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    "I never got the ticket"
    "I didn't think it was a real emergency"
    "I just finished my 43rd locate and it's only 11:30am and snowing"
    "Can GPS really tell the company where I am?"
    "I'm their top producer. They'll never fire me for damages"
    "We never have to work weekends at my company"
    "If I ever get the chance to run a company I'll do things much differently"
    "Just press Control, Alt, Delete. That always works for me"
    "I browse the CableVine during work hours all the time and I never get caught"

    And on and on and on.............
    Job Applicant: What does this job pay?
    Employer: I'm going to pay you just what you are worth!
    Job Applicant: I don't think I can work for that......

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    Naw, I got my 810 today, what else do I really need to get this job done?
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Mental Illness."
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    "Locators are a resource to be managed; not just a pawn to be shit on."

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    (Training a locator) "Do as I say not as I do."

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    user 'stretch' from thecablevine:

    As a former trainer... you burn out. I used to spend 90% of my time in two dysfunctional offices. The training program was dictated to me. The new hires were not of my choosing. I could look at a class of 8 and know that all of them would not last more than a few weeks. The local managers expected a miracle training program that would allow them to hire the first 10 people who could pass a drug screen, and they would magically be able to locate 30 tickets a day in 2 weeks. I memorized... not just truck numbers... but RD400 serial numbers in Memphis. I was re-issuing the same stuff so often. I trained no less than 60 people in one year for a shop that was full staff at 22. Nashville was even worse. Production goals were 4-5 tickets an hour with 2-5 clients per. Most of the locations were not on maps. I had to teach them to do perfect locates by the book, but we all know what you have to do to hit production like that. I had a conscience... and I got sick of sending lambs to slaughter. There is no replacement for a skilled locator in an area they know. Those of you who have been around a long time know that you learned new things for years... sometimes standing over a hole with that sinking feeling in your gut. The companies bid too low, and expect too much, and bite on too many gimmick ideas that some "outsider" has to increase productivity. This business has a 2 year learning curve to true proficiency, and a turnover rate that doesn't mesh with that fact. If you think that you are stuck between a rock and a hard place as a locator, try being a trainer... a career path that chews up the best of the locators at a turnover rate similar to a start-up contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWJ_CAS View Post
    I have a saying that I use with my staff, we call it the "7 P's of Success"

    Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
    Isn"t all "planning" done "prior" to any event? So, wouldn't 6 P's be enough?

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    In Alabama, it does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWJ_CAS View Post
    I have a saying that I use with my staff, we call it the "7 P's of Success"

    Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
    For contractors add "potholing" and job site "preparation"

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    Those of you who have been around a long time know that you learned new things for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableAvoidanceTool View Post
    user 'stretch' from thecablevine:

    As a former trainer... you burn out. I used to spend 90% of my time in two dysfunctional offices. The training program was dictated to me. The new hires were not of my choosing. I could look at a class of 8 and know that all of them would not last more than a few weeks. The local managers expected a miracle training program that would allow them to hire the first 10 people who could pass a drug screen, and they would magically be able to locate 30 tickets a day in 2 weeks. I memorized... not just truck numbers... but RD400 serial numbers in Memphis. I was re-issuing the same stuff so often. I trained no less than 60 people in one year for a shop that was full staff at 22. Nashville was even worse. Production goals were 4-5 tickets an hour with 2-5 clients per. Most of the locations were not on maps. I had to teach them to do perfect locates by the book, but we all know what you have to do to hit production like that. I had a conscience... and I got sick of sending lambs to slaughter. There is no replacement for a skilled locator in an area they know. Those of you who have been around a long time know that you learned new things for years... sometimes standing over a hole with that sinking feeling in your gut. The companies bid too low, and expect too much, and bite on too many gimmick ideas that some "outsider" has to increase productivity. This business has a 2 year learning curve to true proficiency, and a turnover rate that doesn't mesh with that fact. If you think that you are stuck between a rock and a hard place as a locator, try being a trainer... a career path that chews up the best of the locators at a turnover rate similar to a start-up contract.
    That sounds rough, for everyone! We're a small company and would rather hire experienced techs but thats not always possible when you want them to be from a certain area. Sometimes its better anyway depending on how many bad habits they have. We spend 4 to 6 months depending on how fast a tech will learn and what time of year it is before we really can trust them. Its expensive this way, with paying two techs to locate one ticket at a time for an unknown amount of weeks, back checking and relocating tickets, and just the inefficiency of not being able to just have someone out on their own after a couple weeks. It really sucks if they leave after those 6 or so months. In the end for us its cheaper then a 20k dollar damage, lost contracts, and pushing techs over the limit and losing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUIASQ View Post
    Those of you who have been around a long ******** time know that you learned new things for years.
    you may learn new things for years
    Last edited by TheCableVine; November 19th, 2015 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUIASQ View Post
    you may learn new things for years
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    "You have to love her unconditionally, give her proper correction when needed, give her direction, be an inspiration to her and be a part of her life every day. Trust me........... If you don't do these things, she will turn Feral QUICK!"

    Wingfoot talking to Matt about Matt's brand new baby girl.


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