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Heh..apparently I signed up for this...I don't even remember doing it - also can't say I've gotten any calls from it..
I haven't received any business from this either.
I know I never signed up for this company and I'm getting offers to do signings for $75. Take a hike! I'm also getting emails from Global Notary - I may have signed up with them, but I don't believe I expected the business to be strictly electronic. While I don't subscribe to satanism :-) I certainly agree that dealing with live people is absolutely the only way to conduct business. And Global Notary's fees are all over the map, and very low - $40 - $70 tops. I don't leave the house for less than $90 - the costs of doing business have gone through the roof!
I'm proud of you Leslie.
I bet I've received 20 calls this week all for refinance edocs that were under $100.
I even had one scheduler tell me if I took a signing (2 1/2 hours one way) for $60 (yes, edocs AND faxbacks), they'd send me all their business. She was VERY shocked when I told her what my fee would be.
NOTARIES -- STAND YOUR GROUND -- IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE WORTH HIGHER FEES, THEN GO TO WORK FLIPPING BURGERS FOR MINIMUM WAGE
How can notaries think they are making any profit by accepting $60 for edocs and fax backs???? even if the alternative is that you're just sitting at home, $60 doesn't cover printing approx 230 pages (ink and paper and time); driving to the signing; conducting the signing; faxing back docs; getting back in the car to go to UPS/FedEx.
I wish more and more notaries would stand their ground instead of accepting ridicously low fees.
I told them my fee is $125, payable up front.
Neil L. Kleeger nkleeger
I too have received emails from this company and I know for a fact I DID NOT sign up with them. I would respond by letting them know MY fee, they never acknowledged my response to them. I have told them to quit sending me emails, but they have not stopped so I'm sending them to SPAM I am!!
Go Fer You Mobile Notary - TX TexasRose
I have done three signings for them. My thoughts are as follows:
1. They offer lowball rates, between $60 and $85
2. They do have live people you can talk to on the phone. They are not always available but they are there
3. They DO pay, but their terms are net 45 days. I have received 2 checks from them already
4. Their online platform is awesome, logs all times and keeps everyone updated
5. Docs sometimes come late, in which case they will bump your fee. Personally not worth it in my opinion for the hassle
6. Bottom line, they are not the best company, but if the alternative is sitting at home making NOTHING, some of you will choose to do so, I might pick up one job from them in a blue moon if it is close to me josephlei
I waited 3 months and many emails, as they do not have a live person to talk to when trying to collect payment, just trying to collect a print fee of $10!!!
I dislike SigningTrac very much. The low low fees they offer to pay are insulting. I will never accept an assignment with this organization. But my vent today concerns their refusal to take me off their non-stop flurry of emails that beep and distract constantly. I keep asking them to remove me. My request is not being honored. I'm fed up with them completely. Anyone know how to get them to remove you from their mailing list?
Penny - Georgia Mobile Notary
/Penny Henritze Penny
I don't know what email provider you use, but I have gmail and I just mark unwanted, incessant emails as "spam" - goes straight to my spam folder after that and I never see it.
quote:Originally posted by kysigningagent I had a signing yesterday that put me in a bind. When I got out of my car, one of the borrowers came out of her house holding her hand to her mouth. She said she just came home from her doctor a few hours before the appointment. The doctor told her that she had contracted mono and was
I know you can't catch mono without an exchange of saliva, but I had no idea at that point if she was going to cough throughout the signing and possibly passing the virus to me. Even if she coughed into her hands, saliva can spray a couple of feet, across the small table where I was sitting. I was also freaking myself out thinking that if she did cough and handled her pen and documents throughout, I would catch it. When she saw my apprehension, she tried to assure me that it should be okay if we sat outside.
I am not a germaphobe, as evident to the fact that I've resigned myself to the possibility of catching colds and flu from my kids every school year. However, the question is, should I have asked the borrower to call her loan officer to reschedule because of the risk to my health, and not being able to work for several weeks if I got sick? Or should I have continued like I did, and completed the signing as quickly as possible? Sitting outside on a hot and humid 86 degree day, and constantly smacking mosquitoes and scratching myself rounded out the torturous experience. :-(
Has anyone come across a situation like this?
Poor lady - and poor you!!
Sitting outside doesn't cut the risk - coughing and sneezing, as you said, can spread it too. ANY exposure to her secretions puts you at risk.
That said, I'd probably have gone on and got it done anyway because I'm foolish like that - I'm already there. If this had to be canceled because of her diagnosis, they may have lost their rate, their loan and everything since it's so long-lasting.
Guess this is a good example as to WHY we should carry those masks - I might have made her wear one - or would have suggested it and told them I'd come back later in the day when they have all precautions under control. I might even have gone and bought some for her...lol
Hope you're okay. I, personally, have never run into anything like this.
Sounds like this signing needs to get cancelled, or at least wear a mask.
Think Linda made all the points that needed making. And, I, like Linda and you, would have completed it as quickly, far away and touchless as possible...and left her with a nice pen, too.
I did do one where the lady had 'something', but she greeted me wearing a mask and rubber gloves...hubby was a doctor & offered me a nice pair of rubber gloves like they were wearing (I accepted)...they still both got nice pens, too.
If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.
I believe there is a list of qualifications that distinguish an employee from a subcontractor. Sometimes it is a fine line. A subcontractor is paid by the job, and does not require training, does his/her work their own way as well which means they would probably do the scheduling their own way.
But, on the other hand, when you hire a plumber, you say, come at 1pm, so you are offering them only one choice for an appointment time.
You would have to talk to a specialist to see if the middle man company can do scheduling for an independent contractor.
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