Electrician Talk banner
1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
13,020 Posts
There's a few stragglers on this site but I think they prefer to be incognito :shifty:

I hear there's a lot of unfilled calls lately up there.
 

·
Electron Flow Consultant
Joined
·
3,309 Posts
There's a few stragglers on this site but I think they prefer to be incognito :shifty:

I hear there's a lot of unfilled calls lately up there.
20 unfilled today. It is pretty regular. There has been 20 to 40 unfilled daily for the last couple weeks, not all Intel. We couldn't fill a 2 man call at a grain terminal today.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
13,020 Posts
20 unfilled today. It is pretty regular. There has been 20 to 40 unfilled daily for the last couple weeks, not all Intel. We couldn't fill a 2 man call at a grain terminal today.
Are people passing calls up or are the books empty?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
206 Posts
OT depends on the contractor you get assigned to and their specific project at Intel. There are at least 6 different contractors at Rondler Acres. 3 major projects plus tool install and many minor projects going on. Probably greater than 1/2 of all of LU 48's work is for Intel right now. When I was there at in 2012 and 2013 my company alone had 600+ electricians on the campus.
 

·
IBEW MEMBER
Joined
·
383 Posts
im so glad I never got sent to intel. while my classmates learned basically nothing for several years there. I was on multiple jobs and learned so much more than them it was ridiculous. if you really care about your future and want to be a knowledgeable journeyman when you turn, stay as far from intel as you can. maybe the ot is nice short term, but long term it is not worth it all.....there is a lot of people called intel jw's that have mostly worked there through their apprenticeship. they are not having a good time outside that place
 

·
IBEW MEMBER
Joined
·
383 Posts
no, but you can easily get out of intel by violating some of their safety rules and wont really get into trouble for it. it was a accident, right? if there is a lot of work going on and no apprentices out of work. I would do that.
 

·
spaghetti slayer
Joined
·
223 Posts
very tempting
Don't commit to it just yet, give it a year first. The place can be life sucking.

No one ever found the meaning of life in a factory.

That being said, all my friends are there, and I'm locked in. Not good anywhere else now... I been ruined.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Ill take any n every job they offer..I can see the negative @ not learning the whole trade @ one site but hopefully if I get sent out that way I'll get to see multiple areas of the field. ..no pun intended
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,429 Posts
Are people passing calls up or are the books empty?
Just over 500 guys between book 1 and 2. Pretty empty compared to recent years. That's after absorbing our local a couples years ago. All 165 of us.
...sad, everyone complains when there is no work, yet are content sitting home collecting unemployment as calls go completely unanswered. Contractor should call labor dept..

If calls go unanswered (both book 1 and book 2), the union hall should force local guys to take calls starting with #1 on the list, if they refuse, they are off the list.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,429 Posts
no, but you can easily get out of intel by violating some of their safety rules and wont really get into trouble for it. it was a accident, right? if there is a lot of work going on and no apprentices out of work. I would do that.
...and what do you do in 3 years when the only work is at Intel and you are not allowed in?
 

·
IBEW MEMBER
Joined
·
383 Posts
...and what do you do in 3 years when the only work is at Intel and you are not allowed in?
you wont have to worry about it because you have skills, foreman pay and driving the company service van to help your personal customers out. at least thats what I will be doing.
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
Top