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4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65632
05/09/06 02:37 PM
05/09/06 02:37 PM
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steve ancient apprentice  Offline OP
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west springfield,mass
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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Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65633
05/09/06 02:56 PM
05/09/06 02:56 PM
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Tiger  Offline
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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

Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65634
05/09/06 06:01 PM
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Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65635
05/09/06 06:07 PM
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mahlere  Offline
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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.

Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65636
05/09/06 07:00 PM
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e57  Offline
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Yeah, ditto trying another shop....


Mark Heller
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Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65637
05/09/06 07:35 PM
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steve ancient apprentice  Offline OP
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Posts: 169
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.

Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65638
05/09/06 08:02 PM
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LK  Offline
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New Jersey
"don't quit yet."

There is someone out there, that needs you!

Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65639
05/09/06 08:13 PM
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Roger  Offline
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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

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

Re: 4000 hours and 300 code class hours I give up #65641
05/09/06 09:21 PM
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BobbyHo  Offline
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Posts: 33
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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