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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby DudeThatMustHurt » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:42 pm

Interested but the pay is WAY low, I'm SPRAT 1, 1900 hours documented rope access. Skilled in rigging,rescue and both mobile and sky crane work, fluent in OSHA and MSHA safety guidelines. First aid and CPR certified
20 hours from SPRAT 2
I'm on LinkedIn if you want to view resume
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:04 am

Shoot, I thought getting paid $60 an hour to write code was low. I guess some folks are desperate enough to risk their life for $13.25 an hour though.
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby Matt Lemke » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:15 am

ExcitableBoy wrote:Shoot, I thought getting paid $60 an hour to write code was low.


Holy smokes...if I ever get paid $60 an hour I wouldn't know what the heck to do with all that money! I'm looking at $20 an hour as a glorious luxuary :o

I'm the type of person who thinks $13 per hour is a very reasonable starting pay.
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:24 am

Matt Lemke wrote:
ExcitableBoy wrote:Shoot, I thought getting paid $60 an hour to write code was low.


Holy smokes...if I ever get paid $60 an hour I wouldn't know what the heck to do with all that money! I'm looking at $20 an hour as a glorious luxuary :o

I'm the type of person who thinks $13 per hour is a very reasonable starting pay.


It doesn't go as far as you'd think living in the Seattle area with a mortgage and a daughter in med school. Families are expensive. Bear in mind in that tax bracket nearly 40% goes straight to Uncle Sam plus property taxes, utilities, and so forth.
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby WyomingSummits » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:12 am

it would go a minimal ways here, and we have a pretty low cost of living. $13.25 doesn't feed a family of 5. The sales people at the Verizon store here start at $15.....just saw it in the paper. Let's see......fall from tower after getting struck by lightning while climbing in 90+ degree heat.....or make $2/hr more while talking to people and playing with cell phones in air conditioning. I pick door number 2, Bob. I love how you get a MINIMUM of "15hrs a week of overtime) but you'll get a 3 day weekend? So on the weeks of 25hrs of overtime, you're stuffing those 25hrs into the 4 days? I doubt it.....sounds like Fri and Sat work to me! I'd do it if I were desperate, but I make a lot more than that doing much less dangerous work and I get to see my family every day.
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby Tonka » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:43 am

Must be able to pass initial hair follicle drug test as well as ongoing random tests.


But the weed is legal in CO man...
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby WyomingSummits » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:30 am

Tonka wrote:
Must be able to pass initial hair follicle drug test as well as ongoing random tests.


But the weed is legal in CO man...


So is alcohol, but employers can prohibit having alcohol in your bloodstream while working. Legal does not equal free for all. :)
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby DudeThatMustHurt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Speaking from experience, stoners are not fun to rescue
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Re: Looking for Tower climbers/workers

Postby workmanflock » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:20 am

At 50,000 a year, assuming 1.5 times normal base pay for overtime, that's more like 20+ hours a week over time minimum. So 60 hours a week, 1-3 weeks away from home at a time, a per diem that covers three fast food meals a day?

Just title this thread "I hate my employees".
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