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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #25 on: Sep 12, 2007, 06:47 »
Hey Beercourt I cant believe you are badmouthing are Bartlett/ Atlantic companies by saying they are paying us crap wages, giving us poor insurance, low per diem and that we get no respect from Bartlett/Atlantic or the utilities? .
Please tell me this is sarcasm

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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #26 on: Sep 12, 2007, 09:36 »
I can remember working for ARC ( another rubber check) at brunswick in 91 after they accidentally cut up a start up source and had americium 241 all over the friggen place thar arc would treat us almost weekly to a company paid dinner at the local restaurant :) went there for a 6 week job and ended up being there for almost 9 months $$$$$$$$$$$

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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #27 on: Sep 12, 2007, 06:03 »
i remember that i did get $17.00 hour in 1978 from rad.. ahh yes when techs were walkin on water



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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #28 on: Sep 12, 2007, 08:57 »
i remember that i did get $17.00 hour in 1978 from rad.. ahh yes when techs were walkin on water



wherinell wuz dis??  '78??  hail, hp supervisors didn't make that kinda buck.  maybe linda perry did, but she gotta be da onliest won on rad's payroll dat made dat kinda cash. 
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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #29 on: Sep 12, 2007, 10:53 »
In 1978   IRM was paying $6.00 to 6.50 as a consultant  (no taxes paid by employer and overtime pay held until the end of the outage) and $25/ day per diem
             NSS was paying $7.00  and  $30 / day per diem

It may have seemed like $17.00 to some as gas was $.60 per gallon and I bought a new Toyota Celica GT for $5800

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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #30 on: Sep 13, 2007, 08:39 »
i remember that i did get $17.00 hour in 1978 from rad.. ahh yes when techs were walkin on water

Are you twins? Is your name Eli Crosby or Ray Brooks?

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« Reply #31 on: Sep 13, 2007, 02:38 »
I'll get us back on topic here. I've gotten all those "perks" listed at the beginning of this thread at one time or another but one time and only one time did I get all three at once. Combustion Engineering in the fall of 1985. I'll give that man/woman a cigar if they can name that job.

I never really thought of these things as perks though, perks to me were benefits which rental(sic) tech companies didn't pay us back then. Only their "full time" techs got bennies/perks.

Ahh, the good ol' days...

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« Reply #32 on: Sep 13, 2007, 11:23 »
Would that be CY?

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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #33 on: Sep 15, 2007, 12:02 »
snowman.... eye usta git des perks at alla jobs.  iffen eye didn't, aye gotta nudder job.  simple solutions, huh?

re: yer c-e question, aye daunt no uva '85 job, butt eye got alla doz wit c-e at songs, trojan, 'n pilgrim.  kin ya guess dat time frame?
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« Reply #34 on: Sep 15, 2007, 04:08 »
you forgot about the health insurance

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« Reply #35 on: Sep 17, 2007, 10:38 »
snowman.... eye usta git des perks at alla jobs.  iffen eye didn't, aye gotta nudder job.  simple solutions, huh?

re: yer c-e question, aye daunt no uva '85 job, butt eye got alla doz wit c-e at songs, trojan, 'n pilgrim.  kin ya guess dat time frame?
We used to get 1 days per diem/500 miles and so many cents per mile in and out, but rental cars were a thing of the past in '85. As for your question slo-glo, I'd say late 70's to very early '80's.

And Camella, it wasn't CY. But you're close, real close. Hint: Plant has gone to the big plant in the sky!

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« Reply #36 on: Sep 17, 2007, 10:58 »
some of these perks still exist but they are far and in between . my current employer give me a rental car, paid air fare, direct deposit of both pay roll and per diem. plus 8 hours travel pay at my pay rate plus fed mileage rate and 1 day diem on the travel day. 20 hrs travel when we travel to japan or taiwan etc.

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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #37 on: Sep 17, 2007, 05:50 »
ive been challenged on the rate rad paid me during that period and yes i did get it.. lol    dont know why.. well i do,- i never said i was an HP at that time now did i ???  when i left in 81 i was making around 18.32 or so an hour. took a pay cut to work for the utility-which was 15.00 or so an hour.

By the way all the same people reacted the same way about 3 years ago when i made the same statement on here..


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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #38 on: Sep 17, 2007, 06:44 »
As for your question slo-glo, I'd say late 70's to very early '80's.



verry, verry good.  witch is why its a perk of da past.
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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #39 on: Sep 18, 2007, 11:58 »
..... average. I haven't worked for the same company more than 3 times in the last 8 years. ....

isn't this a clue of some sort?..   (just kiddin)

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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #40 on: Sep 18, 2007, 12:26 »
Duh?
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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #41 on: Sep 18, 2007, 04:46 »
We used to get 1 days per diem/500 miles and so many cents per mile in and out, but rental cars were a thing of the past in '85. As for your question slo-glo, I'd say late 70's to very early '80's.

And Camella, it wasn't CY. But you're close, real close. Hint: Plant has gone to the big plant in the sky!
Well then, was it Yankee Rowe,Maine Yankee or Conn. Yankee? They've all gone to the "big plant in the sky"
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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #42 on: Sep 18, 2007, 06:22 »
Well then, was it Yankee Rowe,Maine Yankee or Conn. Yankee? They've all gone to the "big plant in the sky"

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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #43 on: Oct 14, 2007, 10:46 »
Its more a numbers game now. Companies are just too big. The personal touch seems to be gone.
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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #44 on: Oct 14, 2007, 11:16 »
No more fatherly talks with owners.
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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #45 on: Oct 15, 2007, 07:56 »
No more fatherly talks with owners.

dang.... 'n hare eye thaught yfg's wuz moor uva uncle ear beeting.
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« Reply #46 on: Oct 16, 2007, 10:43 »
Well then, was it Yankee Rowe,Maine Yankee or Conn. Yankee? They've all gone to the "big plant in the sky"
Maine Yankee.

And to continue with this thread, some of the "perks' working at Maine Yankee in 1985 including NOT having to go through any kind of security to get in the plant every day. You simply walked up to the window in the guard house, said hi to Sam the guard and got your badge. No metal detector, no x-ray machine, no bomb sniffing monitor. It was wonderful.

Then, one of the first things your guide wanted to show people was an area around the back side of containment. At the equipment hatch was a fenced-in break area posted as a "Radiation/Contamination Area" that had been set up for folks working INSIDE of containment. Backed up to this area was a semi-trailer converted into a refreshment stand. And milling around were dozens of people still dressed out in PC's minus the gloves and hoods, sipping their coffee and munching on their dognuts. You got a quick hand survey from the Jr. HP and it was of to the glazed and sprinkled delights. You literally stared at this site, unable to comprehend what you were seeing. You definitely weren't in Kansas anymore.

Amd what was the first thing you did when you hit containment? You headed straight for that break area to slurp coffee and munch on dognuts! It was wonderful.

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« Reply #47 on: Oct 16, 2007, 01:18 »
Maine Yankee.

Amd what was the first thing you did when you hit containment? You headed straight for that break area to slurp coffee and munch on dognuts! It was wonderful.


Then as you wiped your fingers on the PC'S you could get a cigarette before you went back to work.

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« Reply #48 on: Oct 16, 2007, 07:16 »
Maine Yankee.

And to continue with this thread, some of the "perks' working at Maine Yankee in 1985 including NOT having to go through any kind of security to get in the plant every day. You simply walked up to the window in the guard house, said hi to Sam the guard and got your badge. No metal detector, no x-ray machine, no bomb sniffing monitor. It was wonderful.

Then, one of the first things your guide wanted to show people was an area around the back side of containment. At the equipment hatch was a fenced-in break area posted as a "Radiation/Contamination Area" that had been set up for folks working INSIDE of containment. Backed up to this area was a semi-trailer converted into a refreshment stand. And milling around were dozens of people still dressed out in PC's minus the gloves and hoods, sipping their coffee and munching on their dognuts. You got a quick hand survey from the Jr. HP and it was of to the glazed and sprinkled delights. You literally stared at this site, unable to comprehend what you were seeing. You definitely weren't in Kansas anymore.

Amd what was the first thing you did when you hit containment? You headed straight for that break area to slurp coffee and munch on dognuts! It was wonderful.
You can still have those perks at Maine Yankee, now.
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Re: some perks of the past
« Reply #49 on: Oct 17, 2007, 01:32 »
Maine Yankee.


Amd what was the first thing you did when you hit containment? You headed straight for that break area to slurp coffee and munch on dognuts! It was wonderful.

Dognuts? Yuck! I liked Yankee Rowe. Beer for lunch with the plant manager or fishing at the intake. Sweet place!
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