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  1. #157
    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    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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  2. #158
    There has got to be somebody that is currently employed at CMS keeping up with this thread.. If it is and things are currently different for you then please share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danstewart View Post
    There has got to be somebody that is currently employed at CMS keeping up with this thread.. If it is and things are currently different for you then please share.
    In the "advanced" mode, you can choose a "star" rating for the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danstewart View Post
    I like... I wish this forum had a LIKE button...

    I quoted the incorrect post above, referencing the "star" rating tool.
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    When i got hired there, First i already had a job and i was looking to move on to a different co. The previous one i was there for ten years. So the manager that interviewed me was so full of it, i did not realize it at the time. When i met him he made it sound like he was with this company for years and how good they were and so on. I took his word for it and boy that was a mistake. So come to find out the manager was only there for a week before i was hired so he had no clue about the company and the way they did things. And the funny thing is this company that he was talking proud about canned him after 2 months. So i wished i had some advice before i made the decision to work there but i was so eager to work elsewhere (i don't know why) i did not research them enough. And another thing that ticked me off, I always had newer vans in good condition, they gave me this thing on wheels they called a van with 400,000 miles on it,
    so right then i knew i would not be there long, and the techs that were starting out and still learning service got a brand new van.. Go Figure on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danstewart View Post
    There has got to be somebody that is currently employed at CMS keeping up with this thread.. If it is and things are currently different for you then please share.
    Ive been there three weeks. no problems so far. Pays good and lots of work. I ve been told we are behind, work as much as I can. there working with my schedule. And I was also told to try to find adds on but I don't change parts that aren't bad. They give you time to do a good pm. I do quote some little things but i write it up and its up to them to approve it or not. So far I like it there. I like the ot and don't mind windshield time. If you don't want ot. Keep looking. I think some of the negative experiences are from a big company with growing pains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsdad View Post
    Ive been there three weeks. no problems so far. Pays good and lots of work. I ve been told we are behind, work as much as I can. there working with my schedule. And I was also told to try to find adds on but I don't change parts that aren't bad. They give you time to do a good pm. I do quote some little things but i write it up and its up to them to approve it or not. So far I like it there. I like the ot and don't mind windshield time. If you don't want ot. Keep looking. I think some of the negative experiences are from a big company with growing pains.
    Give it a couple of months. I had the same feeling at first, then it all changes. As far as just trying to find PM adds, you better do more than "try" because they expect to see a minimum of 50 percent PM add rate and that is approved work only. The stuff you write up that doesn't get approved does not count toward your 50 percent. If you don't hit the numbers they want you to hit, you can expect some dollars out of your pocket at your review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsdad View Post
    Ive been there three weeks. no problems so far. Pays good and lots of work. I ve been told we are behind, work as much as I can. there working with my schedule. And I was also told to try to find adds on but I don't change parts that aren't bad. They give you time to do a good pm. I do quote some little things but i write it up and its up to them to approve it or not. So far I like it there. I like the ot and don't mind windshield time. If you don't want ot. Keep looking. I think some of the negative experiences are from a big company with growing pains.
    Wait to Nov.1 Hits boom you were getting 40+ hours, that will drop to maybe 10-20 hrs a week until march and they wont give two licks if you sit at home. I was happy the first couple months because there was plenty of work. The funny thing was the other techs would warn me wait until oct or nov you will not get any hours. Now that being said SOME companies when they get slow may still pay you at least 30 hrs regardless if they want to keep you around.

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    And another thing, if you did something they did not like, for instance not using the store phone to ivr in or out, even though the ivr would not work from the store sometimes, and if you forgot to do something dumb like get a part# off a board even though you have the m# & S/N to get the correct part. They would actually call you chew you out and then tell the tech to drive back to the job ON YOUR OWN TIME. Who would actually do that? They told me and at least 3 other techs to do that. This was next tech/cms in MD/VA. I do not know who was behind all that crap, but thats just wrong.

  10. #166
    Quote Originally Posted by emsdad View Post
    Ive been there three weeks. no problems so far. Pays good and lots of work. I ve been told we are behind, work as much as I can. there working with my schedule. And I was also told to try to find adds on but I don't change parts that aren't bad. They give you time to do a good pm. I do quote some little things but i write it up and its up to them to approve it or not. So far I like it there. I like the ot and don't mind windshield time. If you don't want ot. Keep looking. I think some of the negative experiences are from a big company with growing pains.
    U still in the honeymoon stage. Give it a few months and check back. I wish ya the best.

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    I spent some time there its not going to change. I was at Nextech always said the van is waiting for the next tech to come in seems 3 yrs is most time people are there.
    I also heard managers say " Techs are a dime a dozen" and ' Techs are like a pair of shoes you can always get another pair" always had another all 4 u to run.


    They always wanted pm adds if you couldnt find one they tell you what to change. By the way CMS bucks and the trip are long gone
    nothing for the tech. managers think you should be happy to work there. On call @ weeks a month and than want u to work weekends
    in summer. Winter comes your on standby.

    just saying what i saw, and when techs leave they act like its no big deal they will find more techs
    all about numbers for job profits and pm adds

    Get out if you are there and dont go it is not going to change.
    you get nothing but a pay check
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    ^^^^^^he is right^^^^^^^

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    Ok , is CMS the same as CM Service? Here on west coast its CM Service and FM Service?

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