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Old 7 July 2018, 01:22
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SOC new hires are now being hired on a "probationary" period. They are paid a reduced daily rate until they finish their probationary period. This period lasts two years. If you are thinking of going with SOC I would clarify what your daily rate will be.
Lol, thatís definitely not true.
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Old 7 July 2018, 03:43
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Lol, thatís definitely not true.
It probably depends on which SOC contract you're on, but it actually is true although I wasn't told it was a probationary period. I was told you get a pay raise after 2 years.

SOC doesn't just have static WPS contracts. They have 3 mobile contracts, 2 in Africa and 1 in Israel.
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Old 7 July 2018, 11:11
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SOC new hires are now being hired on a "probationary" period. They are paid a reduced daily rate until they finish their probationary period. This period lasts two years. If you are thinking of going with SOC I would clarify what your daily rate will be.

This rumor has already been checked out and debunked. Completely false. Never happened, nor is it happening now.
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Old 7 July 2018, 11:15
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It probably depends on which SOC contract you're on, but it actually is true although I wasn't told it was a probationary period. I was told you get a pay raise after 2 years.

SOC doesn't just have static WPS contracts. They have 3 mobile contracts, 2 in Africa and 1 in Israel.

Again, there is no probationary period. There are three levels of pay depending on how long you are with the company. That is across all WPS contracts.
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Old 7 July 2018, 22:12
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Apologies for second hand info. I have been a member here long enough and know better.
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Old 7 July 2018, 22:29
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I've got a rule on WPS info. If it's not coming from somebody working for THAT company, it's probably not true. The rumor mill has always been rampant.
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Old 8 July 2018, 00:31
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Again, there is no probationary period. There are three levels of pay depending on how long you are with the company. That is across all WPS contracts.
It seems every company does it a little different, at least for K9. Garda does increases every rotation, SOC does increases based on certain time increments, and TC starts the highest but doesnít have increases, same with Janus, just a little lower than TC. A lot of people claim SOC is just doing bridge pay, however Iíve never gotten a straight answer. Still, everyone I know at SOC is happy as can be, so they must be doing something right.
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Still, everyone I know at SOC is happy as can be, so they must be doing something right.
Thatís a statement about the leadership of the company.
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Old 9 July 2018, 17:35
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SOC K9 has a pay "step plan" based upon "Boots on Ground" time. I know of handlers making more than the Kennel Masters.
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Old 9 July 2018, 18:34
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Man whatever happened to good old treating "independent contractors" like a commodity coming off an assembly line? This rewarding tenure nonsense will never work.
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