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    Default I'm Baaaaaack!!!

    Hey all,

    LTNS!!! Thought I'd pop my head in after a couple year hiatus to see what's new in the locating world. Not sure if this is the right place to plop this, or if I should post it in "New Members" (Ha!)!

    Update. I caught on to a awesome job as an in-house Route Tech. (locating/auditing/mapping) for a fiber optic company about 4 years ago, and then after a couple years, they asked if I'd go into the sales end of things. So, I left the mapping, surveying, and locating, in what I thought were capable hands, and have spent the last 2 years schmoozing company big wigs, getting them to buy our service.

    Long story short, the capable hands I thought I'd left the damage prevention and plant mapping program in, (a program I'd literally built from the ground up), weren't up to the task, and let things slip quite badly before it was caught. I was frankly tired of sales anyways, so am taking back over, managing the new route technicians we'll be hiring, and instituting some new mapping and network managing software.

    Anyways, HI!!! I see some old familiar faces are still around, and look forward to talking to the old crew and new!

    RD
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    Default Re: I'm Baaaaaack!!!

    Welcome back RD. Glad to see ya again. Seems like people get out of locating only to find themselves swinging a receiver again. I'll probably end up doing the same. Until then I'm going to give something else a try.
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    welcome back RD !!!
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    Hey, Yahoo. Good to see you're still kicking around.

    Where the heck IS everybody? Did Facebook kill this place off, or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RD_Wrangler View Post
    Hey, Yahoo. Good to see you're still kicking around.

    Where the heck IS everybody? Did Facebook kill this place off, or what?
    Construction season... The USIC guys don't get home till 10 or 11 at night.

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    Ah, I remember those days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mke View Post
    Construction season... The USIC guys don't get home till 10 or 11 at night.

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    I don't care. Just get my locates done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD_Wrangler View Post
    Hey, Yahoo. Good to see you're still kicking around.

    Where the heck IS everybody? Did Facebook kill this place off, or what?
    You left, and nobody could go on living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayc View Post
    You left, and nobody could go on living.
    Well I could understand an acceptable grieving period of maybe 6-9 months, but one would think these guys are tough enough to accept the grave loss and move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RD_Wrangler View Post
    Hey, Yahoo. Good to see you're still kicking around.

    Where the heck IS everybody? Did Facebook kill this place off, or what?
    I have to agree with Mke....and....most of them ARE still here but they only comment every now and then ...great thing about that is ,,,,it is usually a comment that makes sense to everyone here !!!! it's same ole same ole RD ....high recidivism rate ...you know the locating industry ....LOL
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: I'm Baaaaaack!!!

    RD, where a outs are you on the east side? I had some training over there a few months back and almost dropped you a line..... But my procrastination coupled with the guy I was traveling with got the best of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    I have to agree with Mke....and....most of them ARE still here but they only comment every now and then ...great thing about that is ,,,,it is usually a comment that makes sense to everyone here !!!! it's same ole same ole RD ....high recidivism rate ...you know the locating industry ....LOL
    A couple weeks ago 4 USIC locators from one supervisor group all quit on the same Friday. The supervisor is pretty good for that area. In another part of the state a guy was on his first day in the field and got called by another employer about a job he applied for. He quit that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mke View Post
    RD, where a outs are you on the east side? I had some training over there a few months back and almost dropped you a line..... But my procrastination coupled with the guy I was traveling with got the best of me.

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    Our network runs from The Dalles to Ontario, and parts between and beyond, from Burns, John Day, Enterprise, etc...

    Soooo...basically the NE quarter? ��
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    Per Scientiam Vires!

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    We've all just been milling around waiting for you to come back and spice this place up again RD.
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