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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?
    Discipline your child so that other parents don't have to.

    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.
    Discipline your child so that other parents don't have to.

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

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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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