View Poll Results: What would you think if the company owner competed in the Locate Rodeo?

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    Default Locate Rodeo Question

    What would you think if the owner of your company competed in the Locate Rodeo?
    Job Applicant: What does this job pay?
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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    Quote Originally Posted by OVUS1 View Post
    What would you think if the owner of your company competed in the Locate Rodeo?
    I think most guys would give their eye-teeth to see/compete with their boss/owner in a rodeo.

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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    owners know how to locate? lol im just kidding
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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    Come on down; we have an owner this year already!

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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    I can't believe someone in management knows how to locate. Props to you if you compete. I would love to be going down. I don't even know if USIC is sending anyone this year?

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    No one here is being sent
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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ......SON YOU GONNA GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK YOU GOT TO STOP WITH THE JOKES personally I would like to see if he still has it

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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    Quote Originally Posted by gasmaninga View Post
    Come on down; we have an owner this year already!
    Yep, I heard RHD in Atlanta (private locating firm) is sending their owner over to compete - heard he signed up "from the get-go" (that's southern slang for "from the very beginning"). One of our competitors had to withdraw at the last minute so I will be taking her place this year. I consider myself a locator first and whatever else I am second - some of you may disagree and I'm good with that. I struggled with this decision for a while and solicited a lot of feedback from others before throwing my name in the hat. I have supported the Locate Rodeo on many different levels all eight years of the event, spent much time and $$ out of my own pocket to keep this thing going, and always wanted to get out there and see what I could do. I may not win, but I'm sure going to try.

    I will be competing in the Gas division.
    Last edited by OVUS1; July 23rd, 2009 at 11:17 AM.
    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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    Good Luck!!! Remember time is only an issue in the event of a tie
    See ya' there

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    I would love to go one day, but I don't see that ever happening.
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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    Bobby Knight had a theory. He stated that a coach (or Boss) should never play ball with the players. If a coach was to shoot around with the players and miss badly on most of his shots, the players would lose all respect for the coach.


    I think the same goes for locating, Locators usually have contempt for management anyways, and if the bosses did go out and locate and got a damage....he would lose all respect from the employees.

    Just a thought

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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mke View Post
    Bobby Knight had a theory. He stated that a coach (or Boss) should never play ball with the players. If a coach was to shoot around with the players and miss badly on most of his shots, the players would lose all respect for the coach.


    I think the same goes for locating, Locators usually have contempt for management anyways, and if the bosses did go out and locate and got a damage....he would lose all respect from the employees.

    Just a thought
    That's college sports where you have a much older person teaching teens. Pro sports are different. Most coaches are playing with their players. A Coach has played their sport and usually somewhat well, whereas some management don't know the difference between a transmitter and a reciever.
    STRESS: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    Bobby Knight had a good theory there but taking the words from a raving lunatic who thows tantrums (and whatever else he can get his hands on) as gospel doesn't really seem like a good way to model ones life.

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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    ahhh.... who hasn't been a raving lunatic from time to time..... choking players..... throwing chairs.......


    *sniffles* Reminds me of my mother.....

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    Default Re: Locate Rodeo Question

    On the other hand, there are a lot of people out there who have a lot of respect for a boss who isn't afraid to dive in the trenches with them. Personally, I think your boss should not ask you to do anything that they would not be willing to do themselves if removed of the managerial roles they hold. Realistically, they are not going to run tickets, because they are busy running the show, but demonstrating that they can locate isn't a bad thing.
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