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  1. #27
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    Damn Phase Loss 4 jobs in one year?!? Well at least your getting a feel for everyone... At least your union! Did they make you take any type of test to join?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markettech View Post
    Or

    C: Icanfixitall is a blowhard who enjoys being a **** on the Internet.

    Based on the immature behavior exhibited thus far........I'm going with C.

    No not a **** at all... Just someone that speaks his mind and does not hide ****. Being fair I have no idea who any of you are on here, but I sure ruffled some feathers when I mentioned a POS company....

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    no place on here for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icanfixitall View Post
    Damn Phase Loss 4 jobs in one year?!? Well at least your getting a feel for everyone... At least your union! Did they make you take any type of test to join?

    A union card doesn't make someone a good tech.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dowadudda View Post
    no place on here for this.
    I'm tending to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    A union card doesn't make someone a good tech.

    I never said it does, but if we were all union we would be making a whole lot more in life!


    I'm tending to agree.

    I'm not sure what I said, I never called anyone out, all I asked was some questions, so I'm confused. Does Obama have control of this board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icanfixitall View Post
    Damn Phase Loss 4 jobs in one year?!? Well at least your getting a feel for everyone... At least your union! Did they make you take any type of test to join?
    no test

    Glad to be union, better benefits, pensions and all

    but.......not as much workload out here in the union as the non-union Source.

    I get 40-50, where at Source was 50-60

    But I can't complain about that

    But, hopefully workload comes to the union soon. Safeway's are up in the air at the moment.

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    Just out of curiosity are you guys in a union that actually teaches and tests you on refrigeration knowledge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangpgt97 View Post
    Just out of curiosity are you guys in a union that actually teaches and tests you on refrigeration knowledge?
    5 years of School, Star exam and a union test (hands on & written). Now if you want to be certified you need to take a class as a journeyman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangpgt97 View Post
    Just out of curiosity are you guys in a union that actually teaches and tests you on refrigeration knowledge?
    Yeah UA Local 250

    they have a 5 year apprenticeship class then you can become a journeyman

    then foreman- usually supervisors

    then general foremen- usually managers and guys who've been in the union a long time as supervisors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phase Loss View Post
    no test

    Glad to be union, better benefits, pensions and all

    but.......not as much workload out here in the union as the non-union Source.

    I get 40-50, where at Source was 50-60

    But I can't complain about that

    But, hopefully workload comes to the union soon. Safeway's are up in the air at the moment.
    Not sure on what union company you work for but I have friends at Hill and Hussmann and I'm going to interview with Hill next week, my friend gets 45+ a week in the winter over there. My other friend at Hussmann said they are banking on some Vons stores, I sure hope they can get them!

  11. #37
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    We got the plumber and stemfitters union. No refrigeration at all. I didn't go through any of it.

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    I have a question for you. Do you feel with your apprenticeship, passed Star exam that you are an adequately trained commercial refrigeration technician?

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    My apprenticeship training courses in NO WAY prepared me for the job I do every day.

    Not the 5 years of schooling

    Not the STAR exam

    Not the continuing education courses

    Nothing.

    Now, I've spent my own time, on this site, on the internet, in the books that I compulsively collect and read, on the RSES website reading the SAM manual and you want to talk about education....


    So, in short, the union's apprenticeship program didn't do a lot to prepare me for the job that I do today.

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