Ronster2

United States

#6797 May 3, 2013
Tyronewiretech wrote:
<quoted text>
Are there any off days for training or is it 7 days a week
Of course there are days off. The classes are Monday through Friday, but don't be surprised if you are assigned to an evening hours for the pole climbing and ladder class. I am attending the 3 pm to midnight class which finishes this evening and not a minute too soon. The remaining classes are 7:30 - 4:30.
Ronster2

United States

#6798 May 3, 2013
Tyronewiretech wrote:
<quoted text>
So they will be paying your hotel stay for the entirety of the training ?
Oh yes. They provide a very nice hotel for us in Nashville... not a Motel 6.

Since: Apr 13

United States

#6799 May 3, 2013
Ronster2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course there are days off. The classes are Monday through Friday, but don't be surprised if you are assigned to an evening hours for the pole climbing and ladder class. I am attending the 3 pm to midnight class which finishes this evening and not a minute too soon. The remaining classes are 7:30 - 4:30.
Did they fly you out? If so how do you get to and from class. And if you don't mind what do you do on your off days?
workerman

Fullerton, CA

#6800 May 3, 2013
Rancho wrote:
Someone please post if they here anything for the TERM Riverside,CA positions.
I still havent heard anything but another company has offered me a better paying job, i was hoping to get called by att but they took too long, i have my class a license and experience working in electric construction, so i feel i was a good candidate for outside plant tech, but the highest they said the pay could be depending on experience was $27/hr and the job i am being offered starts me at $29/hr and since att took too long to call i am taking another call. By the way i took & passed my exam for att march 6.

Since: Apr 13

Covington, LA

#6801 May 4, 2013
What's the average salary for a wire tech with no experience weekly monthly !!??

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#6802 May 4, 2013
Tyronewiretech wrote:
What's the average salary for a wire tech with no experience weekly monthly !!??
Salary depends on what area you report to per the union contract that you fall under. Here in the Southeast, Wire Tech pay starts out at $354.50 per week or $8.86 per hour/$1,418 per month for Zone C. Zone B is a little higher, and Zone A a little more than Zone B. It can go up to $704.50 per week for new hires I have been told. The maximum weekly salary allowed under the union contract is $865.50 per week or $21.63 per hour.

I am not exactly sure what formula is used by HR to determine the starting salary that is offered to new hires, but experience, education, and previous work history all factor into it.

Keep in mind this is only for CWA District 3, I'm sure the numbers are different for other districts.
Milwaukee PT

Waukesha, WI

#6803 May 4, 2013
Updated from my post on march 5, 2013
As this topic is about pay thought I would post the most up to date info I have.

* District 1 Connecticut no info do I have

* District 3 Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee: Appendix B Prem tech moved to wire tech add duties SAi, pole (first time with union)
3 year contract min 354.50 (8.86) to Max 828 (20.70) based on three zones, takes 4 years (48 months) to reach Max pay, auto raises every six months, annual step wages increases of 2.25%, 2.75%, 3% contract date Sept 1 of each year.(2012-2015)

* District 4 Illinois Indiana Michigan Ohio Wisconsin: Appendix F, already doing pole climbing work, 3 year contract min 490 (12.25) to Max 841 (21.03) takes five years (60 m) to reach Max from lowest level, auto raises every six months, 2.25%, 2.50%, 3% contract date April 7 of each year(2012-2015)

* District 6 Arkansas Kansas Missouri Oklahoma Texas: Appendix J, already doing pole work add duties on crossover work for extra .60 raise added to new contract,
4 year contract, min 514 (12.85) to 865.50 (21.64) five years lowest to highest with auto raises every six months 2.25%, 2.50%, 2.75&, 3% contract early May (2012-2016)

* District 9 California Nevada: Appendix E, contract ratified this district has highest pay scales, old contract Max around $22, add duties of SAI, pole climbing results in $1.14 immediate pay increase to all wage steps increased every six months. 4 year contract with increase of 2.25%, 2.75%, 3%, 2.5% gaining 10.9% over life of contract. Contract April 2012-2016 final details not yet released for pay scale start and Max.
Ie. PT at $18 would get 1.14=19.14, plus 2.25 (.43)=19.57 (from 2012) plus 2.75 (.54)=$20.11 then next step increase when due, Max should be around $24.30 contract April 7 (2012-2016)

IBEW Illinois and northern Indiana Appendix C, pole and bridge tap duties, 4 year contract increase of 2.25%, 2.50%, 2.75% and 3% Contract from June 2013-2017
Areas 1,2 pay scale 426 (10.65) to 963 (24.08) 6.5 years (78 months low to high). Area 3 445.50 (11.14) to 840.50 (21.01) 5.5 years (66 months) to Max out if hired at lowest start pay.

Note: all districts now work outside and inside but cannot touch cable (core work) benefits such as senior schedule, health insurance, forced overtime hours and other conditions vary per contract.
Hope this helps clarify the various responses posted, as so much depends on what part of the country you are located.

Since: Apr 13

New Orleans, LA

#6804 May 5, 2013
Milwaukee PT wrote:
Updated from my post on march 5, 2013
As this topic is about pay thought I would post the most up to date info I have.
* District 1 Connecticut no info do I have
* District 3 Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee: Appendix B Prem tech moved to wire tech add duties SAi, pole (first time with union
3 year contract min 354.50 (8.86) to Max 828 (20.70) based on three zones, takes 4 years (48 months) to reach Max pay, auto raises every six months, annual step wages increases of 2.25%, 2.75%, 3% contract date Sept 1 of each year.(2012-2015)
* District 4 Illinois Indiana Michigan Ohio Wisconsin: Appendix F, already doing pole climbing work, 3 year contract min 490 (12.25) to Max 841 (21.03) takes five years (60 m) to reach Max from lowest level, auto raises every six months, 2.25%, 2.50%, 3% contract date April 7 of each year(2012-2015)
* District 6 Arkansas Kansas Missouri Oklahoma Texas: Appendix J, already doing pole work add duties on crossover work for extra .60 raise added to new contract,
4 year contract, min 514 (12.85) to 865.50 (21.64) five years lowest to highest with auto raises every six months 2.25%, 2.50%, 2.75&, 3% contract early May (2012-2016)
* District 9 California Nevada: Appendix E, contract ratified this district has highest pay scales, old contract Max around $22, add duties of SAI, pole climbing results in $1.14 immediate pay increase to all wage steps increased every six months. 4 year contract with increase of 2.25%, 2.75%, 3%, 2.5% gaining 10.9% over life of contract. Contract April 2012-2016 final details not yet released for pay scale start and Max.
Ie. PT at $18 would get 1.14=19.14, plus 2.25 (.43)=19.57 (from 2012) plus 2.75 (.54)=$20.11 then next step increase when due, Max should be around $24.30 contract April 7 (2012-2016)
IBEW Illinois and northern Indiana Appendix C, pole and bridge tap duties, 4 year contract increase of 2.25%, 2.50%, 2.75% and 3% Contract from June 2013-2017
Areas 1,2 pay scale 426 (10.65) to 963 (24.08) 6.5 years (78 months low to high). Area 3 445.50 (11.14) to 840.50 (21.01) 5.5 years (66 months) to Max out if hired at lowest start pay.
Note: all districts now work outside and inside but cannot touch cable (core work) benefits such as senior schedule, health insurance, forced overtime hours and other conditions vary per contract.
Hope this helps clarify the various responses posted, as so much depends on what part of the country you are located.
THANKS FOR ALL THAT INFO. How hard is training to pass?

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#6805 May 5, 2013
Tyronewiretech wrote:
<quoted text>
THANKS FOR ALL THAT INFO. How hard is training to pass?
Training is not that hard at all in my opinion. You just need to pay attention to the instructors and LEARN the material. It's not college level courses. They are designed to teach you the basics that you will need to be successful on the job.

Since: Apr 13

New Orleans, LA

#6806 May 5, 2013
Atlanta Wire Tech wrote:
<quoted text>
Training is not that hard at all in my opinion. You just need to pay attention to the instructors and LEARN the material. It's not college level courses. They are designed to teach you the basics that you will need to be successful on the job.
Cool thanks how long did it take them to call you after your drug test and background check
Capremtechnorcal

United States

#6807 May 6, 2013
District 9 top out is $26.00

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#6808 May 6, 2013
Tyronewiretech wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool thanks how long did it take them to call you after your drug test and background check
It took about a week to get the call frim HR after I completed the background/drug screen.
Kenny

Houston, TX

#6809 May 6, 2013
hi guys I'm from baton rouge and I talked to my recruiter today and she is waiting on a wage offer from hr, I'm pretty sure I got the job but for training, guys in hotels you guys have your own rooms or roommates?
Ronster2

United States

#6810 May 7, 2013
Kenny wrote:
hi guys I'm from baton rouge and I talked to my recruiter today and she is waiting on a wage offer from hr, I'm pretty sure I got the job but for training, guys in hotels you guys have your own rooms or roommates?
Yes. Everyone has their own room at a nice hotel. We are at the Marriott Residence Inn, which is handy with a kitchenette.
Milwaukee PT

Waukesha, WI

#6811 May 7, 2013
For all techs in training or recently completed found this and thought maybe useful on the job or in understand Xbox training better

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28061773-New...

Since: Apr 13

United States

#6812 May 7, 2013
Does anyone here know what the average starting pay for a new tech without any experience in the SE louisiana Mississippi area?

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#6813 May 7, 2013
Tyronewiretech wrote:
Does anyone here know what the average starting pay for a new tech without any experience in the SE louisiana Mississippi area?
Hard to say exactly because most people don't openly discuss their salary.

The lowest I personally am aware of is $10.86 per hour. That's a person with some, but limited work history and no college or tech school education.
Revs

Berkeley, CA

#6814 May 7, 2013
Anyone from BayArea California got called for interview yet? I tested March 19 and haven't heard anything from them
Kenny

Houston, TX

#6815 May 8, 2013
I have 3 years exp, all customer service, 4 semesters of college and being started at 390/wk or about $10/hr. This is crazy low, help. also anyone know of your training pay being different for the actual job?
Kenny

Houston, TX

#6816 May 8, 2013
Working in Baton Rouge, LA BTW.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Carrollton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Is Texas the Uneducated, Ignorant Rednecks Para... (Dec '12) 6 hr NewSouthRich 15
loud noise in Lewisville area 8 hr curious 1
News James: Gay Marriage Work of Satan Wed Taajsgpm 16
George Bush (Jan '11) Wed Almost amish 14
News Armenian Church In Dallas Remembers 100th Anniv... Wed eushtsn 1
Add A Word Drop A Word (Nov '12) Mar 24 Doug77 1,192
Review: Two Guys Lawn Service Mar 23 sal1968 1
Carrollton Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Carrollton People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]