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Offline Rennhack

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #3 on: Dec 12, 2003, 07:04 »
Back in the day, you could not have worked at a nicer place.
To bad they shut down their best runner.........

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #4 on: Dec 15, 2003, 03:26 »
ohh its a darker tale than we all imagine... best runner..nice illusion..

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2003, 04:12 »
I was there in '78/'79 when they had the Karen Silkwood Memorial Core.  Any one remember "piggy-back beta"?  Don't remember anything about it that would conjure up an image of "best runner".

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #6 on: Dec 16, 2003, 05:47 »
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To bad they shut down their best runner.........

doesn't say much about the rest of their fleet, now does it?
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 18, 2003, 10:54 »
The reactor vessel embarked today for a 10 day voyage to South Carolina. It was originally scheduled to go in 2000, so it is only 3 years late. There is still 3 years of work scheduled working 4 10s. Work is scheduled for most fridays and some saturdays, so there is overtime for those who want it. Fuel movement will start in early '04, and will continue for ?18 months?. The containment will be gutted by the end of ?04? and most buildings will be gone in 04 or 05. It is steady, mundane work, but you can stay for a year if you want and then move on without losing per diem. good luck!

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« Reply #8 on: Dec 18, 2003, 01:10 »
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The reactor vessel embarked today for a 10 day voyage to South Carolina. It was originally scheduled to go in 2000, so it is only 3 years late. There is still 3 years of work scheduled working 4 10s. Work is scheduled for most fridays and some saturdays, so there is overtime for those who want it. Fuel movement will start in early '04, and will continue for ?18 months?. The containment will be gutted by the end of ?04? and most buildings will be gone in 04 or 05. It is steady, mundane work, but you can stay for a year if you want and then move on without losing per diem. good luck!


That was probably 'sensitive' information, and probably shouldn't have been posted until after the fact.

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #9 on: Dec 23, 2003, 01:57 »
A Major Accomplishment Achieved in the D&D Project!

Word has it, new site management is trying to put the train back on the tracks!  Hopefully they will get a chance to review the RP department, and determine why so many techs cycle through the place and why so many refuse to return!  

As strange as this may sound, Rad Protection will become the driving force behind all decommissioning activities!  Imagine that, everybody will be supporting the RP department!  Therefore it would be beneficial to have a staff of Technicians!  I don't think that goal could be accomplished today!    

The present RP management is fast becomming aware of their past performance issues.  Although they originally thought that the number of available technicians was endless, they are definitly finding the opposite is true!  The antiquated philosophy of Shame and Blame, died in the past decade, but seems to be the mission statement of the present management!  Besides the mentality of management, look at the other benefits, creative wage & PD packages, seasonal wage adjustments, bone-us packages, double secret commitments, nepotism advancement opportunities and the list goes on!  

Hopefully the new site managers will get the opportunity to see the list of the many technicians who were once there, why they left and why they refuse to return!  I believe a simple review will identify the main problem!  Removing this problem will add an additional Milestone to the project and a boost to moral for the RP department!  Not to mention the added benefit, of the many technicians who would place CY back on their list, of places to work!

Shared resources will not work!  Sometimes it just isn't worth the money, that's my opinion!  The attempts to sweeten the pot with Per Diem and exchanging techs between sites will not solve the problem!  It is only a matter of time before the hand full of techs, who have not been to CY, will circulate through the site!  It is then that they will learn their mistake!  There is one humorous aspect to this issue.  When I mention CY, I always hear one common name associated with it, followed by a horror story!  When that specific name is mentioned, I just hear the horror stories!  All the stories are followed with, " I won't go there "!

In all fairness, to the many members of the Connecticut Yankee RP staff!  The number of quality members, far out weight the problems, or should I say problem!  I have worked with many of you, for many years in the past!  Lots of good techs!  Change is coming and Change is good!

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #10 on: Dec 23, 2003, 05:56 »
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A Major Accomplishment Achieved in the D&D Project!
 Besides the mentality of management, look at the other benefits, creative wage & PD packages, seasonal wage adjustments, bone-us packages, double secret commitments, nepotism advancement opportunities and the list goes on!  

rad-ghost... kin ya puts some numbers up on this?  seeing as how i'm always looking for different areas, 'n would hate to get caught up in a problem.  no need fer the nepotism.... woodent apply to me anyway,but the creativity, double secret commitments (iffen yinze kin, without causing harm to yerself or any loved ones), bone-us, etc. would be appreciated.
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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #11 on: Dec 24, 2003, 02:21 »
I'll try, but it's a hard thing to do!  I can't tell you how many wage packages exist today, there are many!  Being friend or family of the coordinator, will usually get you in at the high rate.

Hourly Wages:  Local and non local rates also apply.  We all know that if you get Per Diem, you don't need to make as much in wages!  The difference is usually about $6.00 to $8.00 per hour!

Seasonal Adjustments:  They have created an Outage Season Wage Adjustment!  Which by the way, seems to have a lot of adjustment associated with it!  During outage staffing periods, dates of their choosing, they raise and lower your hourly rate and Per Diem.  

Bone-us:  I hear they have them, some even said they received them, but there are a long list of conditions attached.  In the past, the main condition was to stay one year to receive it!  Today, they are asking for a three month commitment, I wonder how that equates to an annual bone-us?  A very small carrot, on a very long stick!

Secret, Secret Commitments:  The fact that you show up, establishes the fact that you commited to stay!  In a relativly short time period you will find that the Coordinator has the privelage to adjust that time, to what ever she wants!  Family is exempt from this condition, some friends also!  So, lets say you wish to leave the site after your original commitment?  Remember it is subject to change, at the coordinators option!  I remember these famous words, " Bruce Bartlett doesn't run this site, I do!  You don't work for Bruce Bartlett, you work for ME"!  A Direct Quote, immediately following a phone conversation with Bruce, requesting me to go to another site, while sitting in her office! I was in tears laughing, she didn't like that!

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #12 on: Dec 24, 2003, 03:25 »
rad-ghost.... many thanks, not only for the info but the grins too.  glad to hear the plants and their contracting minions haven't changed all that much.  have a merriest of christmases.
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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #13 on: Jan 07, 2004, 11:07 »
Back to you Michael D. The information that I posted was not sensitive. CY announced the RPV departure and the TV stations were on the spot. The demo schedule is public info. The RPV is now at its final resting place. RIP.

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Re: Talk About: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #14 on: Jan 07, 2004, 01:24 »
chelios,  i'm wit ya on dis.... as a matter of fact, it had been posted on the sloglo's nuke news thread.  arrival story is on the new thread.  feel free to post stories there, 'k?
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Re: Rate Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #15 on: Jan 13, 2004, 03:54 »
As with most sights it has a lot to do with (1) Did you have a good place to stay at a fair price? (2) Did you like the people you were forced to associate with? I was lucky both for me were OK.

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« Reply #16 on: Apr 08, 2004, 05:34 »
If anyone has a favorite hang out, place to shop, or local information for this area please post it here.

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #17 on: Jun 23, 2004, 05:32 »
Back in the news, or still in the news?  Techs, Techs and more Techs!  It would be a surprising, to see if there is still a pool of  willing techs to pick from!  Think you hate it now, wait till you have a go around with the dung maiden!  Hopefully the new MY management will get a chance to see how many techs circulated through the place and how many vow never to return!  Most for the same reason!  How is it the techs are considered locals after a year,  but some people manage to fall under some exemption for 5+ years!  Maybe it's those Florida Tags!  Who Knows? 

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #18 on: Jun 23, 2004, 08:31 »
I think part of theproblems among the HP's is that they cannot make a decision on their own.They need to contact supervision and let them make the call.If you put a person in a lead roll,at least let them do their job..Must be JT"s power trip...   Other then that,CY's a different kinda place.
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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #19 on: Jun 24, 2004, 04:16 »
I HAVE FRIENDS THAT WORK AT CY AND IT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE ANYTHING IS BEING DONE TO MAKE WORKING THERE A DECENT EXPERIENCE. ALOT OF NEW MANAGEMENT HAS ARRIVED ON SITE... NONE OF IT IN THE RP DEPARTMENT. BY READING BARTLETT"S LASTEST JOB POSTING MADE YESTERDAY IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM. AFTER ALL IT STARTS OUT "ONCE AGAIN WE ARE ASKING FOR TECHS AT CY" :'(

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #20 on: Jun 24, 2004, 07:10 »
Funny how the job posting reads!  Sounds like the staffing company has reached it's max frustration level!  Then again, they are probably tired of hearing the words, " HELL NO!". 

One common thread I've found with all the techs, who have circulated through the site, which is a large number!  None have a kind word for one particular manager, ALWAYS the SAME NAME!  They all agree, removal of this person , would solve 99% of the HP department problems!  Isn't it strange how so many disgruntled techs circulated through CY?  Hopefully the new MY managers will review the past stat's, which will identify the real problem, not the Facade this person is trying to sell!  Hundreds of bad techs, one Top Notch Manager...RIIIIIGHT!  I, for one, will never consider CY an employment opportunity, so long as this person is still working on site, in any capacity!

I've heard the, " It's getting better story", but I, like many, am not buying the Bull.  So long as this particular person is there, a lot of techs will not consider the site an opportunity! 

To any manager that reviews this posting.  You can listen to all the stories on why techs don't go to CY, (Weather, environmental conditions, money, expenses and whatever)!  My list is rather short, always one particular name, which I consider 99% of the problem!  Good Luck on the Quest for Techs, their's hundreds sitting at the house right now, not working!

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« Reply #21 on: Jun 24, 2004, 07:47 »
Again we have the angry radghost. If you really knew what was going on you would know that management has requested more HP's due to the work load, to add to the 60+ techs here now. I'm not saying it is the best place in the world to work, but we all know there are people that aren't happy no matter where they are working. And you are considered local, as far as perdiem is concerned, anywhere after 1 year. If you're not getting it to begin with then guess it doesn't matter now, does it?  ::)

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #22 on: Jun 24, 2004, 10:23 »
Hmmmmm....Well Rad-Ghost once again I feel I have to step forward and address some concerns posted by an upset tech.  First off, as far as a tech being considered local after a year of employment - talk to the IRS.  As far as your statement "some manage  to fall under some exemption for 5+years" - to put it bluntly - it aint happen'n - anyone >1yr is off diem, now you can shout all you want that I'm lying, but I can tell you that no matter who it is our financial people won't let diem go longer than 1 yr due to the IRS rules and regulations.  Now as far as the other issue I'll address - it has been hinted that we (BNI/CY) cannot retain tech's on site, that there is a high turnover - since I've been the recruiter in charge of stafing CY for the last few years I can say the turnover is no higher than that of any other long term DOE or D&D site.  Yes, since the turn of the year I have advertised quite often re:needing more HP techs, but then again we have also increased the staff in the past year from a little less than 50 total people to approx. 90, kinda dampens the whole "pool of willing techs" theory - wouldn't ya say?  Obviously you as an individual have some issues with CY & BNI Site Management and probably other misc. things and you certainly have a right to voice your opinions re:those issues, its just that before you go and make allegations or inuendos you might want to get your facts straight.  One last thing if you have issues that are obviously unresolved I'd be more than happy to talk to you one on one (confidentially) to address them.  Afterall I have nothing against criticism as long as those doing the criticizing know what they are talking about and can back up thier allegations.  Well, I've said my piece, take it or leave it.  Good luck and have a prosperous year.

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #23 on: Jun 24, 2004, 12:34 »
Loved the post Eric. Karma to you ;D ;D

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #24 on: Jun 24, 2004, 02:16 »
There will always be opinions on every job site good and bad.  Radghost, you've made your opinions known to all.  Let that be enough.  I've had my share of frustration at CY but I won't let that keep me from going back.  If I let all the people and the problems I've had keep me from going back to a site, then I'd be unemployed.  As far as one person being 99% of the problems at CY then you should know who you can talk to about the important issues.  I for one know of a supervisor that I absolutely could not take a problem to.  Hopefully that has changed.  If it hasn't, then I know exactly who I can turn to.  Sometimes getting issues resolved takes awhile.  I know more now about mgmt there than the first day I worked there.  That's what's helping me to keep things in perspective.  How a job turns out doesn't depend on who you work with (although it doesn't hurt) it's how you deal with the situations.

To all out there,  HAVE A GREAT SUMMER where ever you are!! :)

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #25 on: Jun 24, 2004, 07:44 »

One common thread I've found with all the techs, who have circulated through the site, which is a large number!  None have a kind word for one particular manager, ALWAYS the SAME NAME!  They all agree, removal of this person , would solve 99% of the HP department problems! 
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To any manager that reviews this posting.  You can listen to all the stories on why techs don't go to CY, (Weather, environmental conditions, money, expenses and whatever)!  My list is rather short, always one particular name, which I consider 99% of the problem!  Good Luck on the Quest for Techs, their's hundreds sitting at the house right now, not working!

I have no dog in this fight (personal policy prevents working for any site with "YANKEE" in the name), but I appreciate your restraint. Most nukeworkers have to be reminded to not name names because of the libel concerns for the site. It is much appreciated.

For the record, I always like to know when to watch my back, so it sounds like you would be pretty safe working around this particular individual.
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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #26 on: Jun 28, 2004, 08:11 »
Eric and dosetek, Karma to you both!

Angry or Up-Set Technician?  I believe that is how you best describe someone with an opinion contrary to yours, a non-conformist, non-team player!  That's the attitude I'm talking about!  I see things haven't changed!  There may be items, in my postings, you don't appreciate, but you seem to be drawing your own conclusions on the information provided!   

Per Diem, I don't remember mentioning the phrase in the text you described.  I even had to do a little review and I still can't find it!  I did mention the phrase while describing the variety of wage packages at the site, posted in December 2003, but that doesn't mention any of the situations you brought across.  That December posting, was simply the packages available at the time of my assignment.  If it has been changed, maybe you should update the posting, to reflect the current situation, your option!

Techs in the Wings?  Another concept lost in translation!  Yes, their are Technicians who will go to the site!  Yes, even some returnees!  Then again, you have the No Way, group of Technicians!  The ones who won't offer their services due to the aforementioned problem!  I'm one of them!  Which group is larger, I don't know?  I draw my own statistics from the mouths of Technicians!  The fact that the site has been offered to me recently, after conveying no way attitude, tells me something!  I know others who agree with me, but I don't speak for them!  I haven't had any of them call me from Connecticut lately!

Private, Secrete, Confidential, One on One Conversation?  So, does that mean you will hear my words, this time?  Let's do it Again?  I believe you are under the assumption that I did not attempt to identify the problems I encountered!  I made many attempts, through a long list of managers, all the way to the top!  I assume that the Angry or Up-Set Technician venue applied!  How about at the site?  I tried two managers and I won't even go into the results of that!  I will state, that after leaving the site, I still spoke to your managers on the situation, even when I wasn't working for your company!

Has it changed? I don't care, I'm not there!  I don't really see it in my near future either, but that doesn't exlude me from sharing my past experiences with fellow Technicians

I'll end this with a couple of notes: 

Technicians deserve some respect, their the ones who give you a job and pay your salary, believe it or not!  Making their life a little easier, will make your life a whole lot easier!  What may be interpreded as whining and complaining may actually be a little Foresight, in an Industry driven by Hinesight!  Enough said, have a Great Day, I'm done with this Topic, FOREVER!

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #27 on: Jun 28, 2004, 12:44 »
Karma right back at ya Rad-Ghost - I'll start off by apologizing - your are right you never used the word "per-diem" but you did use the words "locals after 1 year" which if taken in the context of this industry I assumed you were refering to per-diem, and of course we all know it's foolsih to assume anything, so for that I apologize.  I wont even bother with the bulk of your posting because if you've come to me with your complaints and you werent satified with the results then all I can say oh well, i am sorry if I wasnt able to help. Even though I try, I can't keep every one happy, in some cases I'm obviously not always successful.  I do have to agree with you that Technicians deserve respect - I more than most fully understand that if it wasnt for the technicians there would be no contract companies.  But as I said there is only so much I can do to try to keep every one happy.   Now I do have a good idea who you might be and exactly what you complaints were, but unless I definatley know who raised an issue and in what context that issue was raised its hard for me to seriously address it.  Now I'll have to say good-bye.  If you feel like re-hashing things either publicly or privately feel free to contact me any time.
On that note I am also done with this topic.  Good luck and may prosperity and happiness shine upon you and yours.
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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #28 on: Jun 30, 2004, 05:06 »
AMEN!
very well put eric

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #29 on: Jul 07, 2004, 07:34 »
If you go to www.switchboard.com, yellow pages and type either Middletown or Meriden and do a search for motels, it will pull them up in that area. Good Luck
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« Reply #30 on: Jul 07, 2004, 09:07 »
There's the Riverdale Motel, Not too far from the plant and somewhat reasonable weekly rates.Middletown has lots and lots of appartments available.Many will do 3,6,9 and 12 month lease's.
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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #31 on: Jul 13, 2004, 05:11 »
I  had the opportunity to work at CY in 2003.  I have many fond memories of CY, and most  of the HP techs that I worked with.  The site coordinator was great!!!  I woud have loved to stay, unfortunately, it was causing too much stress for my family to be soo far away for soo long.   I would go back in a heart-beat, if I could......... :)

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #32 on: Jul 15, 2004, 02:57 »
I worked at CY several times and always enjoyed my time there.Who's the site coordinator there now?

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #33 on: Jul 17, 2004, 11:36 »
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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #34 on: Jul 19, 2004, 11:09 »
When I worked at CY, they had their issues, just like every other site I ever worked! Some good ,some bad. It's a little different because it's a decommissioning, and it's lasting longer than outages do! All in all I was treated well, and met some nice people. I made more money at CY per hour, and was paid more per diem than any other job I had for Bartlett, and I'm talking 10+ years. Also at that time I could work as much overtime as I could stand, and I have a very high threshold for that. I made a bunch of money that summer when I normaly would have been sitting at the house! ;D The site coordinators changed while I was there, Brian Clow turned over to Linda Giard, and I was treated great by both of them. If your looking to find a "steady job" this is not a bad option, you don't have to relocate every 18 to 24 days, you may only make limited overtime but there is something to be said for having a steady paycheck for a while! Hi to everybody that I met still up there, feel free to message me anytime, would love to hear from ya'll!
JJ ;)

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #35 on: Aug 14, 2004, 05:03 »
Things at CY are not as bad as most people make them. All I have heard for years was how bad the site-manger for BNI was. I can tell you this treat her fair and she will treat you fair. Most techs forget she has no power over what CY does or does not do.Pays not the best but for now there alot of overtime. Hope all of my friends out there are doing well. Bear

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #36 on: Aug 15, 2004, 08:37 »
Maybe the prior posting on this site, got some attention at your site!  You never know who is looking in and neither do they!

Have a Great Day! RG

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #37 on: Aug 16, 2004, 09:25 »
"Maybe the prior posting on this site, got some attention at your site!"

Its been my observation that some individuals create all thier own problems and wont take responsibility for thier own actions - after all its easier to blame others such as the utility, the company and the site coord for ones own shortcomings than it is to own up to them.  Just my observations and opinion. 

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #38 on: Aug 17, 2004, 05:49 »
It has been my observation that some individuals voice their opinions based on their own inabilities, inexperience and a personal political agenda.  It is always easy to sit in the arm chair, in front of the big screen TV, and criticise the coach for not seeing the game from their vantage point!  Until a politician makes an effort to view the mechanics of the situation, up front, personal and in the trenches, some opinions are simply meaningless words!  A picture may be worth a thousand words, but not one second of experience!

Responsibilities, from a Technicians perspective, I believe that venue starts and ends on the day a Technician arrives at an assignment.  If a company is selling an assignment over the phone, then the assignment should be as originally stipulated, upon arrival.  Not manipulated to meet an untold hidden agenda, disclosed on opening day.  In this day and age, I believe a simple call to the cell phone, updating the Technician on Modified Conditions of an assignment, is Reasonable and Responsible.  I believe most Techs have experienced the situation I am talking about, ( 4/10's = 6/12's and 6/12's = Maybe, 40 hours ).  Funny how all disciplines involved in a project, have a variable and adjustable scale of responsibility, all except the Field Technicians!

The Blame Game; Seems that dealing with the maze of excuses also puts a damper on assignments.  After a long line of deflective excuses, which includes the utility, company, coordinator and secret contracts conditions, the frustration level increases!  Amazing how things always get turned around and the Technician is the problem!  The questioning attitude, which is promoted in the industry, isn't allowed in the Technician business venue.  One must admit the irony applied to the Technicians and their Responsibilities.  The aforementioned, expect Technicans to administer, oversee and enforce their programs, deem them responsible in their daily duties, but don't think they are capable of making a sound business decision, on their own behalf!     

There is always a solution to every problem.  Put it in writting!  Maybe one company should be the front runner!  Some companies already send offer letters, spelling out the details of the assignments, usually with satisfaction on both parts.  After all, if a Technician has it up front and in writting, this would probably resolve a lot of questions and inconsistancies!

I may have ran this one out on the wrong thread, SORRY!  I'm jumping down off my soap box!

Have a Great Day, RG! 

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #39 on: Aug 17, 2004, 08:10 »
Rad-Ghost - Kudos for a well written retort. But I still hold to my original observations and opinions that problematic people create thier own problems and find it easier to blame others than own up to them.  I realize this is definitley one area you and I will not see eye to eye, but let it be known your point of view does not fall on deaf ears, and you definitly get my respect for stick'n to your guns and holding to your point of view.  Once again, kudos.  Have a wonderful day.

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #40 on: Aug 17, 2004, 10:50 »
I would just like to say that although I do not work at CY or in the industry any longer, I have had personal dealings with both the site coord and other staff at CY. My husband is working there and I am finishing my BA degree via virtual campus.

I tried for weeks to find a proctor for my exams in CT and all it took was 1 phone call to MS Girad and she had lined up a proctor for me. She did this for me without ever having met me, and I find that to help out a stranger in the time in need a wonderful quality.

As far as placing blame for bad working conditions on one person, I think eveyone needs to really look at the whole picture. We all in someway contribute to the enviroment we live and work in, no one person can really be blamed for anything.

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« Reply #41 on: Aug 17, 2004, 10:49 »
Eric and Rad-Ghost are both right in the last posts. Clearly defined responsibilities and known work schedules are essential to trust. Walking off a job isn't something I would do lightly, but if I left my family hundreds of miles behind for 6x12's I would walk over 4x10's.

On the other hand, I would prefer 4x10's for a local outage, and would be thrilled at the opportunity to be home with my family more during the week.

Trust must be a mutual thing. I will agree what job I will do and what the conditions are going to be, and I expect changes to be negotiated not decreed.
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« Reply #42 on: Aug 18, 2004, 08:12 »
Eric,

Were you refering to me, or the CY Site Coordinator?


I bumped up your Karma, Have a Great Day! RG

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« Reply #43 on: Aug 18, 2004, 09:28 »
RG - Touche - I think you know who I'm refering to...
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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #44 on: Sep 06, 2004, 10:54 »
Now that I am here in the area for the next couple of months, I will post a few ideas for those of you visiting the area.

Don't forget to go online to check out the area, this is one of the best tourism sites on the web with links to attractions,dinning, motels and festivals, etc.
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« Reply #45 on: Sep 09, 2004, 06:46 »
Piggy-Back Beta Bucks!  ( PB-3's )

Workers in Respirators = $3.00 an hour more!

HP Technicians in Respirators = $0.00 an hour more!

I don't C Y!

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Re: Connecticut Yankee
« Reply #46 on: Sep 09, 2004, 12:30 »
Found a great place to eat today - PineNeedles Coffee Emporium & Eatery located in Marlborough. Had a great breakfast bagel and a cup of Blackberry/Sage Tea. They serve breakfast,lunch and dinner. Anything from salads/soups to burgers, panni sandwiches and more filling stuff for the  guys such as BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steaks and Salmon Steak.

Open until 9 or 10 most nights, they also have live entertainment. Located on Rte. 66 in Marlborough.
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 09, 2004, 12:59 »
R.G. - can't help yourself, can ya? ;D
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« Reply #48 on: Sep 10, 2004, 12:11 »
ERIC...Thanks for Understanding!

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« Reply #49 on: Sep 10, 2004, 10:13 »
R.G. - Been do'n this much too long not to understand...
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« Reply #50 on: Oct 01, 2004, 10:35 »
Have to plug Ernie's Place. They allowed us to have an anniversary party there last evening and it went off well. Great wings, though the hot ones are not for the meek. Would rate them HOT.

Staff is friendly and helpful and its clean.

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« Reply #51 on: Oct 19, 2004, 06:13 »
I hate to do this, but after my one and only visit to Mo's on 66 between East Hampton and Portland, I wanted to warn you off the pancakes.

Maybe they were having a bad day, but any place that will serve up and take to the table pancakes that were BLACK they were so burned in places, needs to close up shop.

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« Reply #52 on: Oct 20, 2004, 12:01 »
Sorry to have to correct you on the spelling of Marlboro, but it is not like the cigarette, it is spelled "Marlborough". The people in town get picky about that! Not that I live in the town, but know people who do.
You also might want to try eating at Sadler's Ordinary or the Marlborough Tavern if they are still there, depending on how much you want to spend. Don't forget to get some penny candy at the Marborough Country Barn next to Sadler's. The Tavern is a nice place to have a brew. There used to be a place on the east side of the bridge crossing over RT2 on Rt66 in the little shopping center off to the left, it usually had some kind of place to eat. Had a friend who used to cook there when there was a restaurant there.

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« Reply #53 on: Feb 19, 2005, 01:27 »
Anyone lucky enough to live within driving distance of Foxwoods Casino in CT needs to drop by their new restaurant Amy Ruth’s which is owned by Carl S. Redding and offers “Home Style Southern Cuisine”.

Henry and I tried out the Honey Fried Chicken and Collard Green’s while there and believe me I though I’d died and gone back South!!!

5 Kudzu Leaves to the desserts too, we had the Country Bread Pudding and Peach Cobbler, which was out of this world.

An added delight to our visit was to be honored by Mr. Redding joining our table and buying our dessert. He may be from NYC, but his heart is that of a true southern gentleman.


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« Reply #54 on: Mar 08, 2005, 02:37 »
Mama's Pizzeria East Hampton, CT 860-267-441 - They DELIVER- Even in Snow! Great Pizza, they have Grinders, Dinners, Salads and more.

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« Reply #55 on: Apr 08, 2006, 08:18 »
Tough place for lodging, work was OK.
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« Reply #56 on: Apr 10, 2006, 09:19 »
It was good to me. spent nearly 2 years there on and off.  Rentals are wacky and mice in peoples' houses seem common- such is new england.

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CONNECTICUT NEWS

"Nuclear Plant's Dome Coming Down
 Demolition Work Lowers Concrete Structure By 100 Feet, And Removal Of The Rest Should Begin Soon
July 6, 2006

HADDAM -- The landmark concrete dome that for decades housed Connecticut Yankee nuclear power plant's reactor has been markedly lowered.

The company expects to fully demolish the reactor containment dome this month and restore the landscape along the Haddam stretch of the Connecticut River.

Connecticut Yankee permanently shut down in 1996, after producing 110 billion kilowatt hours of electricity over 28 years.

Since April, demolition crews have shortened the dome's height from 175 to 75 feet.

Connecticut Yankee spokeswoman Kelley Smith reported Wednesday that decommissioning at the Haddam Neck plant site is more than 90 percent completed.


http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-cydome0706.artjul06,0,4760070.story?coll=hc-headlines-local
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