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Offline joey71

dc cook question
« on: Oct 17, 2008, 03:14 »
Iam a union carpenter out of 687 in detroit, just recieved a call last night about work at cook and was told that they are doing 6-12's out there. I am a noobie to this whole nuke thing -- just wondering what to expect, what do I need to do to get in here- Ive heard about all the security stuff just short of a cavity search that is done with an extensive background check. Iam really not concerned about that -- however just not knowing is the question. The BA didnt have much to say except that there is not much work out there and I would be better off to take it and that it would help me with Fermi-- even though it is like $6.00 less than what I make here at my home local. Just dont know what to expect and it would be awesome if someone could give me a breakdown.

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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #1 on: Oct 17, 2008, 04:09 »
Iam a union carpenter out of 687 in detroit, just recieved a call last night about work at cook and was told that they are doing 6-12's out there. I am a noobie to this whole nuke thing -- just wondering what to expect, what do I need to do to get in here- Ive heard about all the security stuff just short of a cavity search that is done with an extensive background check. Iam really not concerned about that -- however just not knowing is the question. The BA didnt have much to say except that there is not much work out there and I would be better off to take it and that it would help me with Fermi-- even though it is like $6.00 less than what I make here at my home local. Just dont know what to expect and it would be awesome if someone could give me a breakdown.

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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #2 on: Oct 18, 2008, 01:03 »
Iam a union carpenter out of 687 in detroit, just recieved a call last night about work at cook and was told that they are doing 6-12's out there. .

Better ask the BA about the 6-12's thing... ::)
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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2008, 03:29 »
Better ask the BA about the 6-12's thing... ::)


He is the one that told me 6-12's-- matter of fact it was the dispatcher that told me-- r u saying that it maybe false?? and if so how many hrs should I expect--Iam trying to weigh the options here, because the only way it would be worth the time is because of the overtime and the stability of a 20 month project. The cons are it is 3 hrs away from my home and I enjoy being around my wife and 2 boys-- but we all know how the economy is and it is hard to turn down any work!!

I just would like all the facts before I commit to a decision like this, I was in Vegas and hated being on the other side of the country away from family but this is much closer and the wife grew up in Kalamazoo. Not that it makes it much better but it is much more comfortable with them being closer.

Thank you for any input and opinions, Joe

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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #4 on: Oct 20, 2008, 05:44 »

He is the one that told me 6-12's-- matter of fact it was the dispatcher that told me-- r u saying that it maybe false?? and if so how many hrs should I expect--Iam trying to weigh the options here, because the only way it would be worth the time is because of the overtime and the stability of a 20 month project. The cons are it is 3 hrs away from my home and I enjoy being around my wife and 2 boys-- but we all know how the economy is and it is hard to turn down any work!!

I just would like all the facts before I commit to a decision like this, I was in Vegas and hated being on the other side of the country away from family but this is much closer and the wife grew up in Kalamazoo. Not that it makes it much better but it is much more comfortable with them being closer.

Thank you for any input and opinions, Joe

BTW...Welcome to Nukeworker, glad to have you with us. I sent you a PM.
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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #5 on: Oct 20, 2008, 12:38 »
BTW...Welcome to Nukeworker, glad to have you with us. I sent you a PM.

Thank you for the Welcome and taking the time to respond and answer questions for me!!!  :)

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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #6 on: Nov 05, 2008, 02:25 »
Any word on when they will be hiring travelers for welding/fitting-rumour has it sometime in Dec 08,how will this impact the outage on Unit 2 in Mar 09? Chaos brings many oppertunities!!

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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2008, 07:13 »
Any word on when they will be hiring travelers for welding/fitting-rumour has it sometime in Dec 08,how will this impact the outage on Unit 2 in Mar 09? Chaos brings many oppertunities!!

Not sure what you mean, we have had fitters and welders coming in for the last 6 weeks.
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Re: dc cook question
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2008, 03:21 »
I spoke to the BA for#190-he stated that they were only taking in local's and that they would contact any traveler who had called them at a later date-sometime in Dec.

 


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