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  1. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    For the past three years my son has been working for a construction company in Portland that specializes in re-habbing old commercial buildings, updating them, and bringing them up to code. He started as a laborer, but after a few months they asked him to start working with the master plumber. He really likes it, but although he was getting training, he wasn't in the union, so a few weeks ago the Union put out a call for apprentices applications. He applied, took all the tests and last week he did the interview, there were 25 people on the interview board. Long story short, he got a letter from the Plumbers union AND the Steamfitters union. He's #22 on the plumbers union list and #24 on the Steamfitters union list. I'm very happy for him!
     
  2. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    That's awesome. There will always be a demand for skilled people. :tu
     
  3. Rick Egner

    Rick Egner Senior Refuge Member

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    Congrats to you son! What local? I'm a retired welder from UA Local 342 in Concord, actually taught welding in the welding program for years!
     
  4. API

    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator

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    Awesome!!! A friend did something similar with the longshoremen. He worked several years as a casual then finally got picked up. It’s good now. :tu
     
  5. green with ring

    green with ring Elite Refuge Member

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    That's a great accomplishment.
     
  6. EL GURU

    EL GURU Senior Refuge Member

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    Sounds like 290. I worked up there a couple of times. Chip plants. I’m out of 343 V-TOWN
     
  7. DuckFan

    DuckFan Elite Refuge Member

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    Congratulations to him! You are right to be proud! :bow
     
  8. Brottboss

    Brottboss Elite Refuge Member

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    That's truly something to be proud of, I tip my glass to your son and to you and the wife.
     
  9. drahthaarducker

    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    You should be proud.
    I don't get these young folks that come out of college with 100k + in debt and no job skills.
     
  10. ducslayer

    ducslayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Good for him. A long and successful journey and a good retirement plan.
     

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