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  1. F'ing Contractors.....

    by
    Mke
    , May 23rd, 2014 at 11:36 AM
    So we have a road rehab project going on by our Terminal. There is quite a bit of utilities that feed this facility. Multiples in fact. To list a few, 2 pedestrian tunnels, 2 utility tunnels, 3 12.5 KV feeder ducts, 4 comm ducts, 4 5kv electrical ducts, 2 water lines, 4 Chilled water lines 2 gas.... now ther is some irrigation and site electrical and comm as well.

    The contractor we have working for us is the Lowest bidder (thank you government regulations). This is the same ...
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  2. What States did SOL Move Too?

    by , May 7th, 2014 at 08:14 PM
    Dervon moves underground like a Snake!!
    SOL is under invetagation with the
    U.S Departmant of Wage and Hour
    Again!!! (FACT)
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  3. Bring your kid to work....

    by
    Mke
    , April 25th, 2014 at 02:18 PM
    So, yesterday was national brink your kid to work day. I have in the past brought my nieces to participate. It is kinda fun here, because they have a career fair and tours of the facility.

    This year was different..... I had to man a booth.

    So I had a booth at the career fair and had some give aways and equipment up for show. (see attached pic)

    booth.jpg

    In this room we ran the gambit... we had Police, Firefighters, ...
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  4. I have super powers....

    by
    Mke
    , April 24th, 2014 at 11:26 AM
    So, I was riding with the new guy yesterday (even though he's been here for over a year). We had a simple fence install. I do what I always do. Follow like a lost doggie so I can listen to the machine and watch how he processes the locate request.

    I've do this quite a bit and have told him that I need to listen to the equipment and watch what he's doing. Not that he's doing anything wrong, but just so I don't have to waste time and comeback and double check his work.
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  5. I applied for another job today....

    by
    Mke
    , April 18th, 2014 at 09:42 AM
    Too soon to say if I get it or not... Fortunately it is with my company, its just not going to be with the same group.

    I don't think I will get it....but soon..... Real soon I will. If my plan plays out, within 5 years I won't be a locator.

    As I start drifting down this future path (and filling out resume's and applications) I realize that most of what we do is extremely important but doesn't transfer well. It reminds me of the old saying, "Jack of all ...
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