I worked for a contract locate company and never had anything good to say so I was only a lurker here for years. I signed up to share a locator position I heard about. Manatee County Utilities in Florida is looking to add a locator. It will be posted on their website and possibly Career Builder any day. I've worked around a few municipalities and the Manatee crew seems to be pretty happy. Good equipment, nice trucks, good pay and great benefits. A good place to make locating a profession not just a job.