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    a bad time to be switching jobs, especially for a...

    a bad time to be switching jobs, especially for a newbie, my suggestion is to wait until at least apr-may before trying to jump ship. Keep looking but don't expect much at this point.
  2. are they looking for good techs or apprentices or...

    are they looking for good techs or apprentices or both? two different things. The salary is low compared to the private sector but the benefits are better, at this point in my career I would rather...
  3. The forces is definitely an option if someone...

    The forces is definitely an option if someone could deal with being in the military, you are first a soldier and second a refer apprentice, that is something that anyone getting in must know.
  4. -Find a company that focuses on HVAC only -...

    -Find a company that focuses on HVAC only

    - dont expect training from an employer because it wont happen, unless you work for a manufacturer who will train you on their own equipment.

    - I...
  5. I have never seen a government agency looking for...

    I have never seen a government agency looking for apprentices, only fully licensed journeyman.
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    a registered apprentice is allowed to solicit...

    a registered apprentice is allowed to solicit work, for local 787 anyway.
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    To get into 787 as a journeyman it's the same as...

    To get into 787 as a journeyman it's the same as getting in as an already 'registered apprentice', you have to find a potential job with a union contractor first, then the employer has to prove to...
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    If they can't negotiate the exact same wages as...

    If they can't negotiate the exact same wages as everyone else is getting then there is no sense of having them, the only point to being a member is getting the wages and pension, other then that...
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    what union is this? 787 has a collective...

    what union is this? 787 has a collective agreement that all contractors under them abide by, I have never heard of them negotiating wages with a newly organized company. Negotiations take place every...
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    you may be on the list for years (sorry for the...

    you may be on the list for years (sorry for the bad news)

    787 takes on newbies and then they sit for a long time, I went through the same thing and was called by a company 2 years later ( I even...
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    common sense is not so common after all

    common sense is not so common after all
  12. I doubt it, I have seen good techs leave on bad...

    I doubt it, I have seen good techs leave on bad terms and find employment at a competing company who happened to be very good friends with their former boss, money talks and bs walks.
  13. I wouldn't bother, if you're not starting your...

    I wouldn't bother, if you're not starting your own thing don't bring anyone unless they freely follow you and your new boss gives you a finders fee. I worked with guys who had a customer or two...
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    Commercial/Ind is no different

    Commercial/Ind is no different
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    lack of training/support on all the new...

    lack of training/support on all the new computerized equipment and the micro managing is bad in some companies, the consensus of several techs I know who 'retired' early.
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    create a work order, write down what you did,...

    create a work order, write down what you did, write down the make and model of the unit, write down where the unit is being placed while waiting for hock up (as per GC) and write down that the unit...
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    SC and SH tell you a whole lot of what is going...

    SC and SH tell you a whole lot of what is going on with a system. How do you diagnose refrigerant related issues without them? Get a book called System Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Procedures and...
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    Guy gets his first job as a pipe runner, he wants...

    Guy gets his first job as a pipe runner, he wants to be a service tech, 10 years later he is still a pipe runner with a license wondering why nobody will hire him as a service tech. Distinguish where...
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    Manufacturing unions are shrinking unfortunately,...

    Manufacturing unions are shrinking unfortunately, hopefully public unions disappear, trades unions are getting stronger as more tradesman realize they need to get paid for their work.
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    I love these union debates:grin2: In this...

    I love these union debates:grin2:

    In this trade the union pays better 99% of the time, I'm not sure why its even a debate. John, the issue with 'earning your salt' is that open shops are always...
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    the truth is that when you are a tradesmen you...

    the truth is that when you are a tradesmen you are the underclass, regardless of what trade and how technical you still get dirty (which is frowned up on) you still have to use you hands, you will...
  22. why not just find and fix the leak?

    why not just find and fix the leak?
  23. do you have experience? I joined the union as a...

    do you have experience? I joined the union as a 4th year apprentice by picking up the phone and calling employers, took me a few days and about 15 calls total.
  24. Poll: several years ago I was looking for a job and...

    several years ago I was looking for a job and started my regular job search by calling employers, I called one place and spoke to the service manager who happened to be a female, she was very rude...
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    what do you mean you got accepted into the UA?...

    what do you mean you got accepted into the UA? first you have to get a job with a company that is in the UA and then you become a UA member after probation. Or, did you get accepted to a training...
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