Asks for a lot, delivers very little in return
Transportation Systems Technician D (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 28, 2016
The Transportation System Techs have a huge scope of work.
Think of them as a
Licensed Electrician plus
Certified Electronic Tech plus
Radio Communications Tech plus
Computer Tech with
Commercial Driver's License and a
Traffic Control Certification and
a few more certifications thrown in here and there.
For bringing all this to the table, the state wants to
Pay you about 80% or less of what a commercial electrician makes
(Which will only happen after several years of step raises and three competitive promotions, lucky you)
Have you constantly carry a pager and/or state cell phone at all times and promise to always answer it.
Have you spend most of your time working in or next to live high speed traffic
Make a gardener, truck driver, janitor, etc. your boss
Station you at a remote site where the next closest qualified electrical person might be thirty miles down the road
Make you work for middle managers you might not talk to three times in 10 years.
If you are a top performer person with this sort of qualifications, couldn't you do better than this?
Secure, but advancement is problematic at best
Excessive on-call demands, bad/no leadership, no way to build teamwork