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Public Discussions (PUBLIC) / This makes for an interesting read...
« Last post by edpallo on March 04, 2015, 09:50:09 AM »
So I guess this clearly means that all service platforms must ensure the wording of any WO must not have any reference to "I work for (buyer name)". 

http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/316982/employment+litigation+tribunals/65+Million+Independent+Contractor+Misclassification+Settlement+Between+Lowes+And+Its+Home+Improvement+Contractors

I wonder if this lawsuit will place "platform providers" under the IRS microscope?
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i had to login and change my phone number to 574-911-1111 to get them to stop calling me.
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Funny...  I started the signup process with them ages ago,  and that came to a screeching halt when I saw what they were paying.  I told 'em flat out that this wasn't anywhere near my rates (which weren't as high then as they are now) and that was the end of that.

I haven't heard a word from them since.

Maybe they lost my info?

if they did consider yourself lucky
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Funny...  I started the signup process with them ages ago,  and that came to a screeching halt when I saw what they were paying.  I told 'em flat out that this wasn't anywhere near my rates (which weren't as high then as they are now) and that was the end of that.

I haven't heard a word from them since.

Maybe they lost my info?
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wish they would get a clue and quit calling me
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General (PUBLIC) / Re: Anyone have a terms and agreemnt payment form?
« Last post by derek vandentop on February 23, 2015, 08:54:44 PM »
yeah hard to take these places word when you have alot of time and materials out on a job site for anything over a days work. i dont blame ya
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General (PUBLIC) / Re: Anyone have a terms and agreemnt payment form?
« Last post by edpallo on February 16, 2015, 11:22:19 AM »
Well a coupla comments:

a) In today's marketplace, I doubt you will get any company to sign an agreement with you (or your company).  They will just keep routing the work order to more techs until one accepts it without conditions.

b) if you do want a T&C (terms & conditions) form, you are better off paying a lawyer to draft one, as a home grown form will almost never stand up in court (assuming a client of yours ever signs one).



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General (PUBLIC) / Anyone have a terms and agreemnt payment form?
« Last post by vancouvertech on February 16, 2015, 01:06:00 AM »
I will no longer take a companies word for it, to visit and do any kind of work without first creating a account, then have them pre pay for a walk though/site survey. But also want a terms and agreement legal form for larger jobs taking over a day. I talked to my attorney and it will cost $300-$500 to draft one up. She also stated if I had one that I can make some changes to and have them create then it would cost me $300.00

So, if anyone has a T&A form and we can talk about the legalities of getting paid and our responsibilities in the form that would be great :)

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They did reply to my response with a counteroffer, and it was very condescending. The representative did not sign his or her name to the response. Is this really someone from Barrister? I think so, but this is the Internet, so how can one know for sure?

http://www.theforcefield.net/portal/national-contractors-platforms.html?pid=6&sid=173:Barrister-Global-Services-Network-Inc
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Barrister Global Services joined The Force Field portal last week just so they could post a response to the poor reviews on their listing in the National Contractors and Platforms Directory. I was hoping for an honest, down-to-earth comment from them in an attempt to reach out to the techs who posted negative reviews of their company.

Instead, they posted their standard cut-and-paste response they distribute to every complaints board and forum they respond to on the Internet.

I am planning to use Barrister as a real world example of how not to build a reputation for your brand and your business in an upcoming episode of The Force Field Podcast.
I'm searching for some personal stories from techs who have performed work for Barrister to share with listeners on the show. I want to be fair about it so if you like working for Barrister, send me your experiences so I can present both sides. You can post your comments and stories in this thread or you can message me, e-mail me, or leave a comment as a review under their listing in the directory.

You can read their comment and my response to it here. http://www.theforcefield.net/portal/national-contractors-platforms.html?pid=6&sid=173:Barrister-Global-Services-Network-Inc
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