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Old 01-10-2011, 10:37 AM
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Will they guarantee you a couple years? Or is it a try it you will like it. Since you dont have to sell your home base sounds like a good opportunity as you could always move back.

Also sounds like you could pick up some custome bike stuff on a part time basis.
Don't know that stuff yet, they will pay for my move and a place to stay for 2 months so I can find the right place. I still need to talk to the person that would be my direct boss to figure it all out. So far the one thing that I don't like is when there are not any problems that need "my" team to fix we will be doing a lot of welding, I am a good welder with steel and alum. but dont want to just be welding all day all covered up in the heat.

I don't know what bike work pays there but I had looked into moving to FL. years ago so I could boat year round and good tech's up here make 2-3 times what they pay there. Last I heard a top Harley tech $15-20 an hour, metric $18-22. I made more than that 24 years ago. Being near D.C. there's money to be made around here.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:41 AM
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I'd at least check it out...try it out. while the ship building has declined, I think we haven't been hit quite as hard as most of the country has...it may be that we are lagging a bit but things are still ok down here. I wouldn't hesitate to try it out.
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Don't know that stuff yet, they will pay for my move and a place to stay for 2 months so I can find the right place. I still need to talk to the person that would be my direct boss to figure it all out. So far the one thing that I don't like is when there are not any problems that need "my" team to fix we will be doing a lot of welding, I am a good welder with steel and alum. but dont want to just be welding all day all covered up in the heat.

I don't know what bike work pays there but I had looked into moving to FL. years ago so I could boat year round and good tech's up here make 2-3 times what they pay there. Last I heard a top Harley tech $15-20 an hour, metric $18-22. I made more than that 24 years ago. Being near D.C. there's money to be made around here.
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the contract is for the remaining six ships and you'll be doing a lot of welding !
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