View Poll Results: when will we get to 4,000 posts?

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  1. #21269
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    where are the unions good???????????
    west coast?????????????????????????

    I know the pipe trades are good there !!!!!!!!!


    http://www.uacanada.net/careers_hvacr.php
    No unions here really unless you are a plumber or electrician. Labour market here is really going to be having trouble in about 5 years or so in the HVAC trade. Theres still a lot of baby boomer journeymen working that have no plans on retiring for another few years despite the fact a lot of them are pushing 70. But then you hear at the school and all that theyre scratching their heads with the industry professionals as to why blocks are shrinking. My pre-employment class had about 18 of us. My best friend who is actually gone to school to challenge his Red Seal right now is in a class of 7, himself included. Not a lot of shops here want apprentices... they just dont have the need or see the need. Which forces guys like myself and others to look for work elsewhere or retrain into something else. As it is, Im hearing through the grapevine that this years graduating trade school class will have a super hard time finding anything. One friend who does markets even told me that one of the guys that went on practicum with his company and was a helper for him after three months in school couldnt tell a compressor from a receiver. Granted it was a hermetic compressor, but on a system that small Ive never seen a receiver with wires and a relay on it.

    I was on Facebook the other day and a friend of mine I went to trade school with told me that hes applying for a job as a custodian at an elementary school. Why? Better pay, benefits, pension, union, medical and dental. Of course hes 27 and has a son and I think another might be on the way so its a more sound job for him. But a lot of guys I went to school with are still living at home for the most part.

    Really though the story is the same for everything in New Brunswick these days. The kids get old enough to go to post secondary, go to school, then leave this province to make money elsewhere. The birth rate is lower than the death rate here. Then they cry in the papers that theres a labour shortage....for minimum wage jobs at a chocolate factory that borders on to Maine. Maybe if this province didnt basically die after Christmas until April or May there may be more incentive for people to stay. And this really isnt limited to the trades either. Stores lay off after Christmas and everything. You fight for a 15 hour a week job pumping gas at a gas station.

    Before I end up writing a paper from my prospective here lol. I just think its the better move all around. Its not a bad place if you have your red seal and want to raise a family or something, but for a young person starting out? Good luck.
    Get money, get paid.

  2. #21270
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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  3. #21271
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    Jun 2004
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    Morning Art,
    Morning everyone
    If you help others then you are a Success

  4. #21272
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    Werid night last night.

    did to much yesterday with Andy around the house.

    Last night shakes weak not sure what was a dream and what wasn't arms and legs didn't seem to work when I wanted them to.

    Not sure what was going on.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  5. #21273
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    Take it easy Bret.......could have been some dye/sugar or other chemical in food you ate... Red coloured foods usually do that to me too....???
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  6. #21274
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Take it easy Bret.......could have been some dye/sugar or other chemical in food you ate... Red coloured foods usually do that to me too....???
    not doing much today other then STILL FIGHTING with the Doctors and the DMV about the paper work.


    When the DMV seems to make more sense then anyone else it's bad
    If you help others then you are a Success

  7. #21275
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    hope everyone had a good day
    If you help others then you are a Success

  8. #21276
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    this no driving privileges is for the Birds. Legs give out so I don't dare walk to far from the house (need to stay in the neighborhood).

    Coffee maker broke but can't go out and get a new one and Karen not getting home most night till around 7:30 at the earliest. I only drink decafe any more so I guess's it no biggy.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  9. #21277
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    this no driving privileges is for the Birds. Legs give out so I don't dare walk to far from the house (need to stay in the neighborhood).

    Coffee maker broke but can't go out and get a new one and Karen not getting home most night till around 7:30 at the earliest. I only drink decafe any more so I guess's it no biggy.
    Room here at "Shady Pines"
    RAM Teaching Tomorrows Technicians Today.

  10. #21278
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    Quote Originally Posted by icehouse View Post
    Room here at "Shady Pines"
    move over roomie

    how is it going Bob
    If you help others then you are a Success

  11. #21279
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    Quote Originally Posted by icehouse View Post
    Room here at "Shady Pines"

  12. #21280
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    If I may help keep things going.

    I have a friend who was in the hospital for a while with a similar condition. While there, I brought his guitar and mine (snuck them in) and helped him write this song.
    I recorded myself doing this song and if it's ok, I'll link it if you want to hear it. I don't sing well sometimes. LOL.
    I have one of those tascam dp008 recorders I'm playing with and learning.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtUcs1EwCkE



    I do Merle Haggard better LOL!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQo3j..._order&list=UL

  13. #21281
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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