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    My company has just landed it's first official "Contract Locating" contract. Just a tiny one to start, but may triple in size over the next two months.....
    As a company that has focused specifically on SUE services it will be an interesting transition into a company handling both sides now. Any advice from GWJ_CAS would be appreciated. And, just for the record, there is another thread about on-call pay.....we are not giving any additional money to our guys to be on call for the 1 month period in which all of our guys will be on-call. We are however allowing them to drive our vehicles home at night and on weekends, which we do not allow for any of our other employees. That is $80.00 to $100.00 per week for some of our guys in gas savings. And of course they are eligible for overtime for all hours worked after 40.
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    Congrats on the contract. You'll have to let us know all things you learn when you are starting up a contract locate business.

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    Good job on getting the contract. I take it you'll have a bunch of openings on locatorjobs.com in the near future.

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    There ya go now you get to see what its like to have a tight time schedule...good luck and keep us posted on the progress

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    Congratz!!!!!! Please post often about your progress. Because you come from SUE I am interested in your opinions as things progress. I hope you can play with the BIG BOYS soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifinditunderground View Post
    My company has just landed it's first official "Contract Locating" contract. Just a tiny one to start, but may triple in size over the next two months.....
    As a company that has focused specifically on SUE services it will be an interesting transition into a company handling both sides now. Any advice from GWJ_CAS would be appreciated. And, just for the record, there is another thread about on-call pay.....we are not giving any additional money to our guys to be on call for the 1 month period in which all of our guys will be on-call. We are however allowing them to drive our vehicles home at night and on weekends, which we do not allow for any of our other employees. That is $80.00 to $100.00 per week for some of our guys in gas savings. And of course they are eligible for overtime for all hours worked after 40.
    Once your SUE guys get use to contract locating maybe your company will have to adapt comparable benefits such as call out/home garage if not risk retention issues...Unless hourly rate offsets the difference...

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    good luck !!!!!!!!!!!!! hope things work out for you...
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    Fortunately, we are starting small, just a 3.3 mile run of a fiber optic cable along a two-lane farm/residential roadway, in rural virginia. This is day 4 of the contract, not a single ticket yet.....
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    We have a contract like that here with the school system, said they would need us at least once a week, been about 4 months haven't got ticket 1.

    Hopefully it's not going to be like that for you.

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    didn't have to hire any extra personel i guess......that's a good thing!!!
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    I pray you get so busy that you start to complaine about not having enough time in the day and you need help... Congratulations "Growth is good"........................
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    First 6 weeks of contract has come and gone. 1 ticket, 1,300 feet of roadway. No remarks on the ticket yet. <Yawn> What is all the complaining about, this contract stuff is easy.... J/K all, Hell, we are so busy digging test holes right now here and there and everywhere we are staying PLENTY busy without having the tickets to worry about. Not to mention all of the Designating mixed in as well. We also just picked up a banner SUE contract in one of the most Pro-SUE counties in the entire country. Gonna keep us on our toes. WHOO HOO! Any of you guys ready to come over to the light side yet?
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    i don't assume that sue contract is in louisiana???? hahahhahhaa
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    Arlington County Virginia, Home of the Pentagon.
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    i know i know!!!!!!!!!! wishful thinking i guess
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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