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anyone ever been a meter reader and can tell me what the job is like and how much they pay?

what do you do during the day just walk around taking numbers reading meters from the gas station is it hard? does the day go buy fast or is it real boring?also i heard that it is electronic now like you scan something and it reads it for you is that true did you have to crawl under anyones deck or go in anyones basement? do you have to take a test to get the job thanks for your help

Asked By: MrQuestion - 1/8/2007
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It all depends on what you are reading. Is it gas, electric , water ? I run the meter reading operations for the state of Kentucky as well as Ohio for the gas company ( and I still enjoy getting out and reading) and most of us have the new G5 hand helds by Itron although most of my guys/gals in the southern part of... More
Answered By: steven r - 1/10/2007
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You do have to take a competency test. They also want to know about your driving record as you will probably be driving one of their vehicles. You walk the majority of the time outdoors, whether it be 100 degree heat or -17 below zero. If the meter is in someones crawl space or basement, you will have to go in there... More
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Answered By: ladymystique - 1/8/2007
 
I've worked in the utility industry twice and was the first female electric meter reader in three counties... tells you how long ago this was. I did it for 5 years and loved the freedom, but that was in the days when you actually walked up to meters and hand wrote information in a route book... More
Answered By: Jennifer F - 1/8/2007
 
i work for the electric company in FL, we use the Itron FS3 handhelds and are soon moving to the new G3's or G5's or soemthing like that we are the last little group in this huge company going to that technology, a long time ago it was done by pen and paper or punch cards... More
Answered By: Rob R - 1/11/2007
 
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