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#25888 - 05/21/03 09:14 PM You tell me?
LuminateME1 Offline
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Loc: Seattle,WA,USA
Can an apprentice bid for a job? One guy told me that he's going to bid for a job. This made me laugh, because I never heard of it. I mean: What about insuring his work. Can an apprentice bid against contractors?
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#25889 - 05/21/03 09:48 PM Re: You tell me?
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He won't be an apprentice after he is caught.....They don't realize the throat they are cutting is there own...Wait and see.
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#25890 - 05/21/03 10:28 PM Re: You tell me?
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Luminate, are contractor or business licenses required where you are?
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#25891 - 05/21/03 11:12 PM Re: You tell me?
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Why shouldn't an apprentice be allowed to bid?.
Provided that someone checks it before it is submitted.
I regularly get apprentices to do a sort of draft quote for jobs, to see how much they've picked up about wiring, etc.
It's the only way to teach them, actually doing it!.
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#25892 - 05/21/03 11:34 PM Re: You tell me?
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Trumpy, I think the apprentice is bidding the job for himself, not for the company that employs the apprentice.
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#25893 - 05/22/03 04:29 AM Re: You tell me?
Big A Offline
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Registered: 01/22/03
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Loc: Lynchburg, VA
Hello All,

Here in Virginia, you have to have a contractors license to even pull a permit. To have a contractors license, you have to have a master license. This applies to all jobs $1,000 and above but you still have to have a masters to pull permits.
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#25894 - 05/22/03 05:12 AM Re: You tell me?
walrus Offline
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Loc: Bangor Me. USA
Don't you bid for a job in a union?
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#25895 - 05/24/03 07:11 PM Re: You tell me?
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stamcon,
Well that's a totally different kettle of fish.
I wouldn't condone that, because with the apprentice not being licenced, it's pretty much the same as Joe Homeowner bidding for the job.
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#25896 - 05/27/03 06:30 PM Re: You tell me?
LuminateME1 Offline
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I said the same thing Trump! It made me laugh to hear an apprentice actually stating such a thing. Heck, we would all be doing it! What's the use of working for someone else, if we can bit as apprentice! LOL OH well!
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