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    FA450 Noobie help

    I have a Toyoda FA450 I bought used a couple of months ago. My biggest problems right now is the ATC is always jamming. And I've been calling a tech to come help me out every time it happens.

    I'm...
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    Over here, The average CNC operator is making...

    Over here,
    The average CNC operator is making $17-20/hr (maybe more if you learn fast). And a programmer is about $25-35/hr (maybe even 40 if you be the "unicorn").
    Benefits, health care, vacation...
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    Well i didn't shout that out to everyone. I just...

    Well i didn't shout that out to everyone. I just told them individually. I was being cheeky.
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    So Bootless got the boot, and the next day I...

    So Bootless got the boot, and the next day I shouted "free boots for all! - up to 100 bucks - this ain't a fashion show!" ----- and a great CHEER rang out in the shop. Just kidding. :D

    I reminded...
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    Yea he's going. I just wanted to give the poor...

    Yea he's going. I just wanted to give the poor guy a chance. Either way, I understand how it goes in this business.

    And Yes, there are those that have risen from bottom up in the company. We got...
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    To the machinist who get offered 15$ an hour with...

    To the machinist who get offered 15$ an hour with all the experience. I find it hard to believe that a shop owner would pass up on such a "profitable" guy. We have been looking for such employees -...
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    Yikes meth head!

    Yikes meth head!
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    No he cannot thread. He also does not know how...

    No he cannot thread.
    He also does not know how to center, does not read blue prints properly and cannot rough out pieces in the correct order.

    I dont know how he got his ticket.
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    The payscale isnt hazy. It's based on skill. We...

    The payscale isnt hazy. It's based on skill. We started off the bootless guy at 25/hr, since he has journeyman, but the guy doesnt know how to thread a stubacme thread. Wait, lemme guess I should be...
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    Thanks laurentian, I think i might. Its just...

    Thanks laurentian,
    I think i might. Its just such a risk taking on these the kids from abroad.

    So far everyone here wants a "monkey pushes the green button" job, and not the "cool kids...
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    Hi, thanks for the reply. I think you missed a...

    Hi, thanks for the reply. I think you missed a point here. I said he ALREADY has boots. He doesn't want to wear them. Period.

    Also with regards to pay, we pay on a skill based pay wage. So if...
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    Its not that he doesnt have boots, he just...

    Its not that he doesnt have boots, he just doesn't want to wear them out of comfort. We haven't needed the "boot allowance" for a long time as most people we hire have this already. We provide,...
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    He's only been here for 2 weeks and is...

    He's only been here for 2 weeks and is increasingly belligerent. The safety boots are something I strongly believe in, as I have many years of experience in this type of workplace and this is...
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    I feel your pain, we have a small shop ourselves,...

    I feel your pain, we have a small shop ourselves, about 3 regular employees, (my son and his wife working 10 hrs a day to make the company work plus myself) We are looking for another CNC programmer...
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    Poor guy needs a job so badly when we first met...

    Poor guy needs a job so badly when we first met him - he was the nicest dude you could find. Two weeks in, and he's fighting with everyone in the shop (including the small office girl who hardly...
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    I'm thinking of letting this guy go, I'm not...

    I'm thinking of letting this guy go, I'm not about to buy him a new set of shoes that he was supposed to have already before we hired him! We asked him if he had shoes and he said "yes, but i don't...
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    You'd be surprised. I've had 5 guys come in to...

    You'd be surprised. I've had 5 guys come in to the shop and not one of them even know how to thread on the CNC. It's kind of ridiculous.
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    So give him another warning and tell him if he's...

    So give him another warning and tell him if he's not going to comply to hit the road? Seems fair to me.

    I kind of find this guy to be quite annoying as he has a serious "temper" problem and...
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    Safety Boots?

    Hi I'm new here and wanted to ask any other shop owners if they got an opinion on what I should do.

    I recently hired a new CNC machinist who refuses to wear steel toed boots to work. I've warned...
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