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    I know nothing will change out of this thread, but there is some progress in my neck of the woods. Some of the newer contracts have been tossed back and forth between companies and I think the low-balling of bids have started to catch up with the damage prevention side of the contract. I have seen where they have changed the verbage in the contracts to bill in 500 to 1000 foot increments.

    For example: a 3000' locate can now be billed out for 3 charges (if billing in the 1000' increments) or 6 charges (if billing @ 500' increments)

    The sad part is, this means nothing for the Field tech but more paper work. They still get the same # of tickets, and hold overs each day. The company will bill at those increments depending on the contract, but the Locators production is still based on tickets, and you have to hit your quota of 2 tickets an hour for an 8hour day. Sure hope you don't have any marathon locates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headcipher View Post
    How long has NULCA been around?

    What have they accomplished for locators?

    Why do they want my money?

    If they truly are there to help locators, why isn't there a locate tech on the board?

    Past performance looks to be about as effective as most unions to me. Not at all.

    Please, everyone who knows better than me, answer the questions. Show me why my grocery money should go to this organization.
    You're absolutely right. I'm not against unions or associations, they have their merits, but cmon, its locating. The only people to take control and get the power to the locators will be the locators. I think some locate messiah or utility Jesus is needed for y'all

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    Quote Originally Posted by advanceMan View Post
    You're absolutely right. I'm not against unions or associations, they have their merits, but cmon, its locating. The only people to take control and get the power to the locators will be the locators. I think some locate messiah or utility Jesus is needed for y'all

    "You hear that, Mr. Anderson? THAT is the sound of inevitability. Goodbye, Mr. Anderson....

    My name......is NEO......"

    Maybe the ONE is already among us. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dawg View Post
    GPG,

    I hope you ment the companys. The locators do the work. management and business development do the contracts. It is impossible to do 5 tickets for a mile each and have them done in two days and make money, UNLESS you can add units.

    Locators have no say in anything with a company. I say this as a former supervisor.
    Good catch Dawg. I edited for thought clarification.
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    I would love to see more on the NULCA site but as a lowly damage prenvention specialist I do not have the resources to pay to join the elite know-it-all crowd.
    GOD BLESS THE USA & the Damage Prevention Techs that are the heartbeat of the Utility industry.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locateforlife View Post
    I would love to see more on the NULCA site but as a lowly damage prenvention specialist I do not have the resources to pay to join the elite know-it-all crowd.
    Wait a minute..... I thought THIS site was where the elite know-it-all crowd hung out! NULCA can't compete with the VINE!!! (shameless plug, I know....)
    Job Applicant: What does this job pay?
    Employer: I'm going to pay you just what you are worth!
    Job Applicant: I don't think I can work for that......

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