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    Quote Originally Posted by GWJ_CAS View Post
    I smell John....
    How do you know. I am impressed with how you, Don and the rest sniff me out. Is it my intelligence and common sense that gives me away? How do I stand out? I'm curious. Many morons pass through here and when the mighty one types, the people know thy majesty is here with justice for all......

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    how do you start a v bulletin?

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    It is the powerful brain that gives me away. I can be gone for more than a year and when I type from my brain....You guys always know the truth has arrived

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    Quote Originally Posted by locator1 View Post
    how do you start a v bulletin?
    You dont need V-bulliten only. There are thousands of ways to network online. V-bulliten is just one way. Search google for Free forums, or research V-Bulliten. You can also record yourself and make a youtube channel dedicated to the cause. The only reason I haven't follwed up is cause there just isn't any interest in Locating to put that much energy into. Just ask the guy in here how many saftey vests he's sold in a year. I am willing to bet not more than 5. This is a tiny niche and is not rewarding monetarily to spend all day in here for 5 years maintaining this site while locating for peanuts. Just ask around

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    Default Re: Group Of Locators Tired Of Getting Screwed!!

    ok thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by locator1 View Post
    ok thanks
    I was just talking about what you said about consolidated on another thread..... here is what I said ....

    oh by the way, I see the books everyday. One locating company for example made $275,000 in one quarter. These people bill per ticket and/or footage. They make you crank out 30 so they can bill their client and squeeze the most amount of profit from you. I don't have a problem with that, that's what business if for to make a profit. What bothers me is how most of you locators hang your whole futures and life on a company. That is sad. You settle down and get comfortable and never look forward again untill the rug is pulled out from under you. Sad oh so sad. In one quarter a locating company with one client (verizon) made more than a quarter million in just my area. They buy the cheapest cars (Aveo) with window handles and a cheap radio with no Mp3 jack. They give out slow and old laptops and bulky old phones and old equipment . Then they pay you per ticket and charge you to use the trash they give you. They call you a contractor but they treat you like an employee. This is illeagal in my opinion. Exploited Locators. Why can't they use their own vehicle? I don't know. Why can't they get paid as a 1099? I don't know.... Gosh I can go on all day but I have to go now

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    Default Re: Group Of Locators Tired Of Getting Screwed!!

    Locator1... a little bit of advice. Don't hang your hat on Fiber Optic. He's been banned from this forum more times than I can recall. He basically thinks he should be running this forum and he's pretty pissed off that he didn't think of it before I did. He'll be back, though. He can't stay away. He has nothing better to do. I'm always right about these things.

    As far as running/starting a forum it's one of the easier things to do. The hard part of running a forum is the promotion of the forum. You have to find a niche that isn't filled. If you want to make money at this find a hobby like RC or geocaching or something that has a bigger audience than locating. This site for me is just a hobby. I make a few bucks off the ads but that is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locator1 View Post
    I would like to start a group of locators that are willing to join together all across the usa.We need as many locators in each individual state as possible ,so that we may all organize and join one common union and stand up against all the bad locating companies out their that just want to use us as a means to and end.such as Consolidated utilities,all they are doing in some states is putting people on piece rate,and when that happens like here in florida the locator just clears the tickets out to make enough money on his check.Then contarctors will hit fibers and who knows what else due to not locating.I believe if we all band together and join either Ibew or some other strong union this may be our only chance to turn things around.Companies just keep on thinking of ways to shorten our pay and benefits and pay while they make huge profits,so lets all unite in some way shape or form and have the vigo like the patriots did when they found this country and kick the companies a**!!!!Lets hear everyones idea out there,i know Ibew will help us if we try

    That sounds horrible guys just clearing shit out to make their check. I'm guessing it's some kind of system that gives the locator money per locate
    "The truth is rarely pure and never simple"-Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    good luck dude .....let me know how that turns out for ya!!!!
    ahhahahahahha
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2RUDE View Post
    and all the guys who had gotten screwed, got back pay.
    nice..............
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    consolidated only pays there locators on piece rate a 5.00 per charge on one ticket ,everything over 500ft is a second charge.I understand why they just clear them out,if they actually marked every ticket they would not make anything

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    Lets start our very own union,the locators union.we can call it international brother hood of professional locators.Is is possible to start our very own?

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    Lot of good points here both for and against unions.
    Can't wait to see what comes of this.

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    i guess you are serious after all!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: Group Of Locators Tired Of Getting Screwed!!

    HOW MANY TICKETS CAN YOU DO IN AN HOUR?
    (If you can do 2 an hour @ $5 an hour = $10/hr.)
    10hr. day would mean 20 tickets $100
    Take $100x$5= $500 a week plus bonus

    My guess is people clearing tickets, do not know how to locate!
    they should not have a locating job anyway. When you have a damage on
    piece rate u loose your bonus. Most VETS would do 3-4 tickets/hr.

    You will have your bad days locating, but I think piece rate is the way to go.

    I drive about 300 miles a day, locate 25-30 tickets in 10hrs.
    This is average of 120 tickets in 40 hrs. @ your rate of $5 per ticket
    $600/ in 4days is not bad money.
    Is this $5 a ticket for everyone, or just certain locators?

    What is other locators opinion?

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