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    Union or non-union?

    Union or non-union?
  2. Thread: schools

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    Avoid colleges that offer degrees unless you are...

    Avoid colleges that offer degrees unless you are really good at storing information and can recall all of it, and already have some kind of mechanical background or you have a job in the field...
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    I heard a company was hiring, i jumped in and got...

    I heard a company was hiring, i jumped in and got the job and they put me in the union. I doubt i would have gotten it any other way. 2 years later i found an ad on monster and i applied, they put me...
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    In my union we go once a week for about 4 months,...

    In my union we go once a week for about 4 months, we are off in the summer- we get paid to go to school. You do that for 2 years, then the last year its done in the evening. That is my unions...
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    In theory yes, but in practice... I have only...

    In theory yes, but in practice... I have only seen mechanics sharing knowledge with people they like or already know as friends or family. I dont like to fill your head with the negatives, for all...
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    Thats all up to you and how you process things. I...

    Thats all up to you and how you process things. I cant really give you a clear answer, this trade is way too broad, and i dont know your city and the outlook of the trade there and the culture of the...
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    Schooling can get your foot in the door for an...

    Schooling can get your foot in the door for an interview, especially if you have no connections in the trade. Just dont expect to come out of training as a tech, you most likely wont (and you wont...
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    As a local 638 guy... what do you consider to be...

    As a local 638 guy... what do you consider to be commerical and commerical-light residental?

    I have heard of non-union control guys and i have seen some manufacturing companies having techs who...
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    I am in the same boat, rtu after rtu and i want...

    I am in the same boat, rtu after rtu and i want out. Ive been offering myself to travel farther away, just to get my hands on chillers and cooling towers. But, i dont share the same perspective about...
  10. So you fixed an issue and the customer became...

    So you fixed an issue and the customer became angry at the company because of all of the call-backs i assume?
    Maybe something about you is read by them (owners) that you are the type to praise...
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    Not in nyc, you have service guys, install guys...

    Not in nyc, you have service guys, install guys and the pm guys. The troubleshooters are the ones who get paid the most, the company doesnt want to lose contracts because their techs cant fix the AC...
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    Yes, the UA is... which is why i switched over....

    Yes, the UA is... which is why i switched over. That other union was not ua and they were in debt, they are a smaller local that is part of a bigger local, and the old timers are panicking- the local...
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    The google balanced out all the digital controls...

    The google balanced out all the digital controls that control all the sensors that spread out throughout the building- it seems NYC is crawling with electronics. Though i cant imagine how it was in...
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    More tech jobs being offered probably because...

    More tech jobs being offered probably because the vets dont teach their helpers. So you have a crew of guys changing filters with the most advanced guys in the crew able to braze a drier or remove...
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    Lets see... Started with another local, they...

    Lets see...

    Started with another local, they quickly taught me preventative maintenance and threw me to the wolves. I had to convince mechanics to teach me service and installs, most didnt. I made...
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    Sorry for the late response... It wasnt good....

    Sorry for the late response...

    It wasnt good. They didnt hear out our issues, no one shows up to meetings, and they dont follow thru on their promises. They dont have big companies in their union,...
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    I went to college for 2 years and it didnt...

    I went to college for 2 years and it didnt prepare me for the field. I would work on units in college, then go home and get ready for my part-time job in best buy selling computers. Took me 2 years...
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    14 for the first 6 months, 18.80 next 6 months....

    14 for the first 6 months, 18.80 next 6 months. Next year goes up to 22 in my local
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    I would go with whoever gets you a job and puts...

    I would go with whoever gets you a job and puts your hands on equipment. Work with school is better than just school. You cant absorb material as much as you could when you are around them 8 hrs a...
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    You can get hurt if the mechanic you work for is...

    You can get hurt if the mechanic you work for is an idiot. I had one mechanic banging away at a shaft and his hammer was a few inches from my face, i told the guy off and walked away. Some mechanics...
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    Best bet is to get hired by a company who is...

    Best bet is to get hired by a company who is local 638. I was another union (local 295) and i kept applying to companies that were 638 so i can switch over. They send a letter to the union after a...
  22. It was hard for me to "get it" in college. When i...

    It was hard for me to "get it" in college. When i went in the field is when i retook some refresher courses and actually walked away with something- and now my new company sent me to union school and...
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    Never heard of one. EPA universal and firewatch...

    Never heard of one. EPA universal and firewatch and torch permit would be needed for most companies.
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    Thanks for the replies. I meant actual technical...

    Thanks for the replies. I meant actual technical skills. Like what does a A, B, C mechanic need to know in a general sense. My company is very vague with this question, and if they are vague to me as...
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    Working under a mechanic who is patient and...

    Working under a mechanic who is patient and willing to teach will trump any school in existence on planet earth. Most techs thought i would pick up things faster than other entry level techs, and...
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    List of required skills for different techs

    Note- i need this info mostly for job applications and interviews, hence why i posted here. If this isnt the proper section, then of course feel free to move.

    Is there some list online of...
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    Mines also, and since the 50s too. Although the...

    Mines also, and since the 50s too. Although the contracts differ sometimes, any guy that shows up to the account is adding 100+ up per hour - though there are contracts we have that is a set amount...
  28. Why does it matter if the writers saw a jesus,...

    Why does it matter if the writers saw a jesus, vision or in person or not (though i wouldnt count seeing a vision as evidence of actually meeting jesus, because if we did, then every religion has...
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    United Nations is something a country can turn to...

    United Nations is something a country can turn to to overthrow its own laws and rights. Think of it, "I know this is a harsh rule, but the whole global community wants this, they are all doing it,...
  30. I dont believe there is much reliable historical...

    I dont believe there is much reliable historical mention of jesus by witnesses who were trusted as historians tasked with keeping record. All they really have is the bible itself. But, Christianity...
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    I believe its more of a takeover by the oligarchy...

    I believe its more of a takeover by the oligarchy of the bank/corporate machine, not communist. It might be disguised as communism, but the capitalist that run this country who support all campaigns...
  32. This is unfortunately normal, its been happening...

    This is unfortunately normal, its been happening for years in latin america and the middle-east under other presidents. I believe this government has had their hand in all of the revolutions...
  33. Religion is law, that was one of its major...

    Religion is law, that was one of its major selling points. This was needed in times when there were no paid standing armies or law enforcement. The fear of god was powerful enough to have people push...
  34. Thread: Im a JOB HOPPER!

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    My company is corporate too, its actually worse...

    My company is corporate too, its actually worse than that. Its what i call, "bar drinking guys who used to be in the field- who are used to cussing and being top dog wearing a suit and playing along...
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    I second the fact that some women like men with...

    I second the fact that some women like men with tools. I am meeting someone tonight from a dating website and she loves the fact that i work in a dirty field. I sent her pics of me working and she...
  36. I am not a christian at all, but i like reading...

    I am not a christian at all, but i like reading and watching movies based on the bible. Its like watching movies based on the greek or roman gods. Its good fantasy.
  37. There are people in my company that would not...

    There are people in my company that would not teach, they are usually the vets making top dollar. It felt very uncomfortable to ask questions, and they pretty much just used me as a tool-runner, or...
  38. I was almost fired for 'almost' the same thing....

    I was almost fired for 'almost' the same thing. They keep an eye on your hands! Having your hands in your pocket to them signals that you are either; not working, do not want to work, not paying...
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    Citytech, officially called new york college of...

    Citytech, officially called new york college of technology, is also pretty good.

    Most of the professors there also teach in tci, and it costs half the price of tci. They have some serious...
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    True, I never said to turn a blind eye. Its just...

    True, I never said to turn a blind eye. Its just some posters messages seem to want to push it into conflict, yet they arent the ones fighting. And those policies, regardless of how strong a stance,...
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    Ahaha, this is so funny. Calling someone a "zero"...

    Ahaha, this is so funny. Calling someone a "zero" and looking up their online credentials, are you serious? No life? coming from someone close to having a stroke when he reads my comments, and the...
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    Lol, someone expresses their opinion and you call...

    Lol, someone expresses their opinion and you call them a troll. I guess intelligent conversation is lost on you.

    I guess "old talking points" is a free pass to forget stupidity.

    President did...
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    Lol, this is funny. A president who takes a tough...

    Lol, this is funny. A president who takes a tough stance against North Korea would be an F'ing idiot. We are staged into two fronts right now, or has everyone forgot that? We had an idiotic president...
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    Whats with all the hate here?

    Whats with all the hate here?
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