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Just got hired as DirecTV install tech

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Winston_Smith, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Cool Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    No never done accounting, but I understand the keeping track of things. I've already been introduced to that, I have forms to keep track of all that information.

    I don't get a check, I'm direct deposit. I get payed by the job, I won't say what the pay is but it's flat rate. I'm using a personal vehicle, so I do get to stay close to my area. And I get payed mileage plus an amount for each job. I'll work 60-70 hours a week no problem, 12 hours days are fine with me. As long as I have around 4 hours of time a day for me I'm good. It's the drive to and from that would suck, lucky I get to stay within a pretty tight area. I've talked to other tech's that use their personal vehicles and the company does stick to the mileage limit.
  2. joe diamond

    joe diamond Hall Of Fame

    Feb 28, 2007
    Your deal does sound ok. Watch the mileage from job to job. If they keep you close you can eat the costs especially if you can promptly pick up other work nearby.

    You don't want to work that much time on just the piece rate stuff. Sometimes the custom work can be so time consuming and lucrative that you need to schedule a day to accomplish it. Also, learn the DISH system and get to know the local cable company. Sometimes a potential Directv customer cannot be connected for Line of Sight reasons. Someone will be installing another system soon. It could be you.

    Report how it goes.

    Goes luck,

  3. ffemtreed

    ffemtreed Icon

    Jan 30, 2008
    Get yourself a nice good headlamp.

    Good Luck with your new job.
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I just like your spirit and "do it right" attitude.

    Good luck!!! :)
  5. songkrai

    songkrai Cool Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    I highly suggest you attend the EHX Trade Show - if you can afford to.

    All the home high tech stuff is there.

    You can make additional money freelance if you know about structured wiring. Home theatre. Alarms.


    Good Luck
  6. joe diamond

    joe diamond Hall Of Fame

    Feb 28, 2007

    I'll continue to watch and try to attend. The presenter list looks great one year out!

    Then, on the dark side there are a few companies that may attend as presenters I would like to snatch and extradite back to Maryland for an ass kicking and a cash redistribution.

    Diversifying away from a diminished opportunity seems like a plan. Good luck and see ya there.


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