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#6324557 - 09/13/18 07:36 PM More work available than there is manpower...
Mike in A-town Online   happy
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Registered: 09/29/13
Posts: 6662
Loc: Northeast Oklahoma
...to man it.

The electrical market in my little corner of the world is booming. In the last week, I think 5 guys have left the company I'm working for to go elsewhere. And the prospect of being able to replace them soon is not good.

I fully expect contractors to have to begin increasing compensation to hold on to the help they have.

It just looks to get busier.

Cha-Ching $$$

Mike
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#6324603 - 09/13/18 08:41 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Matt28 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 1495
Loc: Oklahoma
Good deal, my buddy was in Puerto Rico and made excellent money as a line man. What part do you do?

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#6324615 - 09/13/18 09:25 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Andy27 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/12
Posts: 94
Loc: Northern mn
Slow in our area for electrical, but very busy down near the cities. Lots of solar work, with no end in site. Company I work for specializes in oil and gas, and the oil company around here has not spent anything in the last couple years, but hopefully that changes soon with a big project in the near future..

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#6324621 - 09/13/18 09:39 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 3076
Loc: Green County Wisconsin
just about every one here is hiring , haven't exactly seen pay go up much.
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#6324623 - 09/13/18 09:44 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Okie Farmer Offline
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Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 400
Loc: Oklahoma
Several different electrical company trucks running around the area doing oil field work. Grandson worked for a local electrician for about three months, he liked the work but the work atmosphere wasn't a good fit for him.

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#6324626 - 09/13/18 09:47 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
bucksnbears Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 2555
Loc: western mn
Gotta be a lot of Dems looking to work right ? whistle to
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#6324642 - 09/13/18 10:09 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 4060
Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.

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#6324648 - 09/13/18 10:18 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: racerboy108]
KeithC Offline
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Registered: 05/13/09
Posts: 3148
Loc: Champaign County, Ohio.
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.


Corporations are people and for the most part are good. Socialists and communists never understand this. Liberals manipulate people into hating those that are more sucessfull. You get what you deserve out of life in a capitalist society.

Keith

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#6324662 - 09/13/18 10:29 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Rat Masterson Offline
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Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 1444
Loc: SE Minn
If all corporations are so profitable a guy should start his own.

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#6324669 - 09/13/18 10:37 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: racerboy108]
FlyinFinn Offline
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Registered: 11/18/12
Posts: 10305
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.

Bernie Sanders? Is that you?

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#6324677 - 09/13/18 10:48 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Rat Masterson]
KeithC Offline
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Registered: 05/13/09
Posts: 3148
Loc: Champaign County, Ohio.
Originally Posted By: Rat Masterson
If all corporations are so profitable a guy should start his own.


It's easier for liberals to hate and use the government to steal money from those who work harder, smarter and who are willing to take the risk of starting their own business.

Keith

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#6324708 - 09/14/18 12:12 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE]
yotetrapper30 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 8001
Loc: Oakland, MS
Originally Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE
just about every one here is hiring , haven't exactly seen pay go up much.



Sure has down here! When we moved here 4 years ago, starting pay for unskilled workers was $7.25 since we have no minimum wage in this state. Now I don't know of anywhere that starts for less than $10....

But the benefits are what has really gone nuts... $1 for $1 401ks, great health plans, paid vacation, sick time etc... all from big box stores.


Edited by yotetrapper30 (09/14/18 12:13 AM)

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#6324744 - 09/14/18 04:42 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Marty Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 10428
Loc: North East Kansas
I pay my painter $20+ an hour. Its been very hard to find good help that has a good attitude and will do an above average job. I have been doing a lot of stuff by myself which gets old but there is no drama/bs.

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#6324749 - 09/14/18 04:51 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Ru2hunt Offline
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Registered: 01/30/17
Posts: 64
Loc: Alabama
The problem here is not work and pay...its finding someone that actually will work for the pay!

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#6324753 - 09/14/18 04:57 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: racerboy108]
Gary Benson Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5791
Loc: Sandhills Nebraska
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.


Can you say socialism??
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#6324759 - 09/14/18 05:04 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
danny clifton Online   content
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11716
Loc: williamsburg ks
plenty of good paying jobs around here. a lot of them are offered by greedy corporations

a lot of opportunity to start a business also

my son has one of those jobs with a greedy corporation. has about 83 people he is responsible for. I hear from him all the time how many people they go through to find somebody who will show up on time every day and work when they get there. it is amazing to me how many people can not work without constant supervision. they want paid but don't understand how that pay is generated I guess.


Edited by danny clifton (09/14/18 05:05 AM)
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#6324824 - 09/14/18 06:35 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
OhioBoy Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 2079
Loc: Ohio
We hire 100 people and by the first day of work your down to 20 if your lucky. After exams background checks and drug testing.

Then the first day only half of them show up.

Then half them don't last two weeks.

A year later your lucky to have 2 or 3 of them still there.

I bet we do that every month or more often.

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#6324837 - 09/14/18 07:18 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Larry Baer Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 844
Loc: Peoria County Illinois
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.



I have a corporation and own a small company and idiotic ( IMHO ) comments like this one are what makes divisions between good people who would get along fine. I am at work about 70 hours a week plus I farm. There is not enough money made at either job to make a good living. Today I was at my desk at 5:15 making out pay checks, paying unemployment tax, child support for employees, bidding jobs, and I swept the front of our parking lot. I'm leaving at 11:00 to go rake hay. Then it's back to work around 2:00, then in the field around 5:00. Most people out there are well compensated for there jobs and as the person who started this post mentioned it is a workers market right now. You can go about anywhere and make more. It's the same way here. Sounds like Racerboy needs to get off his underpaid _____ and become a greedy rich owner of something other than his millennial woke socialist snowgo.

Probably going to get deleted foo that but I'm going to leave my comments on here. I'm tired of taking shots from the peanut gallery and trying to take the high road all the time. I'm in Illinois surrounded by socialist construction workers who think they're hotshots and look at our state.

It's the same here OhioBoy. Good people are hard to find. I went though 120 applications for the last person I hired. Most young people who stop by to fill out applications don't want the job they just want the check. I had one kid show up in pajamas... I need help now and am paying more than a lot of other places here but it's like you said and sometimes the person you hired is not the same one who shows up on their first day.... People don't leave jobs for money - they leave for other reasons.

For all you guys looking at the job market- good luck. Now is the time to top off your retirements and make good money. Get out there and see the country if you want to.

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#6324895 - 09/14/18 09:13 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Matt28]
Mike in A-town Online   happy
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Registered: 09/29/13
Posts: 6662
Loc: Northeast Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Matt28
Good deal, my buddy was in Puerto Rico and made excellent money as a line man. What part do you do?


I'm an electrician, not a lineman. But right now we are doing mostly medium voltage gear... 4.16kV and 25kV.

It's getting to the point guys are able to pick and choose their work... Close to the house, more money, less hours... Pick your flavor.

Mike
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#6324926 - 09/14/18 10:16 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
J.Morse Offline
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Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 3198
Loc: Northern Michigan
My SIL is a shift foreman at a machinist shop. He complains constantly about the bozos that work there. Most drizzle in late, run off early, and if asked to pee in a cup they, as often as not, lose their job. The company pays very well and consistently has a shortage of decent workers. It boggles my feeble Boomer mind that folks are so flippant (sp?) about showing up and giving a good days work. Before I made the jump to self-employed, I had numerous jobs, some of which I actually detested. Even those miserable jobs were showed up to on time and worked well. There are just too many ways to NOT have to work nowadays. Were I able, I would still be going 6 or 7 days a week like I did for decades. Thank God both of my kids are great employees that bust their butt and earn every nickel they are paid.


Edited by J.Morse (09/14/18 10:16 AM)
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