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#65632 - 05/09/06 12:37 PM 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
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To all of you I wish to thank you for helping me with all my questions . Its been a pleasure to talk with all of you but now after working a big 20 hours a week for the past two months I have decided to go back to being a machinist. I really gave this apprenticeship the best effort I could. To Doug,Trumpy,and everyone I give you my best and please be safe out there. This web site has been great. Best of luck to all of you.
Steve (aka ancient apprentice)

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#65633 - 05/09/06 12:56 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
Tiger Offline
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Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Sorry to hear it Steve, but you can't live on 20 hrs/week of apprentice wages. Machining is a good trade, so keep your spirits up.

Dave

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#65634 - 05/09/06 04:01 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Hey, Please still visit us

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#65635 - 05/09/06 04:07 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
mahlere Offline
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Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 514
Loc: New Jersey
steve,

before going back to being a machinist, try another shop. why are you only working 20 hours/week? in our slowest of times our guys still get 40. it's not their fault all the time that we are slow.

hate to see someone who actually wants to be in this industry give up, just leaves more guys who are here by default.

don't quit yet.

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#65636 - 05/09/06 05:00 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
e57 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Yeah, ditto trying another shop....
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Mark Heller
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#65637 - 05/09/06 05:35 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
steve ancient apprentice Offline
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Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
Mahlere,
All he does is fire restoration work. He relies on this soley. I have sent out resumes and I mean a lot of them. No reply what so ever. I thought that after 1.5 years commercial and 6 months residential,bucket truck work, HID lighting I thought someone would want me. Guess im just really discouraged.

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#65638 - 05/09/06 06:02 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
LK Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
"don't quit yet."

There is someone out there, that needs you!

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#65639 - 05/09/06 06:13 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
Roger Offline
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Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Steve, many of our people are working overtime, there are contractors out there who will be able to give you a 40 + hr week, don't give up.

Roger

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#65640 - 05/09/06 07:15 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
LoneGunman Offline
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Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Florida
Wish you were in S Florida, you'd be able to start tomorrow.

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#65641 - 05/09/06 07:21 PM Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up
BobbyHo Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 33
Loc: CT
Steve, don't give up until your apprenticeship is over and you have your license. I was a machinist as well (2 times actually, I hated electrical during my apprenticeship) I can never imagine working at a machine again. As a matter of fact my recurring nightmare is that I am still in a shop watching the clock. Try other shops, I think you should anyway to get a well rounded look at the trade. Unless you are working for a large contractor. If you have your E1, the sky is the limit. Unless if you have your own factory then I guess the sky is the limit there too. Good luck and don't give up.

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