Originally Posted By: jbowman
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Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting two of your candidate members. For clarification purposes, I will label them as follows:
Senior Candidate - Had more than 50 Inspections, was able to utilize the A$HI logo, but was not yet eligible for full membership.
Junior Candidate - New to the Inspection business with less than 50 Inspections.
In the case of these two inspectors, the Senior Candidate has hired the Junior Candidate to perform inspections for his business. The Senior Candidate has been verifying the Junior Candidates inspections for the purposes of becoming qualified for A$HI standards. The Senior Candidate has been charging the Client the full amount and then compensating the Junior Candidate with $75.00 per inspection. Both candidates are using the same inspection as qualifying standards for A$HI.
Now, my general question is this. Just what is A$HI trying to accomplish here? Are these gentlemen operating in the proper manner. If they are, then what I am seeing is that once the Junior Candidate reaches the 50 Inspections, he can then turn around and hire his own Junior-Junior Candidate member, and misuse him in the same method while working towards his 250 Inspection goal. I don't understand this process and would like to get an explanation of it if I could.
To my fellow NACHI members. I am sorry to post this on our forum, but unfortunately I cannot post on A$HI's. In my area (Elmira, NY), whenever you hire someone to work for you, you must carry the proper insurance unless you meet specific requirements. In this particular case the Senior Candidate dictates what Inspection Junior Candidate is to go to and at what time. In NY and by IRS Laws, that is an employee and Workman's Comp. etc. must be paid by the Senior Candidate.