Not the job for me.
Pros: company vehicle, gas card, cell phone, paid hotel rooms
Cons: management that doesn't care, lack of resources
This may seem like an easy going job on the surface, but deep down, it's a job with pretty brutal standards and tasks to perform. There are maps that you will do that will have straight aways that have poles right at the roadside which is the easy stuff. However, there are also many maps that you will do where you are going through cornfields, soy fields, cattle fields, backyards, and deep woods all by yourself with no one to help you if you're injured. There are poles that are in deep grass and thick thorn bushes that you have to cut through with only a machete and a pair of clippers. It will sometimes take 20 minutes to get to one pole, but yet, you're expected to do 75 poles a day. Impossible standards, mixed with terrible management who don't care about their workers and travel that will have you leaving your family behind for weeks and sometimes months at a time, will tell you all about this job. Mandated 10 hour days 5 days a week. Weekends are free (which is nice), unless it rains, or you call off, and instead of just being docked the pay, you have to lose your Saturday.