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    Quit smoking and lose weight. You'll thank...

    Quit smoking and lose weight. You'll thank yourself later.

    Get ur eating under control and you'll drop 30lbs this summer doing this type of work. You'll feel better too

    I say tackle the...
  2. Thread: Hvac-Agent

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    I've been signed up on there for a couple months...

    I've been signed up on there for a couple months and haven't heard anything.

    Of course, I haven't applied to any jobs on there.
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    start with school and try like hell to get a job...

    start with school and try like hell to get a job while you're going.

    I started school in 06 and was diligently looking for a job and didn't get one til 08
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    No dude, call the department of labor. They...

    No dude, call the department of labor. They probably mean a mechanical contractors license.
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    Cool story. Would read again.

    Cool story. Would read again.
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    I didn't know a single person and got in. ...

    I didn't know a single person and got in. Straight through the hall.
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    I have an AAS from Mott too. I think it helped...

    I have an AAS from Mott too. I think it helped me get into the union considering I knew nobody.

    If you're not finding a job right now, it's not because you're degree doesn't matter. It just...
  8. If you make 9, then I expect that the senior...

    If you make 9, then I expect that the senior techs make about 20 where you work.

    Depending on your area that sounds about right for non-union residential

    You're basically a PRE apprentice.
    ...
  9. There are only 3 first years at my local this...

    There are only 3 first years at my local this year.

    2 were pre apprentices and 1 is a contractor's-daughter's-boyfriend.

    3 months ago they only had the boyfriend and they were still going to...
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    My guess would be close to $40 on the check for...

    My guess would be close to $40 on the check for building trades wages.

    This pretty much means nothing since the cost of living is probably 30% higher than average.
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    Associates in HVAC. And I do figure things out...

    Associates in HVAC. And I do figure things out and when I have questions, I ask. Besides, who said I can't do electrical and the other things I mentioned. You don't know what experience I have in...
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    LOL I had dudes like medevera211 at my school......

    LOL I had dudes like medevera211 at my school... those guys even knew more than the teachers!

    mdevera, I almost feel like quizzing you on some stuff since you seem to know it all.

    I have an...
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    How do you get a license to do HVAC without...

    How do you get a license to do HVAC without having an employer sign off on your experience???:confused:
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    The job market is full of experienced guys that...

    The job market is full of experienced guys that are willing to work for $10-12 per hour. Sad

    I decided to not even apply at a company that would hire a guy with experience at that price. I have...
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    Awesome story! Hope things work out for you. I...

    Awesome story! Hope things work out for you. I too am at a better company!
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    You said if you were unemployed that you'd...

    You said if you were unemployed that you'd practically work for free. That's slavery and the reason there are laws against it.

    There IS a wage scale from entry level to journeyman level. Just...
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    Maybe people just don't like you. I mean... if...

    Maybe people just don't like you. I mean... if you speak to people the way you type;)

    Seriously though, you have a very communist way of looking at employment IMO
  18. I was in the same boat a year ago. Had an Assoc....

    I was in the same boat a year ago. Had an Assoc. degree, universal epa and all that. Had multiple interviews. And yes, it does seem that most people that you interview with are weasels when it...
  19. Thread: Union tips

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    Obviously you chose union so let them know that. ...

    Obviously you chose union so let them know that. Tell them, "the union is my first choice for this field".

    Also, they may ask you what type of work are you willing to do... the obvious answer is...
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    My first job in the field was doing commercial...

    My first job in the field was doing commercial service. In the interview my boss said, "we'll do a driving record check but just so you know, if you have a bad driving record then that'll be a show...
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    Poor diving record huh? I would say try hvac...

    Poor diving record huh?

    I would say try hvac companies that operate a sheet metal shop.

    I'm a 2nd yr sheet metal apprentice and just got placed at a company like that and I love it!

    As of...
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    Look into the sheet metal hall too.

    Look into the sheet metal hall too.
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    Flint/Detroit Areas of Michigan. The union wage...

    Flint/Detroit Areas of Michigan. The union wage scales are $30+/hr. The cost of living is super low.

    The auto industry drove wages up when they were strong.

    Problem is... There are no jobs!
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    Drive past the supply house with the donuts and...

    Drive past the supply house with the donuts and take them to the union hall. Ask when they're testing for apprenticeships.
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    Thanks guys!!! Flint, MI (about an hour north...

    Thanks guys!!!

    Flint, MI (about an hour north of detroit)... I know... SHOCKING!
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