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    What's up all new here. Have a couple a question's i hope someone in my area or close by can answer with knowledge. Well to start off i am a 32 year old best shape in my life, no back aches no injuries, CDL class A driver have been doing this since 2003. Around 2004 i was hired at a wet water drilling company (prosonic) i was a drillers helper testing for water contamination learning the in and outs of the trade from auger drilling, pipe fitting, carrying pipes into the drill head and balancing and working close by with geologists. Lost the job i got into a nasty car accident, my supervisor had put me on 3 months hold meaning if i get well before the 3 months was done i could have return back to work but the injury was bad and could not return back to work. Ever since 9 years old i worked with my hands worked close with my father doing multiple task's from fixing boiler, plumbing, sheetrock and electrical even roofing So after losing the drilling job that i loved and enjoyed i went back to becoming a truck driver (boring) ever since then thats what i have done. Now i am going back to school, bergen county school of technology for my GED i know most of you must be like wow why now well i did stupid things when i was young had a kid at a early age and was basically forced to work to make ends meet even if i had to drop out of school to work 2 jobs or what ever it took to put food on my table. Not sure if bergen county has a apprenticeship program for plumbing or just a course to teach 4 year apprentice's how to obtain the master license. Who ever attended this school please message me with details or just post your experience. I have now the time and patience to get back on track so my family can live at least comfortable and get myself a profession. I am located in north east new jersey i checked my local union but they seem to have no openings and not taking any apps, well im hoping i can find a apprenticeship program or a certified school i can attend to become a plumber If anyone can help me out with some link's or some advice i would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to read my post

  • drtyhands
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    Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
    If your going to change your name, I vote "StinkyFinger"
    You didn't hear enough of that in high shcool?
    Oh...You set out early in life passing up such frivolousness

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  • major pain
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    Thank's everyone for the reply's and help.


    I think i am a little rusty in math, so i guess taking classes would be the best for me so i could brush up on all major subjects, and be ready for what ever test comes my way once im done with class.

    All you guys suggestion for a name is great, but lol my father calls me major pain, so i guess i'll go with that name.

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  • Gene Bickford
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    Don't sweat the GED deal. I to quit school at an early age. I don't consider it quiting though. My choices at the time were starve, get a job, or become a leach. I chose to get a job.

    You said your currently going to school to get your GED. If your in a hurry to get your GED you may want to contact your states educational department to see if you can just take the test without having to take the class. Thats what I did and I was surprised at how easy the test was.

    Plus, nothing rhymes with High School Diploma, so now I can say "knee deep in pop and pee 'cause' all I 'gut' was my GED"


    P.S.
    If your going to change your name, I vote "StinkyFinger"

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  • drtyhands
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    After all this...I would figure he's over it all.

    Handsoff

    It's German you know.

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  • HVAC HAWK
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    he is new to plumbing so his hands are clean so

    Clean Hands

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  • Josh
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    Dirty Hands... what would you like your new login to be. I can change it as soon as I have something to change it to.. no worries over overlapping Adam... i am sure he understands.

    let me know what you want to be named.

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  • drtyhands
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    Welcome to the forum Dirty Hands.
    A lot of respect to a man who decides to make a serious investment in his profession instead of some moneyquick hack letting others believe he has made the same investment to gain wisdom.
    I hope you do well.You should from what I've seen so far.
    ADAM

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  • henneca
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    Josh is the main administrator of this forum. I work for him here at Ridge. I will shoot him an email and ask that he help you to change your name.

    Good luck with an apprenticeship program.

    Cathy
    Assistant to Josh

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  • major pain
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    Wow thanks for the links.

    I'm going to check those out asap.

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  • Bob D.
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    Start here.

    http://www.njtrainingsystems.org/Resources.aspx


    and read the info on apprenticehsips here to

    http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/emp...nticeship.html

    Look into the Green Jobs training offered by the State also.

    You need your GED or HS diploma for a apprenticeship with the unions.
    Work is slow here, from wha I have heard they have many people out of work, they are not likely to take any apprentcies now because they can't put them to work. Also, most of them don't have an open call for apprentices all year long, but for a couple months a year. Call or ask or find their web sites (http://www.ua.org/links.asp or try http://www.uanj.org/ ) They should all have apprenticeship info posted there.


    Here's one more link <click me>
    Last edited by Bob D.; 08-24-2009, 09:04 PM.

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  • major pain
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    Thank's for the input guy's

    I don't know who josh is but if any one of you guy's can send him a message to help me change my name i would appreciate it.

    I tried searching for other forums that would have to do with plumbers, but it seems there is not any as informative as this site.

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  • HVAC HAWK
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    Originally posted by dirty hands View Post
    Pardon self i did not know someone had this name.

    So how would i go about changing my name?

    Does this mean i can not get any help because someone else has this name?

    If that is so why would the website let me generate this name?

    and again excuse me for any confusion.
    this happened because his is dirtyhands
    one word
    wait until josh comes on he can help you change it

    and give your post some time some one from NJ will be on some time ,there are a lot of people that dont live on here

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  • DELCASE
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    You do sound like a young man that has his head on straigt..
    high school is not a problem..you can work with your hands or you cant.
    Here you need to find a master plumber to work under, to get into school.

    washed my hands.....would be good name... you did the job and cleaned up

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  • DELCASE
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    Try clean hands

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