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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  10:19:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The "You're Fired" guy's term is up in a few days -- just for the record. For the next four years we will have someone who likes "Dignity" and "Unity." The proof of this unity was evidenced the day Mr. Dignity won on the steps of the Capitol as the vigilantes reeking havoc were not very coordinated, but they did show signs of being unified, at least with each other.

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Posted - 01/08/2021 :  2:23:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And some just because trying to working with them is just too time-consuming and annoying...always late docs, over-the-top babysitting, etc., etc.

If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.
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Posted - 01/06/2021 :  4:39:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A Notary that's an employee would have a cramp reading that headline but wait a minute, for the Notaries that are self-employed let me ask, when was the last time you gave that notice to a signing company? In the last week I gave notice to 4 different signing companies to remove my name from their contact lists. (I keep a running list on file for reference.) The infractions?

1. Being unresponsive to the Notary. Hey, if I'm out there and you regard me as your agent, or an agent for a lender and/or title company and I need assistance why don't you have a contact number in the confirmation? And hey, how about a hotline just for Notaries with after-hour availability? And make sure someone is responsible to answer! And what about an after-hour contact for the title company? Signing companies that don't have easy contact links or numbers WILL be a problem at some point.

2. Underselling/underreporting the job. Oh, you want scan-backs? But that wasn't on the confirmation. Oh, and title uses some obscure overnight carrier and you want me to make a special trip to find their one drop box on the other side of town? And you don't have the funds to adjust my fee? And wow, you said these package were usually around 130 pages, this one is 195! Oh, no funds to accommodate that either huh? After the signing company asks if you're available for a signing you should automatically have at least 5 questions for them: What kind of signing is it? What is the signing address? How big is the package? Are their scan-backs? Do you expect this to go out today? And most important, what fee are you offering? The less they can tell you the more responsibility you accept and the greater the risk that you'll do a lot of stuff for nothing. Selling yourself short is not going to make you desirable. It's ok to say "No thanks."

3. Payment issues. Wow, loan didn't fund? Hmm, I still spent 2 hours on this job, I guess I'm working for minimum wage now. Wow, 60-90 days to get paid and I have to reach out to get it? Uh, no.

Look, everyone has to work and as a Notary with 20 years experience as a mobile signing agent I get it, you gotta eat and pay your rent/mortgage but understand that after a while, if your attention is on being a 'desirable' Notary, meaning zero mistakes is acceptable and personal care comes with the fee you will 'earn' a reputation that will take you where you want to go. At that point you can, and should be quite comfortable with telling signing companies "You're fired!"
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