Wait, did you mean you took the shop for $65 without profit, because you didn't/couldn't route anything that late in the month? Was it a favor for her at that point? I'm probably missing something.@ceasesmith wrote:
It really ends up badly for her and worse for me, as driving round trip 180 miles for one $65 shop does virtually nothing for my bottom line profitability.
It's a gamble if people don't take it earlier and even a high bonus at month's end doesn't entice anyone, right?@mjt9598 wrote:
There's always a chance that someone will be passing by and will pick up the hard to fill shops for no bonus, so it's probably worth it for them to wait until they are desperate. These are super easy shops.
The way I understand it, at least for some MSC's, the scheduler has no way to offer more than the system will allow them to, until the drop dead date approaches.
One of my schedulers confided on the phone to me once that she would love to offer me $XX for a job we were discussing, just to get it off her board. But, she had a sticky on the job board from her boss saying that NO BONUSES could be considered till a certain time, so stop bugging him!
While many projects get gobbled up at base rate the minute they come up, some will sit for a week till the first cycle of bonuses come up, which gets more gobbled up. You'd think that the companies would recognize the middle of nowhere gigs that go to maximum bonus each month and just let those get approved early, but the computer has no logic, nor sympathy.