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    Deem Mechanical

    Anyone ever worked for Deem Mechanical? Saw an ad for them and just wondering how they are to work for, pay, etc...

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    Stay away from them they will use you for the summer then get rid of you.

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    I have been with them for a few months and so far have enjoyed it. In my part of the country we do a lot of rack refrigeration work. This can be a downer if you don't like night,weekend and unscheduled work. They charge you 15 bucks a week truck fee and have gps on the vans. I'm not sure that is legal but in this economy seems you have to take the good with the bad.

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    Truck fee?!



    Sounds like a bottom feeder to me.
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

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    I've never heard of a truck fee either. Ive heard of charging a customer for a trip charge, but never the tech having to pay to use the truck. Sorry to hear that.

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    I worked for an outfit that charges techs $35/month truck fee, I question it and was told that it has something to do with NYS law or some sort of tax and it was not a profit. there are a few companies doing it but most dont.

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    DEEM Mechanical

    Quote Originally Posted by wannameltice View Post
    I have been with them for a few months and so far have enjoyed it. In my part of the country we do a lot of rack refrigeration work. This can be a downer if you don't like night,weekend and unscheduled work. They charge you 15 bucks a week truck fee and have gps on the vans. I'm not sure that is legal but in this economy seems you have to take the good with the bad.
    Are you still employed by them and if not why, How was your experience there?

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    Charge them for off hours parking and security, nothing is free

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    Local co. here charges $10 a week. Most of the guys say they look for a way to get that money back, like letting the truck run all day etc.

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    Since Deem is sharing the cost of their business with their employees, I wonder if they are also sharing the profits? I wonder if the owner of the company has an opinion on socialism? My bet is that he or she votes Republican.

    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BergerMech Rob View Post
    Since Deem is sharing the cost of their business with their employees, I wonder if they are also sharing the profits? I wonder if the owner of the company has an opinion on socialism? My bet is that he or she votes Republican.

    I hope he does vote republican!!! Then I will like my job even more yet. But in all seriousness, they are very upfront with it during the interview process its one of the first things they tell you about. So if you are a smart person (not claiming I am BUT this is what I did) when they ask you what you need, just tack an extra dollar an hour or 50 cents an hour on there to cover it up. I did that plus got more, so I guess thats why it doesn't bother me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhat View Post
    Charge them for off hours parking and security, nothing is free
    NO problem....then you'll also get a 1099 for your non-wage income.

    You're missing the point. It's a legal issue, not a monetary one. Taking a truck home is considered income by the IRS. If there's an audit, you'll find that out for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Markl View Post
    NO problem....then you'll also get a 1099 for your non-wage income.

    You're missing the point. It's a legal issue, not a monetary one. Taking a truck home is considered income by the IRS. If there's an audit, you'll find that out for yourself.
    What if I am dispatched from home and only get to the office once or twice a week?

    I see what you're saying but in my case it saves the co. money. So should they report more income since my first call every morning takes less drive time than if I started from the office?

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