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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #50 on: Mar 22, 2006, 07:24 »
Besides I am ready to work indoors again.

FYI, it was aweful cold this morning with that wind blowing, but my frisker didnt freeze up once, just so you dont get that big surprise they forgot to tell you about.
« Last Edit: Mar 22, 2006, 07:26 by Dream Tarheel »
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #51 on: Mar 22, 2006, 07:53 »
BEERCOURT ,
I would like to know how anybody gets to work 16 weeks of outage at TVA ,there short?
Also where they get to work 84 hours a week at TVA???
You make a good case but in the real world of hp they numbers don't crunch up right.
He is one really lucky HP

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #52 on: Mar 22, 2006, 08:42 »
Heck, I dunno.  How many units do they have?  I was just trying to come up with a scenario that was possible.  I never offered my opinion as to whether or not it was likely.
I find that most HP's exaggerate their annual incomes, usually by counting every dollar of per diem as a buck and a half of income and neglecting to subtract all those hotel and travel expenses.
I figure a contract HP in a good year makes between 50 - 60 grand, plus another 5k - 9k in "unspent" per diem.  Add on another 12 - 14 large for unemployment, and you wind up with a total in the neighborhood of $75,000.  Anybody who says he made more than that is probably stretching it a bit.
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #53 on: Mar 22, 2006, 09:36 »
I agree with beer, but there are a few exceptions, I think.  Couples that get a years worth of work somewhere who own RVs and get a fairly big payrate plus decent diem probably come close to hitting or topping 100k each. The exception and not the rule.  Maybe it was Rocky Flats or some place where people were banking big dollars for wearing respirators and working 72-84 hours a week??  I dunno, but seems possible if the stars align correctly.

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #54 on: Mar 22, 2006, 11:12 »
Heck, I dunno.  How many units do they have?  I was just trying to come up with a scenario that was possible.  I never offered my opinion as to whether or not it was likely.
I find that most HP's exaggerate their annual incomes, usually by counting every dollar of per diem as a buck and a half of income and neglecting to subtract all those hotel and travel expenses.
I figure a contract HP in a good year makes between 50 - 60 grand, plus another 5k - 9k in "unspent" per diem.  Add on another 12 - 14 large for unemployment, and you wind up with a total in the neighborhood of $75,000.  Anybody who says he made more than that is probably stretching it a bit.
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #55 on: Mar 23, 2006, 11:44 »
FYI, it was aweful cold this morning with that wind blowing, but my frisker didnt freeze up once, just so you dont get that big surprise they forgot to tell you about.

Does this mean we are doing tool decon outside??

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #56 on: Mar 23, 2006, 01:40 »
TN-Man, were doing some outside frisking on some material that came from other utilities, "a clean sweep project". We should be about finished by the time to you get trained. For tool decon, we have a new decon building, I just set up a PM-7 and a PCM-2 in there this morning.

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #57 on: Mar 23, 2006, 07:24 »
Does this mean we are doing tool decon outside??

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Yes I am local....

Tn-man ,
That's cool your a local.
I can understand people who are local that work there with family close.

It's travelers that go when they can make alot more money elsewhere than at those wages.
If nobody but the locals put in and it was hard to staff,they may have to raise the wages to get people to come,not this nickle dime BS.
This would benifit all in the future,It's common sence.
Although common sence in this bizz is out the window.
« Last Edit: Mar 24, 2006, 05:49 by Rennhack »

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2006, 03:46 »
Well ,I like to think all of our slamming and bad mouthing of watts bar about the messed up per diem situation paid off.

The few of us who took it in our hands to stir the pot,hamsamich,lafeet to say a few, paid off for everyone out there.

We caught alot of grief from people,but if no one took it in their hands we may still be getting no diem or $1250 a month then it's taxed.

We can effect change out there if we stick together.

your comrade in arms
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« Last Edit: May 23, 2006, 03:49 by RadBastard »

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2006, 07:27 »
BRAVO RAD BASTARD,
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WE STUCK TOGETHER AND GOT A $4 HR RAISE.

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2006, 08:38 »
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #61 on: May 27, 2006, 08:08 »
I guess personal sensorship is alive and well on this site.
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2006, 09:24 »
No it isn't.  The posts you're looking for have been moved to Talk About Bartlett.
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2006, 09:52 »
Thanks Beercourt, I stand corrected.

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2006, 12:16 »
No it isn't.  The posts you're looking for have been moved to Talk About Bartlett.

Darnit! I was hoping to keep the mirage of repression and despotism going for a few more days at least.... ;)

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #65 on: Jun 02, 2006, 06:23 »
The SGRP started Tuesday, summer work!

And big brother is watching and reading, guess we got sold out for 30 pieces of silver. 8)
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #66 on: Jun 12, 2006, 02:47 »
Just in case your on your way to WBN, here is the latest.............

All Techs are required to pass an S3-S4 physical and a respirator fit, I guess the rubber sucking days are back, for this outage anyway.

Buyer Beware!

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #67 on: Jun 12, 2006, 03:53 »
Techs are required to pass a Physical not necessarily a S3 or S4.

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #68 on: Jun 13, 2006, 10:46 »
Techs are required to pass a Physical not necessarily a S3 or S4.
During the SQN SGRP they wanted as many as possible for flexibility....

Prepare to be flexible!
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #69 on: Jun 13, 2006, 11:54 »
I didn't realize that it was the SGRP that started.  I was under the impression that Watts Bar was shut down due to problems with the turbine.  I heard it was going to be a 21 day outage for repair.  Did you mean that they were bringing in Techs now in preparation for the SGRP this fall?

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #70 on: Jun 13, 2006, 04:27 »
The SGR has not started, and is still scheduled for 09/11/06. The forced outage should last about 19 days. Yes we are bringing in technicians now in preparation for the SGR.

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #71 on: Jun 13, 2006, 06:12 »
Hey OldTech, Do you even work for Bartlett, or do you just know everything?

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #72 on: Jun 14, 2006, 06:23 »
Silver, It doesn’t say Bartlett on my pay check, But I am here none the less.

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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #73 on: Jun 15, 2006, 05:07 »
Hey Bone call me!
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Re: Watts Bar
« Reply #74 on: Jul 13, 2006, 01:39 »
I was just wondering if anyone else was having trouble getting into Watts Bar for the SGRP.  A friend of mine confirmed her position at Watts Bar months ago.  She called Bartlett because her hire-in date is rapidly approaching and she hadn't recieved a in-processing package yet.  Bartlett then informed her that they had given her spot away....didn't call to tell her, or anything.  Does this happen a lot or is it just Watts Bar?  I don't understand.  I was never treated like that by Bartlett back in the day.

 


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