Do cable installers get paid?

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  1. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    I'm SICK of my job but it's hard being an uneducated mafucka looking for at least 50k starting.


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  2. GHP

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    2thDK doesn't
     
  3. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Poor toof.
     
  4. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...my oldest son was a cable installer and yes you get paid. he was an independant contractor so the cable company would send him on far away installs (his own truck and gas). they also had other installers that got paid hourly and given a company van, they got all the installs spitting distance from the office.
     
  5. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    It's like I told Chriza...drive a UPS or FedEx truck. Happy jokers. I think the pay is good and they're banging broads on their routes.
     
  7. jackie the jerk

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    Duh Doof gets paid in coax.
     
  8. jackie the jerk

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    The big brown truck gets me moist.
     
  9. GHP

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    He has more thongs than he can ever wear
     
  10. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Our FedEx guys are toolbags. The UPS guys have a line waiting to apply and you have to start as a truck loading Toby before you get a route.

    My bro delivers bread and makes like 60K... :bigthink:
     
  11. nazdrowie

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    They only get paid if they miss their appointment or can keep you waiting at least 2 hours.
     
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    No, it's volunteer work.
     
  14. Schmoopy

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    Sound fucked to me .... I'd suggest you go rally up support for Obama's re-election. Sounds like you'll need him as much as he needs you
     
  16. Droog

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    Best bet is to go into business for yourself. My brother-in-law is uneducated and has little marketability. A decent paying job was out of the question. He had to stay with us for a while when he was down and out. One fall, I got my sprinkler system blown out for the winter and paid something like $50. It took the dudes about 15 minutes. All they had was a nice compressor. It got me to thinking. I shopped for a good gas powered compressor and found a great deal on one for $600. I bought some of the hook-ups from Harbor Freight Tools and printed up a bunch of fliers and had him go around putting them in the mailboxes in my neighborhood. Total investment was about $630. I charged $35 and sent him out to do the work telling him that once the compressor was paid for, he could keep the rest. The break even point was about 17 houses, and we got that many calls the first weekend. He went out to do the work on Saturday and came back having done all 17. Neighbors of the people who had appointments saw him and asked him if he could do theirs too. He ended up doing about 70 houses in all. He cleared over $1800 having worked just a few weekends, and it was all cash. That was just from our subdivision.

    At the first forecast for snow, I had him go out and deliver fliers to do snow removal. I have a 2-stage snowblower and told him to charge $15 per house. Most people here already have snowblowers, so I wasn't sure what the turnout would be. It was much better than expected. I figured it would take about a half hour per house to do the job and it ended up being less than that. The work was easy and he just cruised around the neighborhood doing driveways. We had a ton of snow that winter. It didn't make him rich, but it put decent money in his pocket for the amount of work done.

    He took it upon himself the following spring to setup sprinkler systems. He'd walk our dog and talk to people he saw out in their yards. If someone was watering and he noticed the head was malfunctioning or watering the street or sidewalk, he'd make a sale. Eventually, this turned into a business for him. Keep in mind he isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. He's just personable and knows how to do some pretty easy jobs that people are willing to pay for. Word of mouth gets him most of his business and he's now partnered up with a few other people because he can't do all the stuff by himself. He even got into sealing asphalt driveways. He undercuts the bigger businesses in town by so much that he has no trouble getting customers. Next year they're going to start doing outdoor lights for Christmas.
     
  17. Billy Brown

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    Please stop acting like a tard
     
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  19. Mack

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    Excellent post. I should have added that a full benefit package with at least 401k matching is a must.
     
  20. Billy Brown

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    You're doing it wrong