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Installer job offer...do I take it?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by drozaieski, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    All depends on the HSP.
    My question personally is what about the O&O folks? I haven't seen or heard anything from them (don't know if there are any stupid enough to make comments here! jk) about how the conditions differ from the HSP world. I've got to imagine that there are some major differences, whether good or bad.
     
  2. joe diamond

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    I too await some form of response to my continual reports about the bandits that run the HSPs. I know they all cannot be crooks. And I know that...if you took every installation I ever did and added all the information I have from other pals and techs....just added them up...that number would not be 1% of all Directv customers.

    But still the unrelated reports flow. Directv grows. HSPs have a license to steal. Techs leave before they become competent. Old farts like me warn that there may be Greeks in that horse.(Read Homer)...SOS continues.

    Need a new hobby,

    Joe
     
  3. joe diamond

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    Rich,

    Those words, exactly as you have presented them will be used when I speak to my son.

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  4. joe diamond

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    Manctech,

    I know the money goes up and down. But the money you pay out is a constant.

    Add it all up....insurance, vehicle costs including replacement funds, phone costs, computer & other office expenses, tools, hospitalization, SS deduct x 2 is around 15%, state, local & fed taxes....the rest....materials & back charges,,,empty trips.

    All that is before you can buy your kid a soda.

    My numbers look like you need $60.00 for every one of the thirty hours on site plus $20.00 minimum for the other twenty hours you end up driving, waiting, non paid tasks.

    $60.00 x 30= $1800.00
    $20.00 x 20= 400.00
    $2200.00 / wk x50 =$110,000.00

    This is a ball park gross. Deduct all costs and see where you are. I would bet that if you used the $15.00 - $30.00 model you could not buy food.

    Joe
     
  5. Rich

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    You might be able to live on that in the NYC area. But you wouldn't make that much here. Hard as it is to believe, $52,000 a year in this area isn't really much at all. In the early '90s, a mechanic who used to work for me asked to come to my office and have a talk about where the company was going. At that time he was pulling in about $80,000 a year with overtime and his wife didn't work and he was hurting. Just to give you an idea how bad it is here for some folks. He just barely qualified to buy a house. And he wasn't happy with how small it was. Rough place to live.

    Rich
     
  6. Rich

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    I hope your son listens, mine doesn't seem to get it.

    Rich
     
  7. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    Which is why I left Jersey and moved to Oklahoma! (OK, my Okie wife had a little bit to do with it, too!) :D
     
  8. Rich

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    I hear that. We can't leave, not sure I'd want to. But, I'm sure we'll get to the point where it's just too expensive.

    Rich
     

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