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  1. Head Scratcher....

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    Mke
    , May 25th, 2016 at 09:41 AM
    I'm still having trouble understanding on what I can do to help the new guy. I've tried to be available. Answer any questions about anything. Go over any random things that may come out of my head. I've even tried to walk him through how I process locate requests (my imaginary checklist so I don't screw the pooch on any given locate).

    I took last Friday off. On Thursday, I walked him through the stuff I needed him to do for Friday. I even drove him out to one of the sites and ...
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  2. Waiting for locates...

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    Mke
    , January 19th, 2016 at 10:43 AM
    Let me start this by stating that, I know there are crappy locators out there who push dig times and even do no-shows on tickets. I believe that the locators who do this should be dealt with accordingly.

    The action of these few locators do not give you, the contractor, the right to shit on the rest of us. I'm currently dealing with a rather large project to replace existing conduit runs all over our facility. For the past two months I've been dealing with the same shit from the ...
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  3. Pissing Contests...

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    Mke
    , April 3rd, 2015 at 11:47 AM
    I understand compitition. I actually love compitition. Always have. I find that I preform my best when there is some sort of stakes riding on my performance.

    As a locator, I assume that we have that same drive. It is the same drive that leads us to spin yarns about how many tickets we have completed in one day, or how lengthy a single locate we completed was.

    I totally understand this and think this is the nature of human existance and as males we are bound to ...
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  4. Wtf?

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    Mke
    , March 16th, 2015 at 12:29 PM
    So, one of the minor things we do with my company is One-Call Locates. We own quite a bit of comercial property and the utilities associated with such. Most of our One-Call responses has to do with Locating small electrical and irrigation. Typically this is pretty easy to figure out.

    We all have one-call experience and understand that we are handcuffed by time. We got 48hrs to respond positively to a ticket. We don't have to mark it, but we have to respond.

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  5. On the heels of my last entry...

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    Mke
    , February 12th, 2015 at 06:29 PM
    So i've done it. (With the help of Jr. wanting the same stuff for his birthday) I've got a video editing program as well as a new sony action cam. I think i'm going to start recording the stupid crap that fills my head daily. I've started to lean heavily to this idea since looking up video's on youtube.

    It seems that there is 3 different type of locating film makers. 1) Salesman with equipment to push 2) Noobs who have just enough info to make a 2 min film describing nothing but ...
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