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    Unhappy

    Looking to relocate from Nyc to Charlotte NC area by June or July..Prefably union shop UA steamfitters or not.10 yrs in commercial retail AC \refrig...Any ups or down for charlotte besides the massive paycut...

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    What kind of money are you currently making yearly?Today was in the high 60's, thats a good thing.

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    Last tax yr did 73k!!

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    Some of the union shops in Charlotte;
    Mckenneys Inc., Padgett Services, Airtight Mechanical,
    York, and Carrier.
    Scale wont be as high as in NYC, but a lot of these places do pay over scale for the right people.
    Good Luck..
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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    How long has Padgett been union?

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    Thanx!

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    Originally posted by fixerup
    How long has Padgett been union?
    As far as I know, ever since he set up shop in Charlotte,
    however, the employees at the Wachovia CIC who do the in-house are not. They may be an open-closed shop type deal.
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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    I interviewed with Padgett back in August, they never said anything about being union.Other than that they seem to be a great company. At one time they were close to shutting down the Charlotte operation but have made some managment changes and are turning things around.

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    Cool tech position in Charlotte NC

    Joemama1 - Padgett Services is looking for a tech in Charlotte

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    Thanx DY...

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    Let me know if you are interested I can give you contact name and number.

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    Please do ,I'm interested...Email me info Picapiedra574@hotmail.com...Thanx again DY

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    Charlotte, NC

    I lived in the Charlotte area for almost three years. We had relocated from Southeast Michigan. My wife and I loved Charlotte. The weather is excellent, the city if very diverse (lots of "Yankee" transplants). Things will obviously move a lot slower than you are used to in NY. We lived in NJ/NY area after Charlotte and I can tell you that they are different worlds. If you can manage the same $$$ in Charlotte, you will make out really well. I figured a 35 % raise would break even on the move to NJ (Summit). It fell a little short, but 35 - 40 percent should cover it. Good Luck!

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