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  • 31-08-2018 3:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    Bit of a long shot, my young lad is starting a course in Thurles from 1st October to 1st of March

    Would anyone be travelling up here from Monday to Friday, or might know someone that is that he could lift share with, obviously will pay toward fuel etc.

    His hours are 8.30am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday and until 12.45pm on a Friday

    Please PM if you can help.

    Thanks


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    People really amaze me!


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    People really amaze me!

    Why?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Why?

    I wouldn't put my dog in to a car of a stranger if you get my drift!


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    I wouldn't put my dog in to a car of a stranger if you get my drift!

    Either would I, I was hoping that another student would be travelling up to do the course, not Larry Murphy.

    Take your point, should have clarified that


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    Are you going to interview to ascertain if any volunteer will indeed be a student or just take their word for it?

    I had a woman approach me one day and asked me would I train her daughter in one of my hobbies! She didn't know me or any thing about me but yet, she was prepared to entrust her daughter to my care! I f**king ask you!!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    Are you going to interview to ascertain if any volunteer will indeed be a student or just take their word for it?

    I had a woman approach me one day and asked me would I train her daughter in one of my hobbies! She didn't know me or any thing about me but yet, she was prepared to entrust her daughter to my care! I f**king ask you!!!!

    Think you’re over thinking this bud

    The young lad is 20, so any concerns will be dealt by him, and if needs be he’ll check with the place his course is. By the way it’s not a college course he’s doing

    Thanks for your concern though


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Bit of a long shot, my young lad is starting a course in Thurles from 1st October to 1st of March

    Would anyone be travelling up here from Monday to Friday, or might know someone that is that he could lift share with, obviously will pay toward fuel etc.

    His hours are 8.30am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday and until 12.45pm on a Friday

    Please PM if you can help.

    Thanks


    Is it the FAS centre he is going to?? If so there are usually lads up in the class who he could jump in with. Its what we done when we were up there for the few months.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    Is it the FAS centre he is going to?? If so there are usually lads up in the class who he could jump in with. Its what we done when we were up there for the few months.

    Yes, that’s the one, trying to find out if there’s anyone from around here, but proving difficult. They can give out personal details from the centre tho. Other than that he’ll have to stay up there. He’s learning to drive but the insurance is €4K.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    he might meet some lads up there that are driving some of the route he ll be taking, he might be able to meet these lads along the way, him doing part of the journey via public transport, an option, if he cant find somebody from waterford going that direction


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    he might meet some lads up there that are driving some of the route he ll be taking, he might be able to meet these lads along the way, him doing part of the journey via public transport, an option, if he cant find somebody from waterford going that direction

    Yip, could do that, if have no problem driving him some of the way, but I have to be in work for 8 and don’t finish till 6.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,372 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010
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    Are you going to interview to ascertain if any volunteer will indeed be a student or just take their word for it?

    I had a woman approach me one day and asked me would I train her daughter in one of my hobbies! She didn't know me or any thing about me but yet, she was prepared to entrust her daughter to my care! I f**king ask you!!!!

    So you had nothing constructive whatsoever to add to this thread only to put on some amateur dramatics about how "trusting" the OP is? You sad act, get a life.

    As for OP, my mate used to do that course up in FAS and after about 3 or 4 days he found out the routes of lads going up and managed to hop up and down for 4 days and got the bus the other day, would be well worth asking him to keep his ears peeled for where people are coming from.


  • Registered Users Posts: 498 ✭✭ Teebor15
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    Are you going to interview to ascertain if any volunteer will indeed be a student or just take their word for it?

    I had a woman approach me one day and asked me would I train her daughter in one of my hobbies! She didn't know me or any thing about me but yet, she was prepared to entrust her daughter to my care! I f**king ask you!!!!

    She dodged some bullet there!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    So you had nothing constructive whatsoever to add to this thread only to put on some amateur dramatics about how "trusting" the OP is? You sad act, get a life.

    As for OP, my mate used to do that course up in FAS and after about 3 or 4 days he found out the routes of lads going up and managed to hop up and down for 4 days and got the bus the other day, would be well worth asking him to keep his ears peeled for where people are coming from.

    Thanks for that

    Was looking at buses, trains etc but it seems to be one of the hardest places to get to from here

    He’s hoping to make contact with some of the other lads so hopefully will get sorted

    He doesn’t fancy staying up there


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,374 ✭✭✭ lertsnim
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    I had a woman approach me one day and asked me would I train her daughter in one of my hobbies! She didn't know me or any thing about me but yet, she was prepared to entrust her daughter to my care! I f**king ask you!!!!

    If she had know more about you I'd say she wouldn't have dreamed of asking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Yes, that’s the one, trying to find out if there’s anyone from around here, but proving difficult. They can give out personal details from the centre tho. Other than that he’ll have to stay up there. He’s learning to drive but the insurance is €4K.

    He would be best to see if anyone in his class is travelling. Its how most of the lads started car share when i was there. I was car sharing with one at first but as lads got to know each other we ended up with two other lads which costs us 30 each to travel up and down.

    Is it the electronic security systems or electrical trade which he is at?


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    He would be best to see if anyone in his class is travelling. Its how most of the lads started car share when i was there. I was car sharing with one at first but as lads got to know each other we ended up with two other lads which costs us 30 each to travel up and down.

    Is it the electronic security systems or electrical trade which he is at?

    The security systems one, Alta

    Problem is with the privacy laws they won’t tell us much beforehand. We’ve rang a few of the local companies but none seem to have any lads on this one

    Plus he’s not on the road yet so don’t want him stranded up there


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    The security systems one, Alta

    Did that myself its good. Very interesting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    Did that myself its good. Very interesting.

    Yeah he seems to like it


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Yeah he seems to like it

    Yep its a good trade to be in now. Hopefully the money improves tho as they took the pay rate away from the electrical rate where it was meant to be. Its now on the construction rate. €243 a week compared to the sparks €254 (phase 2) It seems like nothing but as he goes through the phases the difference in pay becomes apparent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    Yep its a good trade to be in now. Hopefully the money improves tho as they took the pay rate away from the electrical rate where it was meant to be. Its now on the construction rate. €243 a week compared to the sparks €254 (phase 2) It seems like nothing but as he goes through the phases the difference in pay becomes apparent.

    Does it increase when he starts up there to €380?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Does it increase when he starts up there to €380?

    Depends on when he was registered with fas. They will tell him all of that on his first day. Somebody will talk to him and let him know what he will be getting. There is also the union connect (teeu) which id advise he join. It is free for the duration of the apprenticeship.

    The staff up in the training centre are nice. The ESS instructor is a nice guy and will help lads no end. He will print out loads of stuff for them which we found a great help when studying for exams.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    Depends on when he was registered with fas. They will tell him all of that on his first day. Somebody will talk to him and let him know what he will be getting. There is also the union connect (teeu) which id advise he join. It is free for the duration of the apprenticeship.

    The staff up in the training centre are nice. The ESS instructor is a nice guy and will help lads no end. He will print out loads of stuff for them which we found a great help when studying for exams.

    Great I’ll pass this onto him, thanks for all the advice- he was registered August 2017 by the way


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Great I’ll pass this onto him, thanks for all the advice- he was registered August 2017 by the way

    No worries any other questions just give me shout. Did he happen to refuse an initial call or is this his first call to phase 2??


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    No worries any other questions just give me shout. Did he happen to refuse an initial call or is this his first call to phase 2??

    This is his 1st call


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    No worries any other questions just give me shout. Did he happen to refuse an initial call or is this his first call to phase 2??

    This is his 1st call


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    This is his 1st call

    He should get the higher rate then as far as i know. That would be 368 a week. He will know within a couple of days as the guy dealing with all of that will speak to him. Oh and another bit of advice.....if he can get an address up there to say he is staying even tho he isnt it works out better as the rate for staying in digs is €68 a week where as the travel is €32 a week. Almost everyone does it and the staff turn a blind eye to it. I know for a fact it goes on all over the country with apprentices claiming digs when they are travelling. Out of 14 in our class 6 done exactly that. I knew a few of the sparks in the other 3 classes and a good few of them were doing the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    He should get the higher rate then as far as i know. That would be 368 a week. He will know within a couple of days as the guy dealing with all of that will speak to him. Oh and another bit of advice.....if he can get an address up there to say he is staying even tho he isnt it works out better as the rate for staying in digs is €68 a week where as the travel is €32 a week. Almost everyone does it and the staff turn a blind eye to it. I know for a fact it goes on all over the country with apprentices claiming digs when they are travelling. Out of 14 in our class 6 done exactly that. I knew a few of the sparks in the other 3 classes and a good few of them were doing the same.

    Haha nice one - I’ll let him know that, might be better to delete this post tho - you never know who’s be reading them lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Haha nice one - I’ll let him know that, might be better to delete this post tho - you never know who’s be reading them lol

    Maybe... i doubt it will change tho. Its quite a regular occurrence throughout the country. He might aswell maximise what he can seen as most others are at it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz
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    alta stare wrote: »
    Maybe... i doubt it will change tho. Its quite a regular occurrence throughout the country. He might aswell maximise what he can seen as most others are at it.

    That’s true, did you keep going with the apprenticeship?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    jimbojazz wrote: »
    That’s true, did you keep going with the apprenticeship?

    I did. Im 3rd phase now. 4th early next year in WIT so at least its local.


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