It's ok if you really need a job.
Locating technician (Current Employee) – Naperville, IL District – July 24, 2018
At first it was okay. Then came to realize that the amount of work compared to the pay wasn't even close. I was working 60 hrs approx then it got slow in area, so they made a new rule where if you don't get x amount done in x hours you're cut off for the day. 60 hrs was a bit much but the overtime pay was what it should be. It's almost impossible to meet the new rule standard, if you're actually doing the job correctly, especially with some of the extents they give us. A fence job, if done correctly, would take 45-1hr..then drive time to new location. There's no way to do this and still bring home a decent paycheck. Coincidence that after this new rule was set in place the district all of a sudden had a giant spike in damages? Don't think so. People are rushing so we can provide for our families. Even if you do only 1 ticket per hour the company is still more than doubling what we are paid. Is paying for costly damages and possibly endangering people's lives worth it? I think the company is actually making less since all these ridiculous damages started occuring, rather than letting the locators do their jobs and get less tickets done. If you keep this up people will quit because they aren't making enough money. Then you will continue to get damages because the new hire won't know what they're doing. Fined 5000 if a ticket is late too. Losing people means more tickets going late. Idk if the higher level management have been out of the field too long to remember what it's like, but this is pretty simple to figure out.
Company vehicle, computer, phone