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Old 03-07-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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To RME Or Not To RME?

I'm a low voltage contractor based in San Diego, recently I got this offer from a company to become an RME, they offer me full-time employment for 60K annually, which is my income average doing my own business. My question is;

Is it worth it?

Could this company bid for projects using me as a subcontractor?
(they're not C-7 licensed)

Could I bid for this company's jobs as a prime and keep only a low percentage for myself?

I want to help them out, don't know if I know all the options.

If I become an RME, I know I'll sacrifice freedom, including not being able to keep using my own license for other jobs, but the sound of having a steady income is not bad at all.

I'm just trying to make up my mind here, I wish I knew more options, maybe I should give it a try as an RME (?)
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: To RME Or Not To RME?

RME stands for Responsible Managing Employee and I think it's where someone with a license, in this case looks like an electrical contractor's license, is hired as an employee and the company uses their license for work that requires a license.

I think the employee has to get a percentage of the company but it's been a long time since I was up on the subject at all.

My only observation on it, along with the concept of an RMO (Responsible Managing Officer) is to make sure the company you're working with is a legitimate company, has all proper insurances in place, pays their taxes, etc., also would check with an attorney to see how much you can end up being responsible for in case something screws up.
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There is an old saying "even the worst business is better than the best job"
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