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Offline DocMil

Traveler guide for working outages
« on: May 12, 2015, 01:11 »
I'm a newbie HP whose interested in a life on the road, working outages or whatever is available.  Is there a "go to" guide that will help me get started with work (i.e.. the do's and don'ts of the traveling worker)?  It seems many members here have a "plethora" of experience so any help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2015, 01:22 by DocMil »

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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 06:00 »
Like the movie, "War games," the only smart move is not to play.  Wages are down, outages are short, and per diem is unchanged, and work is harder as less people are used to save money.  You asked for advice, that is mine.  :(

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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 07:45 »
Here are a few links to get you started. As you can see this discussion has happened before.

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,10706.0.html
Tips for the traveling nukeworker.

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,16263.0.html
ten things every new senior should know. still some good tips for new jrs

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,25963.0.html
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Offline DocMil

Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 01:53 »
Thank you for the help and advice. I Figured this question has been asked a dozen times. Stats for this industry look far more promising than many others. That's why I chose it as a focus of study post military.

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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 04:22 »
Doc Mil,

Content was being very open as far as the info on Life on the Road.  It is not the best of times to "break into the industry" due to plant closings and a lot of interns with Associates degrees competing for most entry level jobs. Then add in that it can take 5 to 6 years to working 4 to 5  months a year just to meet the minimum requirement for Sr. Tech and a little better pay.

It is not impossible but it can be very challenging and very hard on relationships. Read some of the posts here on NukeWorker and if you decide to give it a try, I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors and maybe I'll see you down the road.

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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 08:05 »
Like the movie, "War games," the only smart move is not to play.  Wages are down, outages are short, and per diem is unchanged, and work is harder as less people are used to save money.  You asked for advice, that is mine.  :(


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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2015, 10:32 »
We are not tethered to oars, just to jobs sometimes where we can't leave and a relief is not available.  They have NOT resorted to using whips on HP's, at least not yet.  The hate thing is true at some jobs.  We can't up and quit or we lose unemployment.

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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 05:43 »
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Offline DocMil

Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #8 on: Jun 11, 2015, 12:19 »
Thanks for the honest replies.  I'm looking for work and I'll see where that takes me. I have no boundaries and willing to work anywhere.

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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #9 on: Jun 11, 2015, 01:17 »
Thanks for the honest replies.  I'm looking for work and I'll see where that takes me. I have no boundaries and willing to work anywhere.

Just keep common sense in your search.  LA just passed a minimum wage of $15/hr.  Some  deconners get less then that.  One flips burgers until they automate, another passes a security check and pulls $700 out of their pocket to get a job not secure until they pass all their training traveling 1000 miles from home, then get reimbursed for most of their money.   This business hasn't increased wages in 10 years, minimum wage is catching up or passing starting workers.  You are in a job to profit.

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Re: Traveler guide for working outages
« Reply #10 on: Jun 12, 2015, 07:27 »
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