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Old 06-16-2010, 06:51 AM   #81
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Miller, I doubt that it was an IBEW local at UC, it was a plant maintenance contract that was most likely specific to that site.

BTW Liver, I hope it works out good for you.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:43 PM   #82
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I put up an anonymous add in Craigslist last week for a $10 an hour material handling job, and in the next 2 days I got over 300 applicants, some of which were electricians.

So for grins (it's was only $25) I put up an add for electricians offering $18/hr with no bennies, and over the next two days I got about 200 applicants with resumes. The really surprising part is I recognized well over 20 of them as IBEW electricians and those were only the ones I recognized, there were probably a lot more I did not even know.

So answer me this, if there are guys starving on the bench willing to work for my competitors for less than half of what I have to pay, then what chance do I have competing against them and why cant I get a sliding pay-scale for when times are tough?

...and the union brothers wonder what happened to our market share...Oh wait our union brothers still wont discuss let alone acknowledge that topic.
concider it as a boston tea party we are skilled and want to survive.but be weary of the un-skilled.I have repaired many of their projects (un-skilled) and it isnt a fun project to repair
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Miller, I doubt that it was an IBEW local at UC, it was a plant maintenance contract that was most likely specific to that site.

BTW Liver, I hope it works out good for you.
I applied an application many times no responce but thanks for info...
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concider it as a boston tea party we are skilled and want to survive.but be weary of the un-skilled.I have repaired many of their projects (un-skilled) and it isnt a fun project to repair

And the work could have been completed by a union or open shop.
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