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  1. Bad Robot's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear it isn't working out MKE. I don't know much about what you have to do on a daily basis, but it sounds like your gig is one where you need people who can make do by themselves on a daily basis. To briefly address your question, yes, it appears that the industry as a whole may be in trouble. I would agree, wholeheartedly. I don't think it's ever been quite right, but it is an underdeveloped industry, and one where a big part of the problem is assessing what parameters we should use to evaluate locating, and locators. You are a guy who has to get the work done in the field daily, and you know what someone needs to get it done. It also sounds like you do not have a lot of available time to train someone extensively ( at this time of year, who has time?), so I can imagine the frustration. I don't know how much I can help, but I do have some insight to the Rodeo thing that others don't have. I will PM with details. Good luck brother.
  2. daman1's Avatar
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    Is there something special that makes it so tough? Something airport related that regular guys don't expect? Sometimes I wonder if the guys with the best resumes are actually just the best embellishers and sh*t talkers. I think if you get a guy who doesn't promise you the world and admits he has weaknesses, you may have better luck. Maybe. Anyone who thinks he knows it all generally has a lot to learn. I feel bad for you. The quality of your co-workers is the different between a good day and a rotten one. I hope it works out for you.
  3. Mke's Avatar
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    Its the inconsistancy that really gets to me. One day, he'll do exactly what I expect and i'm thinking, "o.k., this will work out". Then the next day he'll do something that will make me scratch my head and wonder if he has been listening to me at all.

    Robot, thanks for the PM after I read it, my situation makes alot more sense.

    Daman, The only thing that we have to deal with that others don't, is security areas. It is nothing to be within 10' of a comm vault and not be able to open it due to safety restrictions. It does add quite a bit of thinking for the job, but it shouldn't be anything outside the ordinary. For example, any of you guys have Manholes in the pavement of busy roads and cannot open due to it being burried, stuck, or can't stop traffic? Same stuff.

    mke
  4. daman1's Avatar
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    I've worked a lot of different utility companies and it seems they're all different in little ways. Same basic principles but grounded different with different types of access points, tracers, blueprints. Each time takes a little getting used to. I hate not being sure if I'm hooking up right. Makes me go slower and ask more questions at first. Even if they sound stupid. After while it'll becomes second nature. It could just take time for him to get comfortable with a private system he's never dealt with before.
  5. Stacy's Avatar
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    2 Questions -- 1st is his resume a lie? Do you drug test?
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