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    Things have really slowed down where I'm at now,...

    Things have really slowed down where I'm at now, partially due to a mild climate, but we've also lost some pretty big contracts. Are most Lower mainland places pretty slow right now? Any that might...
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    You should make a lot more than $30 an hour if...

    You should make a lot more than $30 an hour if you have your ticket. Union rate is just over $40 plus benefits, total package is over $55 per hour. As far as plumbing goes, you have to work on...
  3. I did it. It was a bit of a pain in the ass, but...

    I did it. It was a bit of a pain in the ass, but not too big of a deal. The union should be able to give you a hand as well.
  4. If you get in touch with UA488, they will be able...

    If you get in touch with UA488, they will be able to help you out. Much of the work up there is union and they have a pretty good beat on things.
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    For the most part......... Every company in 516...

    For the most part......... Every company in 516 is different in how they "train" apprentices. Some, maybe most, will use you as a filter changer for a year or so and then "throw you to the wolves". ...
  6. Thread: B.C. Comfort

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    bump

    bump
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    been in the field about 7 years now...... Not...

    been in the field about 7 years now...... Not sure what I expected when I started, but I would do it over again for sure. Very few places to make this kind of money around here without some kind of...
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    Well, I have never attended Jarst, so I cant...

    Well, I have never attended Jarst, so I cant speak as to the quality of education you get there. I know that all my scooling was at BCIT and I did just fine on my IP and I do just fine out in the...
  9. Thread: B.C. Comfort

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    B.C. Comfort

    Any Vancouver guys have experience with B.C. Comfort? I have asked around and noone that I know has any info on them. Any info/experiences would help. PM me if you dont want to post in the open...
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    Whoever told you that is misinformed. While they...

    Whoever told you that is misinformed. While they may have lost their accreditation at some point, they have had it for at least the last 8 years. I did all my schooling there and was given full...
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    I worked for Jci.... you get paid for what you...

    I worked for Jci.... you get paid for what you work. If a job goes over you still get paid to finish it. If they run out of work for the week they usually try to find something, but if they can't...
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    If you haven't done a pre-app or anything then...

    If you haven't done a pre-app or anything then you have a steep hill to climb. I would recommend doing this at Jarts or BCIT. There are tons of guys who have done this and still have trouble...
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    email sent

    email sent
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    Well, I'm willing to learn/work on anything as...

    Well, I'm willing to learn/work on anything as long as the employer is willing to have a bit of patience but most of my experience is commercial HVAC.
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    Where I was working just laid off 3 guys in...

    Where I was working just laid off 3 guys in vancouver and 3 or 4 on the island. Corporate downsizing and me being the journeyman with lowest seniority = no job for me. They had lost a ton of...
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    Vancouver B.C.

    I'm a newish Journeyman looking for work in The Vancouver area. Anyone have any leads?
  17. Around here the running joke is that your g3 or...

    Around here the running joke is that your g3 or "c" ticket basically allows you to carry a furnace into the basement and take it out of the box. My suggestion would be to take a pre apprenticeship...
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    I dont know abou it being slow. I just got back...

    I dont know abou it being slow. I just got back from 2 weeks of holidays and I am swamped probably working Saturdays for a while even.
  19. Since you are fresh out of school you are gonna...

    Since you are fresh out of school you are gonna make mistakes........ most likely more mistakes then you will 5-10 years from now. A good employer will allow you to make mistakes from time to time,...
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    Puzni

    Do not take the bcit co-op program. you are much better off taking a pre app (eltt) and then persuing your apprenticeship that way. The co-op is a scam and most students end up having to got to...
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    There are a lot of first years and greenies...

    There are a lot of first years and greenies looking for work right now so doing everything you can to get a leg up on the competition is a good idea. Most companies that I am familiar with won't...
  22. Starting/stopping is much harder on the machine...

    Starting/stopping is much harder on the machine then it running for longer periods.
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    A little help here?

    Hey guys....... I'm writing my IP (Trade certification) in 2 weeks and was wondering if anyone has any links to a page that has all (or most) of the main hvac formulas out there? I have been...
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    UA 516, Vancouver B.C. Refrigeration

    UA 516, Vancouver B.C. Refrigeration
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    It's not hard. You just contact Rick seder and...

    It's not hard. You just contact Rick seder and he will help you out. (get his # on the 516 webpage) Not too much 516 work on the island as far as I know. We have guys there getting only 20-30...
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