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getting back in
« on: Jun 25, 2005, 06:50 »
i haven't workedin the business for over 10 years.would it be hard getting back in?

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Re: getting back in
« Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2005, 09:13 »
Let's play a game.  Email your resume to Bartlett and see how long it takes to get a phone call.  I want to put $20 on 15 minutes or less.
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Re: getting back in
« Reply #2 on: Jun 25, 2005, 09:29 »
When I was at Fermi a buddy of mine, who had been out of the buz since 1988 came to Michigan to work for me. This would have been in late 2003. He said the classwork was harder to concentrate on, and qualifying was easier at 20 years old than at 42, but in the long run he was very glad he did it.

About the classwork thing, I'm 44, I changed utilities early this year and I will say, classroom is for the young. Right now, my SRO Class is stopped until August so we can ensure our training material is ready to go and to tell you the truth it's been a nice break. I've been helping in Self Assessments and the like and I feel less tired than I did a month ago. On the other hand, a month ago I was taking GFE Topics, something I did in 1992, so a lot of it was review, also having had a license befiore I knew GFE training is a basis and not something you use in depth.

When I start learning systems and plant procedures and stuff like that at least the material will be new to me. Still it is a fact it's tougher to concentrate in class when one is older. Luckily I already know what it takes to get a license.

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Re: getting back in
« Reply #3 on: Jun 28, 2005, 08:23 »
I emailed Bartlett my resume in late February....nothing yet. Not even the random phone calls I used to get regularly during my 5 year stint as a house tech. Hmm...maybe they aren't hurting as bad as they say. Maybe its just me they don't want. Who knows?

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Re: getting back in
« Reply #4 on: Jun 28, 2005, 08:56 »
Ummm... perhaps its summer and there are no outages going on?
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Re: getting back in
« Reply #5 on: Jun 28, 2005, 09:28 »
No outages in February? I'm pretty sure there were one or two going on.

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Re: getting back in
« Reply #6 on: Jun 28, 2005, 11:45 »
I'm no expert, but I bet sending a resume in during February is a little late for a February outage. I would guess that since outages are planned in advance, that contractors would be hiring techs starting months in advance.


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Re: getting back in
« Reply #7 on: Jun 28, 2005, 02:57 »
By late February the April outages (usually the last of the outage year) are pretty much staffed. I am sure there are some slots somewhere and a bit of shuffling, but it is often a matter of right-place-at-the-right-time at that time of year. With outages as short as many of them have become, techs have been forced to plan their outages carefully to get enough weeks in and get the plants they want. That should make for a bit less last minute scrambling than we used to see. The work is there, it is just a bit of a different game than it was 5 years ago. Better luck to you in the Fall.
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