install wire ties on every PM. The office would tell there techs you have to "find" stuff on pm's and charge them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phase24 View Post
    It was for next tech owned by CMS,(in MD) I heard next tech lost some big contracts recently.

    Don't know if it had anything to do with them charging there customers to install wire ties on every PM. The office would tell there techs you have to "find" stuff on pm's and charge them.
    wonder which ones they lost. I still see one of the guys from when I worked there, I'll have to ask him. Always seemed to me they were one big contract loss away from disaster all the time. They keep their spare vans in glen burnie. I always find it funny how there are always a bunch of vans there in the winter when everone quits because they give you 10 hours a week and then come spring and summer all the vans are gone to the next poor victims!

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    Between 2007-2012, they lost Fred's, then they lost Belk. I don't know if u all ever knew the maintenance supervisors for these but they both landed and CMS as RSMs.

  5. #148
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    Quote Originally Posted by marylandtech View Post
    wonder which ones they lost. I still see one of the guys from when I worked there, I'll have to ask him. Always seemed to me they were one big contract loss away from disaster all the time. They keep their spare vans in glen burnie. I always find it funny how there are always a bunch of vans there in the winter when everone quits because they give you 10 hours a week and then come spring and summer all the vans are gone to the next poor victims!
    When did you work there?? BTW it was RA they lost

  6. #149
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    Quote Originally Posted by phase24 View Post
    When did you work there?? BTW it was RA they lost
    08-10 (I think, it was all a blur lol) Good $$$ though

  7. #150
    Quote Originally Posted by marylandtech View Post
    08-10 (I think, it was all a blur lol) Good $$$ though
    They didn't mind paying ya good hourly, cause if they had to pay ya mileage they would have to shut down... I put almost 61k on a new van in a year.

  8. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by danstewart View Post
    They didn't mind paying ya good hourly, cause if they had to pay ya mileage they would have to shut down... I put almost 61k on a new van in a year.
    New van!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You where lucky !!!!!!! Mine had 500,000 miles broke down once a week and I would have to go off the clock to get it fixed so I could get back to the job I was getting parts for

  9. #152
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    that is crazy my buddy loves it there

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    It wasn't bad before children, the amount of money you made compared to the actual work ( 60% of the time driving) was real good.. But children change that... Beauty pageants, football, motocross etc is real difficult when you on call or back up every weekend. Not sure about NExtech and up north, but down south it normal for a tech to cross states just to get Cato ( big woman store) PM done.. CMS wasn't a job, it was an adventure..:-)

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    how did you find time to make children???......lol


    from time to time, I will see a package unit on the roof of a Mall that has all of the sheet metal screw heads painted........ I always wonder if that was a " treat for rust" scam by our dear friends....... I will always look at the condenser fan motor to see if it is new. it usually is.....



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  12. #155
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    Pulled my time with that bunch as well. Put 40,000 miles on a van in 6 months time and worked 60 + hours every week. Was expected to find a " pm add " on every job to cover driving time to the next job. I was at a gas station looking at a drink machine one Friday night about 8:00 explaining to the manager why it would not work with no pressure in the tanks as she was telling me she was going to call my supervisor and when I left there they wanted me to go to a job on the other end of the state to start a changeout. Explained to the office that I could not get to the job before they closed because the customer closed at 10:00 and I was easily 5 hours away. Was on the job next morning at 6 to do the changeout ,that they had not pulled permits for, and after that had to do 2 more pm's. Figured it was time to go! They tried to hold my last check because they said my phone bill was too high and that took a nasty phone call from a lawyer friend and a faxed copy of they sections of the labor codes to help them understand that I would really appreciate getting what I was owed. I cannot in good conscience recommend them to anybody in the industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Soul View Post
    Was on the job next morning at 6 to do the changeout ,that they had not pulled permits for, and after that had to do 2 more pm's. Figured it was time to go! They tried to hold my last check because they said my phone bill was too high and that took a nasty phone call from a lawyer friend and a faxed copy of they sections of the labor codes to help them understand that I would really appreciate getting what I was owed. I cannot in good conscience recommend them to anybody in the industry.
    You young guys need to smarten up.

    When you see the experiences of others at these places, do yourself a favor, and don't let these outfits convince you that this is good for you, your career, your customers, or the trade.

    If they can't get you to work there, these companies will die out.

    Then, better companies, ones that charge the client appropriately for EXPERTISE will take their place.

    There is a revolving door in commercial retail, with everyone racing to the bottom of the rate card. Companies change service providers like Presidents, because of the natural rules of business, succinctly stated by this gentleman:

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. It's unwise to pay too little.

    When you pay too much, you lose a little money -- that is all. When you pay too little, you may lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

    The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot -- it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better."

    John Ruskin

    Another note to you young guys:

    This also applies in government, to the notion of benefits doled out to the voting masses, who are beholden to the government.

    For example, there is no way that the current healthcare reform law can provide what was promised. That is why the estimates of its TRUE costs have tripled. It will cripple America, and leave you financially crippled in the process.

    But, then again, you young guys who voted for it didn't think that one through.

    Did you?
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