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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Nabisco, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Nabisco

    Nabisco Godfather

    May 18, 2007
    So i can see that this guy doesnt have a mobile phone, when we text we use the shortest amount of words, some people need to step out of the stone age and grow up and get with the times even thought they know exactly what i wrote that have no valuable in put and try to drop 2 cents of useless info! how does your post have anything to what i wrote, take you ignorance somewhere else:eek2:

    I got a w2, i didnt look at what type it was, i was just happy to get some cash back lol!
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    It is very hard to read a post that is posted that way. We can't tell where the sentences start or stop, so most posts like that get overlooked even if the content is valuable.

    Please stay polite to each other and take the rest of the disagreement to PM.
  3. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Who's we? I have a mobile phone and text quite a bit, but always in complete sentences and correct spelling.
  4. samrs

    samrs MANC

    May 30, 2004
    Flat Branch, NC
    1099 is an entrepreneur, contractor of some sort, basically screwn.

    Ignoring everything else, a W2 indicates you have to submit a time sheet.

    Anything over forty hours is overtime, regardless of whether your on piecework.

    An hour for a Tech Meeting is overtime. An hour for inventory is overtime.

    Learn how to manage your hours, you'll get paid.

    I agree on some of your original rant concerning the lack of increase in pay.

    spartanstew is always right(almost), get a grip cuz.
  5. Nabisco

    Nabisco Godfather

    May 18, 2007
    I can see his point sorry i cant help but be pissed. even my union says that you claim the time as hours work (but means crap unless you hit 40 hours.) I going to other means my cousin happens to be a new lawyer or something close she is check in to a few things i also called the Dept of labor bottom line if you require me to do something and your are not my woman u can pay me or screw off, now they say that i signed a paper saying that i know this or something agreeing upon this but that was the warehouse guy talking and if i did i was forced because they require us to sign there crap or they will pull your route and you dont work. But i would imagine now that i think of it that if i show i was working on day x and i have no pay then its a done deal. i would think that nobody can sign a paper saying they will work for free, this isnt the peace corps lol

    now how we got screwed is say there is 500 guys, if only 275 vote and the rest doesnt, those whom didnt vote... that vote doesnt count for anything yea or nah. so assume that the 275 was a majority yes we want this then it gets accepted well thats how im told how it went
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I was salaried for a couple of years and still got a W2. It sounds like Nabisco may be on a piecework type payment plan, paid based on what he does not for how long he takes to do it (and apparently additional parts needed?). Only he or someone else with knowledge of the employment agreements at his HSP would know for sure exactly what he is paid for and the rates for each type of work.

    If doing inventory is not paid on an hourly basis on top of any salary earned for the "piecework" of installs it isn't a good thing, but it sounds like that is what is in his employment agreement.

    I worked another job that was in retail sales and was paid on commission. The hours I sat around with no customers to sell to just cut into my average hourly sales. The company did track hours, and paid federal/state minimum wage if there were not enough sales to cover the minimum, but it was basically a commission job. Sell more, make more. When you came in for inventory the hours were counted but only against the minimum wage so if you were a good salesperson you effectively did inventory for free. Perhaps it wasn't "right" but it was what I signed up for.

    Getting a W2 or punching a clock doesn't automatically mean that one will be paid for the hours worked. It is all up to the agreement they have with their employer.
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010

    Please, sentence structure, paragraphs, etc.: I can't read your recent post. Or, rather, I won't put in the time to decipher it.
  8. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    +1 refuse to answer any texts that are not in full sentences and correct spelling
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    A reminder:
    This thread is about the problems Nabisco is having with compensation, not his posting style. Please stay on the topic of the thread. Thanks!
  10. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    See if the cable company is hiring. There are several out near me looking for experienced installers.
  11. Nabisco

    Nabisco Godfather

    May 18, 2007
    I tried a few years ago, they wont touch a dbs installer on the accounts that we made way more than what they pay, hey how hard could it be to do disconnects all day lol :lol:

    what do you guys think of having to wear my uniform anytime that im not paid??
  12. BoostedBlazer

    BoostedBlazer Cool Member

    Feb 15, 2012
    This would be something to take up with I.S.S. or Field Services...

    BTW Nabiso, been there done that! My HSP routed me on an AM install and then 4 PM service calls. That were a grand total of like 400 miles of driving in one day! Did the AM install and then drove to each of the service calls to find out 3 of them cancelled with nobody from HSP updating me on that and the 4th cancelled at the door. First time in my life it cost me $90 out of my pocket to go to work... Brought it up with my supervisor and he told me "get used to it, it happens". Went home that night did a complete inventory of all my stuff that I needed to give back and was at the warehouse the next morning with it all accounted for and promptly quit on the spot!
  13. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    Sometimes the job can get a bit tougher than the tech :lol:

    Not everyone is cut out for it ;)
  14. MrShowtime

    MrShowtime Legend

    Apr 8, 2009
    Gotta precall man, avoid the wasted gas
  15. Nabisco

    Nabisco Godfather

    May 18, 2007
    I hear that, they cant even get the route up till 9-10 pm

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