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Old 12-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #111
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Keep your head up, and as my slack-jawed southern UA counterpart would say "do work son!"

Do you smell that?

Yea what is that?

That's Shake and Bake... You gotta Shake it before you Bake it!!!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:45 PM   #112
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I'm heck stoked for Advanced Training. I got to have a Plumbing Contractor a week or so ago show me how he does Rough-in's for the house I'm working on for Habitat. Everything at 90 degree angles with the appropriate fittings.

Ended up going under the house with 13-17 degree water/mud, but I didn't mind it. I enjoyed the work. It's dirty, cold, tiring work when you do it long enough in the day, and best of all, it's fun! =)

I've got approx 2 months (more like 1 1/2 months) before I ship out for Advanced Training, just gotta finish my Electrical and HVAC portions of my program and I'm off!

Hope you all are having a great day, I'm sure having a great time myself.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #113
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Leaving on the 30th. Will complete the Drain Service-Technician (approx 3 months) then Light-Service Plumber (3 months) then go on for Service Plumber.

I am a Fully Trained Facilities Maintenance Technician now. Past all tests, skills, etc. And full completion of my internships.

Now killing time and looking for work in New Jersey so I can build the savings account while I'm in school over there.

Then, I start my profession.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #114
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Leaving on the 30th. Will complete the Drain Service-Technician (approx 3 months) then Light-Service Plumber (3 months) then go on for Service Plumber.

I am a Fully Trained Facilities Maintenance Technician now. Past all tests, skills, etc. And full completion of my internships.

Now killing time and looking for work in New Jersey so I can build the savings account while I'm in school over there.

Then, I start my profession.
You're going to take your Tax Payer funded skills out of State?

Are you going to return to give a little back, or are you done with the System that nurtured you and taught you a Trade?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #115
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You're going to take your Tax Payer funded skills out of State?

Are you going to return to give a little back, or are you done with the System that nurtured you and taught you a Trade?
US Government paid for the training. Meaning all tax payers across the nation paid and is paying for me. (which I'm greatly thankful for)

Roto Rooter is who primarily funds the training for the Roto-Rooter Advanced Training Program.

I plan to return to the West Coast once I finish training, because that is where the jobs for Plumbers are at. (and where my significant other is......) I'm literally flying across the country (just like the military would do) to undergo training for 6-9 months then returning "home".

That said, training isn't finished for me. Wont be for almost a year, and then I'll be an Apprentice. 5 years later, I'll be a Journeyman Plumber.

But yeah, Roto Rooter's Corporation is largely responsible for my follow-ong training I'm going to on the 30th. Tax payers are helping with room and board etc. But the training itself is going to be largely covered by Roto Rooter.

Uniform, tools, etc.

I plan to take as much out of the program as I can. Because once I start work as a Plumber, that's when I'll be a fully paying tax payer.

But Job Corps is not funded by the State the center is in, its funded by the Federal Government. But I will be coming back to Washington overall. Going to be looking into Roto-Rooter, and many other Plumbing Contractors/Company's, union and non-union.

The profession and the opportunity is why I'm doing what I'm doing. I can finally have a life.
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Great to hear that all is going well for you.

Keep it up
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:57 AM   #117
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BigGuy;

It is important to choose your trade now, as I did long time ago also in Job Corps. The apprenticeship through Roto-Rooter is good. What state and city are you in. Any questions feel free to ask.
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BigGuy;

It is important to choose your trade now, as I did long time ago also in Job Corps. The apprenticeship through Roto-Rooter is good. What state and city are you in. Any questions feel free to ask.
Hello Sir. I am from the Seattle/Everett WA area.

I plan to make Plumbing my profession and career; I love Plumbing so much! It's mechanical, technical, and laborious all at the same time. And for Service and Maintenance, it's pretty stable, too. Especially when the baby-boomers go to retire in the next few years.

I love it!

And yeah, I'm strongly hoping Roto-Rooter will be good for my Apprenticeship. Looking at other Plumbing Company's, Contractors, and Utility Districts as well (always have a contingency plan).

If I may ask, did you do Plumbing in Job Corps as well? Roto-Rooter or Regular Plumbing Trade? Has it helped since you finished?
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