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    I registered about a year ago and found a pretty fummy post on here. the evolution of a locator. if anybody happens to have that available could they please post it. my old pc crashed and i lost it . Thanks ,
    Phil

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    Here you go:

    The evolution of a locator

    1) The trainee in training
    “Dhaa!!”

    2) The trainee right after training
    “Dhaa!!!”

    3) The trainee riding along first week
    “No Thanks I don’t smoke”
    “What do you mean forget everything they taught me in training class”
    “Damn my arm hurts from throwing all these damn flags for this guy”
    “Yes, I took a lot of pictures of your locate”
    “Man his truck smells like ass”
    “How the hell am I going to remember all this stuff?”
    “What the hell did I get myself into here?”
    “I have to pee where?”

    4) Trainee ride along week 2
    “I’m Not much of a drinker maybe next weekend”
    “man my arm hurts from throwing all these damn flags”
    “that’s not how they told us how to do it in training class”
    “Man that trainer didn’t know anything compared to this guy”
    “So that’s how I hook up”
    “I Thought the ground was the red one”
    “So That’s how I route myself”
    “So That’s what that print really means”
    “They didn’t show us this kind of ped in training”
    “Damn Fire ants”
    “I think I tore my groin pulling that man hole cover”
    “This truck smells like ass”
    “Pull over I have to pee”

    5) Trainee week 3 ride along

    “I don’t need this guy anymore I can do this stuff on my own”
    “I don’t think he’s doing that right”
    “All I am to this guy is a do boy”
    “so that’s how to sleep in one of these trucks without getting caught”
    “Man This guy is getting on my nerves”
    “Finally I got my own truck”
    “Man this truck smells like ass”
    “Wow I closed out 10 tickets today I’m awesome”
    “Sorry to bother you but what color did you say the ground wire was?”
    “Sorry to bother you again but how do I hook up to this cross box?”
    “ Sorry to bother you but I’ve been trying to locate this 25 pair but I can’t get it to tone can you help me?”
    “Why doesn’t he answer his radio?”
    Where did I put my cigarettes
    “Man I have to pee”

    6) New bee week 4

    “Man I’m Awesome”
    “I did 14 tickets today”
    “Hooking up is for rookies”
    “Yes I took pictures of the damage”
    “Did I hook up?? dhaaa, yea, I think so”
    “But That’s the way I was taught in training class”
    “How many tickets do you want me to do today?!”
    “Sorry Mr. Contractor I’m New”
    “ dam I have to get a pack of cigarettes”
    “Dam fire ants”

    7) Locator 3 months

    “I know everything”
    “I don’t need to ask for advice”
    “ I average 10 tickets an hour”
    “Man I’m The best”
    “ I don’t know what everyone is bitching about”
    “I have to stop and get cigarettes and a six pack after work”

    Cool locator 1-5 years

    “ If you think it’s so easy then you do it”
    “12 tickets an hour?! are they for real ?!”
    “12 hours a day?! Are they for real?!”
    “I wish this new guy would stop calling me, I have too much crap of my own to do”
    “4 project jobs, 110 due tickets, 15 past due ticket, and two meets”
    “I asked for help yesterday for crying out loud”
    “No You have to do it this way”
    “No your wrong about everything”
    “Don’t these people know, I know everything there is to know about this job?”
    “All they care about is production”
    “The one call center is screwing it up again”
    “Is it my turn for call out again? Dam it”
    “I heard from another locate company they are getting all of our contracts”
    “Hey did you hear this rumor”
    “Hey guess what I Just Heard”
    “another lousy day”
    “I need a drink”

    9) Master locate technician 5 years or more.

    “Just relax it will get done when it gets done”
    “This field supervisor doesn’t know crap”
    “I do my 8 or 12 hours a day Then go home”
    “Do I agree with it no but what are you going to do?”
    “At least you have a job”
    “It could be worse”
    “Hey trainee the first thing your going to do is forget everything you learned in training class, it doesn’t apply out here”
    “I’ll believe it when it happens”
    “I quit smoking last month”
    “Another great day”
    “Just bought a 5th of jack last night”
    “I gotta Pee”

    And life goes on, the statement above do not reflect all locators there are some worse and some better. This is a total generalization and does not represent any one group or another.Try to remember, It’s just a job, In most cases a good job. Not without stresses at times.

    Ask yourself where else am I going to go and make this kind of money, with these kind of benefits. There really aren’t too many types of jobs available today that will provide so much for so many of us without the need of a college degree. Yes we put up with a lot of crap but where else can you go and feel as though you actually made a difference in the world today. I know some of you do not feel appreciated for your hard work but that is not the case. Most of your contractors appreciate your efforts as long as you are consistent, and accurate, most of the utility companies do appreciate the fact that it is because of you they do not have to incur the expense for damages, or maintaining their own personnel to do the job. I really appreciate each and every one of you for you hard work and due diligent. You are the back bone of America, be proud of that. THANK YOU ALL AND KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT
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    Just as good the second time around.
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Mental Illness."
    "America isn't free, in America you are free to follow the rules." -Anthony Cumia


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    I'm sorry but I can't remember who originally put this out but I consider it true brilliance!
    I might not be as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was !


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    I think originally it was Ninja.
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Mental Illness."
    "America isn't free, in America you are free to follow the rules." -Anthony Cumia


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    thank you , it is true brlliance

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    Yes... Ninja was kind enough to write that. He did a very good job. Very funny.
    "Change does not always equal progress."

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    No I remeber why I hung up my contractor shoes and landed in S.U.E great work

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    I think I just pissed my pants from laughing so hard. The scarry part is that it is true.
    STRESS: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

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    That was great!! And so very true! I can not believe how much of the last section really fits with me!! LOL!! I see all these newer guys out here stressing about this and stressing about that and I just tell them that there is not sense in stressing, just relax because you can only do one job at a time!!!

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    so very true ANGEL!!!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    God that so much describes me in so many ways

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