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  1. New Tactical Shooter. Not your standard Call of Dooky or Battle****. (Worth Checking)

    This is a new kind of shooter. Round based. Non of this respawn crap. Clan support and Clan battle system. Which means you can battle your rivals or any clan you so choose. Just set up a time and...
  2. Thanks for the replies and fast too. Would...

    Thanks for the replies and fast too.

    Would you be carrying 60-100 lbs up stairs or down stairs? I can carry 80lb cement bag, but it takes a lot of effort.

    Looks like I need to hit the gym...
  3. I am curious to how physical this trade is?

    My main concern is how much weight is carried periodically, or even continually? I would also like to know what it's like (the weight situation) for the residential guy/gal and the...
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    I'm interested too. Has it changed from 20 years...

    I'm interested too. Has it changed from 20 years ago?
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    Thanks a lot guys.

    Thanks a lot guys.
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    Thanks for your comments. I understand I will...

    Thanks for your comments. I understand I will have to put my all into either of the programs. Taking notes, reading manuals and books.

    I am wondering which will offer the better education. I'm...
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    Vocational School or Community College?

    I know I've already asked this question a few times, but I'm looking for some more advice.

    I am trying to figure out which of the two choices, would put me in a better position to learn all that I...
  8. Wow. Yeah, community college it is.

    Wow. Yeah, community college it is.
  9. Vocational School or Community College?

    I am trying to figure out which of the two choices, would look better to a unionized employer. I already went to this vocational school, and I must say, it wasn't the best. However, we did get a lot...
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    Yeah, my bad. I made another stupid comment.

    Yeah, my bad. I made another stupid comment.
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    Idk what I was thinking, I guess. I thought you...

    Idk what I was thinking, I guess. I thought you guys would work normal days, like everyone else...

    How often do things like this happen?
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    Will this sure rains on my parade.

    Will this sure rains on my parade.
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    When are the slow times for NY's? If there are...

    When are the slow times for NY's? If there are any.
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    No, but that might be a good thing? What does...

    No, but that might be a good thing? What does that mean for the rest of the day? If I get called to do a job at say, 3 in the morning, or whenever.. When would I go home?
  15. That's good to hear. At least I can practice.

    That's good to hear. At least I can practice.
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    Impatient people, can't wait for the work day to...

    Impatient people, can't wait for the work day to start?!? What is this?
  17. Aw, that's sad to hear for me then. How am I...

    Aw, that's sad to hear for me then. How am I supposed to get an A on the test though, if I don't know enough to get an A?
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    Wow, that sounds nasty. So.. you're saying, even...

    Wow, that sounds nasty. So.. you're saying, even in a union, you're on call 24/7?
  19. Thank you for taking the time to reply after such...

    Thank you for taking the time to reply after such a frustrating event. Also, thank you for your advice. I think Community College may be a good route. Any other advice is welcome.
  20. What do I need to do, to get a shot at being a apprentice for a union?

    I went to a vocational school in high school, and never got certified. I was thinking about going back to college, or a trade school, now that I'm serious about learning. I feel this would be the...
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    I am more than willing to put in the effort...

    I am more than willing to put in the effort needed to become great, so long as I enjoy my job. I feel as though I would enjoy HVAC. I took it in high school and was really fascinated by it. I love...
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    Interesting.

    Interesting.
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    I would enjoy any of these fields. I may not be...

    I would enjoy any of these fields. I may not be the fastest or greatest, but I make sure the job is done right, without any flaws. I aim to please, that is my goal in life. I don't try and get over...
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    Don't get me wrong. I take pride in my work and...

    Don't get me wrong. I take pride in my work and will do it to the best of my ability. I'm just saying, I'm doing it to support myself and my family. It's not like I'm going to wake up and go to work...
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    I really haven't made up my mind. I like fixing...

    I really haven't made up my mind. I like fixing things, I like building things, and I enjoy electronics and understanding how they work. I also love driving vehicles and operating equipment that are...
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    Thanks for the insight neophytes. What would...

    Thanks for the insight neophytes.

    What would you do if you were in my situation? I live in upstate NY, 30 minutes or less from Albany.. Would you pursue HVAC or HEO? I think I would really enjoy...
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    I live in NY, so I would imagine HVAC going year...

    I live in NY, so I would imagine HVAC going year round?
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    I've said time and time again, that I am not in...

    I've said time and time again, that I am not in it for the money. My goal is to be a fit, young person, and to join a trade. I have ****ed up in school, due to not knowing the interesting doors that...
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    Ok. I really don't know. When I was young, I was...

    Ok. I really don't know. When I was young, I was able to dig A hole with a excavator, and it was amazing. I also took 2 years of vocational school in high school, for HVAC, and I enjoyed that as...
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    Thanks for the insight, NOT.

    Thanks for the insight, NOT.
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    That's not what I'm asking, I told you that I...

    That's not what I'm asking, I told you that I enjoy both of these trades. Please answer the questions i have, or don't answer them at all.

    I already have a far stretched goal. I would like to...
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    HVAC or HEO? (Who makes more?)

    I am considering joining a Union in state. My question is who pays more?

    According to my research, Heavy Equipment Operators makes about a dollar more, once you reach a level A(1) operator and...
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    HVAC or HEO? (Who makes more?)

    I am considering joining a Union in state. My question is who pays more?

    According to my research, Heavy Equipment Operators makes about a dollar more, once you reach a level A(1) operator and...
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    I'm sorry i flipped out, you people were just...

    I'm sorry i flipped out, you people were just trying to help. I took it the wrong way, after second thoughts. I will not laugh when nibiru comes, because i will be the one dying.. but thats for...
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    Judge all you will. I asked a few simple...

    Judge all you will. I asked a few simple questions and you all hop on here bashing me. I would much rather smoke weed than drink, so atleast im halfway there, am i wrong? I love to come home after a...
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    :censored:

    :censored:
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    Keep believing that. You won't be saying that...

    Keep believing that. You won't be saying that when you're old. Alcohol is very dangerous. It's a liquid, biological vacuum.
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    I love how you continue to judge me. So what, i...

    I love how you continue to judge me. So what, i like video games? Are you from the 1960's..? I like to get high.. atleast i dont get drunk. And what do you know about my work ethic?

    Also, i never...
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    One more question.. :). Can you opt out hours in...

    One more question.. :). Can you opt out hours in the union, once you are 45ish, or in your 50's? What i mean is, can you cut your hours down to 40 or so when you get to be in your 45/50's?
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    Great posts guys, thanks so much. I guess i...

    Great posts guys, thanks so much.

    I guess i need to grow up. I really enjoyed learning HVAC in highschool, but if you don't get more freedom, i may have to reconsider. Of course there's always the...
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    I'm just trying to weigh out my options. I'm...

    I'm just trying to weigh out my options. I'm looking for a great career, but still want my freedom, you know. It's hard to find anything that pays a decent amount without having a college education....
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    Thanks, you all were very insightful.

    Thanks, you all were very insightful.
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    Union VS Non-Union?

    I'm sorry if this topic is redundant, but i still haven't come to a conclusion on which side of the fence would be better..

    A couple questions i have.

    - Do you feel the long drives to work in a...
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    The world is gonna go through major changes, the...

    The world is gonna go through major changes, the poles will switch, and all us non important people, will parish.

    The signs lie in the heavens. \/Peace\/
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    I want to say thank you very much for the...

    I want to say thank you very much for the interesting conversations and information.

    I think I'm going to stick with HVAC :).
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    I guess you're right. I just figured residential...

    I guess you're right. I just figured residential electrical work is pretty simple.
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    Thanks for all the replies. I really would...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I really would love to flip houses in the future. Is it possible to do the electrical work inside a house without a cert., or do you still need a certificate stating...
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    Electrical or HVAC?

    I'm sorry to come onto a HVAC forum and ask about the electrical trade, but I'm left wondering which trade would be the most rewarding, both financially and mentally. I took a HVAC course in high...
  49. Thread: Job Rates

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    Oh wow, ok. So, if i ask them what the hourly...

    Oh wow, ok. So, if i ask them what the hourly wage is of a journeyman, he will tell me what the take home pay is? Also, does the wages differ from shop to shop. The reason i ask, is because im not...
  50. Thread: Job Rates

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    Sorry to hijack, but I'm wondering what the rates...

    Sorry to hijack, but I'm wondering what the rates are like for upstate NY. UA Local 7, is what I'm aiming for right now. Can i call them and ask them? How much do they usually take out for benefits...
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