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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #25 on: Jan 05, 2004, 04:02 »
Send him my regards. :D

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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #26 on: Jan 07, 2004, 05:43 »
Grand Gulf supposedly has had budget cuts and now they are only going to take 22 techs and out of that one jr.
Also they are also only going to take 13 deconners.  Outage there is going to suck.  They are going to work their people like dogs. When will management ever learn that it is the people that do the outage not them.  Grand Gulf has always had trouble staffing and now they want less people to do the outage.  Are they crazy????
People will walk when they get there and find out.  They think they are the first outage of the year. Surprise they aren't.  They will be loosing returnees. Good luck to them.

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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #27 on: Jan 07, 2004, 09:27 »
I recall in the mid-80's GGNS had this problem, and the RATs would leave for lunch and never return. Had a tech get in the elevator w/ the RP Supv (TOH) and complain that he hadn't had lunch yet (by 1400) and the supv told him he was paid to work, not to take breaks. An hour later the tech that relieved him called to see when he was coming back, and we found out he had left site - no WBC, no goodbye, just left town. I think for RFO3 there was about a 10% returnee rate.
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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #28 on: Jan 07, 2004, 12:23 »
With all this going for them, they are bringing in Hispanics too?  :o    Guess I never will work this plant.
Though Donnelle would put in a good word for me. ;D
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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #29 on: Jan 07, 2004, 02:19 »
8)wow!! all this talk about GGNS and how bad it will be we all make choices so just say no and if they(GGNS) make this mistake and do whatever then they won't learn from it!why should they? ??? as I have been as many others in this wild business we prove to them(the ultilities) it can be done!it doesnt matter how many days the outage is or how few techs they bring in it happpens all the time we do the work and the outage gets done in a timely manner and their house techs and shared folks will help them be a success too and bonus gets awarded :o so what is the true beef about here anyway just don't go if you are the chosen selected few? and if the techs walk after they find out how few they brought in and work their buns off, guess what  does it really matter to them,think about it?????? hopfully they(most plants) will care , but I havent seen it yet  at too many places.... and is it trully just GGNS? ::)think about it,its the nature of this business......... :o
this is just my opinion for whatever that means....I know I am fixing to get eaten alive on this one,so be it..

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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #30 on: Jan 07, 2004, 05:23 »
When I return to a site I do so because I like the people there. Most of them have little or no control over the antics of upper mismanagement. Gone are the days of hide an seek for a grand a week and crashing out for hours on end on a bed of pc's in a cable tray. We are being called apon to do more and more with less and less. Sooner or later we will astound them all by doing it all with absolutly nothing. Then they will look to cut our pay. Ain't corporate greed great? By all means if you don't like it, go somewhere else. There are plenty of other utilities that will be more than happy to abuse you in their own special way. As for myself, I'm a glutton for punishment. You will find my smiling face in its usual corner by the steam tunnel on nightshift come outage time. ;D

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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #31 on: Jan 16, 2004, 02:28 »
We beat our 2003 dose goal by .070 Rem.  Our goal was 34.000Rem.  We finished with 33.930 Rem as recorded by EAD.  Still waiting on TLD's to be read.  Supposedly it is the lowest yearly dose reported from a BWR ever.

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Re: Talk About: Grand Gulf
« Reply #32 on: Jan 21, 2004, 04:56 »
i thought i would throw in my two cents worth...
i am sure the "wheel of 40s" is still alive and well at ggns.  it was well designed and very well built. :)  it's too bad that i can't come help but i have heard it's because i am on the "reserve" list.  may someday they will get back down to my name.  wondertech ended up at the steam tunnel because it was the farthest place fromt he conbay control point they could find, allow the two of us from seeing one another all shift if possible.  it's always the trouble makers that get the cushy jobs.  remember to come by and say hi if you do come to the gulf.  it's not the best place to work but it's not the worst. 

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #33 on: Jan 22, 2004, 01:23 »
 ;)  We all know why wondertech is sent to the outer limits of the Steam Tunnel.....to protect the innocent.   I sure hope someone is babysitting him.  Don,  you know what happens when he is left alone and bored!  Di,  keep and eye on him for me.
I will not be going to GGN this year, though I had planned to.  But not because of pay.  The folks there are great to work with.  I will miss you all.

ageoldtech

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #34 on: Mar 02, 2004, 01:42 »
It's not as bad as some of you may think. GG brought in about 50 techs, and some of them can even read a meter.

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #35 on: Mar 03, 2004, 07:45 »
 ;D Hey AOT..... Heard you went to the gulf!
Hope all is well, have you bumped into the other half of the egg?

Hope the family is well,
Take care......

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #36 on: Mar 06, 2004, 09:33 »
Hey Melrose, I have met the other half of the egg. I knew who he was as soon as I saw him. I here he is going to Oconee to work for the beeeeeatch. How is the great white north?

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #37 on: Mar 08, 2004, 07:45 »
That be true.... got a call this w/end.  He's there.
Yes, he'll be workin' for the beeeeeeeatch!
God bless 'im.

Hope the family is well
keep in touch

BTW got a lot of the white stuff, now we're seeing floodin' due to warm weather. MESSY

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« Reply #38 on: Apr 08, 2004, 05:13 »
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: Grand Gulf
« Reply #39 on: Jul 29, 2005, 12:51 »
 I will be going to Grand Gulf for the first time this fall for the outage. Does anyone know where to stay or where to keep away from? Cost will be helpful also.I do not have a RV but have thought about getting one. I can be contacted at jarrettfan88@yahoo.com or I will be checking on here. Thanks, Ken

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #40 on: Sep 06, 2005, 02:50 »
Hello Everyone Ok I Did Put in to go to grand Gulf But now I will not go  ;). I was Down there once when Ex Hubby worked there and Now think I will stay Closer to Michigan . Thanks For all the Info On it . Most Likly i will stay home and Deliever Tea cup Chihuahuas instead HAHAHAHA ;D Unless a Outage starts up again In Wisconisn ;) TAke Care ALL AMY

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #41 on: Mar 13, 2006, 07:52 »
I managed to live through Grand Gulf's most recent outage... not because it was heinous, but rather that I had a hoot.

I weasled my way into the drywell on nights and work for the Super Supervisor known as Harry Nickels....  loced every jump until he punshed me by sending me to RADS... I still don't hold that against them.

Even as fuzzy as the plant was, it was not as crapped up as Riverbend.

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #42 on: Apr 11, 2006, 09:57 »
Good people, very historic area. Housing fairly cheap.
« Last Edit: Apr 17, 2006, 05:48 by Mike McFarlin »
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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #43 on: Apr 11, 2006, 12:32 »
I liked the people there.  The area was cheap but if you want better accomadations you have to live in Vicksburg, which is about 25 miles away.  A little on the cowboyish side, but it wasn't as crazy as Calvert this time!  Of course, all GG did was a regular outage, while Calvert was trying to stuff round TSP pegs in square holes.  I don't know if I'd want to be around if GG was trying to do something new like that.  Could be fun.

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #44 on: Apr 12, 2006, 04:59 »
No but its close.
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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #45 on: Apr 14, 2006, 05:53 »
His name is Bud Wilson. His # is 601-437-3385 home, cell is 601-218-4114.
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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #46 on: Apr 15, 2006, 07:17 »
 Best buffet is the Ameristar, Isle of Capri not far behind, both in Vicksburg.
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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #47 on: Apr 16, 2006, 09:25 »
Ameristar, o yes, all you can eat Snow Crab Legs every Friday and Saturday..................... .only time that casino lost money to me!
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« Reply #48 on: Aug 10, 2006, 11:04 »
what the big job that is getting ready to start down there?

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Re: Grand Gulf
« Reply #49 on: Sep 04, 2006, 12:21 »
The outage is now.At Kewanee

 


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