This company is in the business of hiring individuals and putting the to work with the promise of being able to make quite a substantial income. After working for them for a few weeks, however, they start to bill you for everything. There is no paid training, you find out later. They charge you for the back ground and drug pre-screening. They ask you to work way outside your normal area, and promise to take care of you. After you go to this remote location and work a couple of weeks you find out there is no per diam, and they are charging you back for t he hotel stay. If they find a house in that area,they tell you it will get better. Then you find out they charge you the same for the house. Example: They found a house in Waterloo Iowa that rented for $1200 unfurnished. They move 4 technicians in and still charge $25.00 each/day. After 12 days the house is paid for, for the month. What do they do with the other $2800 they make from the techs? Then, just when you think you’ve had enough, they let you know that you can’t stop working for them. If you do,you will owe them more money. They give you a $250 bonus, plus offer to cover some of the expenses you incurred through them, if you don’t quit. If you do quit, you owe them everything, plus the bonus, plus any other work they make up and add to your bill. —————————————————————————————————————————- This is the letter I received toady: ” As an Independent Contractor you are responsible for your own expenses. These expenses include the following: Vehicle Expense Insurance Expense Tool Expense Office Expense Small Parts Expense Training Expense Traveling Expense Telephone Expense Handheld Usage Fees You are paid by the job that is completed only and any other items that are paid on your behalf are as a loan (Also known as Accounts Receivable). Items that are regularly paid on your behalf and then charged to you are as follows: Drug and Background Check Certification Testing Small Parts Start Up Tools Cash Advances Fuel Advances Hotel Expenses Housing Expenses Service Call Charge backs Due to the confusion on housing expense in Waterloo we have decided as a company to offer you a bonus equal to the housing charges. This bonus is like the starting bonus that is due and payable if you do not continue contracting for a period of 90 days. Also we would like to remind you of the charge backs that could occur that you will also find in the contract you signed prior to starting training: Damage claims that are not covered by your insurance company $75 per month handheld usage charge Service calls on any work completed inside of 90 days unless they are customer caused Phone line or internet connection percentage less than 35% Any Equipment checked out to you that cannot be accounted for at month end inventory No call / No show jobs On Time Guarantees In closing I would like to say that traveling is not for everybody and working from home has so many less expenses making it much easier to relax with the income. Sorry it took so long to put this together. I know it is only a week away but I feel it important to let you know if you are not running again youre entire A/R balance will be applied to your check on the 8th.” ———————————————————————————————————————— Basically they are saying, we know we screwed up charging you for all this, but if you keeping working for us we might not. However, if you quit working for us, we will not only not pay you for the work you did, but charge you for everything else too. I got my first check on the 23rd of May for $583.00. Taxable for $833.00 with the bonus. I also got my first full invoice from them for $1,605.65. I went to work on April 12th. Something just doesn’t add up with these guys.