AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...
Future Tech So Cal

El Cajon, CA

#6364 Dec 19, 2012
SoCalPremTech wrote:
Sorry for the delay I was actually in training for the past week and a half. Top pay out here in CA is $22.30. Union contract is being ratified an not sure what changes will take place.
During training you get paid full pay. And yes you will have to travel if you're fortunate. Lol
Thanks for the info SoCalpremTech. I got the job and start Jan 25th, super stoked, ready to get out there and hook shit up! haha

San Leandro, CA

#6365 Dec 19, 2012
Future Tech So Cal wrote:
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Thanks for the info SoCalpremTech. I got the job and start Jan 25th, super stoked, ready to get out there and hook shit up! haha
Awesome, congrats brother!! I see you're So Cal also. Any idea where you might be working?

Mobile, AL

#6366 Dec 21, 2012
I haved to go take the test on the 27th. I hope to join y'all as members of AT&T. I have been trying to get on with AT&T for a while.
Future Tech So Cal

El Cajon, CA

#6367 Dec 22, 2012
SoCalPremTech wrote:
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Awesome, congrats brother!! I see you're So Cal also. Any idea where you might be working?
Thanks bro. They tell me i'm gonna be at a garage in the northern part of San Diego city but i have no idea where i'm gonna be training?

Antioch, CA

#6369 Dec 26, 2012
So ive been a tech now for 3 months and I haven't had any problems w my job. In fact I like it. The job is easy. Just take it one step at a time. The times they give u to get jobs done have gotten easier. Dont listen to the other guys on here that complain all the time. I almost didnt take the job because of them but its not even close to being as bad as they say. My managers r cool. The techs always will help u out and like I said the actual work is easy.
Johnnyin Mississippi

United States

#6370 Dec 30, 2012
Top pay at 15 is not true because I just got hired as a premise tech and because of previous wiring experience I started with 16 per hr in Jackson ms

New Orleans, LA

#6371 Dec 31, 2012
Any PT from Nola? Need info!
bridge tap

United States

#6372 Jan 2, 2013
Everybody quit your bitchen

U dont like it

See your way to edd

United States

#6373 Jan 2, 2013
I start training Monday and I have court for traffic tickets feb 6th my training is 3 hrs drive from home can u miss a day of training? What should I do??

United States

#6374 Jan 3, 2013
Hmmmmm. Verrrry interesting.
junk yrd dowgs

United States

#6375 Jan 4, 2013
Lex wrote:
I start training Monday and I have court for traffic tickets feb 6th my training is 3 hrs drive from home can u miss a day of training? What should I do??
u cant miss a day for one year probation so dont get sick take your vitamins and hire trafic atourney for that ...or. Att give u a lunch break for life

Morris, IL

#6376 Jan 5, 2013
Join the comcast team.
Orlando pt

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6377 Jan 5, 2013
Don't let this people scare you. Talk to your supervisor the first day you know his name explain him or her te situation and they will work with you trust me. I took a day off the second week after I stared training. Good luck
New Hire

Austin, TX

#6378 Jan 7, 2013
Thanks for all the information. I am starting training Friday in Texas. I have experience and will be making $16.71 per hour.
New Hire

Raleigh, NC

#6379 Jan 8, 2013
What is the training process like I was recently hired and start training this month for a premise tech position and was just wondering how the timeline for training goes. Thanks for any answers. Also do the hotel stays extend over the weekend during training or will I need to drive home every weekend?
Milwaukee PT

Plymouth, WI

#6380 Jan 8, 2013
From jan5
Milwaukee PT wrote:
Hello guys, this is a follow up to my first post found back a page.
In the midwest region we are CWA union.We climb poles, hang NIDs, and run the jumpers in the cross boxes, this results in higher pay than regions where the PT is not responsible for that work.
Intro to what to expect at school
Week 1: Physical: climb, climb, climb. Firt 6 feet, then 12 feet, final 18 feet and manuever around the pole left and right. Carry and climb ladders up to 70 lbs. There are I believe 7 pass/fail tests in this week alone. This is for many the hardest week.
Week 2: Safety...I dont like spiders and snakes and that isn't what it takes to...remember that song. This is about the dangers you may be exposed to in additional to first aid and CPR classes plus defensive driving. Both are pass/fail.
Week 3: go to a garage and spend the week riding with techs and observing. This is your chance to see what is expected and if this what YOU want to do for employment. No p/f
Week 4: Exterior wiring, how to use basic hand and power tool, hanging drops from poles, hanging the NIDs, punch down blocks, stripping wire, etc.
Week 5: Interior wiring, using mock up homes how to read a work order, fish wire thru a wall, install coax and cat 5 wiring, installing and testing ends on cables, hook up equipment. Friday is test day given 2.5 hours to do a complete job that must be neat and work. Failure is being escorted out the building.
Week 6: Product Demo Week: Learn the internet and Uverse TV package and give an up to 1 hour ORAL presentation of product and remote control operations. This is pass /fail
Week 7: Voice over internet (new phone service,
iNID, and web based training. Read alot, take a test after each section. Must pass test, good news not pass/fail you can redo any section you have problems with.
Week 8,9 Supervised Rides: Placed with a senior tech you dispatch and do the work under their guidance. This is a hit or miss, I was fortunate to have some great guys who took an interest in my success, some of my classmates said they were with guys who just sat in the truck and told them to go do their best.
Next time: making the fleet, sink or swim?
Milwaukee PT

Plymouth, WI

#6381 Jan 8, 2013
From feb19 2012
Milwaukee PT wrote:
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First Manny this is not the ideal job for a young guy with a family but if your options are limited in this economy I will post some things for your consideration.
1) You will work 3 out of every four Saturdays and one Sunday a month. That is both the Sat/Sun on one weekend. Your days off will very and are NOT necessary together, ie Sun and Thrus.
2) An Am shift with recommend 10 hours: Start 8am may end at 6pm but not guarteened. You pickup a repair at 4:30 with a half hour drive time (5pm) Failing HPNA you track down multiple splitters and run some new cable, HPNA passing total time 2 hours (7pm) you drive back to garage, clean out your truck and upload JDSU tests. It is now 8pm and you have worked a twelve hour day you now drive home say 45 min and need to back at work 8am tomorrow. That completes 14 hours out of your day. Now you need to take care of your family, yourself and sleep in the 10 hours you have.
3) You will probable work one week of PM shift per month (12-10 pm)
4) This is a non degree blue collar (union in the Midwest) job with no real advancement possibilites. 40% of those hired do not make 6 months, 60% do not make a year. Some will leave on their own, others will escorted off the site by a manager.
5) This is a numbers based job you must a)do quality work, b)in a safe manner (no accidents or mishaps, c)within an approved time frame,d)while keeping the customer informed and VERY SATISFIED, e)plus staying current on all reading assignments (skill education)and f)completing all required documentation for the job and the day. You cannot go home till the load is cleared and your job assignment is completed. FAILURE do meet the above can results in progressive one day, three day, and five day suspensions without pay eventually leading to dismissal. You may work a 16 hour day if everything is against you, and you must keep your manager informed if problems are preventing you from meeting the required objectives.
6) If you are single or an older worker with no or limited education this is NOT a bad job but IT IS JUST A JOB. If you have other options I would encourage you to pursue those, ATT is always testing and hiring for this position throughout their 22 states, some have even been let go, reapplied after the required six months (lost of seniority rights)and been rehired. The benefits are above many that are out there but are not as good as core ATT employees enjoy.
In summary, if you are a handyman type individual who enjoys working with their hands and mind, drilling holes, climbing ladders,working in basrments and attics running cable, unboxing and setting up equipment, hooking up phones (Cat3), internet (Cat5e) and tvs (Coax)while spending 4 to 8 hours in someones house. You have some basic pc skills, great customer service (think how you want to be treated in a retail environment)and enjoy the challenge of figuring out to make it all work in many different situations then GO FOR IT, if not find what you are good at and enjoy then get the necessary skills to get the career you want and not the job.
Htown tech

Corpus Christi, TX

#6382 Jan 9, 2013
I start orentation jan 25. Any recommendations on boots? I've looked on ... Saw wolverines we page as well. Tell me what boot you're using and why? Houston weather is unpredictable. You can start the day with clear skies only to finish drench.. Not with sweat but with rain!!
bridge tap

United States

#6383 Jan 11, 2013
Comcast licks balls

Humble, TX

#6385 Jan 17, 2013
Go with Walmart boots...cheaper and they get the job done! Good luck!

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