Sink or Swim Mentality & High T.O.
Electronics Technician (Current Employee) – Odessa, TX – May 29, 2018
After new hire orientation you go straight to the field to work 14 on @ 16hrs a day/night with food and lodging provided and 7 day's off, which is really 5 considering travel that's not even a consideration for compensation with ZERO PTO & responsible to find someone to cover if you want/need a day off. You're with a mentor that may or may not teach you during the small window of opportunity in between stages on avg. 10mins for one or two 14 day hitches.
Regardless of your work background or electronics experience, there isn't any type of formal or basic training and no set standards, process or guidelines. In addition to numerous variations of equipment having modifications and revisions with a wide assortment of unstructured/ obsolete documents to reference on Sharepoint. Department support is inconsistent, unclear and typically pawned off unless there's a possibility of NPT, which is the antichrist and there only concern that causes additional/ unnecessary stress on the E-Techs that are already lacking training, patience, time and confidence. Feels like you're getting set up for failure!! If you can get past that & take initiative, the hardest part of the job is waking up!!
Lack of training, direction, consistency, support, PTO & incentives