Don't waste your time with these bottom feeders
Subcontractor (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – April 18, 2019
I signed up with one path as an Independent Security and Alarm Technician. If you are new to subcontracting your best bet to start out is through Field Nation or Work Market. I do not like their service platform at all and is near impossible to use.
To start out, I get about 10 calls a day from foreigners bugging me about jobs that are over an hour away. When I tell them they are too far they say they will pay travel. The problem is that I don't like driving an hour to a job and I get enough work locally so I don't have to.
Every now and then there will be jobs in my area but I still don't take them. When you request a job, you don't get it immediately, you have to wait for a call back to get it assigned.
Once your onsite, everything goes as your typical service call, you check in with several phone numbers, wait several minutes in the parking lot (make sure you drive a vehicle with AC because you will need it in the summer!). Once you are done performing your work this is where it gets tricky.
You have to complete "milestones". Basically unnecessary tasks they put in because they don't trust technicians to do their job. The problem is one of the milestones requires you to submit your signoff sheet before you can close out. The problem is that the sign off sheet requires a release code, and you can't get that code until the "milestones" are all finished. It's almost like they just wanted to bust the techs balls one final time before he gets to be free.