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  • What you should expect on the job, and what is expected from you
    Updated On: Jan 21, 2015

    The following represent the expectations of Local 122 and its referral of technicians to signatory employers.

    1) BE ON TIME: It is essential that all persons report to each and every job at least fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of work. This allows each individual to prepare for the work day and be ready to begin work at the prescribed time. Being late to a job is grounds for being sent home from a job without pay. Repeated tardiness is grounds for losing your referral privileges.

    2) DRESS AS INSTRUCTED BY THE OFFICE: Every referral has a dress code as directed by the employer for that specific job. Many venues require stricter dress for shows and rehersals, and will require you to have a change of cloths available in case you are working a performance. Please have these cloths available, even if you do not know if you are working a performance. The dress codes are as follows:

    (WC) Work Clothes: Casual, clean clothes; long pants (jeans); shirt, appropriate work shoes. Shorts are not acceptable work attire, unless it has been specifically approved by the employer. Some jobs may require specific foot wear such as steel toed boots. Specific needs will be communicated to you upon reference to a job. T-shirts with advertisements or phrases on them may not always be appropriate. When in doubt, wear something else. You can always wear a Local 122 shirt.

    (NWC) Neat Work Clothes: Neat but casual dress. Clean, collared shirt, khakis or casual slacks, clean shoes other than tennis shoes or boots.

    (BC) Business Casual: Dress shirt or Polo shirt, dark, dress slacks, dress shoes.

    (NWB) Neat Work Blacks: This is the same as Super Neat Work Clothes, but all of the clothes must be black.

    (SBLKS) Show Blacks: This is the same as work clothes but all of the clothes must be black.

    (C&T) Coat and Tie: This means that you should wear a conservative style dark coat and pants, a light colored dress shirt and dress shoes Women should wear dark slacks, a light shirt or blouse appropriate for the business atmosphere and a similar blazer or dress jacket. (Skirts are not practical.)

    (SUIT) Suit: Matching dress slacks and coat with a dress shirt, a tie and practical dress shoes. Women should wear a business suit with slacks, and practical dress shoes. (Skirts are not practical.)

    (SYMP) Symphony Dress: This is the same as a suit but with black slacks and coat.

    (TUX) Tuxedo: A black tuxedo.

    3) BRING YOUR TOOLS: Unless otherwise instructed by the office, every technician is expected to come to each job with the tools required to execute all aspects of the position to which you have been referred. Technicians are not expected to bring power tools or major diagnostic tools to the job with them with the exception of battery operated screw guns and hand held meters when appropriate. Technicians are expected to wear a tool belt and carry the tools that they need to perform their jobs at all times. Failure to do so when asked by your department head may lead to dismissal. Click here to see the tool lists.

    4) PAYROLL RECORDS: You must bring with you to each job the identification papers needed to complete the I-9 and W-4 forms. This usually means your drivers license and Social Security Card or your Passport. Doing so will help to speed up the payroll process. Keep track of your job numbers, your employer and steward, the hours and days you work and any other pertinent information about your call. Allow two weeks from the end of each job for payment. If you do not receive payment or if the payment is incorrect, you may come to the Local 122 offices and Local 122 will assist you in correcting whatever payroll problem exists. NEVER contact the employer first about a payroll problem!

    5) CALL IN YOUR AVAILABILITY: When you are sure of when the job you are on will end, it is your responsibility to call Local 122's offices to put your name on the out of work list. Please call in daily. Click here for the work referal line.

    6) BE PROFESSIONAL: The rates and conditions enjoyed by technicians working under Local 122's collective bargaining agreements mandate that technicians conduct themselves in a professional manner that will further the interests of Local 122, its employers and the other technicians who work under those agreements. Do not expect to be rewarded beyond your pay. Do not eat food that is intended for use by the client unless instructed to do so. Do not take merchandise from a client unless the client offers it to you. Do not solicit food, gifts or other rewards from a client.

    7) COMMUNICATE: Local 122 has an agent on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you experience any difficulties regarding a job to which you are going, a job that you are on, or a job that you have already been on, contact Local 122 right away. You may leave a message at the office if the problem does not require attention outside of business hours. If the problem is an emergency and needs the immediate attention of an agent outside of normal business hours, use the pager number to reach the on call agent.


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