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Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:25 PM

to fieald owners and store owners i ask you what do you want in an employee?
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:36 PM

OK you should prob put this in the brigade area. Also just contact local fields in you area. Also unless your 18 good luck most stores want people atleast 21 and to work at a store you need to be a good airsmith. You could prob get a reffing job though.
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:12 PM

I work at both a paintball field and a store, selling markers and accessories.

And, you'll find that these ideals hold true for most jobs, paintball and non-paintball.
1-Reliability
-When you say you'll be there, you'll be there, on time, ready to work, not tired, hung-over, lazy or shiftless.
2-Hours
-There are lots of times when another employee has things covered, or the field has too many refs. You aren't always needed, and sometimes you are needed when you don't want to be because of other employees who don't show up. But don't worry, those types won't be around for long.
3-Knowledge and Skill
-Be good at what you do. Hustle, owners like refs who run, get things moving, chrono, fill tanks and do everything that is needed. Be a good ref, be able to make the sale, make sure no one takes their mask off, barrel plugs are in, and make sure that everything is in order. If you are selling paintball markers and accessories, sell them what they need, hit them with accesories and make the customer happy, cut them a deal if you need to. Fields also like to see people that can fix markers, even if its just Tippmanns.
4-You Aren't a Pushover
-You get alot of jerks at your local fields. Refs shouldn't put up with it.
5-You Drive/Age.
-An employee who drives can almost always get to work, he can go get coffee, food, paint, or pick up/drop off another employee. Most employers are looking for someone who is 18+.

Those, in order are the 5 most important qualities in a refferee or paintball salesman that I have noticed so far. Good luck in your quest for a job.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:14 PM

Someone thats a stand up guy, honest,and friendly.
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:46 AM

someone that can laugh, joke, not be easily offended, because you hear all sorts of colourful language on the paintball field.

you want some reliable and a good team player, as a head referee for the field i work for, if one of the other drops the ball you let the whole team down,
dont make people a priority, who are only making you an option

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 04:25 AM

Delta covered most of it. Being able to fill C02 tanks is a humoungous plus, and having a little bit of airsmith know how.
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:13 PM

A lot of you guys are saying that it helps to have some airsmithing skills. What is the best way to get some experience with this? I mean obviously you know how to service your own marker etc...etc but is there like a web site with some info? The only other thing I can think of to do is to hang out at my local store and ask questions, but I don't kow if they'd like that.
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:19 PM

There is nothing wrong with asking questions at your local pb store, knowledge is power and the more knowledge you get the better you'll become doing what you want to do. Depending on your location, I'm sure there are places that hold airsmithing classes (like Tippmann and the like) - you could contact the manufacturers and see if they hold classes near you.
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:37 PM

Back when Capone Paintball and Airsoft was alive i looked for a 4 simple things


4 for the store and 4 for the Field

Store
Personality- you dont need knowledge to be a good salesman
Knowledge- on what you sell if you have personality your a double threat and well its just better to know more
Motivation- That is the key, able to get up and open up the sealand containers 2 hours before I even decide to get up for medium pay, you will rise up faster.
Mcgyver- Ability to fix or build almost anything with minimal parts


Refs
Sight- you must have good sight it makes the game more fair and you can catch more monkey business
Neutrality-you cant be biased for or against your friends or other people...you have to treat them all as if you had just met them....say your friend didnt have his barrel plug on in stagging you dont ignore it you tell them to put it on.
Jr. Mcgyver's/medical skills- When a kids shinny new gun breaks on the field and its a 1000 foot walk back to stagging always try to help him out and be friendly about it. When they ask "Can you help me ref" say sure not a problem, and if someone gets hurt, its good to have someone that can help out on the spot
Energy-you must be able to stay on the field for hours at a time if neccessary, remember its not about you its all about the customer, you dont want to tell the head ref, hey i need an hour(2 hours into the game's)
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 05:21 PM

View PostCapone5, on May 5 2006, 01:37 PM, said:

Back when Capone Paintball and Airsoft was alive i looked for a 4 simple things


4 for the store and 4 for the Field

Store
Personality- you dont need knowledge to be a good salesman
Knowledge- on what you sell if you have personality your a double threat and well its just better to know more
Motivation- That is the key, able to get up and open up the sealand containers 2 hours before I even decide to get up for medium pay, you will rise up faster.
Mcgyver- Ability to fix or build almost anything with minimal parts


Refs
Sight- you must have good sight it makes the game more fair and you can catch more monkey business
Neutrality-you cant be biased for or against your friends or other people...you have to treat them all as if you had just met them....say your friend didnt have his barrel plug on in stagging you dont ignore it you tell them to put it on.
Jr. Mcgyver's/medical skills- When a kids shinny new gun breaks on the field and its a 1000 foot walk back to stagging always try to help him out and be friendly about it. When they ask "Can you help me ref" say sure not a problem, and if someone gets hurt, its good to have someone that can help out on the spot
Energy-you must be able to stay on the field for hours at a time if neccessary, remember its not about you its all about the customer, you dont want to tell the head ref, hey i need an hour(2 hours into the game's)


I have these except for eyesight mine is to put it bluntly horrible better with my glasses on however and I can tell the obvious (ie: Plug on, Mask off, ext)

We've never had a problem with wiping, not leaving, ect. It either 1)sorts itself out or 2) I get into it and fix the problem (this is 2nd b/c I usually miss these subtle details)

Edit: I always keep a turkey baster and a toothpick on hand for any problems :D

Cheers,
K. Fusion

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:43 PM

View PostKold Fusion, on May 5 2006, 06:21 PM, said:

View PostCapone5, on May 5 2006, 01:37 PM, said:

Back when Capone Paintball and Airsoft was alive i looked for a 4 simple things


4 for the store and 4 for the Field

Store
Personality- you dont need knowledge to be a good salesman
Knowledge- on what you sell if you have personality your a double threat and well its just better to know more
Motivation- That is the key, able to get up and open up the sealand containers 2 hours before I even decide to get up for medium pay, you will rise up faster.
Mcgyver- Ability to fix or build almost anything with minimal parts


Refs
Sight- you must have good sight it makes the game more fair and you can catch more monkey business
Neutrality-you cant be biased for or against your friends or other people...you have to treat them all as if you had just met them....say your friend didnt have his barrel plug on in stagging you dont ignore it you tell them to put it on.
Jr. Mcgyver's/medical skills- When a kids shinny new gun breaks on the field and its a 1000 foot walk back to stagging always try to help him out and be friendly about it. When they ask "Can you help me ref" say sure not a problem, and if someone gets hurt, its good to have someone that can help out on the spot
Energy-you must be able to stay on the field for hours at a time if neccessary, remember its not about you its all about the customer, you dont want to tell the head ref, hey i need an hour(2 hours into the game's)


I have these except for eyesight mine is to put it bluntly horrible better with my glasses on however and I can tell the obvious (ie: Plug on, Mask off, ext)

We've never had a problem with wiping, not leaving, ect. It either 1)sorts itself out or 2) I get into it and fix the problem (this is 2nd b/c I usually miss these subtle details)

Edit: I always keep a turkey baster and a toothpick on hand for any problems :P

Cheers,
K. Fusion

Call me slow..but what's the turkey baster and toothpick for??? Or am I missing a joke here?
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Post icon  Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:54 PM

View PostClumsyNinja, on May 6 2006, 02:43 AM, said:

View PostKold Fusion, on May 5 2006, 06:21 PM, said:

View PostCapone5, on May 5 2006, 01:37 PM, said:

Back when Capone Paintball and Airsoft was alive i looked for a 4 simple things


4 for the store and 4 for the Field

Store
Personality- you dont need knowledge to be a good salesman
Knowledge- on what you sell if you have personality your a double threat and well its just better to know more
Motivation- That is the key, able to get up and open up the sealand containers 2 hours before I even decide to get up for medium pay, you will rise up faster.
Mcgyver- Ability to fix or build almost anything with minimal parts


Refs
Sight- you must have good sight it makes the game more fair and you can catch more monkey business
Neutrality-you cant be biased for or against your friends or other people...you have to treat them all as if you had just met them....say your friend didnt have his barrel plug on in stagging you dont ignore it you tell them to put it on.
Jr. Mcgyver's/medical skills- When a kids shinny new gun breaks on the field and its a 1000 foot walk back to stagging always try to help him out and be friendly about it. When they ask "Can you help me ref" say sure not a problem, and if someone gets hurt, its good to have someone that can help out on the spot
Energy-you must be able to stay on the field for hours at a time if neccessary, remember its not about you its all about the customer, you dont want to tell the head ref, hey i need an hour(2 hours into the game's)


I have these except for eyesight mine is to put it bluntly horrible better with my glasses on however and I can tell the obvious (ie: Plug on, Mask off, ext)

We've never had a problem with wiping, not leaving, ect. It either 1)sorts itself out or 2) I get into it and fix the problem (this is 2nd b/c I usually miss these subtle details)

Edit: I always keep a turkey baster and a toothpick on hand for any problems :(

Cheers,
K. Fusion

Call me slow..but what's the turkey baster and toothpick for??? Or am I missing a joke here?



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Posted 06 May 2006 - 08:02 AM

it may not be the same, but i ref youth hockey, and the one peice of advice that i give to all young officals is this

"be confident, you have to know the rules to get in, and the one thing that gets you respect, and gets you paid is the confidence in your call, and to keep that call straight when someone argues it, and if you aren't conifident

FAKE IT!!"
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 04:41 PM

LOL turkey baster and toothpick LOL LMAO!

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