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    Just wanted to give a shout out and say Thanks for all the advice.
    I've made it through the classes and been in the field a week,
    Boy I'm glad I focused on my print reading skills cause so far nothing else really translates
    to the real world of locating,But I've got to tell ya,even though I'm still in newborn stage-
    I love it, I have a great mentor that really loves what he does and takes great pride in each and every
    locate he does whether cleared or HP. I've learned more from him in 1 day than 3 weeks in a room with no windows and he let me use his rd8000.
    Wish me luck

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    Getting paired up with someone who really loves his job is the best trainer you can have. Good luck and let us know about everything that happens.
    "Change does not always equal progress."

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    we are happy for you............hang in there.....and keep us posted!!! gotta love this job!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: Survived

    Don't fall for the "left handed Reciever" bit. Or "Trust me, i'll be back in an hour"... Oh, Our primary piece of equipment is the 810 and I was forever turning the transmitter off on the rookies to see how long it would take them to figure it out.

    Good luck and hang in there

    mke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mke View Post
    Don't fall for the "left handed Reciever" bit. Or "Trust me, i'll be back in an hour"... Oh, Our primary piece of equipment is the 810 and I was forever turning the transmitter off on the rookies to see how long it would take them to figure it out.

    Good luck and hang in there
    mke
    LOL Already played (sudden loss of signal- but it didn't take long to figure that one out)
    I like the left handed receiver bit -good one!

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    Howdy everyone,
    I haven't posted since april of last year,(but I have visited the site about everyday ) when I had just hit the field with my mentor WHO IS AWESOME.
    But 2 weeks later he was injured in a bad fall- he's better now- but I was thrown in the deep end-http://www.thecablevine.com/forum/images/smilies/yikes.gif--best training I could have received- stressful at first, freaking out over all the tics in red, but that only lasted about a week, I learned to stop and breath and just focus on one tic at a time. And keep close contact with the contractors if running behind,they don't want to damage anything either.
    My crew of guys and sup are the best I could have ever hoped for, always just a phone call away, Have been doing H.P.'s,major projects,nasties of all kind,going to any area my sup wants me to go to to help other locators get caught up and it has paid off.
    We were just underbid on on of our largest contracts in my state and folks were let go "That sucks" and I was for sure I'd be one of them-Last hired First fired sort of thing.
    I was told I had proven myself as a keeper,but I would probably have to relocate out of state,Grateful to keep job,but bummer to lose my crew.http://www.thecablevine.com/forum/im...milies/cry.gif
    Just found out I get to stay with my crew-which is still intact- no one lost their job.but our area grew and I will finally get my own bucket.http://www.thecablevine.com/forum/im...lies/yahoo.gif
    Everyone is pretty confident we will get the contract back in under a year.
    A lot of folks really gives USIC down the road on this forum,and I guess it depends on where you are,but I wouldn't trade with anyone. My sup and all the guys in my crew really watch out for each other,and My sup will come out and help on a locate if needed.
    .The only dumb questions are the ones not asked.
    And to the folks just coming out of school I can tell ya the hardest job you will ever do is the first one you do solo.
    I look back and laugh to my self when I think of my first solo-way to many flags-that backyard looked like a carnival when I was done.http://www.thecablevine.com/forum/im...umpinsmile.gif
    Any who just wanted to say hi and thanks for all the knowledge I've gained from this site.
    Read on here the women keep leaving,we are not gone just to busy to chathttp://www.thecablevine.com/forum/images/icons/icon12.gif

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    Default Re: Survived

    why didn't my smiley thingy work?
    it losses something with out them
    oh well

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