Contractor tired of waiting for benefits
Electric Distribution Designer (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 23, 2019
Currently employed as an Electrical Distribution Designer as a contractor. My day consists of working at my cubical in the Distribution Division of the Chestnut Service Center in Minneapolis. I respond to emails and calls from customers and developers regarding their current and future electrical projects. Meeting customers in the field takes up a lot of the day but its my favorite part of the job. My ideal job would have a mix of 60% field work, 40% office and this job comes very close. The hardest part of the job is prioritizing the jobs that come through. Most often priority goes to the party that is angriest and threatening to jump the queue. I work with a solid team of designers with various levels of experience and background and I get along with my Manager. More importantly our manager goes to the mat for us and his design team.
I have become far more knowledgeable on electric distribution systems and a project manager without the title.
I would like to continue my career at Xcel Energy, however, it is difficult to stay as a contractor with the same workload as those who receive benefits, sick time, paid holidays and vacations.
Flexible work schedule, good coworkers
No benefits, no vacation, no sick time.