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    Default New to the Cable Vine and new to the business

    Hey guys/girls I was just hired by USIC, and I will be starting training here in a few weeks. I was wondering if there is any information on the web that I can read to get ahead with the training so I am some what educated when I start training. I was also curious if locators work holidays. If any one would like share some experiences with me or just give any advice in general I would really appreciate it and I look forward to talking with you guys in the future.

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    Default Re: New to the Cable Vine and new to the business

    I have all new folks read this. You have to sign up and down ;oad it but print it out. It will give you the basics.

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    Default Re: New to the Cable Vine and new to the business

    First off....Welcome to the Vine.

    The link UULC provided is good and there is a ton of info on the forum here.

    As far as holidays go the major holidays you don't work unless you are oncall. We normally work Christmas Eve but it is just a few hours. You have to remember most everyone has off for the holidays so if the contractors are off the only emergency you'd get is for a gas leak or broken pole and the oncall guy would get that.

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    Default Re: New to the Cable Vine and new to the business

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post


    We normally work Christmas Eve but it is just a few hours.

    and the clock should stop after those few hours upon completion or leaving that last locate if one is accounting for their time legally.

    just to clarify.

    awaiting confirmation on that golden ?

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    Yep. Christmas Eve is not a paid holiday so if you only work a few hours you only get paid a few hours unless you add PTO for the day. I normally take vacation for Christmas Eve and the week between Christmas and New Years because it is the slowest week of the year here.

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    Default Re: New to the Cable Vine and new to the business

    If you don't work some on Christmas Eve or take paid time off, you don't get paid for Christmas Day. Same goes for all Holidays.
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    Default Re: New to the Cable Vine and new to the business

    Quote Originally Posted by sprayandpray View Post
    If you don't work some on Christmas Eve or take paid time off, you don't get paid for Christmas Day. Same goes for all Holidays.
    An exception is if one has advanced scheduled approved time off that runs into holidays.

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