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Offline Trav702

First outage could use info.
« on: Feb 05, 2011, 10:44 »
 Title really sums it up. After 9 months of calling bartlett i got the call for a entry lvl utility tech position ( which is decon time if im not mistaken) at Oconee ,SC. Being my first outage what should i look forward to? Thanks for any input!

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Re: First outage could use info.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2011, 10:13 »
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2011, 03:30 »
good one  [clap] [clap] [clap]

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Offline Rennhack

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2011, 04:17 »
Topic? What topic?  Well, as long as we are off....

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Offline Rennhack

Re: First outage could use info.
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2011, 06:01 »
Well you know the topic kinda closed itself on the third post.  [coffee]

Nice anecdote though, how old were you at the time?,...eleven, twelve maybe?!?!?!?  :P ;) :) 8)


I was 11 (1982) when I got my commodore, and started programming the C-64 , however, I was programming on a TRS-80 before that at the local Radio Shack.

At 14 I was a board member of the local computer users group.

I ran the BBS from age 13 to 18, it was the most popular BBS in the county.

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10 GET A$
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Re: First outage could use info.
« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2011, 08:31 »
Topic? What topic?  Well, as long as we are off....

You put a 10 MB hard drive in, "What would I ever need 10 MB for?"
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2011, 11:26 »
You put a 10 MB hard drive in, "What would I ever need 10 MB for?"

With 38k programs, you were right.  10 MB never did get filled.

Um.... I still used my C-64 when I was at my "First Outage".... there, I'm on topic, right?
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Re: First outage could use info.
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2011, 08:38 »
Title really sums it up. After 9 months of calling bartlett i got the call for a entry lvl utility tech position ( which is decon time if im not mistaken) at Oconee ,SC. Being my first outage what should i look forward to? Thanks for any input!
Well, all I can tell you is about my first outage back in the 70's. I kept my eyes open, mouth shut, then laughed all the way to the bank thinking: " I'm doing 1/5 the work for 5 times the pay of my old job, I may be stupid, but not that stupid, If I don't say anything, maybe they won't notice"

And they never did for the last 30 years and counting.
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Re: First outage could use info.
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2011, 08:02 »
I remember my first outage they would not pay you anything until you had passed all the training and physical.  Had a person failed, you went home with nothing.  So the company had nothing at risk.   I did not know this until I passed all my tests and got paid as they explained to me at Riverbend for Numanco in 2003.   I was down to my last $100 after traveling across the country to get there.  I lived in my van at a campground for $25.00 per week.   When I came to take the first test 1 hour after I arrived, the first test was a "Site specific" test that my recruiter did not have a copy of the study guide.   I luckily met another returnee in the campground who had a copy of the study guide and I was able to pass.  (The guide was 200 pages, and had things like what different color badges and their meaning, something you would not know without a study guide).  It is like learning to swim in a raging river at flood stage, what they expected new techs to be able to do.   Maybe things are better now, good luck.

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Re: First outage could use info.
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2011, 08:09 »
Well, all I can tell you is about my first outage back in the 70's. I kept my eyes open, mouth shut, then laughed all the way to the bank thinking: " I'm doing 1/5 the work for 5 times the pay of my old job, I may be stupid, but not that stupid, If I don't say anything, maybe they won't notice"

And they never did for the last 30 years and counting.

Did you previously work at a lemonade stand where you had to grow you own lemons and sugar cane?  Short of that you might be exaggerating a little to have a 25 times growth of income like that.

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Re: First outage could use info.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2011, 08:49 »
Did you previously work at a lemonade stand where you had to grow you own lemons and sugar cane?  Short of that you might be exaggerating a little to have a 25 times growth of income like that.
It's not an exaggeration: How much did you get paid in Cents/bale of hay hauled from the field and stacked in the barn? If anything, I was being conservative.
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