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Old 03-08-2016, 06:45 PM   #1
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Okay so I know many of you will tell me to stick this out. But I made my mind up and wanna go back to my old non Union job, this isn't for me . What's the best possible way to do this
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:59 PM   #2
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Okay so I know many of you will tell me to stick this out. But I made my mind up and wanna go back to my old non Union job, this isn't for me . What's the best possible way to do this
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After 2 days how did you come to this conclusion?
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I don't know I just don't like the way it is , it's not for me and would like for some advise on this , I just don't like this system of work . Higher guys think because they have a higher position they feel like there better than you, some other issues but more personal of how I feel with work. I feel I won't like the whole thing of changing company to company .there's more but I don't want to get into it
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The mentality is that you go from mission to mission or job to job.
You would do the same thing if you worked for one contractor.
This ideally takes the pressure off of contractors having to keep a core of guys busy.
Also, the guys don't have to try to one up eachother to keep their jobs.
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I felt the same way after two days in kindergarten. I didn't fit into the elite group with their big box of crayons with the built in sharpener, didn't have a nickel for an extra milk, oh and don't even get me started on the politics of that place
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You can't possibly know in two days whether your gonna like it or not. My advice is stick it out for three months, then make a decision.
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I felt the same way after two days in kindergarten. I didn't fit into the elite group with their big box of crayons with the built in sharpener, didn't have a nickel for an extra milk, oh and don't even get me started on the politics of that place
Oh so you understand the politics of the Union ,
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I'm not going to explain my whole experience , I'm just stating that I don't like it and I know it's my 2nd day but I know how I think , I don't need to explain the type of person I am. I just don't think this will be for me long term. CW program is bs
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I would rather someone take my spot then wait it out and waste it for someone else
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In 2 days I'm sure you've already seen all the IBEW has to offer. Good luck on the other side
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Way back in the late 80's when I got in they made us work one year on a permit. You would have to get a new one every month. A few days late and they made you start over. After 12 consecutive permit cards you were eligible to take an electrical test to get off the permit. If you passed you were sworn in as a "B" guy, todays "CE". If you failed you had to wait six months to take it again. Four years later you would take the test to change into the "A" program. If you failed you had to wait a year to take it again. I did my time clean and it took seven years.

Today they swear in CW/CE (our old "B" program) at the next available meeting and ask questions later. They even start with benifits today. When
I did it you had to get your hours in first.

If it has only been two days I don't think you had a chance to get an idea of what it's all about. There is going to be people that don't like the CW/CE guys. If that is a big part of the problem, move on to the next company. If that is a big problem in that local, it's probably not going to get better. Our hall has always had the program, so we are adapted. 50% of our guys come through the program.

I would give it some time. At least try a different company. If it doesn't work out tell the organizer or BM that your leaving.
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING ?

2 whole stinking days. If you were my kid I'd be prying my boot out of your colon right about now. You need some HRT drugs so you can grow a set.
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Okay so I know many of you will tell me to stick this out. But I made my mind up and wanna go back to my old non Union job, this isn't for me . What's the best possible way to do this
I felt the same way, but it took me 15 years to leave. Good old boys club and I didn't like clubs. So I just was better at everything and pushed back. Good old boys don't like it when you expose them as incompetent boobs. Was there good men in my local, sure. But the ones running it were scum. Pay and benefits will be better if you stay. Try to make the week, then try another. Pretty soon 15 years will go by and then you can leave.
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If you think you are going to go back to your old company like nothing ever happened, you're going to be in for a surprise. You've tarnished that relationship and likely burned that bridge. You will have to find another non-union company or stick it out with the hall.

Union or non-union, starting a new job/company sucks, everytime I've moved to another company (non-union) some days I felt nearly sick to my stomach like I've made a huge mistake. But I always stuck it out and each place turned out to be better than the last.
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If you think you are going to go back to your old company like nothing ever happened, you're going to be in for a surprise. You've tarnished that relationship and likely burned that bridge. You will have to find another non-union company or stick it out with the hall.

Union or non-union, starting a new job/company sucks, everytime I've moved to another company (non-union) some days I felt nearly sick to my stomach like I've made a huge mistake. But I always stuck it out and each place turned out to be better than the last.
I agree, give it a few months. Otherwise your old company may think you are to drastic in your emotional make up (messed up ). Unless you have some critical evidence you can show your last employer why you left, ride it out .

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Lol, okay. Why don't you just stop showing up if that's the case?
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Lol, okay. Why don't you just stop showing up if that's the case?
Could be number 300 on the books!

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Lol, okay. Why don't you just stop showing up if that's the case?
I see what your saying, maybe they showed him a michael moores video like they did me.

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