Solutions Studies – Choosing 1099 Field TechniciansJoel Coffman
Wise advice for avoiding the “COST TRAP” when using 1099 field technicians.
Field technicians come in all sizes and flavors, from retail to enterprise-class. One of the most common comments I hear from customers is, “I don’t want to pay a lot for a technician.” Unfortunately, most of these customers will end up paying more in the long run as price almost always equates to quality when dealing with 1099 field technicians. A technician priced at $60/hour taking 3 hours to complete a task will be more expensive than a technician asking $100/hour that can finish the job in half the time.
In general, higher-priced technicians working with a reputable project management company will have been subjected to background checks, vetted for certifications relevant to your specific job, and given the right training and tools for the job. Don’t be tempted to save a few dollars on the front end, only to end up paying more on the back end due to excessive project management requirements, poor execution in the field, and additional out-of-scope hourly fees.
SabeRex maintains a network of professional “5 star” preferred technicians supporting the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and rarely have issues when a customer is focused on getting the right technician for the job. If your financial decision maker thinks you might be paying too much, ask them to compare your proposal to the Best Buy Geek Squad technicians and rates. Then ask them who they think should be working on your enterprise project.