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Old 07-09-2018, 03:32 AM   #21
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Thank you guys for all your responses. You gave me a lot to think about. Gonna ask my boss to let me install pipe.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:46 AM   #22
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Hmm, around my area 90% of the ditch work on a Union job is for Laborers. Don't let them catch you doing their job.

Being Non-union during my time in the field, we dig ground work, but also installed everything. What ever shop that is are not acting in the best interest for your in Training. You do find the younger people & apprentices getting stuck with the hard work in most cases. I used to say to the new guys "pay your dues" then come talk to me. Being the lead guy with over 20 years experience then have a 2 or 3 year guy ***** about the work went up my back.

You are to far in this to let it go. stick it out, see if there is another company you can work for. Once you get your license it will open up more opportunities and they can't take it away from you.
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Oh yeah guys!?! Around here we have to dig 15’ down! Lol!

Seriously though, my previous Master worked for my current Master years ago. My current Master will sometimes higher a couple of the guys I worked with. He’s constantly say we were cheated by not being taught by my first Master.

I’m nowhere close to be a Master, I guess I know enough to be dangerous. My former Master took advantage of that and eventually just sat at home smoking dope and playing video games.

Sounds like you’re being cheated.
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Hmm, around my area 90% of the ditch work on a Union job is for Laborers. Don't let them catch you doing their job.
Going off topic. In Ontario the labors would manouvre gas pipe for pipeline and fit it for the welder. That company had a new contract in Quebec and all he was allowed to do was fill sand bags and stuff. He was so damn pissed I felt the constant stare and burn behind my head while I was the fitter.

It angers me that in that province a simple labor will be pipe fitting and the pipe fitter is stuck at home.
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Up here in canada we have to have a 14 kilometer frost line, i can start to feel the heat from the earth crust somtimes, thats how i know i reached the right depth lol
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Up here in canada we have to have a 14 kilometer frost line, i can start to feel the heat from the earth crust somtimes, thats how i know i reached the right depth lol
bwahahahahhahahaha

Our code here calls for 6" below the frost line, but since we don't have a frost line, we just lay pipe on top of the ground.

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Im a millenial lol. I also struggle with technolagy enjoy classic rock and some hank williams and dont mind digging a ditch. Neither do i have facebook twitter or whatever other crap is out there. Id like the put the sterotype to rest lol or im just born in the wrong generation.
Fine we can put that stereotype to rest but then you stereotype unions from your experience. Se what i am saying, not all unions are the same.
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Im a millenial lol. I also struggle with technolagy enjoy classic rock and some hank williams and dont mind digging a ditch. Neither do i have facebook twitter or whatever other crap is out there. Id like the put the sterotype to rest lol or im just born in the wrong generation.
Fine we can put that stereotype to rest but then you stereotype unions from your experience. Se what i am saying, not all unions are the same.
Touche ,
Iv said it on another thread there good non union companies to learn from and theres bad, same goes with union. Kinda just comes down to the individual and what kind of work ethic the person has.
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