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    Where should a tech consider moving?

    I've been in the trade for almost 6 years. I'm a fourth year apprentice in the UA. My wife and I are considering moving with our girls in a couple of years. Where are some good places for a union tech with commercial experience to move? Why is it a good location?

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    New York

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTechMech View Post
    I've been in the trade for almost 6 years. I'm a fourth year apprentice in the UA. My wife and I are considering moving with our girls in a couple of years. Where are some good places for a union tech with commercial experience to move? Why is it a good location?
    best place to move, where your kids have a good school, good neighbors, low taxes, low home prices. close enough to a city but far enough. someplace your whole family will be happy... Don't move for work or you will not be happy.

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    The Arizona UA Local can't provide any HVACR guys to its contractors. Tucson & surrounding area is $29.70/Hr. and the rest of the state is $33/Hr. for Building Trades Commercial Service Journeyman/HVACR Tech.

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    kansas city
    great wages
    low cost of living
    great schools

    google johnson county kansas
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlove View Post
    best place to move, where your kids have a good school, good neighbors, low taxes, low home prices. close enough to a city but far enough. someplace your whole family will be happy... Don't move for work or you will not be happy.
    Don't worry zombies are looking for brains, you're safe...

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    Dallas, Tx....Union commercial guys running around $28 per hour.

    No state income tax, good cost of living, plenty of family activities available.

    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

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    there is generally good opportunity for ua guys near large cities. you need to decide what you want out of life, which areas can provide that, and then look at employment. here in philly, we have beaches at the jersey shore an hour or so away, small mountains for skiing in winter an hour or so away, lots of things to do, from museums, to history, to restaurants and major sports teams to name a few. heavy commercial guys top out at around fifty per hour plus bennies.

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    but you don't have the Royals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by flange View Post
    there is generally good opportunity for ua guys near large cities. you need to decide what you want out of life, which areas can provide that, and then look at employment. here in philly, we have beaches at the jersey shore an hour or so away, small mountains for skiing in winter an hour or so away, lots of things to do, from museums, to history, to restaurants and major sports teams to name a few. heavy commercial guys top out at around fifty per hour plus bennies.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flange View Post
    there is generally good opportunity for ua guys near large cities. you need to decide what you want out of life, which areas can provide that, and then look at employment. here in philly, we have beaches at the jersey shore an hour or so away, small mountains for skiing in winter an hour or so away, lots of things to do, from museums, to history, to restaurants and major sports teams to name a few. heavy commercial guys top out at around fifty per hour plus bennies.
    Is there a need for techs out there or are there a lot on the bench? Is that $50/hr gross wages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    but you don't have the Royals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think you meant the Chiefs and Arrowhead Stadium!! I know you are old and forget things from time to time.... Lol.

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    Screw baseball. Can I be a Steelers fan in Philly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTechMech View Post
    Screw baseball. Can I be a Steelers fan in Philly?

    Sure.

    Just don't tell anyone, and sure as heck don't wear the jersey to the Linc. A guy was stomped to death a while back.
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