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    Steve,

    I would like to see a thread for where locator's are looking for work could post their resume or a description of there qualifications.

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    Default Re: Locators Looking for Work

    I have a website for that. It is LocatorJobs.com.
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    surely he was talking about something more personal......maybe?????
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    I don't know. Locatorjobs.com has a place to do all of that PLUS you can set it up so your resume is hidden and an employer must get your approval before they can view it.

    If UULC wants to start a thread for that, he is more than welcome.

    This site is for you all to do with it what you want.
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    Steve after digging in the site I found that spot. I had already posted it on there in 2008. I just do not remember it being that hard to find it.

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    I'm looking for work. I'm willing to go where the work is... I just don't have a truck to work out of. I only have my car. But I've been doing this since God was a kid.

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    Default Re: Locators Looking for Work

    are you talking private or contract locating? go to locatorjobs.com. If realy desperate there is always OK

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    Default Re: Locators Looking for Work

    There are currently 94 job postings on LocatorJobs.com. A company may post one job posting but at this time of year that may mean there are 4-5 openings for that office. Theoretically 94 job postings could mean there are several hundred jobs out there.

    If you are willing to move then I think there is a job waiting for you somewhere.


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    There are 94 jobs on that site... but none of them are near me. Seems impractical to apply for a job in CA or WA when I'm currently in FL. I don't mind going where the work is... but being unemployed... my funds are very limited. I'll find something.

    I've never heard of who??
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    Default Re: Locators Looking for Work

    After reading most of the posts on this site, who would want to be a locator?
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    Default Re: Locators Looking for Work

    Bassplyr, you may get a bit more moola in CA, but the cost of living is a bit cheaper up in WA. It is quite a leap from FL to WA but if your a seasoned locator, you may get the prospective company to buy off on giving you a bonus to help with moving expenses. (Notice I said help, not cover). The only thing is we don't stop painting up here, rain, snow, or on the rare occasion shine.

    Sage, i'm surprised locating draws new prospects. I think the old timers can remember the good times of Guaranteed 40hrs, no production goals, and the ability to use the company truck to use when convienent.

    It won't come back to that, but it keeps us going.

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    I used to live north of Seattle. I know how locating goes up that way. I just don't want to head back to the west coast. I'm an eastcoaster. Thanks for the tips tho.

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    Default Re: Locators Looking for Work

    Sagedog,

    I've been in this business since about 1992. I can tell ya this... many, many, many things have changed over the years, but I still like the work. I like being on my own without someone breathing down my neck. I like being a self-starter. I like having the knowledge to figure out my issues in the field without having to consult anyone. I like putting together the giant jigsaw puzzle of utilities on each job. It has its drawbacks, sure, but there are some upsides too. All in all.... it's a good field. It's a very important aspect to construction and progress. I almost always take from my day the satisfaction of having performed important work.

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