Hard Work, Always on The road
Forman Trainee (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 18, 2019
Be prepared for this to be a very labor intense job. Depending on the Forman you get set with for your O.J.T, you most likely will just dig holes for two weeks and work up to 10 hour days depending on the contract they are on. I had to travel and use my own truck to follow the crew since they didn't have room. Our crew worked 6 days a week. So be prepared to not get to go home on the weekend like they say you will. But again this will depend on the Forman you get setup with. Then you will go to Brauman, Ga for training. Which you learn how hard the job actually is. Very labor intense so don't expect to go in making good money and not have to earn it. Once you get done in GA you get sent out to the field with another Forman to show what you learned. Overall if your not afraid of hard work then the job isn't that bad honestly, just a lot of walking thru every terrain you can think of. Management hardly talks to you while your in the field. In training ask all the questions you can, they are there to help you learn what you need to learn and are very hands on. I screwed my knee up and got sent home, but honestly the job is pretty straight forward. You live out of a motel about 80% of the time, because if you live aways away you either have to drive home for a day and head right back or just stay on the road. Once you pass all the Forman training you hire your own crew which is nice you can bond with them pretty quick.
But just don't go into the job thinking it's easy money, it's most definitely not you have to earn it.
Gone a lot, more than they tell you about.