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    I didn't see the "stupid link" until AFTER it was posted.

    And "you're welcome" for the report, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I didn't see the "stupid link" until AFTER it was posted.

    And "you're welcome" for the report, too.
    You're a grown man and didn't see the link.... ???

    Where's my spare magnifying glass... give me your mailing address, need to send ya a gift.





    .... took me a minute to see it as well.

    I followed suit with the report and did some digging... he's from the Chicago area and that was his only link.

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    go out and meet some contractors, ask their opinion. it sounds corny, but a couple years from now when you're looking for a job, they will probablyremember you. that will make you stand out from the faceless applicant and someone may be more willing to give you a shot since you demonstrated that you can set and achieve goals.

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    this is a great trade, challenging,diverse, necessary, important and most days endwith a great sense of accomplishment.

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    Tried to connect two friends in this trade recently. The employer liked the guy a lot, the guy had a DUI just over 7 years ago (which he actually credits with saving his life as it put him sober) and the employers insurance co would NOT insure the guy at all. There are even self insure programs for commercial vehicle drivers to assist or even self bonding, but none of those paths worked, the insurance company just flat out said no.

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    Smile i have an idea

    why don't you get your own vehicle and insure it yourself.....i never had a drinking problem but i used my own truck for many years....loved it , all you have to do is show management a copy of your own ins. policy and you're in....make sure you get decent money for it....
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    Don't give up. If you have changed your lifestyle. By the time you get a little experience under your belt your record will be clean. The tough part will be getting experience during this time. I personally know it can be done. Best of luck to you.

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    I drink every day. Like a fish. But I never get behind the wheel, ever.

    Show up for work every day and do the damn work and a lot is forgiven.

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    Lol @ digging up a 2 1/2 year old fossil
    "If history repeats itself I am so getting a dinosaur"

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    HVAC too hard of work for the $$$ - and keeping up with with the changes- In Fl $18,500.00 for school 36 hrs a week for 2 years. After school was compleated, clean DL lucky ones might start @ $10.00 hr. might be 4 years later with same co. $15.00 for the lucky few. Some co.prefer to train the way they want & not hire the ones that went to school. Pending price school for you, start your own co. The co,s make the $$ not the employes. The prison inmates start a co when out of prison, they cant find jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    This is an "if it was my descision" answer.

    I would only hire you if you completed an alcohol rehab program, attended meetings without fail, and had two people of good repute vouch for no less than three years of total sobriety. Anything less is not a good bet for any employer.

    JMHO.
    That's what I am thinking.You are going to have prove that you have changed and I will say I have never had a an alcohol/drug problem so don't know your struggle but have had a family member that due to DUI's will never get out of a Tx prison.He was a auto mechanic at a Ford dealership and had every Ford certificate you could get prior to his last rodeo so he wasn't stupid just dependent.
    Something to look into in your state,here in Tx as a HVAC contractor I must submit a criminal background check on every person I hire and that can be a problem on me sending you to someones resident to do service.Youve screwed up and doing things like AA and going to school will go a long way to changing your life for the better.
    One thing my cousin didn't do was change the "friends" he ran around with,all of them drunks/dopers.Thats a first thing todo is clean house of that influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug1111 View Post
    HVAC too hard of work for the $$$ - and keeping up with with the changes- In Fl $18,500.00 for school 36 hrs a week for 2 years. After school was compleated, clean DL lucky ones might start @ $10.00 hr. might be 4 years later with same co. $15.00 for the lucky few. Some co.prefer to train the way they want & not hire the ones that went to school. Pending price school for you, start your own co. The co,s make the $$ not the employes. The prison inmates start a co when out of prison, they cant find jobs.
    "To hard of work for the $$$"
    Huh???

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