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    My name is Matt and recently applied in early February for a locating position with S&N in Ohio. The job pertains to locating gas lines for Columbia Gas. I was wanting to seek some information as far as is it weekly or biweekly? Incentives? Bonuses? Raises? Nature of job? Personal experiences would be great. I heard back 3 weeks ago and did background check and the 2nd interview and got a pending offer. Now I'm just waiting for a start date and onto training I go.

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    Default Re: offered a job at s&n communications in ohio , wanting some additional information

    Quote Originally Posted by mshrock14 View Post
    My name is Matt and recently applied in early February for a locating position with S&N in Ohio. The job pertains to locating gas lines for Columbia Gas. I was wanting to seek some information as far as is it weekly or biweekly? Incentives? Bonuses? Raises? Nature of job? Personal experiences would be great. I heard back 3 weeks ago and did background check and the 2nd interview and got a pending offer. Now I'm just waiting for a start date and onto training I go.
    Paid weekly only by direct deposit to your bank account and will be there at open of bank every Wednesday morning. Later in the week a paper statement will be sent to your home. First checks will be by mail for a couple of weeks. Ohio is different than rest of company so I could not say for benefits, raises or anything else.

    If there is an Ohio locator reading they could explain the differences.
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    Default Re: offered a job at s&n communications in ohio , wanting some additional information

    Is S&N a stable company to work for? Reviews show it being a good place to work. What's your take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    If there is an Ohio locator reading they could explain the differences.
    Greetings ProfessionalLocator! What I am about to post is so far off topic, I'm almost embarrassed. Sorry mshrock14, but what the heck...............................

    Years ago I worked for Goodyear in southern Kansas and I attended a six week training course in Chicago. I was one in a class of 12 guys and we stayed the entire six weeks at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare; good times with many fond memories. We all met for breakfast in the tile-floored diner and ate supper in the carpeted dinning room. Needless to say, we all got to know every waitress very well.

    Early on, during one of the evening meals, one of the waitresses asked me, "Where are you from?" I answered, "Wichita, Kansas. But originally I'm from Iowa."

    The little Chicago cutie started giggling and said, "Here, it's pronounced OHIO!"


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    Default Re: offered a job at s&n communications in ohio , wanting some additional information

    Wing ...can always get a great laugh from you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 THANKS
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    Official start date is April 14the. Yay

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    ohio s&n locators join ibew

    Ohio Utility Locators Overcome Distance to Vote ‘Union Yes’

    November 25, 2014

    In many workplaces of the 21st century, employees rarely meet face-to-face.

    Such is the case for Ohio gas line utility locators working for S&N Communications, an infrastructure construction corporation. Instead of exchanging “good morning” and a cup of coffee with a co-worker, employees check their company-issued laptops from home to get the day’s schedule. Then, it’s off in the truck to locate, mark and flag where lines are buried so that underground construction work can take place without damaging the fuel lines of Columbia Gas – the largest natural gas provider in the state.

    “They’re like virtual employees,” said Fourth District Lead Organizer Lynda Wenzel. Dozens of locators are spread throughout the state, and many don’t even know one another.

    But nearly all were facing the same challenges on the job. “Safety has been a big issue,” Wenzel said. “When they’re locating the gas lines, sometimes they don’t have properly calibrated equipment. So if a crew comes through to dig and the location is bad, there could be real trouble.”

    The employees’ huge workload complicates matters, said Toledo Local 245 Assistant Business Manager Ken Erdmann. “They might get as many as 75 assignments per day. They’re almost always behind and often have to work Saturdays or Sundays to catch up.”

    Unbeknownst to each other, a few workers began seeking common remedies. Last summer, one employee in the central part of the state contacted the Membership Development Department through the “Join us” tab at IBEW.org. More than 100 miles away, a Toledo-area worker had reached out to Local 245 for assistance.

    ”They were scrambling and searching for help,” Erdmann said.

    What followed was a quick campaign that brought 32 new members into Local 245, tapping the initiative of a strong volunteer organizing committee with years of service in the industry.

    But there were scant face-to-face conversations, no house visits and few other common ingredients for what typically turns out a successful campaign. Instead, conference calls and a steady stream of email communication largely carried the day.

    “The workers set up a Gmail account, and it helped get them to talk with one another.” Wenzel said. “The employees really took the ball and ran with it. They told the organizers, ‘We’ve got this.’”

    One thing that helped sell the IBEW was Local 245’s knowledge of the utility industry and the daily job duties of the locators.

    “The employees really wanted to know what kind of experience we had with their line of work,” said Local 245 Business Manager Larry Tscherne. Because the local represented locators in the past, Tscherne and other leaders had a good understanding of the work. “We explained that the IBEW umbrella is huge – and we can talk with fellow locals across the country that represent members like the S&N employees to help get them the best contract and services that we can.

    “After that conference call, you could sense that there was a feeling like, ‘We’re going to be OK if we go with the IBEW,’” Tscherne said.

    S&N held captive audience meetings at its headquarters in Brunswick in the northern part of the state. To the protests of management, the organizing team was able to convince the state National Labor Relations Board to allow for mail-in ballots, due to the workers’ geographical sprawl.

    “In most elections, the employer likes to stand over the ballot box and give you the evil eye,” said Erdmann. “But with a mail-in option, that isn’t in the cards.”

    Ballots were counted on Oct. 30 at the NLRB office in Cleveland, with workers strongly voting yes for representation. Employees and IBEW activists are in the process of mobilizing for first contract talks.

    “The employees were so diligent in what they did,” Tscherne said. “I have never worked with a group like these individuals. They truly understand what dignity and respect on the job mean and how important that is. They’re going to be a fine addition to Local 245 and the IBEW.”
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    Default Re: offered a job at s&n communications in ohio , wanting some additional information

    This will be interesting.

    On another note... Since unions are private organizations that are basically "for profit" businesses I'm seriously considering putting a halt to all union discussion and treating it like I do any other attempt to promote a business on this site. It's called paid advertising. Using my site to promote your business and not having the decency to include me is a little rude, I think.
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    Default Re: offered a job at s&n communications in ohio , wanting some additional information

    i am Bob, a s&n locator, not a union. been reading here a year. when I saw a nobie reqest the 411 for our area I joined and posted.

    union wernt wanted here, needed.

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    You union thugs ..........take note.........the dictator has spoken .........ye be warned !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're place to speak is over there in politics !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I'm Still kinda scratching my head on the details of the Union Post....

    I'll leave it there for right now.

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    Default Re: offered a job at s&n communications in ohio , wanting some additional information

    Well... a person whose first post is a union post usually has an agenda.

    I looked around and that is the only article I could find on the situation. The article I think is 5 or 6 months old. There is no follow up article saying how the union has made life easier for the locators with higher pay and less work. The article points out the harsh working conditions these locators are experiencing which, to me, insinuates that the union will remedy the situation.

    Are S&N employees now receiving higher pay with a smaller work load? Did they come in and save the day or are these Obama promises?
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    So far training has been hands on and has been awesome. Coming more natural as time goes. It's challenging, but utility locating is a great job thus far. I'm sure I'll come across multiple places with old records, obstacles , etc.
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    I agree!!!!!!!!! Was in the international brother hood of electrical workers for 7 years out in Cali. It was good for that job but I think in the locating industry it would sink a smaller company. And since i have became part of a smaller locating company vs usic. I dont want my smaller company to go anywhere. Do i make 30 dollars an hour? NO!!. But i will say I am paid what I see is fair for the one utility I do locate..



    Quote Originally Posted by TheCableVine View Post
    This will be interesting.

    On another note... Since unions are private organizations that are basically "for profit" businesses I'm seriously considering putting a halt to all union discussion and treating it like I do any other attempt to promote a business on this site. It's called paid advertising. Using my site to promote your business and not having the decency to include me is a little rude, I think.

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