US Maintenance pay cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chrisbolte, May 21, 2007.

  1. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I know that most of you hate US Maintenance because they are a big company, they take a cut of the money you would make, and their time it takes to be paid. I have been doing work for them for the past three years and have been pretty happy with doing work for them. The reasons I don't mind working for them are: they do all the sales work for me, they handle most of the customer service, and I know I am going to get paid.

    I know many people have said the pay is very low. I would disagree. Some job pay is to low which I do not accept their offer. But many jobs are average for our area.

    I just received a certified letter saying the are taking a 4% pay cut on all jobs. I was wondering if anyone else has received that letter? Is this for all stores they service? Is this for all parts of the country?

    Overall I have had a good experience with the national companies. Please give any tips you have with working with them and gaining new business.

  2. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 441

    i do two Best Buy stores, one Boaters World, and one Studio 6 for them, also 2 Wal-Mart outparcels. We sign an agreement at the beginning of the year. It spells out the monthly amounts they will pay. They will not be reducing those by any amount. We had an agreed on price at the beginning.
  3. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    That is what is surprising me. I had snow contracts that paid December thru May. They took the discount off the May payments. Those contracts were signed in September 2006. I had other contracts signed in March of 2007 that will be effected. The certified letter said all contacts when being paid will have a 4% discount taken.
  4. scholzee

    scholzee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 130

    That's fine just cut 96% of the grass.
  5. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    Sounds like there might be something in the fine print on the contracts they've got people signing. Better be anyway, or they'll be defending themselves against a class action suit to get that money.
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I like that! :laugh:
  7. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    I live in Beaufort Sc so i hope im not stepping on any toes here, but how do I get in with this US maintenance company?
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

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