However, we do ask that all participants respect the rights of others to communicate in whatever manner they wish, positive or negative, and TRY to behave respectfully toward one another when conflicts in views or opinions arise.
Our goal is to create an environment where examiners can speak openly and honestly without the restrictions of forced diplomacy or the constraints of having to observe over-bearing rules of political correctness.
Agents need to realize direct or going through a paramedical company the examiner does not get any of the extras that the IC may be paying.
No, they were dreamed up by PCs who don't actually have to work them.
We all need to develop a new attitude and a new approach to presets.
They are (or should be) considered special handling exceptions and they should automatically be priced at a higher rate of pay. Actually, for all we know, they do pay more but we'd have no way of knowing that because the money doesn't get passed on to us.
Instead of accepting them as the routine orders they've become (which we never should have allowed to happen) we all need to start attaching a price tag to them. An extra $5 - $10 is reasonable.
Just because PCs come up with these bright ideas, it doesn't mean we have to go along with them at a cost to ourselves.
Sure, offer extra services all day long but don't expect them to be done unless there's extra pay attached to them.
It's obvious more and more examiners are refusing them or charging more for them, so it's up to the rest of us to follow their lead and make it become a standard for all examiners.
We can't stop the PCs from making ridiculous deals and offers but we can make them pay for them.
They can only control us if we let 'em.
I am a contractor- I have last minute things all the time with my directs! I was called yesterday afternoon for an appointment that I was able to fit into today and it was within my normal business hours. Of course that was for a direct agent.
Anyway I will not be doing anymore preset appointments outside of my boundaries for any PC - just make the same money anyway.
This is not my first rodeo!
I've asked people in the office (the ones I know well) when they're asking me to do something unreasonable: "Would YOU drive that far for x-amount of money? No? Neither will I." They know darn well it's unreasonable, but hoping someone is desperate enough to take it. There are towns on the very edge of my territory I will cover, but only if I can piggy back them with an another job on the way. The office is understanding about that, since I'll do it. I take a few if those a year.
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