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Layoff who's...... #3346 08/16/01 12:22 AM
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We have been experiencing many layoffs in our state (Washington-Seattle). When I ask people about an electrical company that's hiring, and has good benefits and pay for apprentice, and Journeyman. I always get negative feed back. Example of feed back: The last company I worked for started me off at $16 per hour as a journeyman, and did not pay for benefits. Can anyone recommend a good company (non-union). That pays apprentice (with 1500-2500 hours),or journeyman (2 year card)well. I've seen $10 per/hr for appren with 1500 hours (too low), and journeyman (residential) at a pay of only $16.

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Re: Layoff who's...... #3347 08/16/01 07:35 AM
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We have a Classifieds area that you can post inquiries/resumes at also. Maybe you'll have some luck there.

http://www.Electrical-Classified.com

Also look at http://www.Electricjobs.com


Good Luck
Bill


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Re: Layoff who's...... #3349 09/03/01 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by Foca Se:
We have been experiencing many layoffs in our state (Washington-Seattle). When I ask people about an electrical company that's hiring, and has good benefits and pay for apprentice, and Journeyman. I always get negative feed back. Example of feed back: The last company I worked for started me off at $16 per hour as a journeyman, and did not pay for benefits. Can anyone recommend a good company (non-union). That pays apprentice (with 1500-2500 hours),or journeyman (2 year card)well. I've seen $10 per/hr for appren with 1500 hours (too low), and journeyman (residential) at a pay of only $16.

Just a suggestion, a two year journeyman get 19.50 here in our local and a full journeyman makes $20.78 per hour with benefits and hospitolization, you know I dont know how you feel about unions, but they pay better than most non-union contractors, not all of course but only a suggestion.

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I know how i feel about starvin' too...

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Sparky, what are you implying here? Are you saying union electrician's don't work all the time? It's like anywhere else. If your good you will work if your not you won't. I have been in the IBEW for 12 years and have spent 1 whole month of that out of work. (Back in the early 90's).
I looked up the scale in Seattle just to make a comparison. Journeyman scale is $31.50 with an additional $3.90 to pension and $1.50 annuity plus medical. A far cry from the $10.00 FocaSE is facing. [Linked Image]

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Originally posted by Nick:
Sparky, what are you implying here? Are you saying union electrician's don't work all the time? It's like anywhere else. If your good you will work if your not you won't. I have been in the IBEW for 12 years and have spent 1 whole month of that out of work. (Back in the early 90's).
I looked up the scale in Seattle just to make a comparison. Journeyman scale is $31.50 with an additional $3.90 to pension and $1.50 annuity plus medical. A far cry from the $10.00 FocaSE is facing. [Linked Image]

I should have clarified the $20.78 is for residential wireman.

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are you willing to travel? relocate? if not you have take what you can get. if a lot of layoffs occur in the area you're at either not that good of pay or ride the union bench.
if you can travel then you have a chance of better pay make sure you have all your paperwork in order GOOD LUCK


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Sparky, what are you implying here?

simply that i gotta feed the fam, and will go to the highhest bidder, shouldn't we all ?
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ya know, i've been laid off so often the unemployment dept. knew me by name, specially durin' the construction slump in the early 90's and 80's that many saw come and go. now we got all these wall street crybabies trying to convince us the end is near again....fooey i say!

It may not be the gravy train, but there's work out there..........


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