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    Default Damage Ratio Help

    Ok so my damage ratio is .0002497 based on 2 damages for apprx.
    8,008 total tickets in about 2 years 6 months, a rough estimate based on 13 tickets per day.
    What would my damages per 1,000 tickets completed be.
    Help please, I can't think right now.
    Anyone good at math?

    I'm applying for a damage investigator job.
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    Default Re: Damage Ratio Help

    .25 per 1000

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    ok Thanks.
    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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    I would really like to know mine. I have asked for a few years and They do not track ratio's.

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    Default Re: Damage Ratio Help

    Quote Originally Posted by orangeboots View Post
    .25 per 1000
    thanks how'd you get that answer?
    Homeowner - "They still bury lines in the ground?
    I thought they didn't do that anymore!"
    Me - "Yes sir they do."
    ____________________
    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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    Default Re: Damage Ratio Help

    Greetings Nb22x! My understanding of a damage ratio is total utility opportunities the past 12 consecutive months divided by number of at-fault hits during the same period.

    Your scenario:

    8,008 tickets 2.5 years = 3,203 tickets per year.

    If you are working a one-way area, that = 3,203 utility opportunities per year. (3,203 x 1 = 3,203)

    If you are working a two-way area, that = 6,406 utility opportunities per year. (3,203 x 2 = 6,406)

    If you are working a 3 way area, that = 9,609 utility opportunities per year. (3,203 x 3 = 9,609) And so forth...............

    If the 2 at-faults happened within the past 12 months in a 3-way area - Damage Ratio = 1 in 4,805 opportunities. (9,609 2 = 4,805)

    If there is one at-fault within the past 12 months - Damage Ratio = 1 in 9,609 opportunities.

    If you are damage free within the past 12 months - Damage Ratio = 0 in 9,609 opportunities; or Perfect!

    Now, Go Figure!

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    Greetings Nb22x! The world we live in is filled with so much negativity. The words we use every day keeps driving in that point. Wingfoot would rather have us use magic words to change the negative to the positive. Examples:

    • PROBLEMS become SITUATIONS
      "I had a real problem locating that water main."
      "I had a difficult situation locating that water main."


    • ALWAYS and NEVER become OFTEN and SELDOM
      "You never help me locate around the AT&T C.O. You're always too busy doing something else."
      "Since you don't often help me locate in front of the AT&T C.O., I have to climb in and out of the two manholes by myself many times. Can we work out a plan so that we can work together and knock it out in less than half the time?"


    • SHOULD HAVE becomes COULD HAVE
      "You should have direct connected to that 1200 pair pulp cable."
      "You could have direct connected to that 1200 pair pulp cable instead of using power mode. Next time, would you please take the time to direct connect to rule out any variables that might happen by using power mode?"


    • BAD becomes UNWISE
      "It's bad to piss in public."
      "It is not very wise to wet down the nearest bush in public. Go find a private place to relieve yourself if you get caught outdoors needing to urinate."


    • MISTAKES become VALUABLE LESSONS
      "You made a mistake."
      "I hope you learned a valuable lesson by not looking at your prints."


    • MUST becomes PREFER
      "You must learn the basics of locating."
      "I would prefer you mastering the basics of locating before you begin relying heavily on shortcuts."


    • CRITIQUE becomes EVALUATION
      "Let me critique your work."
      "The final evaluation of your work tells me you possess more than a basic knowledge of locating skills."


    • DAMAGE RATIO becomes QUALITY RATIO
      "Your damage ratio is one at-fault hit per 9,609 opportunities."
      "Your quality ratio is 9,609 accurately located opportunities per one at-fault hit."


    The term "Damage Ratio" fits into the negative principle and "Quality Ratio" fits in the positive bandwagon................ just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingfoot View Post
    Greetings Nb22x! The world we live in is filled with so much negativity. The words we use every day keeps driving in that point. Wingfoot would rather have us use magic words to change the negative to the positive. Examples:

    • PROBLEMS become SITUATIONS
      "I had a real problem locating that water main."
      "I had a difficult situation locating that water main."


    • ALWAYS and NEVER become OFTEN and SELDOM
      "You never help me locate around the AT&T C.O. You're always too busy doing something else."
      "Since you don't often help me locate in front of the AT&T C.O., I have to climb in and out of the two manholes by myself many times. Can we work out a plan so that we can work together and knock it out in less than half the time?"


    • SHOULD HAVE becomes COULD HAVE
      "You should have direct connected to that 1200 pair pulp cable."
      "You could have direct connected to that 1200 pair pulp cable instead of using power mode. Next time, would you please take the time to direct connect to rule out any variables that might happen by using power mode?"


    • BAD becomes UNWISE
      "It's bad to piss in public."
      "It is not very wise to wet down the nearest bush in public. Go find a private place to relieve yourself if you get caught outdoors needing to urinate."


    • MISTAKES become VALUABLE LESSONS
      "You made a mistake."
      "I hope you learned a valuable lesson by not looking at your prints."


    • MUST becomes PREFER
      "You must learn the basics of locating."
      "I would prefer you mastering the basics of locating before you begin relying heavily on shortcuts."


    • CRITIQUE becomes EVALUATION
      "Let me critique your work."
      "The final evaluation of your work tells me you possess more than a basic knowledge of locating skills."


    • DAMAGE RATIO becomes QUALITY RATIO
      "Your damage ratio is one at-fault hit per 9,609 opportunities."
      "Your quality ratio is 9,609 accurately located opportunities per one at-fault hit."


    The term "Damage Ratio" fits into the negative principle and "Quality Ratio" fits in the positive bandwagon................ just sayin'.

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    THANKS WINGFOOT!

    I agree, I think contract company culture should be more POSITIVE!

    I will take your advice and talk about QUALITY RATIO instead in my interview.
    If I get this position, I owe you a beer. :-)

    I swear some of the people on this forum are geniuses... :-)

    Happy turkey day!
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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 Nb22x View Post
    THANKS WINGFOOT!

    I agree, I think contract company culture should be more POSITIVE!

    I will take your advice and talk about QUALITY RATIO instead in my interview.
    If I get this position, I owe you a beer. :-)

    I swear some of the people on this forum are geniuses... :-)

    Happy turkey day!
    I want a beer too man!!
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