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Old 11-22-2012, 10:54 PM   #61
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Hi Melissa,

Just sent you a private message. There are a few great websites to sign up for that will help you out if you want to leave the city.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #62
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Thanks for the replies, guys!

Not so sure about leaving NYC as of now. Found myself a GREAT boyfriend...lol...have since traded that 2009 GT500 for a 2012 GT500...so life isn't so bad.
Plus, our bench has just cleared and looks like there will be money to be made.

AND, I don't think I can sell my condo as of now.....being that I am about 50 grand underwater!!!! And for the record...my condo is 450 square feet...lol....
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As of right now, Chicago's local 134 has more work than people to fill the jobs... They have been rolling the books for a couple months now.

HAHAHA. Is this a joke! We have a 3 year wait! You must be thinking of Local 697 outside of Chicago.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #64
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HAHAHA. Is this a joke! We have a 3 year wait! You must be thinking of Local 697 outside of Chicago.
Three year wait for a job in 134?? I was on the phone with someone from there the other day and he didn't say it was that bad.
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Three year wait for a job in 134?? I was on the phone with someone from there the other day and he didn't say it was that bad.
IDK. He's probably just with a good contractor that has work. It's getting better, but still horrible right now.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:59 PM   #66
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I hear that. We've finally cleared our bench...2000 men. It only took what...15 yrs and a devastating storm...
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i'm out of local 26 ,been retired about 10 years,worked out of local 3 in the 80's got treated real well 35 hour work week ,great local
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I hear that. We've finally cleared our bench...2000 men. It only took what...15 yrs and a devastating storm...
That is good news.
I remember reading on the mylocal3 website/forum that you guys had thousands of men out of work for sustained periods of time.
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we had maybe 1000 ,back then between local 3 and local 592 kept me busy and a lot of other locals
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I remember reading on the mylocal3 website/forum that you guys had thousands of men out of work for sustained periods of time.
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I hear that. We've finally cleared our bench...2000 men. It only took what...15 yrs and a devastating storm...
And The Mets and Jets turning into mush, The Giants winning the super bowl twice over the pats, Gee even The RED Sox won the WS twice and The SF Giants won twice! What's next the Cubs going to win the WS next year. place your bets you have a better chance of winning Powerball.lol
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It's good to hear from guys who came here and made some money. I remember when I got in in 86... There were quite a few travelers that I worked with. That's what made it ok for me when I turned out and there was no work.
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This thread caught my eye because I'm looking to see if there is a book 2 rolling somewhere? I was scratching my head on the first page reading all the good posts then I saw the dates, no wonder. Melissa started this in 2008! That was a great year, my first new truck that year but that has all changed and even the bagging is slowing down so if there is any storm related work left I would hit the road?
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This thread caught my eye because I'm looking to see if there is a book 2 rolling somewhere? I was scratching my head on the first page reading all the good posts then I saw the dates, no wonder. Melissa started this in 2008! That was a great year, my first new truck that year but that has all changed and even the bagging is slowing down so if there is any storm related work left I would hit the road?
I'll bet there will be tons of work in NYC and New Jersey coast for a few years..
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I hear that. We've finally cleared our bench...2000 men. It only took what...15 yrs and a devastating storm...
Actually, I hear there are still 800 men on our bench....
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This thread caught my eye because I'm looking to see if there is a book 2 rolling somewhere? I was scratching my head on the first page reading all the good posts then I saw the dates, no wonder. Melissa started this in 2008! That was a great year, my first new truck that year but that has all changed and even the bagging is slowing down so if there is any storm related work left I would hit the road?
Not sure about Local 3 taking travelers, again...but i would think after this storm we are going to need to get started on alot of infrastructure work.

I'm kicking myself in the ass for not taking the Transit Skills class I was offered back in 2008 to be able to work in the subways....although I have worked in the subways in the past....just not tunnel work
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Not sure about Local 3 taking travelers, again...but i would think after this storm we are going to need to get started on alot of infrastructure work.

I'm kicking myself in the ass for not taking the Transit Skills class I was offered back in 2008 to be able to work in the subways....although I have worked in the subways in the past....just not tunnel work
Tunnel work is not fun...typically dirty, hot, cramped work space, materials a mile away, delays for track outages, etc.

BUT....

It's usually long term work with overtime which helps whittle that pile of bills down considerably...you might even get ahead.
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Actually, I hear there are still 800 men on our bench....
That number you heard was including those on Furlough who are away from home. I spoke with Employment on Wednesday. There are less than 450 people out...and most of that number are not answering their phones!

As for Travelers, we have been talking with the NJ and CT to allow a limited number of Travelers into the city, and all will be at the M Rate/40hr Week. There were talks with LU164 just last week.

Tunnel work is horrible...I mean HORRIBLE work. I did it for 6 months of my life and I wouldn't do it again...ever.

Track Certification is the hottest thing we teach for the last 10yrs followed more recently by the Code Classes, and now the Electric Vehicle Class.
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The infrastructure of NYC has to be completely redone. There are calls for residential electricians, and those with experience in shops are being transferred to shops with the residential work. Downtown Manhattan was completely under water and just about every single service room from 34th St. down was completely submerged. JBB Engineering has over 150 people on sites all over the 5 Boroughs of NYC evaluating what services have to be rebuilt..and that's most of them. I got a phone call this morning at 8am from a PM for Forest who was a Code student of mine last year...he was on site in Rockaway asking about Multifamily Dwelling NYC Amendments. I was like...you're there on a Sunday??? He goes...yeah...we're here, along with 4 other contractors...there are around 100 men working on the strip right now!

I was like WTF man...spread the love....

He goes...no problem, how fast can you get here, I'll put you on?

THAT's how busy we are.

Finally.
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Come out to Long Island and work non union, we are paying $50/ hr to subs.dealing with the storm work.
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That's great. Do you need one of the counties licenses though?
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