Enjoyable work with good people
Installation Technician, Duluth, MN - January 2, 2015
A typical day started with my clocking in and bringing my van around from the parking lot to the loading area. There I would spend 30 min to an hour replenishing materials and some days attending a meeting. Once finished with that, I would start my route, typically consisting of at least four jobs. Whenever all scheduled morning work was started the AM all clear would be called and whenever you finished the job you were currently on you could take lunch. your lunch would typically either at 1 pm when the first afternoon time slot started or whenever you had something to do after at least one hour of lunch. Once all scheduled pm work was started the PM all clear was called and anyone that needed help at their final job could ask for it at that point. Once no one needed any more help, you could bring your van in to the shop, park it, file your paperwork, and go home.
I learned a lot about cable.
The management is well enough, but sometimes your immediate supervisors would contradict the word of higher up corporate people.
My coworkers were, for the most part, awesome guys. They were very helpful and supportive.
For me, the hardest part of the job was dealing with heights on unstable terrain. If the work I performed was from a fixed ladder or bucket truck, I can confidently say I would not have had any problems, but I often felt that my ladder placement was unsteady.
The most enjoyable part of the job, for me, was meeting a lot of new people. I'm a very outgoing person, and doing this job you get a good picture of the demographic of the system you work in, both the rich and the poor areas of town.