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    Angry A Complete Waste of Money...

    So, soon (next week) a major contract locating company (use your imagination) not USIC btw.
    is paying for all field techs to get Red Wing Boots and NEW Garmin Personal GPS's.
    A red wing truck will come to the office and distribute the boots to us.
    All on the company's dime.
    WHY?

    I can't believe this shit. Is a total waste of $$$ AND time.
    I already have a GPS.
    I already have boots with orange permanently painted on them.
    This is Useless Garbage.

    This is where my damage free bonus, weekly production incentive $$'s, vacation pay and sick pay went?
    Yeah the greedy bastards upstairs took all that away.
    Their excuse was that there were too many damages and they were giving too much money to techs.... wtf?
    But you bet the sup's and Manager's still get their bonus' for doing absolutely nothing...

    Sometimes I wonder what exactly these company's priorities are...
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    After this latest bright idea from management, I will have a total of not 1, not 2 but 5, yes FIVE company GPS tracking units in my truck.
    THIS SHIT IS GETTING ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS.
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    Homeowner - "...But you're painting all over people's property"
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    Homeowner - "My gas line is not over there"
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    Dude. First off you are completely wrong. You only have 3 GPS units in your vehicle. So unless there is a reason you need 5 maybe you are not doing something right. As far as the boots go if you are so unhappy with company and it sounds like you are. Find somewhere else to work! Your attitude toward a gesture sucks and I am so glad you are not on my team.

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    I have my own personal Garmin Nuvi I use and I have two painted up pairs of steel toes... BUT my company does provide everything else
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    You can send those RedWings my way if you don't want them. I won't complain.
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    I need to see if I have Nb22x on MY friend list......
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    hey dude....when you said something about Redwing boots .........we KNEW you wasn't talking about USIc !
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    9.5 regular I will pm you my address you pay shipping right
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangeboots View Post
    9.5 regular I will pm you my address you pay shipping right

    Hey, I already called dibs. Find your own hustle brutha.



    Originally posted by yahoo

    hey dude....when you said something about Redwing boots .........we KNEW you wasn't talking about USIc !
    U got that right, Yahoo. The best way to get the boot from them is to ask for a raise.
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    ...
    Homeowner - "They still bury lines in the ground?
    I thought they didn't do that anymore!"
    Me - "Yes sir they do."
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    Homeowner - "...But you're painting all over people's property"
    Me - "Yes I am. It's the law."
    ____________________
    Homeowner - "My gas line is not over there"
    Me - "Yes it is."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10acgirl View Post
    Dude. First off you are completely wrong. You only have 3 GPS units in your vehicle. So unless there is a reason you need 5 maybe you are not doing something right. As far as the boots go if you are so unhappy with company and it sounds like you are. Find somewhere else to work! Your attitude toward a gesture sucks and I am so glad you are not on my team.
    I wasn't complaining, I love this job. I don't mind free toys and boots, : )
    but it's not gonna help get tickets done or make us money...

    This is your first post?
    Who are you noob? management?
    Homeowner - "They still bury lines in the ground?
    I thought they didn't do that anymore!"
    Me - "Yes sir they do."
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    Homeowner - "...But you're painting all over people's property"
    Me - "Yes I am. It's the law."
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    Homeowner - "My gas line is not over there"
    Me - "Yes it is."

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    Default Re: A Complete Waste of Money...

    USIC has some good juju sewn in some respects. They buy me new boots every now and again, and they fill my drawers with clothes for work. Now, they only do it every couple of years. As we all know, standard boots just don't stand up for that long. Any time I've been wont for boots, and they haven't straight up bought me a pair, I've gone through the boot "bro-gram", as I call it, boy do I ever "get me a pair a those", every time. It's nice to buy really expensive boots and only pay 50 bucks a paycheck... They are willing to Float you boots. I've heard of some places splitting the bill for boots, but even the guaranteed credit is a good gesture, if you think about it.
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    I am new at posting but not to the vine or the industry. To answer your question no I am not with management. I just don't understand we complain all day everyday about how bad the locate contract business does not care about its techs and the we turn around and complain when they do something good. It may not close tickets out but at least I won't have to buy a new pair of boots when mine are ready for the trash. And who knows they may have fewer on the job injuries because techs will wear the proper footwear.

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    To answer your question I am a new poster but not to the vine or the locate contract industry and I am not a member of management. I just get tired of reading post that complains about the industry. Then when a company does something good for its employees complain about that. I will take my redwings put them in a closet until my others are ready for the trash and pull out my new pair of free boots! That way I don't have 2 pairs with orange paint on them.
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    just let it go NB22 .....she's a girl and she's from Tennessee.....
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