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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #25 on: Aug 15, 2018, 08:25 »
You guys are really old if you can remember rental cars.... maybe even getting reimbursed for gas and then throw in flying to the job and leaving your car at home. Maybe even free health insurance. My favorite was stock options and profit sharing.   But that was long ago.

All of that plus the site coordinator meets you at the airport and leads all of you (most everyone arrived on the same flight) straight to the bar, buys the first round or two and hands out perdiem checks. Or the company owner throws a big party at the local hotel under the guise of a 'welcome to the outage' meeting. Things like that are very rare these days.
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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #26 on: Aug 15, 2018, 09:52 »
Yes, that was back when nuclear power was "too cheap to meter" and electric utilities were regulated. Outages were "scheduled" for 60-90 days and staying on schedule was not the norm. Most costs were rolled into the rate base and utilities were allowed to make a 10%+- profit. But perdiem was $50 or less ( $34/day when I started), payrate single digit and no bonuses. It wasn't a job, it was an adventure.

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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #27 on: Aug 15, 2018, 01:06 »
... perdiem was $50 or less ( $34/day when I started), payrate single digit and no bonuses. It wasn't a job, it was an adventure.
n gas was a buck a gallon, sew yer diem ratios well, pay rate ratios to the plus side, n theirs still know bonuses.
knot much has changed.
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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #28 on: Aug 17, 2018, 03:02 »
Rental cars and no FFD...
whale hale! their was know f.f.d. in the u.s.a. back in those days... mebbe airline pilots n train engineers.
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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #29 on: Aug 17, 2018, 04:26 »
Rental cars

Rent-a-cars went where four wheel drives dare not tread  8)

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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #30 on: Aug 17, 2018, 07:32 »
Wow Al Eidson came out of retirement to post on Nukeworker !!!!!  The man is a legend.  The other legend with rental cars is Captain Nemo . Maybe there WAS a reason we no longer get rental cars........
Back on topic now ... in regard to the number of Traveling Techs, sometimes there are too many and every now and then (like this fall season) there are not enough.

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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #31 on: Aug 23, 2018, 03:57 »
My guess is that 30 outages at a time and 50 seniors per outage are both very high. I haven't seen a 50 Sr outage in a while.

Figured I'd weigh in, since this is what I do.  Average outage crew is approximately 45 Sr. Techs, some take in as little as 25, some still as many as 100.  My biggest request this season was around 100, the smallest around 20, remove those from the equation and the rest of the sites average out to about 45 Sr. techs per outage.

As far as how many outages there are per season, the spring normally has anywhere from 30 to 40 (going back to Spring 2014 there were 2 season>40, the rest were 30-34 give or take.  The Fall season normally has a lot fewer, averaging around 20, give or take - this season is definitely an anomaly that happens every 5-6 years.

Hope I was able to shed some light on the conversation,

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Re: Number of Roadtechs in the business?
« Reply #32 on: Aug 24, 2018, 11:39 »
Every 6th outage season is a heavy season, and the Spring of 2017 is looking like a whopper, it's the second largest since I started keeping track in 2004. Spring of 2011 has the record with 45.  An average season has 30. The variance is 7, so anything below 23 is 'light' and anything more than 37 is 'heavy'.

I expect the Fall of 2017 to set the record for lightest outage season on record, with only 18 outages. The previous record is Fall of 2013, with only 21.  Some of the recent plant closings are to blame for the new lowest record.  The 'average light season' following the 6th cycle heavy season is usually 23... so 18 really is light.

 
2017
Fall
19
2017
Spring
43
2016
Fall
23
2016
Spring
28
2015
Fall
30
2015
Spring
33
2014
Fall
23
2014
Spring
39
2013
Fall
21
2013
Spring
32
2012
Fall
31
2012
Spring
32
2011
Fall
23
2011
Spring
45
2010
Fall
23
2010
Spring
32
2009
Fall
34
2009
Spring
33
2008
Fall
25
2008
Spring
40
2007
Fall
24
2007
Spring
34
2006
Fall
35
2006
Spring
32
2005
Fall
23
2005
Spring
43
2004
Fall
25
2004
Spring
30
Avg
30
Stdev
7

 


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