us good techs need some help!
hey everyone, I really enjoyed reading your posts. Im a tech in the simcoe area on ontario, and yes there are the odd techs who have a superiority complex. I think its just their personality, because they pull the same crap with me.
Although don't be surprised if over the next few weeks/months if things start to get pretty frustrating for you subscribers.
80% of all Rogers techs are actually working for contract companies. This week we were all handed down a 10-15% pay REDUCTION. We are paid by the job not hourly. We are expected to work 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no overtime paid after 44 hours. We dont even get a discount on our cable bills!!! In four years of employment under the wing of Rogers I have never received a raise. There are no incentive programs to reward good work, but there are a lot of negative incentives. If we do an installation for a customer, we are inspected. If the job doesn't meet to their specs, ( anything from forgetting to putting a tag on an outlet to more serious errors- there is no gray here, just bad and good) we are charged a $40 fee. So even on a job we are paid $1 for (yes we sometimes do jobs that only pay $1) if it fails an inspection we still have to pay $40. This is Rogers definition of 'incentive'.
I have never worked for a company that has such unhappy employees. I have never worked for a company that uses negative spreadsheet analysis and negative numbers to 'encourage' good work from their employees. And with these recent cutbacks, I will have to sell my house to survive.
Rogers techs sometimes get a bum-rap, so I'm just writing to say: 'you might think you pay too much for your cable services, but Rogers employees pay too'.