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Offline bruin42

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #100 on: Aug 28, 2008, 12:58 »
research goes a long way..... 1/4 of a nano second i found this info....shut down scheduled for 10-12-08 for 22 days. not sure what outfit your working with... that being said they should be telling you what your dates are.


Sorry I didn't let everyone know, but my recruiter called and told me what I needed to know Tuesday afternoon.  The shut down date has changed (10/18), and the days have been lengthened a few days (28).  By the way, you must have a real good high speed internet service.

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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #101 on: Sep 30, 2008, 03:30 »
Noticed that they are offering a completion bonus at VY.  Add that to the pay rate and they are almost up to what they were paying 6 years ago.
I liked the area and the people at the plant but have missed a number of outages as a result of my practice of never going back to a plant to work for less money than the last time.

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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #102 on: Oct 01, 2008, 07:17 »
Noticed that they are offering a completion bonus at VY.  Add that to the pay rate and they are almost up to what they were paying 6 years ago.
I liked the area and the people at the plant but have missed a number of outages as a result of my practice of never going back to a plant to work for less money than the last time.

Back in the day..... VY was the place to work, for the money and the people.  The people are the only reason to go now, the guys that were there in the early nineties, ....'scuse me and the girl, sorry Terri.  They set the standard for RP pay, hate it that they dropped behind.
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Offline Laundry Man

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #103 on: Oct 01, 2008, 08:36 »
For any of you old timers at VY, I just this email.

Subject: Loss of a friend - Holly (Wentworth) DePaolis
Holly (Wentworth) DePaolis died on Thursday, September 25, following a long illness.  Holly was a contractor at VY starting as an RP Tech during the recirc outage in 1985 and continuing through the mid-1990’s. 
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 3 from 2:30 – 5:30 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles on Chickering Drive in Brattleboro.  A cold buffet will be served.  Holly’s family has extended an invitation to the VY family to attend. 
Additional details about Holly’s life are available in the September 29 edition of the Brattleboro Reformer. 
Our deepest sympathy is extended to Holly’s family.
Prayers to her family.
LM

Offline empills

Looking for some advice to apply for job at Entergy
« Reply #104 on: Feb 22, 2009, 03:06 »
I am a former nuke electrician with 9 1/2 years in the navy plus 10 months as a field tech for an electrical manufacturing company installing and repairing switchgear and breakers. I am looking to apply for an Electrical Supervisor job with Entergy at Vermont Yankee and am looking for any advice that would be helpful to nail down the job. Also what is Entergy like to work for and what is Vermont Yankee like. Thanks in advance for any help and advice you give.

Offline Xenon_Free

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #105 on: Feb 22, 2009, 06:29 »
Entergy is a good company to work for AFAIK.  Vermont Yankee is a smaller plant that has recently uprated its power - and had a partial cooling tower collapse a year or two ago.  If offered a position as an electrical supervisor with so little industry experience, you should take it and learn all you can.  BTW, I wouldn't limit yourself to one plant right out of the Nav, that is a critical mistake a lot of ex-nukes make - yes you are in demand but your skills are not so unique that they'll never find another to hire instead of you.  Of course, that is my opinion.

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Re: Vermont Yankee - Rad Protection Manager
« Reply #106 on: Mar 04, 2009, 11:33 »
VY just posted for an RPM - any takers.... :-X

We promise to be nice, at least until the shiny wears off..... ;)

Seriously, some new blood would be good for the place.... :)
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Operator Positions
« Reply #107 on: Apr 02, 2009, 08:28 »
Entergy just posted 8 operator positions - they'll show up on Nukeworker soon, but I thought I'd give it a bump. Go to the utility website, and search under careers.
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Offline Blah Blah Blah

VT Flooding
« Reply #108 on: Aug 29, 2011, 04:50 »
How are our Vermont Yankee friends doing? The flooding from Irene is looking especially destructive in VT... saw some Reuters photos from downtown Brattleboro. Please keep us updated, our thoughts & prayers are with the plant & it's employees.
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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #109 on: Aug 29, 2011, 08:01 »
Plant did fine. Ct River is flowing at 100000 CFS +.
Brattleboro, and many small towns north of the plant got flooded by rain runoff - kinda like spring only worse...
A few employees have home damage. Some haven't been able to get to work. Western Mass is also hard hit in places. I-91 & Rt 2 in MA, Rt 9 in VT are closed in places. Management is reminding everyone to be careful, make sure priorities are right. If your family isn't safe, you shouldn't be at work...

Thanks for the good wishes... Vy spirit will get us through...
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Offline Laundry Man

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #110 on: Sep 01, 2011, 11:26 »
See you on Safety Day.
LM

Offline nukecheese

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #111 on: Sep 01, 2011, 02:20 »
We've already sent you Dorie.  What else can we do? :)

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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #112 on: Jan 19, 2012, 08:57 »
http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_19776226?nstrack=sid:75240|met:300|cat:0|order:1

Well, I got my other Christmas wish today - The Judge says we can stay running..... I'm sure appeals will follow, but the State of Vermont doesn't have a real good understanding of Constitutional Law.... being that they are Socialists....

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Offline Rennhack

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #113 on: Jan 20, 2012, 03:11 »
http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_19776226?nstrack=sid:75240|met:300|cat:0|order:1

Well, I got my other Christmas wish today - The Judge says we can stay running..... I'm sure appeals will follow, but the State of Vermont doesn't have a real good understanding of Constitutional Law.... being that they are Socialists....

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Offline Laundry Man

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #114 on: Jan 23, 2012, 08:52 »
Excellent news!
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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #115 on: Jan 23, 2012, 10:01 »
Oh what the heck... think you guys could use me up there again??  :)
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Offline GLW

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #116 on: Aug 24, 2013, 10:00 »
Oh what the heck... think you guys could use me up there again??  :)

maybe,...

Entergy expects workforce reduction

http://theadvocate.com/news/6527262-123/entergy-estimates-quarterly-earnings

...In an earnings forecast that’s less than half what it was a year ago, Entergy, the largest corporation based in Louisiana, said its second-quarter results will include expenses associated with its “human capital management strategic imperative.”...

...“We have a number of companywide strategic imperatives underway examining how we meet both the challenges and opportunities of today’s business realities,” company spokesman Chanel Lagarde said in the brief statement.

“One specific initiative is focused on finding ways to increase efficiencies in all parts of our business.

“We do expect workforce reductions to be one result of this initiative.”....


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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #117 on: Aug 27, 2013, 09:56 »
Another one bites the dust - we are on our last cycle...
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the last Yankee

Even running well can't compete with the current economy / power market...
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Offline Laundry Man

Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #118 on: Aug 27, 2013, 10:18 »
Unbelievable.  Those idiots in Montpelier are getting their way one way or another.  If power prices head north the way they have in California, hope the politicians pay with their jobs.  I enjoyed each and every day I workedat VY over the years.  A very sad day indeed.
LM

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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #120 on: Aug 27, 2013, 11:44 »
The sad part is that just like at Songs, the same people who are wanting to shut down the Nuclear Power plants are the same ones screaming about global warming..or climate change whichever they are using these days.  Hey morons, you are shutting down the best electricity generation option that produces no greenhouse gasses.   They just don't get it.
I was always amazed in SoCal that they were so worried about Songs, yet they did not seem too concerned about the millions of cars that passed it everyday on I5 with 1 occupant in them.

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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #121 on: Aug 27, 2013, 12:22 »
   Sorry to see VY go it was my first commercial plant out of the Navy in 79'. It had a bad batch of fuel and I got the opportunity to operate the fuel sipping panel and draw samples for analysis, do Rad coverage on a real nasty refuel floor, operate the GeLi and other count room equipment, and ship radwaste. There is no way in the current regulatory environment that it would be possible for a green ex-navy nuke do that today when you are only in for a short outage. VY made my transition to commercial very easy there was a very good group of techs there.

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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #122 on: Aug 28, 2013, 01:14 »
http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/vermont-yankee-closure-could-bring-economic-blow-to-local-towns/article_60572b36-2f02-545e-b0b3-86aa63a964de.html

Unbelievable.  Those idiots in Montpelier are getting their way one way or another.  If power prices head north the way they have in California, hope the politicians pay with their jobs.  I enjoyed each and every day I workedat VY over the years.  A very sad day indeed.
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Re: Vermont Yankee
« Reply #124 on: Aug 28, 2013, 03:50 »
I'm sorry for your loss, VY employees.  :'(


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