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Old 04-11-2012, 12:34 PM   #76
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Welcome, Ralph.

How 'bout putting a bit of information into your User Profile so folks can see what sorta fella they're having this discussion with.

You do recognize that this thread was more than five years old, so any price or wage comparisons would be a bit skewed with current numbers, yes?
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #77
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Welcome to the Forum Ralph... It's a common mistake that people make.. The last post to that thread was in 11/06...
So you're a tile setter? GO to the Pros Hangout and introduce yourownself. We're a friendly Forum here...

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #78
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Mmmm, Frank? Really hate to wake you like this, ol' buddy, but this is the Professionals' Hangout.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #79
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The UNION thing threw me off.....
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #80
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Well, now that you mention it, I'll move it to a more appropriate forum.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #81
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It is interesting to see the near universal assent on the board in '03 and '04 about our industry being "recession proof". I bet there would be some who would take exception to that now...
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #82
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Keep in mind, for all of the Union bashers out there, that the Boston wage scale is not applicable to the rest of the United States. Some of the complaints I've heard about the halls in Boston is that the wages are great but that there isn't enough work at that rate to keep people working full time.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #83
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That's just the problem, Shaughnn--the union doesn't care. They're out for the union. Period. If they happen to help their members in the process, so be it, but that's not their main goal.

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Yeah-- the circular file.

Oh-- and Nate, as for this industry not being recession proof, I said years ago (about the time of this thread originally) that a recession would be the best thing that could happen to this trade, because it'd shake alot of the rats loose that were just here for the money, thereby making the trade alot better. Now, I forget the magazine-- might've been one of the financial rags-- the tile industry is rated the 4th strongest growing trade in the country. No joke.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #84
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Now to be fair Shaughnn.. I did not do any bashing.. I thought I was very nice about it...
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I know a couple of guys in the union. What I hear is that they took a cut in pay and still most are on unemployment. There's only a handful of them working right now, and I mean a handful.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #86
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But I bet the local's not taking any excuses for late dues.
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