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  2. Paul; Your statement " When I asked why would anyone want to work with your company knowing that you do not pay until you are paid ? I also asked how do we know if you are paid or not paid from your customer ? " You are exactly on point. How the hell do I know for sure when you have been paid? This comes after being so stupid that I would agree to be paid when paid in the first place. I just received a query from "FacilitySource" to become a contractor. They have just been consumed by CBRE (Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis), a large player in the real estate/ real estate management area. I received a solicitation sheet from them and I won't even insult the intelligence of those on this venue by posting it. The response section was very definite but the payment portion was somewhere out in the Cosmos. You could be paid only if they got paid and then pay you at some mysterious date in the future. They had a list of discounts that they wanted to take under circumstances that were totally unverifiable. You also had to sign away all rights as a contractor while shielding them from everything. Incredible............ But if I were to sign this nonsense, I would be getting exactly what I deserve. Just for the record, they intimated that they wanted me to provide service to Lowe's, along with some other familiar major accounts in my area. I politely refused the offer but thought to myself that if a person made me an offer like this to my face I would have dispensed justice with a broken car antenna right on the spot. Peace out!
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  4. Here is a " National " Maintenance Co that sent me a request to work for them. I read their contract and it included payment statements stating they will only pay their contractors if they get paid by their customers. Also included was a Hold Harmless Insurance Policy covering everyone And no legal actions can be taken against the National or the end customer Plus a lot of other nonsense When I asked why would anyone want to work with your company knowing that you do not pay until you are paid ? I also asked how do we know if you are paid or not paid from your customer ? Here is the answer sent to me Hello, I will take you out of our system. The only reason we wait until the client pays us ( like every other maintenance company that isn’t upfront with you about it ) is because we are nationwide and all through Canada. If we paid every technician before getting paid we would be out of business. That would be millions we would have to lay out. Thank you! Dominique DiPalo Vendor Relations RKB Maintenance Solutions 330 Motor Parkway, Suite 306 Hauppauge, NY 11788 P: 516-612-7821 x 413| F: 516-706-1393 E: DDiPalo@rkb247.com | W: www.rkb247.com
  5. This is a first ever trial run. Use link below or use the main horizontal menu header above "PHOTO COMPETITION" http://www.thesignsyndicate.com/forums/index.php?/competition/ The rules are simple. One entry per member, up to 8 votes per member. Please don't search the internet for pictures, please use your own that you captured around town or during a job. It's the first and a trial run, we'll figure out a 1st place price. This ends August 8th 2019 Please do not Photoshop pictures. The Contest: FUNNIEST SIGN PHOTO This is the Funniest Sign Photo "Contest" that has to do with a sign in the photo. The way it looks, the content, the shape it is in, or perhaps something that happened to it. No Photo shopping. Please no searching the internet for photos, it should be your own that you captured around town
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    Going Green in Signage

    Customer called and wondered why the sign wasn't working. If you look closely, the lamps are still in!
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  8. Yes, they are both still suppliers.
  9. There are a TON of new Dollar General Stores springing up in the Mid-Missouri area. I know Everbrite and Dualite used to handle their new builds . . . any idea if they are still the National's to contact? Or is someone else handling that account now. . . Thanks in advance for any help.
  10. Looking to hire fabricators and installers for a fast pace sign shop , Experienced preferred but willing to train a motivated learner in either position, immediate openings
  11. Thought I would show off a new Sign Syndicate Board function. It's "Tell a Friend" If you have any friends that you would like to show this site to you can click on the small share button Fill out the two short fields and Presto What it will look like to your friend
  12. WOW! Did you ever get your truck back?? Crazy that you can't trust folks with anything anymore.
  13. It can certainly be a huge headache. I recommend high turnover until you get the good employees you want to keep. Then give them a reason to stay with you. But you have to pay them what they are worth. That can be hard because there are so many "bargain bin" sign companies out there that routinely price themselves into poverty because they cannot figure out how much of their revenue should go towards paying their employees. I'm sure it's the same reality as any other industry. Charge what you need to charge in order to pay what you need to pay to keep those good employees you want to keep.
  14. Very good point. We stopped letting our people borrow the company truck for a similar reason. One of them never returned it and the police told us it isn't stolen because we allowed him to take it. That was quite the eye opener for me. I've also had problems with (former) employees that I allow to use the shop stealing things, or their buddies who come to help stealing things. We have everything on security camera nowadays, but it's still a huge hassle.
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    Starr Mershon

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    James Raley

  20. Gerber AR600 6x10 router Has clamp table (not Vacuum) was in working condition and used weekly before we moved. The computer with the software crashed so that would need to be replaced but I have all of the software including Omega and artpath. Only known deficiencies were in the coolant system. One of the adjustable nozzles is broke and there is a slow leak in the tank. Should be repairable but we didn't because we mainly routed plastic and foam with it so coolant was not needed. It is not set up at this time as I have no rook to do so. We downsized several years go with the intent to build a new room here at the new shop that will probably never happen. Asking $7k but open to reasonable offers
  21. Northwest Sign & Design has an immediate opening for a journeyman level sign installation / service expert. Northwest Sign & Design is a design / build custom sign company specializing in electrical and architectural signage. We are very proud of our work and our team. We believe in using top quality parts with exceptional craftsmanship and serving our clients with integrity. Come work for a company that respects your skills and talents and work in an environment that is healthy both physically and mentally. We work together as a team! Great things are happening, come join the excitement! The right candidate will have excellent customer service and problem-solving skills. Duties to include loading signage onto trucks, managing truck inventory, performing surveys, completing installation of all types of signage using a variety of equipment including buckets trucks, ladders, and lifts. Complete installations efficiently and safely. Requirements: Must be able to complete labor intensive work repeatedly, including lifting 50lbs, climb ladders, dig footings, etc. Read and work to plans. Pass a drug test Must be able to work well under pressure and solve problems. Have general construction knowledge. Have clean driving record with CDL 04 Electrical license Compensation depends on experience, we offer fully paid insurance, personal time off, vacation, and retirement plan. Top pay in the industry, relocation bonus possible for right candidate. https://www.nwsigns.com/form/careers
  22. This sign was actually only 10.5 amps when tested, we do not know where the 4.2 amps per powers supply comes from. So were good.
  23. Nice sign but I would have left the 18 amp part out of the picture if connecting to a 20 amp breaker. 16 would be your limit correct?
  24. Or you can just wait for the fast food chains to raise the minimum wage to $15 and just know how to pull a burger out of a microwave and overcook fries. I can see why sign companies are short handed. Worked for a sign company once that even after proving all the skills they needed and then some, wanted us road guys all to get CDL licenses. When asked how much more per hour the job will then pay for the extra hastle, was told you will be allowed to keep your job.
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