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Old 07-08-2016, 02:30 PM   #61
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Hard words to follow sometimes but I agree.
I know buddy. And I even contemplated not posting that.
But when I needed kick in the ass, I wish I had somebody tell me there is another way.
And its the complete truth.
I never left one job and got a worse job afterwards. I always found a better job. So it seems to work.
Especially if your skills are in demand. Seems like the OP has enough, to work most anywhere?
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Couple mottos I go by are: "the ones willing to learn, will" & "don't sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things".
I would like to work there.
I've had this 'ol tractor for 43 years, now.


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really like that tractor..I almost bought one around here with the plow attachment, belly mower, wheel weights..but I figured a thousand bucks was a little high of a price..
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really like that tractor..I almost bought one around here with the plow attachment, belly mower, wheel weights..but I figured a thousand bucks was a little high of a price..
$1000 is very inexpensive for all that.
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$1000 is very inexpensive for all that.
is that one a 410?

In hindsight...I think you are right Mech'..oh well
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:35 PM   #65
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Sounds like no union I ever belonged to. But I never belonged to any other union than the IBEW.
Shop steward would have not put up with this ****. And frankly neither would anyone else on the job. Apprentices don't run jobs and they surely don't tell journeyman what to do.
Everyone knew their place and most people did what they were asked to do.

My suggestion is drag up. Drag up today. If your having enough issues you have to bring them here, your way past any redemption. The bosses don't like you and neither does the union.
Drag up today. Get all your stuff and walk.
After everything you said here, how could you ever go back in there?

One more thing. When I left a job no matter the reason, I always found a better job. Always.
Labor unions are a completley different than a trade union. They value bodies and nothing else.

I am working on getting out of here. To stay doing what I am doing takes time to find the right place. I could drag up and walk right into another job but I will have to move or go into construction. Neither of which I want to do. I got a line on another job or two hopefully. Even if I stay here with as dumb as this place is I can teach myself lots of plc skills to take somewhere else. I have that kind of freedom here.
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is that one a 410?

In hindsight...I think you are right Mech'..oh well
A D140 is $2000 here

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I know buddy. And I even contemplated not posting that.
But when I needed kick in the ass, I wish I had somebody tell me there is another way.
And its the complete truth.
I never left one job and got a worse job afterwards. I always found a better job. So it seems to work.
Especially if your skills are in demand. Seems like the OP has enough, to work most anywhere?
Looking back it was a sideways move coming here but knowing how my old company turned out I am glad I got out. The bad thing is that the line that my boss promised would happen when I went there went backwards but as I got out a year later the company we were contracted to cut their instrumentation department and went to the contractor but that only happend after my company lost the electricians because of the incompetent former electrician that was the site manager.

I am gaining skills and trying to find just the right place.
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Looking back it was a sideways move coming here but knowing how my old company turned out I am glad I got out. The bad thing is that the line that my boss promised would happen when I went there went backwards but as I got out a year later the company we were contracted to cut their instrumentation department and went to the contractor but that only happend after my company lost the electricians because of the incompetent former electrician that was the site manager.

I am gaining skills and trying to find just the right place.
If the majority of skills gained are in handling stress......
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A D140 is $2000 here

I think he meant the old 140 not the current one. My old 318 is worth close to three grand as is.
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I think he meant the old 140 not the current one. My old 318 is worth close to three grand as is.
Oh maybe, I saw 410 and thought backhoe and knew that wasn't near $1000.
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If the majority of skills gained are in handling stress......
And that is the thing I have the hardest time with.

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Oh maybe, I saw 410 and thought backhoe and knew that wasn't near $1000.
. If you find a 140 for a thousand buy buy buy especially if it is a patio.
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When I hit the big one I'll invite some of you guys to my island to vacation.
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I'll still be making payments to you for the tools I bought off you.
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I am going to keep going to work just to make the people I work with mad.
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I don't know what I'd do but I wouldn't be surprised if I was found dead moments later.
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I'll still be making payments to you for the tools I bought off you.
Trust me, if I hit the big lottery I'd be gifting all but a few Vetos and my favorite cordless stuff to some lucky guys. I'm not paying to transport my shop contents ever again. Bad enough I'd have to pay for my dive gear move.
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