09/18/2013
By: robertconrad
Insource Performance Solutions
When I had an interview with a recruiter from Insource, she told me that I would be working full time (and expected to work overtime during peak seasons) and she told me I would receive a performance pay. When I asked about the performance pay, she said that I would have a base pay ($9 p/ hour) and depending on my work performance, I can earn anywhere from $0.25 to $3.00 extra. Even though I was hesitant about $9 a hour, I happily took the position because I had been looking for work for almost 2 years.On my first day, other Insource employees warned me not to get too excited about the performance pay because it was rarely awarded. After a solid month of working with Insource, I see why other employees were saying this. Within 30 days, I was making (on average) $12.15 an hour and I can run circles around a lot of the other employees. I quickly noticed that the employees who were complaining were the slow ones who wanted to talk with their buddy all the time! A manager is not always breathing down your back and I took advantage of the situation by being a productive worker. Others would find opportunities to hop on their phones when managers were not around and they were not being productive (your productivity is tracked on a computer).After a month of working with Insource, they certified me on a forklift and taught me how to drive one. I still managed to keep my performance up and then after roughly 2 months of working, Insource promoted me to a safety coordinator. Also, when peak season began to slow down and hours had to be cut, my hours stayed the same (except overtime). I thought it was hilarious that the unproductive/lazy workers complained and threatened management when they went from 48 hours a week to 15 (gee, I wonder why?). They should of considered themselves lucky because from previous experience with other labor companies, they don't cut your hours when times slow. They simply cut you and replace you with another person when peak season returns a year later.I do not look at Insource as a temporary labor agency. From past experience working with Aerotek, regardless of how good you are, they will not hesitate to let you go. At Insource, if you do what is expected from you and do it well, they recognize it with higher pay and promotions (forklift and safety coordinator). I have now been with the company for 7 months and my supervisor told me that I am going to be promoted to a lead.Yes, the work is very difficult at times but also rewarding. Just with my forklift certification, I could leave Insource and go work for a company on a forklift for $13 an hour (after I get more experience). I am not going to do this to Insource because of the opportunities they have given me, but my point is that if you are willing to work hard, you can slowly climb the ladder at Insource and add more positive/leadership experience to your resume.
02/04/2015
By: Victor E.
Premier Resources Inc
After spending 16 years in out side sales, working in different markets,when I found my self looking for employment I was pleasantly surprised that my recruiter Justin took the time to make sure he placed me in a job where my skill sets would be better utilized,so that it made sense for my employer as well as myself. I have never been through staffing agency but can say the job I'm currently working for is exactly what I have been looking for my entire career.
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05/27/2015
By: Ben K.
Coast International Services Inc
Coast provided us with a competitive quote and delivered on all aspects of the project. They have a highly specialized team who takes pride in providing quality work in a safe, efficient manor. We will definitely be using them again.
07/15/2017
By: Alexandra R.
Absolute Installations
I had a pool installed in July 2017. Jason and his crew were fast and efficient. The whole process was simple. Great group of guys to work with. I would definitely recommend. Thanks again. The Rogers Family
09/16/2016
By: Carolina B.
Link Staffing Services
found work here fast, very nice people. the office staff were all very professional and easy to talk with. I'm on a full time job that I really enjoy. highly suggest you give them a call.
05/08/2015
By: Sally W.
Myers & Chapman
Myers & Chapman is dedicated to doing the right thing when it comes to construction. They were professional, customer oriented, and delivered an excellent final product.
02/26/2013
By: tammybrooks
Express Leasing Enterprise
Our local company uses their logistic services on a weekly basis for local and national runs. They have always been on time and are great to work with. Thanks guys!
01/08/2016
By: Domonic g. M.
Staff Zone
I have 30+ yrs in industrial eguipment operations and maintenance. Also have experience in Industrial Production Maintenance. Sheet metal installation mechanic.
08/08/2017
By: Dawn B.
Roper Construction Company
Knows construction industry well, as they have been in business a long time. Reliable, quality work, great people to work with. Best in Charlotte!
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02/17/2015
By: Tyree B.
Select Staffing
Select staffing is one of the best staffing companies in the charlotte area there very professional and very friendly in helping people find jobs
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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