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You tell me? #25888
05/21/03 11:14 PM
05/21/03 11:14 PM
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LuminateME1  Offline OP
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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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Re: You tell me? #25889
05/21/03 11:48 PM
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mlk682  Offline
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Foley Mn
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.

Re: You tell me? #25890
05/22/03 12:28 AM
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stamcon  Offline
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Luminate, are contractor or business licenses required where you are?


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Re: You tell me? #25891
05/22/03 01:12 AM
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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!. [Linked Image]

Re: You tell me? #25892
05/22/03 01:34 AM
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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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Re: You tell me? #25893
05/22/03 06:29 AM
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Big A  Offline
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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.

Re: You tell me? #25894
05/22/03 07:12 AM
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walrus  Offline
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Don't you bid for a job in a union?

Re: You tell me? #25895
05/24/03 09:11 PM
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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.

Re: You tell me? #25896
05/27/03 08:30 PM
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LuminateME1  Offline OP
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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! [Linked Image]


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