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Looking for a job

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by remccain, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. remccain

    remccain New Member

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    As many of you may know, DTV bought out Bruister & Assoc. this month.
    I was one of the many that was terminated. Why? Don't know. I'll be getting the severance package next week. Probably because I told them that I was up for a raise and a bonus on the 20th and expected it to be honored.
    Unfortunately, I happened to like my job a lot and I'm really pissed over being termed.:mad:

    So anyway, I've been with Bruister for a year. 6 months of installs and the last 6 months as a service tech. I like service work. Service work is not as easy as most installs, but I like the challenge of discovering the problem and fixing it.

    Is anyone hiring on the Northshore? (washington / st. tammany parish)

    I currently have no equipment (cov tech), but I have $4000 set back to purchase a truck and equipment. I could be up and running in just a few days.
    Hopefully someone out there can help - I have a mortgage and five kids and job hunting for a month or two is not an option.


    Edward (will work for food) McCain

    Bogalusa, LA.
     
  2. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    No direct help, but tons of moral support beaming your way from Coastal Georgia.
    I'm wishing you the very best of luck and, If I may, I would like to add you and your
    family to my prayer list.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Yes...best luck indeed.

    My guess is you'll have better luck in the Baton Rouge area....especially since LIL's are supposed to be growing there soon...
     
  4. jclewter79

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  5. MattDL

    MattDL Cool Member

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    You may want to check with HughesNet. They have installation fulfillment opportunities available in many areas where a sales agent sells a contract and they send you the installation order to complete. You'd need to have a business entity set up (at least a sole proprietorship). Granted, it's not DBS work but the installs are not too difficult and many DBS techs are also HughesNet certified.

    If you wanted to move to Flagstaff, AZ, I know of a company looking for one or two satellite techs.

    Best of luck to you.
     
  6. mjtville

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    Hey Edward,

    Shoot me an e-mail and I'll reply with an address to a website that may help you in the search for a new job. mjtville@yahoo.com

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  7. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    The OP, remccain, hasn't acknowleged any responses here, or posted
    anywhere else on the site since his initial post of Aug 15, almost two weeks
    ago. Hopefully, he found a job, but we may never know unless he posts again.
     
  8. mjtville

    mjtville AllStar

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    Thanks Nick!

    I personally like to hear success stories!!!!
     
  9. Richard King

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    His last activity was August 20th. So, it appears that he was showing up for a while and then dropped off.
     
  10. brandnewhawk

    brandnewhawk New Member

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    good luck!
     
  11. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Wish the best for him! Hopefully he found something that worked out for him and his family.
     

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