Field Service Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Field Service Technician in Burton:
"Hard work and Life threatening."
It's a worthy job, but I've had a gun pulled on me many times when I'm trying to collect past due payment or shutting someones water off. Year round, rain sleet or snow. Travel 2 wks out of the month.

Field Service Technician in Miami:
"Flexibility required."
Pros: I choose my schedule.
Cons: Being on call 24/7.

Field Service Technician in Farmington:
"LOTS OF HOURS."
Pros: LOTS OF HOURS. FAST PACED. LEARNING ALOT.
Cons: LOTS OF HOURS. 24 HOUR CALL ON WEEKENDS.

Field Service Technician in Houston:
"Lack Of Advancement."
This is a field where advancement is limited and the work environment is somewhat laymen level. Would recommend that people completing a trade school engineering education STOP and continue at whatever level is allowed in an accredited school that offers a BA degree. For those already in the field, you probably already know that wages right now in 2014 are where they were 10 or 15 years ago and that seniority skill set is not adequately compensated.

Field Service Technician in Jefferson City:
"I Like The Work And Have Worked A Lot Harder For Less Pay."
Pros: Free tv and good benefits.
Cons: Stress and customer service screwing up orders, or not giving the customers what they thought they were getting.

Field Service Technician in Pleasanton:
"Oil Field Worker."
Pros: Learning new things and working hands on with equipment and workers.
Cons: Gone away from home for long periods of time.

Field Service Technician in Benton:
"Lots of hours driving."
Have a good attitude.