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    Question How to get promoted?!

    How do you get promoted in locating?
    I want to be an auditor or damage investigator later in my career.

    Partly who you know right?
    Which boss likes you?
    Education?

    I've been locating for a year and a half.
    1 at fault pwr svc.

    I'm training a new guy now.
    I applied for auditor, didn't get it.

    I know some guy who was a locator for a year and then became an DI...

    Anyone? Thanks.
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    Default Re: How to get promoted?!

    you must be kissing the wrong arse
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    Default Re: How to get promoted?!

    Good luck trying, you can be the best locator? Or you can be there for years until your hair falls out
    But it depends on which state you work in and who is your boss, some bosses you can lick there A holes
    And maybe get to be a damage investigator, but where I'm from if you lick the bosses A hole
    They just use and abuse you kinda like the rest, and whatever you do "DO NOT BE A RAT OR GIVE INFO!!!"
    Cause bosses love that and if you think that's your way in WRONG! Good luck is all I have to say.
    If I were you I would get out of the locate industry.

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    Default Re: How to get promoted?!

    Keep applying for those positions and when passed over apply next time. All the time also apply at other firms. Be discreate but make it clear it is not your interest to remain a locator. So they understand that if they pass you over too often they will loose their investment in you.

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    Default Re: How to get promoted?!

    Here is my take. You can be the worlds best locator. If this is the case then the company would be stupid to promote you. If you are kicking out the numbers better then most, it makes you proffitable. They won't move you to a position to loose profit. At the same time, you have already set your pace. You can not slow your pace or make mistakes. You are who you are. The only way to get to where you want to go is to get in good with the sup. As PL states, Keep applying. Let them know that you want to go into a different position.

    Most importantly, you need to know why you are wanting to get a different position. If you are looking at doing something else then normal day to day locating, it may be a smarter move to look for an inhouse position somewhere. They are difficult to find, but they are out there.

    Sometimes, our goal to move up makes the best sense, untill we get there and then we realize its the same BS, just in a different package.

    First and formost, Keep your quality up. Thats what gets you ahead in the industry.

    mke
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    Default Re: How to get promoted?!

    willing accept the lowest pay on salary possible like......25000 a year ....and then you will get the job you want.....that's how it works.!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    lower your production, take a few damages, or lick the bosses ass
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