ADT Techs Switched From Project To Hourly Pay

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Aug 29, 2018

In the past year, ADT has switched a significant number of its technicians from being paid on a project basis to an hourly basis, IPVM has confirmed from speaking with numerous employees impacted. The critical element for many was that this change effectively resulted in a significant pay decrease, with many saying 40% (or more) effective pay decline.

In this note, we:

  • Explain traditional per-project / job pay for residential security
  • Look at tech comments from the Facebook post
  • Delve deeper into de facto pay cuts and unfair expectations with new interviews
  • Look at the difference between hourly and by project
  • Examine legal ramifications given changes to subcontractor regulations

** *** **** ****, ADT *** ******** * significant ****** ** *** technicians **** ***** **** on * ******* ***** to ** ****** *****, IPVM *** ********* **** speaking **** ******** ********* impacted. *** ******** ******* for **** *** **** this ****** *********** ******** in * *********** *** decrease, **** **** ****** 40% (** ****) ********* pay *******.

** **** ****, **:

  • ******* *********** ***-******* / job *** *** *********** security
  • **** ** **** ******** from *** ******** ****
  • ***** ****** **** ** facto *** **** *** unfair ************ **** *** interviews
  • **** ** *** ********** between ****** *** ** project
  • ******* ***** ************* ***** changes ** ************* ***********

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Traditional *** ******* / *** *** *** *********** ********

*** **** ****** ********** compensation ********* *** *********** security ********** *** ** pay **** ** * project / *** / house *****. **** *** per ******* / *** job *****, * ******* technician *** ******** ************* more ****** *** ********* residential ****, ***** *** significant *********** ******* ******** are *** *** *** between. *** ****** *** faster *** **** *****, the **** ***** ** or *** *****.

ADT ***** ************ *******

*** ** *** ****** ADT ********* *** **-********* most ********* ********* ******* *** *** ******* *** ************ *******, with ******** **** **:

  • "**** ********** ************ *** techs *** ****. *** end ****** *** ******* pay ****."
  • "*** *** *** *** to ***** *****!!!"
  • "* **** **** **** did **** *** *** bullshit. *'** *** * guys ***** *** * talking ***** *******, ********* our **** ****** **** that *** **** **** ADT *** ** *****."
  • "** **** * ** to **% ****** **** took ****** ** ******* this ****."
  • "* **** * **% pay *********, *** ****** averaged * **% *** reduction, **** * *** initiative **** *********** ***** (near ******* ******** ********** of ********* *** ********, increased ************)"

Challenges ** ******

**** **** *** **** were ********* ** **** wanted ** **** ***** jobs:

* *** ******** **** I ***** ** ***** from *** ******** ** 40k ********. *** *** pay **** *** *********, no ************.

** *** ** ******. Go ****** ** ** to * ********* *******.

********, *** ****** ** hourly **** **** * new *** ** ************ that **** **** **** unfair *** ***********:

*** *** ******* ** place ******* *** **** tolerance ** *** *****, regardless ** ***** (********* failure *** ** ****** a ******* *****, ********** was ****** ** *** tech). ******* ** **** new ******* ***** ********* in *** *** ********. They **** ********** **** in *** ***** **** productivity ******* ***** *** new *** *****, **** would **** ** ***** for ******** ********.

** ********** *** *********** expectations ** **. **** had ******* ** **. So * **** **** me *** ********** ****** 10-12 ***** ******* **** said ** ******* **** I ****** ** ** in * ***** ** under. ** **** ********** with ***** *** ** we ****’* ******** *** the **** ** *** pages *** *** ***. We **** *********** ** our ******* *** ***** 95% **** **** ****** out ** *** *******. It *** * ******* work *********** ** *** the *****.

*** *** ****** *** an ************ **** ***********, according ** ****:

*** ** ** *** not *******, *** *** others ** ***. ** my ****** ** ****** to **** *** ** 50/50. *** ***** ** hourly *** ***** ****** on ******* **********. **** the ***** ******* ***** changes ***** **** **** delivered **** *** ******, but **** **** ** the ******** ** ****** a ********* ****. ** manager ********* ** *** balling **** ** ** techs, *** ********* ****** that ** ****** ** to ****. ** ** knowledge, **** *** ********* 6 ******, * ***** left *** ** ***** changes, *** ** ** total.

*** **** **** **** even ****** *** ******** had **** * ***** shop, *** *** ***** able ** ***** ***** to **** ** *********** contract.

*** *** **** ***** mailed ** *** **** started ********** ***** **** and ***** *** "*************" on ***** **** ****** conveniently **** ****** **** and ****'* **** **** anyone * ****** ** rectify **** **** *****. After ***** **** *** techs **'** ********* ********* told ** **** ***** stop *** *********** *** bring *** ***** **** if ** **** ** sign *** ********. ** now ******* **** ** who ****** *** *** off ** **** **** money ** *** ****** and * *** ****'* been ***** *** * months *** ***** **** less *** *** ***** payed *** ****. ***** was ** ************* *** the ******* ******* ***** and **** ***** ******** the **** ****** **** me **** ************ **** pay.

Difference **** **********

***** ***** **** ** project ** ************ ****** in *** *********** ******** market, ** ** *** so ** *** ********** space. ***** *********** ******** jobs *** *** *** the '****', *** ********* among ***** **** ** be **** *********** **** on *** ********** ****, where ****** *** ** the ****. *** ****** to **-***-**** *** *********** has **** **** *********, according ** *** ***** we ***** ****. *** noted:

*** ******** ************ ******** commercial ****, (***** ** a ****) *** **** allows *********** *** ***** business. **** *** *** to *** ***** **** TYCO **. *'* ** NYC ***** ****** * or * ******** ** NJ ** ****. *** doesn't **** **, *** they **** ** ********** clear.

***** *** ** **********. ADT *** **** *****. ADT *** *********** *** small ********. **** *** commercial. *** **** **** always ******. *** *** cut ******** ** *** much **** *** *** when **** ******. ** last **** **** ****** I *** ****** $**** the *** **** *** $28.60. ***** **** ****** I *** ****** *** but *** ** **** longer ***** ** ** that. *** *** *** a ********* ****** ** my ******. ***** ***** 90-100 * *** * years ** ***** ** a ****** ***** ** a **** ******** ****. The *** **** ** harder ** **** *** same *********.

Hourly **. ** *** *******

** ******* ******** **** on ****'* ******** ****, we***** ******* ** ******* whether **** ********* ****** or **-***-***. ********* *** **** excerpts.

“* ****** ** *** install. ** ***** **** to ***** ****. *'** had * *** ******** that ***** **** ******* in ***** ** ****** hourly, *** * ******* for ** *** *** okay ** *** ***.”

“* ******* ******* **** per *******. * ******* lots ** ***** ******* all **** *** *******. Now * **** *** the **** *******, *** hourly. **** **** ** a *****. ** *** so ***** ***** **** hourly ******* * *** a ******* *****. ** course, ***** **** ********* of ****. *** ** can’t *** *** ****** for ******** *****... **** was * **** **** to ******* **** ******. Now, *’* *** ** sure. ***** *** ***** away. **** *****, *** per ******* **** **** down ***** * ******* as ****. ** **’* pretty **** ** *** ask **. *** ********** me **** ***** ****, and **** * ***’* need ** ****** *** of *****. ****, * think *’** ***** ** the ****** ****. *** now ******.”

“** * ***** *** (who *** ********** * tech), * ****** *** techs *** **** ******. The **** ****** ** that * **** *** customer **** ** *** time **** * ****** quality *******/**********. ***** **** by *** *** ***** things ***** *** ****** because * ****** *** to *** ** **** installs **** ** **** can ** **** * living. **** * *** a **** ***** **** instances **** *** ******* was * *** **** challenging **** *** *********** anticipated. *** ******* * was ***** **** ******, I *** **** ** spend *** ***** **** to **** **** ****** were **** ********* ******* of ****-****** ** ******* I ****** ** *** to *** **** ***.”

“**** *** ******* **** work, *** * *** of ****** **** ** be ******* ** *** this ** ****** ********* if *** ******* *** the **** *** ***** to *** **** ****, the ******** **** ** be ********* ** * fairly ***** ***** ** the **** ** ** doesn't **** ***** ******* long ******* ** ****, all *** *********** *** the ******* **** ** correct ** *** **** loses ***** ****** ** correct **** *** **** out ** ****** **** the *****, *** ********* must ** ***** *** working ** ********** ** the **** **** **** money ****** ** *** the ********* ** ****....* get **** *** **** and **** *** ******* i **** ***, * wouldn't ** ** *** other ***, * ***** my *******, ***** ** hours, ***** ** ********* used, ***** *** *** tracking ** ** *****, iPad, ****** ** *** company ***** ******* ***** i ** *** *** long *'* *****.”

“**** **** **** ****, but *** ***/******* ******** the **** ** ** fair, *** *** ***/**** requires *** **** ** be ****** & ********. Usually *** **** ** the ***** ****** ****, but ** *** **** both *** **** ****.”

“** *** **** ****** and *** *******. *** more **** ** ******** the ****** *** *** check.”

ADT ** *******

*** ************ *** ******* but *** *** *******.

Comments (3)

* ********* *** ******* ** ****** ***** ***** ******** ** hourly **. ******* ***. ** ******, ***** *** *** ******* and **********!

*** ***** ** ******* ** ********** ****, ****** **** * real **** **** ***** *** ***** *** *******, *** **** going **** ******* *** ** ******.

* ******* ** *** ******** ** * ****** ******* ****, and ********** ********** ********, **** ******. ** * ** * bit ******, *** ***** * ******* ** *** ******** ********** who *** **** ** *** ***. ******* *** ** *** have ****** **.

** **** *** ****** (********) **** ***** **** ***** ** more ** * ***. ******* ******* ****** *** ****** **** to ** ****, ***** ** ****, *** ** * ******* tech * ******* *** ******* ******* *********. ******** ****, ********* weren't ******* ** ****(********* ** ***)

* ********** *** **** *** *** ***/******* ***. * ** out ** *** *********** **** *** ****** ***, *** * do **** ******** ******** *** ******* **** ******, *** * still **** **** ***** ***'* ****** **** *** **** **** they **** **** ** *** ** **** **** **** ** a *** ** ********.

** *** **** **** * *** ********* **** ***** ****** guys *** ********* **** *** ****. ******** ** *** ********, maybe **** **** ****** *** *** ****, *** **** *** one ****. ********* ****** ** ****** ** ****. ** *** one *** *** *** ********* ****, *** ****** **** *** too ****. ********* ***** *** *** **** ****** ** **** it **** *******. ** ****** ****** **** ** *** **** keypad ** ** ********** ****, ****** ********** ** *** ******** it *** ** ****** *** **** ****, ** **** ****.

*** *** ********* ****** **** ************ ** ** ** ***-**** low *** ********* *** ********* ** ******** ** *** ******** industry

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