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Discussion in 'Personnel' started by Truck Shop, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    Dammit, what did I ever do to you? LOL.

    "You still any good at your age?" "Hell no, I was never any good at any age." Ask any of the many... ex employers.
     
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  2. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    For my sins.
     
  3. Truck Shop

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    No one will work seven days a week-that's the job. Everyone wants weekends off to spend money they don't have.
     
  4. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    I would much rather work weekends, you get more done with fewer interruptions. But at my mileage (it's not the year of manufacture, it's the mileage) I'm lucky to get thirty hours in a good week. Chronic fatigue. Sucks. Would be a great job for an experienced young guy in his late forties to jump into.
     
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  5. Truck Shop

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    Well I pretty much figure I will be going it alone with the one helper that's there now and he is 66 and I'm 65. I have the typical boss {do more with less}. I will just shorten my time there I have
    no debt I owe nothing. So in the end it will be He who {does less with less}.
     
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  6. Tugger2

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    Sounds like the boss is gonna hit the concrete floor at the bottom of the empty talent pool pretty soon.
     
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  7. Truck Shop

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    That's about it Tugger.
     
  8. Tugger2

    Tugger2 Senior Member

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    Talent pool here is getting dry for operators on old conventionals to. Except im the boss too standing too close to the edge of the pool.
     
  9. kshansen

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    What! I can barely get enough ambition to read this forum and have a Sportster that needs someone to figure out an oil leak on before the snow is gone.

    My main job these days is running the snow blowers to keep the driveway clear so wife can get to the store to buy food to feed me!
     
  10. Crummy

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    (Good)Shop mechanics seem to be in high demand. A few places here looking.
    I talked with someone last week from a local lumber mill & they can't find a Millwright that doesn't just make a problem worse.
     
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    I`m sure reading some pretty good excuses here keep it up guys :)
     
  12. Coaldust

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    Is being able to pass an UA a requirement?
     
  13. skyking1

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    If I get by my truck shop I will ask John if he is looking for a change of scenery :)
     
  14. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    Funny you say that. My Millwright nephew whom is only 27 is going to S. Carolina next week for a one week job with the contractor he works for. They did some work a year ago there and the mill owner said, "Send the kid, or don't come. He cares about what he does!" It is hard to find younger talent with a good work ethic and willing to learn. I think they are some out there but the smart companies are doing all they can to keep them to.