I'm expecting to be offered a prem tech position after my face to face interview on tuesday. As with all, I'm concerned about the compensation and realistic opportunity for advancement. I'm in the atlanta area, can you tell me if they are union and including overtime approx. what is the monthly GROSS pay. I have a family to support otherwise I wouldn't be so concerned with pay right now. I'm willing to sacrifice a couple of years for security down the road. Will the new revised contract for prem techs affect me and how.I am a prem tech for AT&T. I have been installing U-Verse for over a year. I wouldn't recommend taking the Job in Dallas. I am currently loaned out to Dallas from my market in another city to help out. U-Verse is a disaster here. It is plagued by mis-management, shoddy planning, and poorly trained / idiotic prem techs. It is a much better idea to try to get hired as one of the first prem techs in a new U-Verse market. Since AT&T is a union company, everything is based on senority. Our union contract is up in April of '09. There are an exorbent amount of I/R, ELM, and Pair Gain techs that will retire before the contract is up. Prem Techs that are in the upper levels of seniority, like myself, will be able to transfer to these open postitions. Which all pay 30+ an hour. I look at this position as if I was an apprentice. Its all about the light at the end of the tunnel. Prem techs do five times as much work (Not an exaggeration in the least.) as the previously mentioned technical postions and get half the pay. I compensate for the low pay with overtime and per diem. Truthfully I actually enjoy the job and the people I work with... but its not for everybody.
thanks for any info you can give me.