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Old 08-05-2014, 05:50 PM   #21
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In you case it happened once I'd start looking and if it happens twice, I'd really be looking. AKA do not go home hit the bricks talking to other shops.

But do not burn any bridges.
This was exactly what I was about to post. I tell anywhere that I work that I cannot afford to miss work. If I was sent home like that I would spend the entire day filling out applications and looking for reliable employers.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:07 PM   #22
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I've been sent home twice. there was simply no work. I was like "Ok, see ya tomorrow!" went and hung with my girlfriend not a bad experience
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My dad said go down to the 103 in Dorchester and ask them to put you to work, so I did what I was told for a change

I walked in to to the bosses office, he was a big fat bald fck in his 50's with a huge Cigar----He said "Who do You Know"? I said no one, "who told you, you could come in here"?

My father.

"Never heard of him, but I will send him a message"

He snapped his fingers and the thugs came out of the hallway and grabbed me, pulled me out of the office and gave me a beating

At 6' tall 17 years old I was no match for 5 thugs, I did get a few good shots in before the lights went out, that cost me four teeth

I'll bet those assholes are all dead now......Like I said I can laugh about it now, I'm sure the hall is not like that now..
My first appearance at the railroad went just like yours until he asked me who I knew.
I told him my FIL worked on the other side of the yard and my MIL worked in the office next door to his.

I was working within 3 days....
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:35 PM   #24
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I've been sent home twice. there was simply no work. I was like "Ok, see ya tomorrow!" went and hung with my girlfriend not a bad experience
I worked for a company that got slow and had guys painting the bosses houses and taking a day off a week, I offered to take a week off so the married guys with kids could get a full week. I went kayaking and fishing.
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I worked for a company that got slow and had guys painting the bosses houses and taking a day off a week, I offered to take a week off so the married guys with kids could get a full week. I went kayaking and fishing.
haha hell yeah. sparkies tryna paint that musta been somethin
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If you can remember, you weren't there.
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Apprentice at a small shop. Came in to work today and was sent home. boss said things were slow. There are maybe 5 apprentices, and I don't think any of them went home today. Not sure if I should be concerned about the situation.

Is it common for an apprentice to get a day off when things are slow?
Yes...If he is the one who is SLOW.
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Even if we are slow I won't send a good apprentice home. Apprentices here already miss a day every two weeks for school.
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Even if we are slow I won't send a good apprentice home. Apprentices here already miss a day every two weeks for school.
When i was an apprentice, school was at night, x2 per week. After work. There was no work ever missed for school.
In fact you better be present at both or risk getting the boot.
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I always love the "organize" responses.
Last year they were all whining about being laid off for 2 years and sucking on the governments tit.
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Organize.
I've never been told that before...
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