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  •  Union workers do have (2+ / 0-)
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    judyms9, midwesterner

    the institutional memory. The engineering staff sure don't, they jump around in short intervals to higher positions.

    In my last job it was all "put on blinders" don't ever apply the experience and knowledge that enabled you to get into inspection.

    At least the technician support was also up from the tool box.

    •  I'll give you that point (1+ / 0-)
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      Experience does count, for line technicians, engineers, machinists and everyone else on a project. At the same time, "retired in place" and protected by seniority, aka last hired first fired, or other reasons is bad news.

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