ADT Techs Switched From Project To Hourly Pay

Author: 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

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

  • ******* *********** ***-******* / *** *** *** *********** ********
  • **** ** **** ******** **** *** ******** ****
  • ***** ****** **** ** ***** *** **** *** ****** ************ with *** **********
  • **** ** *** ********** ******* ****** *** ** *******
  • ******* ***** ************* ***** ******* ** ************* ***********

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

*** **** ****** ********** ************ ********* *** *********** ******** ********** was ** *** **** ** * ******* / *** / house *****. **** *** *** ******* / *** *** *****, a ******* ********** *** ******** ************* **** ****** *** ********* residential ****, ***** *** *********** *********** ******* ******** *** *** and *** *******. *** ****** *** ****** *** **** *****, the **** ***** ** ** *** *****.

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

*** ** *** ****** *** ********* *** **-********* **** ********* following ******* *** *** ******* *** ************ *******, **** ******** **** **:

  • "**** ********** ************ *** ***** *** ****. *** *** ****** was ******* *** ****."
  • "*** *** *** *** ** ***** *****!!!"
  • "* **** **** **** *** **** *** *** ********. *'** had * **** ***** *** * ******* ***** *******, ********* our **** ****** **** **** *** **** **** *** *** 25 *****."
  • "** **** * ** ** **% ****** **** **** ****** in ******* **** ****."
  • "* **** * **% *** *********, *** ****** ******** * 40% *** *********, **** * *** ********** **** *********** ***** (near ******* ******** ********** ** ********* *** ********, ********* ************)"

Challenges ** ******

**** **** *** **** **** ********* ** **** ****** ** keep ***** ****:

* *** ******** **** * ***** ** ***** **** *** annually ** *** ********. *** *** *** **** *** *********, no ************.

** *** ** ******. ** ****** ** ** ** * different *******.

********, *** ****** ** ****** **** **** * *** *** of ************ **** **** **** **** ****** *** ***********:

*** *** ******* ** ***** ******* *** **** ********* ** job *****, ********** ** ***** (********* ******* *** ** ****** a ******* *****, ********** *** ****** ** *** ****). ******* to **** *** ******* ***** ********* ** *** *** ********. They **** ********** **** ** *** ***** **** ************ ******* under *** *** *** *****, **** ***** **** ** ***** for ******** ********.

** ********** *** *********** ************ ** **. **** *** ******* on **. ** * **** **** ** *** ********** ****** 10-12 ***** ******* **** **** ** ******* **** * ****** do ** ** * ***** ** *****. ** **** ********** with ***** *** ** ** ****’* ******** *** *** **** on *** ***** *** *** ***. ** **** *********** ** our ******* *** ***** **% **** **** ****** *** ** our *******. ** *** * ******* **** *********** ** *** the *****.

*** *** ****** *** ** ************ **** ***********, ********* ** some:

*** ** ** *** *** *******, *** *** ****** ** was. ** ** ****** ** ****** ** **** *** ** 50/50. *** ***** ** ****** *** ***** ****** ** ******* discretion. **** *** ***** ******* ***** ******* ***** **** **** delivered **** *** ******, *** **** **** ** *** ******** it ****** * ********* ****. ** ******* ********* ** *** balling **** ** ** *****, *** ********* ****** **** ** wanted ** ** ****. ** ** *********, **** *** ********* 6 ******, * ***** **** *** ** ***** *******, *** of ** *****.

*** **** **** **** **** ****** *** ******** *** **** a ***** ****, *** *** ***** **** ** ***** ***** to **** ** *********** ********.

*** *** **** ***** ****** ** *** **** ******* ********** techs **** *** ***** *** "*************" ** ***** **** ****** conveniently **** ****** **** *** ****'* **** **** ****** * chance ** ******* **** **** *****. ***** ***** **** *** techs **'** ********* ********* **** ** **** ***** **** *** suspensions *** ***** *** ***** **** ** ** **** ** sign *** ********. ** *** ******* **** ** *** ****** his *** *** ** **** **** ***** ** *** ****** and * *** ****'* **** ***** *** * ****** *** could **** **** *** *** ***** ***** *** ****. ***** was ** ************* *** *** ******* ******* ***** *** **** still ******** *** **** ****** **** ** **** ************ **** pay.

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

***** ***** **** ** ******* ** ************ ****** ** *** residential ******** ******, ** ** *** ** ** *** ********** space. ***** *********** ******** **** *** *** *** *** '****', the ********* ***** ***** **** ** ** **** *********** **** on *** ********** ****, ***** ****** *** ** *** ****. The ****** ** **-***-**** *** *********** *** **** **** *********, according ** *** ***** ** ***** ****. *** *****:

*** ******** ************ ******** ********** ****, (***** ** * ****) and **** ****** *********** *** ***** ********. **** *** *** to *** ***** **** **** **. *'* ** *** ***** covers * ** * ******** ** ** ** ****. *** doesn't **** **, *** **** **** ** ********** *****.

***** *** ** **********. *** *** **** *****. *** *** residential *** ***** ********. **** *** **********. *** **** **** always ******. *** *** *** ******** ** *** **** **** you *** **** **** ******. ** **** **** **** ****** I *** ****** $**** *** *** **** *** $**.**. ***** year ****** * *** ****** *** *** *** ** **** longer ***** ** ** ****. *** *** *** * ********* strain ** ** ******. ***** ***** **-*** * *** * years ** ***** ** * ****** ***** ** * **** affluent ****. *** *** **** ** ****** ** **** *** same *********.

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

** ******* ******** **** ** ****'* ******** ****, ******* ******* ** ******* ******* **** ********* ****** ** **-***-***. ********* *** **** ********.

“* ****** ** *** *******. ** ***** **** ** ***** fair. *'** *** * *** ******** **** ***** **** ******* in ***** ** ****** ******, *** * ******* *** ** and *** **** ** *** ***.”

“* ******* ******* **** *** *******. * ******* **** ** money ******* *** **** *** *******. *** * **** *** the **** *******, *** ******. **** **** ** * *****. It *** ** ***** ***** **** ****** ******* * *** a ******* *****. ** ******, ***** **** ********* ** ****. Now ** ***’* *** *** ****** *** ******** *****... **** was * **** **** ** ******* **** ******. ***, *’* not ** ****. ***** *** ***** ****. **** *****, *** per ******* **** **** **** ***** * ******* ** ****. So **’* ****** **** ** *** *** **. *** ********** me **** ***** ****, *** **** * ***’* **** ** travel *** ** *****. ****, * ***** *’** ***** ** the ****** ****. *** *** ******.”

“** * ***** *** (*** *** ********** * ****), * prefer *** ***** *** **** ******. *** **** ****** ** that * **** *** ******** **** ** *** **** **** a ****** ******* *******/**********. ***** **** ** *** *** ***** things ***** *** ****** ******* * ****** *** ** *** as **** ******** **** ** **** *** ** **** * living. **** * *** * **** ***** **** ********* **** the ******* *** * *** **** *********** **** *** *********** anticipated. *** ******* * *** ***** **** ******, * *** able ** ***** *** ***** **** ** **** **** ****** were **** ********* ******* ** ****-****** ** ******* * ****** to *** ** *** **** ***.”

“**** *** ******* **** ****, *** * *** ** ****** have ** ** ******* ** *** **** ** ****** ********* if *** ******* *** *** **** *** ***** ** *** paid ****, *** ******** **** ** ** ********* ** * fairly ***** ***** ** *** **** ** ** *****'* **** money ******* **** ******* ** ****, *** *** *********** *** the ******* **** ** ******* ** *** **** ***** ***** trying ** ******* **** *** **** *** ** ****** **** the *****, *** ********* **** ** ***** *** ******* ** advertised ** *** **** **** **** ***** ****** ** *** the ********* ** ****....* *** **** *** **** *** **** the ******* * **** ***, * ******'* ** ** *** other ***, * ***** ** *******, ***** ** *****, ***** my ********* ****, ***** *** *** ******** ** ** *****, iPad, ****** ** *** ******* ***** ******* ***** * ** and *** **** *'* *****.”

“**** **** **** ****, *** *** ***/******* ******** *** **** to ** ****, *** *** ***/**** ******** *** **** ** be ****** & ********. ******* *** **** ** *** ***** breaks ****, *** ** *** **** **** *** **** ****.”

“** *** **** ****** *** *** *******. *** **** **** we ******** *** ****** *** *** *****.”

ADT ** *******

*** ************ *** ******* *** *** *** *******.

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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