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#19200 - 01/15/17 04:50 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: SamyDaBul]  
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Well if your timetable is anything like Solution's was, since he was 14 I think on his list, you're looking at 4-6 months before you get picked up. Granted he interviewed early in the year rather than late and construction generally picks up in the summer. I'm far enough down the list that I haven't bothered calling. Maybe once you get called I'll keep closer track. Here's hoping your call comes soon!

#19216 - 01/17/17 01:39 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: 2Tall]  
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Yeah I'll keep you posted. Hopefully I get the call soon. Every time my phone rings at work I hope to see (512)area code.

#19275 - 01/21/17 03:56 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: SamyDaBul]  
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Broke into the top 10.... #9
They hired 3 in December... from what I gather the pool is shallow so..

#19280 - 01/21/17 11:53 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: SamyDaBul]  
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I got the call; I start Tuesday.

#19284 - 01/22/17 06:50 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: hog451]  
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Congrats!

#19306 - 01/23/17 04:02 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: ElecTech]  
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Anyone from St.Louis??? I received my ranking last month...Just wondering if the list has moved yet. I heard there was a layoff a few weeks ago. If someone could give me an update, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

#19325 - 01/24/17 12:16 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: JaBru]  
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Congratulations on getting the call!!!
I applied and got my ranking almost two years ago. The list expires on 2/1/17
And what is extremely disappointing is that if you are not called by the expiration, you have to go through the interviews again because they change some of the scoring and can't have people on the list scored differently than others. So in other words, right now I'm two numbers away from bring called. Do to be so close after two years, only to possibly get bumped back down the outer would be so disappointing.

#19327 - 01/24/17 06:00 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: Phx23]  
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Where are you ranked? And how far down the list were you?

#19329 - 01/24/17 06:52 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: SamyDaBul]  
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Oh wow, I didn't expect the list to have moved at all yet. Well that's encouraging to hear, maybe it will be sooner rather than later.

#19330 - 01/24/17 09:20 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: 2Tall]  
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The list doesn't expire on that day unless a new list is made on that day as well. Has there been a new recruitment recently or one planned soon to your knowledge? They'll keep drawing from the old list until interviews for a new list are done.

#19333 - 01/25/17 03:23 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: hog451]  
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Did you start in Austin or Los Angeles

#19337 - 01/25/17 04:09 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: Phx23]  
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Yes this does suck.. I was working for IUEC a couple years back and really don't agree with the way they hire at all... if you do get laid off you get put back on the list and I have seen guys on the list not move in 8 months !
I got lucky and ranked 12th in austin and got called within 2 months, i got laid off within a month... They literally called about 15 of us into the office during the month of november and laid ALL of us off .. i didn't not get hire back on till feb and they wanted me to work the DAY they called me ... luckily my job was flexible enough to allow me to go back to work but then i was the only helper for the company for 6 months and could have been laid off at any moment for any little mistake i made... yeah screw that. I am back and moving up with my old company making more money than i would have made with IUEC . It's a great job if you can find side work but if it is your only source of income and nobody to help you when you get laid off you can get royally screwed. just letting yall know.

#19342 - 01/26/17 12:13 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: skilledbutcher73]  
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Did you quit or get laid off?

#19353 - 01/26/17 09:43 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: hog451]  
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Hey Hog congrats! I think you have been assigned to my job, and will be working with my mechanic of the past year or so. I'll see you tomorrow at the shop or Monday, but you could not have landed in a better spot.

#19354 - 01/26/17 11:19 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: Solution]  
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the first time i got laid off... the second time i was ready to get sworn in and had 2 mechanics sign off on me but i ended up quitting to go back to my old job as they still had a full time spot open . It was the best decision for me at the time and i was the only helper for the company at the time .

#19356 - 01/27/17 02:14 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: Solution]  
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Sorry for the confusion, but I'm not in Austin. I'm in Raleigh, NC.

#19357 - 01/27/17 03:08 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: hog451]  
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Oops, our department hired a guy here in Austin on the same day. Good luck regardless.

#19361 - 01/27/17 04:53 PM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: Solution]  
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I think skilled butcher's experience is all you can really ask for. To give it a shot and decide if it's something you want to continue to pursue. It would suck to have to quit because of unstable work but that didn't happen here and the best decision for him was made. This trade ticks every box for me in terms of work variety, being related to things I've done in school, skill attained, pay, hours, etc. but I'll see for myself whenever I get called. Any info about the trade is useful and this was very valuable info. Thanks.

#19372 - 01/28/17 01:17 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: ElecTech]  
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It really is a great trade, just difficult to get established if you are a helper. I was in Mods so i literally had to learn everything really quick and the owners of my company really pushed us to hurry and work which made it even more difficult to learn and then we had to do little repair and other locations around Austin WHILE we were doing mods/construction . I am always here to help new guys . I got hired on with Solution , who is an awesome dude so he can help yall .

#19373 - 01/28/17 03:40 AM Re: Apprenticeship advice. Austin, TX [Re: skilledbutcher73]  
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Fun questions, what company did you work for and was there OT?

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