good i'm glad he told them that lol. I look at it this way anyone could be a USM with that type of contract plus all they do is sub it out anyways right? do they even own a plow truck LOL . my thinking on it is like this i don't kbow what is going own in florida so why would i work from canada to maintain a building there? they want to take all the cream and leave you with all the work. the biggest work they have down is making that 3" think contract that probably holds then not liabale for anything that happens and leave it all on the sub doing the work.Im so glad i stumbled across this thread. It just so happens that my landlord still plowed the post office in the town where he lives, here in CT. He plowed the october storm, got paid by the usps then was contacted by usm. After reading the contract there was the whole, call in and call out, 4 percent discount after you reached 10k, and the best one they wanted to pay him over 10 months for the snow work. He has plowed the po for 44 years and never had a problem getting paid within 30 days. He promptly informed mr papenhause, who ive dealt with as well, that their contract had no wiggle room and was clearly out to screw the contractor. My landlord is a witty older italian gentlemen and he told usm this " Im too old of a cat, to be F****D by a Kitten". Good luck to the usps!
Bigger isn't always better , is there some one who will work cheaper always but will they give the same amount of service? the way of the world today service means nothing if your cheap you got the job or if you can white wash some one with some pretty words you got the job.