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#1 allen405

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:46 PM

Have any of you guys heard of them? I have a chance to be one. I had an interview with a guy and he started saying all this money I can make and I start getting leary.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

Sure you can make a lot, working overtime and sundays and nights. That's what I thought of when you described what he said.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

I have noticed that they are always hiring around here......if you need work, go for it but I wouldnt quit a good job to do this.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:46 AM

Lol I haven't worked a real job in over a year. the guy did say be prepared to work alot of hours. I appreciate your input guys
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:18 AM

I have not worked for them directly, but have been in a related filed a very long time so I do know about how that side works.   It can pay, but often does not.  They give you piece work, X number of outlets = Y dollars, some jobs are bigger than others.  the catch is : how easy is it to get those outlets installed?

I had a friend that worked in that field, they'd get quality audits on a regular basis, and if the auditor found mistakes, you didn't get your pay.  Not all places are like that, some just make you go back, as many times as it takes.  Where this gets costly is your return time = your money.  You can really get the shaft on travel site-to-site too.  you might get a route with only few bucks worth of work and 5 hours of driving, no pay for driving or fuel costs.  That aint cheap either.

Guys that do may big bucks are really skilled, [this experiance takes time to deveop], and a good salesmen, sales is where you make extra.  You also are doomed to not make big bucks if you are in a very rural area where you spend all  your time driving or have costly go-backs due to nazi QA inspectors.   Often there are sales expectations, if that isn't you, you need to think about that.  Ask questions.

It's not all bad, just go in with realistic expectations.  If you see they always have open jobs, or frequently re-open them, there is a reason.  Some are better than others to work for.  A lot of them make you work a few weeks for free while you train.  Not sure how that's legal, and may not be, but many do that.  After you realize it's not for you, you quit, but they got a few weeks out of you for nothing and find some other sucker.  there is some training involved, the work isnt easy for a novice to just jump in, so find out how that works.

Some times a bad job is better than no job, you can pick up some valuable skills.  I don't want this to come off as negitive, just informative.  these skills can be used towards other careers if it's not a good fit for you.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

I'd also question about what tools you need to purchase.
I bought an extension ladder from an ex-cable tv installer.
He had to buy all his own equipment.

We had a Dish Network guy come and install a second receiver a few years ago.
He had to buy his hand tools as well as a high end signal strength meter.

I assume it depends on the company, but it's worth a question.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

Guy across the street did it before moving to the cable company.  It can be a royal PITA you will end up crawling through crawl spaces fishing wireing everywhere ect.  You have to keep a real balance to keeping the customer happy VS not screwing yourself with a hard time consuming install so you can be on to your next job.  They also worked him every weekend, and he got home late every night, worked in rain and snow.  all things to think about.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Working indoors > working outdoors unless you really really love it.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

I never took that job, something about it didn't sit right with me
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

I was offered a job like this.  My friend Alex has been nagging me to apply.  It DOES pay more than I make now, a little more than 1.5x more, but certain parts of the job I personally am not comfortable with, such as being on a ladder, drillingholes through peoples homes, and interaction with people.  As most of you know, I have a stuttering problem, and it can get in the way often.  I HAVE been thinking about the job more seriously lately, but now that I've bought a new car....the extra money IS tempting, however if it doesn't work, I'll be out of a job all together, and that would put me in an even WORSE position than I currently am.  Ugh.

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