I received an email last night from a company that is about to become a former company I worked for. They have cut the drive time wage by 30%, and now only pay between stores. Effective immediately. The current assignment I am about to send back was only accepted because they were going to pay door to door. The stores are too far away to do for just the hourly rate. I feel they breached our agreement by changing this policy between the time I accepted the job 2 weeks ago, until I finally got the POP/display repair materials late yesterday. It was supposed to be here by Wednesday, I had scheduled this job for Thursday. We are talking a round trip of 100+ miles. it is about 22 miles between the stores, but in heavy traffic, 1 hour drive time. Am I wrong to think all previous agreements are now null and void due to this?
Also, just curious, as this company is also one that requires a ton of unpaid home reports, reading 56 page instruction manuals on how to use clients printers, RF guns, creating price tags, placing orders and doing credit returns-all unpaid at home, how would you politely tell them to go to H@#*?
I think you are right. Once you accepted the job you accepted their terms of agreement. They changed the terms after you accepted the job. I think you are well within your rights to cancel the job. You might find they change their terms for this particular job so they can have you do it. Personally, I'd just send them an email and say just that.
Contracts work both ways. Companies often lord it over us that accepting an assignment is entering into a contract to complete said assignment and then fail to realize it is not legal to change the terms of the contract without having both parties agree. Give them the choice of honoring the terms in place at the time you entered into the agreement or sending FedEX/UPS/USPS to your home to pick up the materials and return them on their dime.
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If I were you I would email them and give them a chance to honor the original agreement for these assignments that are already booked. Let them know that you will back out of the service if the original agreement does not stand. You were doing them a favor by taking the assignments that were not conveniently located for you.
It is worth a shot especially since you already worked it into your schedule.
Then after those assignments are done consider quitting.
I already had given notice on Thursday. The DM won't respond to email, and won't take calls. I'm calling the project manager tomorrow early AM. If I don't get a person, too bad, so sad, come pick up your crap. I only could possibly do this tomorrow morning. The rest of the week is already committed.
Thanks for your opinions everyone.
He supposedly is going to honor the original agreement. I'll see when I get the check. I frankly have no reason to believe him. I told him we are done, finished, adios. Another company for my private black list.
The rest of the story. They did pay drive time and mileage between the stores, but, not the drive time or mileage door to door. Now they want me to send in all of the returns which they had me take home to process. On my own time.
Has H@#* frozen over yet?
> The rest of the story. They did pay drive time and
> mileage between the stores, but, not the drive
> time or mileage door to door. Now they want me to
> send in all of the returns which they had me take
> home to process. On my own time.
> Has H@#* frozen over yet?
Last I checked, nope. You have their merch, if they want you to do anything with it they should pay for it. Even trashing it should be billable, IMO.