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  1. #1
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    Confused Anyone in Chicago area looking for help??

    I live in the west suburbs of chicago and cant find a job for the life of me. I have sent dozens of resumes called dozens no one is hiring or not enough experience. I have the typical hvac certificate universal cfc card but only about 2 years in the field doing commercial and residential service as well as some installations. I have my union card with pipefitters 597 but doesnt seem to help called the hall but they said I have to come down and fill out a profile to get on the list. If anyone know of anything please shoot me an email at Mikek6@hotmail.com

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    Your boat has a lot of passengers.

    It's "who" you know, not "what" you know... all I know is I must not know the right people, as I have also sent out dozens of resumes and traveled 100's of miles filling out applications.

    At least 597 isn't taking any apprentices.

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    I believe they are taking apprentices. The pipefitters 597 had 3,000 applicants test for an apprenticeship in January.

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    Confused

    you have a 597 journeymans card and 2 years of experience???

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    i have a metal trades journeyman card or otherwise known asa a C card

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvachelper View Post
    I live in the west suburbs of chicago and cant find a job for the life of me. I have sent dozens of resumes called dozens no one is hiring or not enough experience. I have the typical hvac certificate universal cfc card but only about 2 years in the field doing commercial and residential service as well as some installations. I have my union card with pipefitters 597 but doesnt seem to help called the hall but they said I have to come down and fill out a profile to get on the list. If anyone know of anything please shoot me an email at Mikek6@hotmail.com

    I don't know where you're looking, seems to be a position right in your backyard...

    http://www.mepjobs.com/(S(li0qwtiqej...h_results.aspx

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    I am in the same boat I have over 5 years in and a C card but am out of work I am helping out at a friends shop (non fitter work non union) but only have a few days here and there. I am taking classes to get my B card I hope that will help.

    Thanks for that link 2hot

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    Have you guy's sent in your resume to the ad I posted for Chicago?
    I repair air conditioners to keep people cool when it's 110+ degrees outside.
    I repair heaters so people don't freeze to death.
    I shut down furnaces that are unsafe to operate.
    Make fun of my profession, but dang it, I save lives.

    We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaard View Post
    Have you guy's sent in your resume to the ad I posted for Chicago?
    these guys work union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinner73 View Post
    these guys work union.
    They're not working at all.

    Better to be working non-union than to be not working at all.
    I repair air conditioners to keep people cool when it's 110+ degrees outside.
    I repair heaters so people don't freeze to death.
    I shut down furnaces that are unsafe to operate.
    Make fun of my profession, but dang it, I save lives.

    We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.

  11. #11
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    union guys aren't supposed to do that.

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    i'm soooooo tired of hearing you cry i am ready to give you my job.


    why don't you take it...you're pretty sharp. i'm sure there's no "back stabbing" there either...so you'll be fine.

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    You'll have to point out the crying cuz I missed it.

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