Diesel technician salary
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2023.03.25 14:40 rrmdp 📢 Wright Implement Company is hiring a Diesel Technician!
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2023.03.24 21:53 Disastrous_Edge5329 Best degree to get while already working as a PLC Programmer?
I did a vocational automation degree, where I initially realized I wanted to work in PLC, had a few jobs that were more centered around mechanical and electrical technician work, until I landed an amazing position at a place that was willing to train me up as their PLC Technician/Programmer, and it's been going great.
for reference I live in canada, am 22 and make 81k base salary a year with also a lot of overtime.
I want to also study part time online while working in order to increase my career potential, salary cap, and just my general value/knowledge that i bring to the table.
essentially i'm hesitant towards the direction i should go education wise, i was thinking maybe cs or ee? any input is appreciated, thank you!
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2023.03.24 18:08 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in OH Hiring Now!
Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in oh. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.03.24 16:51 Velo3610 [Hiring] (Seattle) Diesel Technicians/Mobile Installer
This position will conduct deployment services for transportation technology products; including GPS Communication & Tracking Devices, On Board Computing, Tire Inflation Systems, Refrigeration Monitoring and Auxiliary Power Units. Record and communicate installation deliverables to Project Management and Call Center data collections center in a stated timely manner. Meet planned installation quantities per day. Other duties as assigned.
Preferred but not required experience:
· MECP Certification
· Car Audio Installation
· Mobile Audio Installation
· ASE Certified
Salary starting at $22.00
Competitive pay Company Vehicle Fuel Card Daily Travel Peridium Hotel/Travel Card Paid Training Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance Paid Holidays 401K Retirement Plan Company provided EAP, life insurance and short-term disability Annual Safety Allowance Bi-Annual Prescription Safety Glasses Allowance Company provided uniforms Tool Loan Program Continuing Safety Training
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2023.03.24 16:48 No_Competition4897 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in TX Hiring Now!
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Hey guys, here are some recent job openings , feel free to comment here if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.03.24 14:45 Rosielovly How would you categorize the different types of diesel mechanics because me personally I only work on old and weird shit but I know some technicians that won’t touch this stuff with a 10 foot pole
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2023.03.24 14:29 SchlesingerMindy323 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in CA Hiring Now!
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2023.03.24 11:24 pinnaclegenerators Why Generators Are Important For Commercial Buildings?
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Do you have backup generators for commercial buildings
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The security of your employees and clients could be in jeopardy if your commercial enterprise is left without power. You should install standby generators for commercial buildings
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The lights and HVAC system in your building won't work without energy. Even if the rest of your neighborhood is without power, a backup generator will ensure that all of your leisure systems function. To ensure that your HVAC system is directly linked to your new generator, you can consult your technician. You may maintain the temperature of your building to your exact requirements by using generator electricity. If your facility includes processors or other temperature-sensitive electronics, this may be especially important.
The preponderance of your company's assets, such as A/C units, surveillance systems, machinery, electronic equipment, workstations, and other items, depends on the electricity in your commercial building. Power outages not only result in disruption, but the immediate outage itself can create electrical issues. In the scenario of an unplanned power outage, delicate equipment may potentially malfunction, necessitating repair, which can be expensive or add to the delay.
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It's crucial to make your building secure in addition to keeping it comfortable. You lose important efficiency in the case of a power loss. You're practically out of luck while you wait for your building to get electricity again, so everything needs to be put on hold. As production deteriorates, you start to let clients down and miss opportunities. Additionally, even when it does come back up, you still lose time while your team reconstitutes and starts working again. Use generators for commercial buildings
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2023.03.24 09:55 Logical_Mail8131 SSO Questions
Just had a bunch of questions that I couldn't google succesfully, would appreciate any info. I'm eyeing up Aerospace software engineering via DUS and was curious about both the job itself and SSOs in general.
Firstly, is initial military training just RMC-D or would we do kapooka as well?
What is the career progression for SSOs - for instance, would ranks go from cadet -> lieutenant -> all the way to possibly general etc, or is it different?
What part of the salary scales do you look at?
How much work do you actually get to do with software or is it more so just people management and logistics?
Finally, considering its an officer role, who would you actually be in charge of? Other engineers? Technicians?
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2023.03.24 09:44 bapatasix Career advice needed
tl;dr: Im relatively new to my job and need to know how to get better before my job fires me for being inadequate.
I feel like im either in the wrong field or im just super hard on myself, but I think im going to get fired at my new job and it really bothers me.
I was a lube tech at my last job (diesel), and they basically told me theres no way I could move up after working there for 3 years, I felt very confident that with the right training I COULD be a good technician, so I left 2 months ago. now that im here at a spot id call my ideal location, I am very bad at my job. my new job knows I was a lube tech for 3 years and I dont know a lot about the intricacies of diesel engines.
I wont say theyve thrown me to the wolves or anything, but ive gotten very minimal training in little stuff that I do and its still quite difficult for me to do certain things. I know the process of certain stuff but actually doing it is what gets me, I cant get stuff done fast enough. I heard someone at my new job got fired for working slowly after 6 months. I dont want to get fired but I also feel like an idiot because I made a big deal about getting this type of work and not being limited to oil changes and now I cant do the work efficiently enough.
Should I just find or a new job now or just ride it out if/until I get fired? I dont see myself doing anything else. I hate this feeling and I dont like going into work knowing how bad I am. How can I get better in these conditions? ive asked for help before and its a very half hearted attempt at showing me, im not an idiot but theres no way id know certain things unless someone did it with me before.
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2023.03.24 04:44 Ok_Buddy2994 I need help, I’ve applied to over 100 places and nothing.
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2023.03.24 00:04 imposter-syndrome84 Does it feel like fast food workers’ salary is quickly catching up with Electronics Technicians’ salary?
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2023.03.23 23:32 rrmdp 📢 Penske is hiring a Diesel Technician/Mechanic II!
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2023.03.23 19:46 Little-Cantaloupe207 Englishman looking to move to Stockholm
So I currently live at home with my Parents south of Manchester, I really don't like how the UK is and can't see a future here for myself.
I have always loved Sverige and the way of life, it feels so free to me.
So basically just trying to find out some things that Imight not have thought about yet:
Looking to get a few pointers and pros/cons on moving to Sweden/Stockholm specifically
Which area or suburb is best?
Do I need good Swedish language skills to move?
What is a good salary for an IT consultant/technician
Finally, what is a good rental amount?
Open to other smaller cities too (1 have friends in Karlstad)
-on a side note whats the easiest way to make friends before I move?
Thanks any and all comments are super helpful! 😁
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2023.03.23 17:16 deadhead4077-work Interview @ U of R laser labs
Interview went well, I really appreciate all the interview tips and advice from yall. I think I made a good impression, the position sounds great, 10x better than what I'm doing now and it sounds like there is plenty of room for growth in the position. Makes the most sense to get my foot in the door, even if its a pay cut. Job satisfaction is a higher priority for me at this point in my life. Then I'll see how it goes and play it by year when it comes to continuing education. I hear back in 2 weeks!
I have zero optical background. But I'm looking for a career change after surviving my first round of layoffs, been through 4 layoffs total and honestly surviving almost feels worse.
Been in industry for nearly ten years as a mechanical engineedesign engineer. Thought I finally landed my dream R+D job working on digital printing presses. But sadly my department was put on the chopping block after being there only a year, I'm one of the few people remaining to shepherd this dying product line to harvest. I have a great salary, unlimited time off and a pension but possibly a 5 year ticking clock on my department. I'm told there will be interesting work eventually or transfers to other departments.
Needless to say my career outlook feels very uncertain and looking for a career change with more job security and more fulfillment. Left college wanting to change to world to electric vehicles but eventually grew up and realized only public transportation and cleaning up the grid will make a real impact against climate change. I'm tired of the profit motive driven industry, threat of layoffs where R+D is the first to go and want to contribute to meaningful research.
Enter learning about laboratory for laser energetics at the U of R. I live in Rochester, have family here at want to stay for the foreseeable future. I had no idea this kinda national lab was in my hometown or that they contributed to the very recent nuclear fusion breakthrough. Been very inspired to contribute to that kind of groundbreaking research, but also for the job security it comes with DOE funding. I applied to a few technician positions, but after a call with the recruiter, she found a more senior role in line with my current salary, have an interview for the following potion
We are looking for a Sr. Technical Associate to support research with thebuild, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of experimental systems that are used to purify small quantities of hydrogen. You will also be responsible for operating and maintaining systems used for experiments with tritium (radiation certification training provided for certification).
any tips for an interview for a position like that? I have enough knowledge of that kind of design work for experimental stations and instrumentation but zero experience in purifying gases.
I def feel qualified enough for this type of position, but after being around Phds doing research in my current R+D job, I want to reach that research scientist tract. CAD and building things is fun and all, but I got a taste of design of experiments, data collection and analysis, really enjoyed it and want to reach that research scientist track. Which probably means I need a Phd. Or Do I?
I'm 32 and almost tempted to apply for the Phd program at U of R to ensure if I do wind up at the laser labs I can do more science and research. I have a whole year to plan since I just missed the application deadline.
Big question, do I pursue the senior technical associate position I'm interviewing for or keep my higher salary position for another year to build savings for the eventual stipend salary?
Do I get my foot in the door even if its cut in pay now or build savings at current job to pursue Phd
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2023.03.23 15:28 SchlesingerMindy323 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in CA Hiring Now!
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2023.03.23 15:08 Culperrr Company hiring for GIS Technician - Remote
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2023.03.23 14:15 Davidmora12 Men and Women have the best career in the Beauty Industry
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The beauty industry has had a total makeover within a few years. People were not so known for makeup products but now a variety of new products and styles have come out. The way you dress, behave, and carry yourself are all important components of personal beauty, as are characteristics that are difficult or impossible to change, such as social standing and income, race, and physical characteristics like height and shape. But when we first meet someone, we focus on their face. We are incredibly skilled at distinguishing between faces that launch a thousand ships and those that don't. The brain performs a variety of tasks, including detecting beauty.
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2023.03.23 06:30 HermesTheKitty Interesting Storyy: How American-Backed University Turned Out To Be The Epicenter of Anti-Americanism and Revolutionary 68 Youth Movement in Turkey Thanks To the Vietnam War
I'm an ongoing student at this university, and I find its' history quite interesting. It was founded and constructed by American diplomats with purely pro-American anti-communist interests throughout the Cold War, but within years it became the very center of anti-Americanism, communism, and the '68 revolutionary socialist movement. And what is more mind-blowing is that the Vietnam War was the very reason these radical changes happened very fast.
Let me elaborate:
Middle East Technical University(METU) [Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (ODTÜ) in Turkish] was founded by USA officials in Ankara, Turkey in 1956, at a time Turkey was a very close ally of the USA and had very recently joined North Atlantic Treaty (this happened in 1952). The USA was looking forward to constructing NATO military bases throughout Turkey, which was a neighbor to USSR, so as to counteract any possible threats coming from USSR and to follow its interests in the Middle East in general. 104 NATO bases have been engineered and have been used by NATO officials (mostly Americans) up to this day since then.
But there was a problem. It was not likely to hire American engineers and technicians there and risk their lives with dangerous tasks at Cold War nuclear, military, espionage, and radar bases with the potential of being targeted/attacked by the USSR or even worse, being blown up by possible explosions of the nuclear warheads they construct and maintain at theses bases (hopefully that never happened, but there was always a risk). Besides, the salaries they were offering to highly educated American engineers, scientists, technicians, etc. were not found satisfactory whereas it was highly satisfactory and demanded by would-be Turkish personnel due to Turkey being a very poor country still undergoing a harsh process of industrialization and urbanization at that time.
This was how METU came into being because Americans thought they would need highly qualified engineers, personnel, technicians, bureaucrats, diplomats, and economists to run these NATO bases smoothly, with other US/NATO/Western bloc-backed political projects, operations, and agendas as well. Not just that, but METU would likely raise generations in order to attain American political, financial, military, and cultural interests in the Middle East as a means to counteracting USSR-Communist threats towards Turkey in general. In other words, it would likely be the ''American Cultural Base
'' as a university.
Founded and funded by Americans, the university's language of education was also appointed to be English (Anglophone
staff were needed in NATO bases indeed). Its sole organization and campus were managed by American staff themselves, designed as a ''little America within Turkey
''. Not just classrooms but dormitories, cafeterias, sports halls, congress/convention centers, Deans' office... were also designed in a fashion that was resembling America by all means. Every single detail was concerned. Hoodies, t-shirts, school rings, and all other licensed university merchandise were produced to be sold to students, which was a quite American-ish
thing Turks never came across before. Like the one with university shuttles traveling within the campus, yes, that was an American-ish thing for us Turks too. Lots of American-ish things... Needless to say, most of the lecturers and staff were American or British appointed by the USA so as to make sure they would brainwash the pupils by propagate pro-American, pro-NATO anti-communist ideas among students. Though being a public school, the university was itself funded and financed by the US government each year. Its whole curriculum was set by the US government itself, let alone the educational system and approaches...
But the plan backfired. As a result of being a public school, students enrolling in the university were mostly coming from rural, underdeveloped regions. Some of them were very poor, some were middle class, and some were affluent families. But what was common among these students is that as a result of coming from rural regions(%80 of the Turkish populace was rural back then), they were coming from very harsh conditions embracing a modest way of living. And even students with middle-class or upper-middle-class backgrounds were likely to be considered poor with regard to the US standards. As I said it was hard times, being middle class or even upper middle class (due to Turkish standards) was meant to afford the basic necessities of life without debt. U live in a shelter (no matter if the shelter is good or bad, you are the owner or renter), u are able to feed urself at breakfast and/or dinner, u can afford the money to have few clothes, ur child attends to the public school (no matter if it was hard or easy, even affording pencil, eraser, notebook was a matter of being rich that time) then u were considered to be the middle-class or upper middle class in Turkey that time.
Anyways, once the students enrolled in the METU, they had difficulties adopting an urban way of living. Not just that, they could've hardly embraced and shocked by the ''American way of living'' presented within the school. Campus shuttles, hoodies, American football, academic copes at the graduation ceremonies, pepsi's etc. They saw these as mere luxuries and disliked. American and British lecturers, by the way, appointed to propagate cold war stuff so as to brainwash the students, did not care about that much too. They were more like friends to students, brothers and sisters, and advocated free thought within them once they saw the harsh conditions students were coping and sympathized with them as well...
Anyways, revolutionary youth movements were on the rise during 60's, remember? Especially because of the Cuban revolution and Vietnam War. Turkey, as a developing country with very little industrial background at all, found itself within all these. People were living in hunger, poverty, archaic feudality, and facing very strict police brutality all the time they stood up against these conditions, within underdeveloped rural regions (as I mentioned above) so this even accelerated the rise of socialism within Turkish society beginning in the 1960s. People were fed up. People were fed up dying in freeze, hunger, lack of very basic medications, and being slapped by commanders in military barracks (during mandatory conscription), being tortured and murdered by the policemen just because they stood up for their rights, repressed and exploited by landlords in agricultural lands, forced hard labor by the bosses at the factories and mines. Add to this censorship, the repression of trade unions and all other labor organizations, the delegitimization of general strikes, and the like. These happen very often in underdeveloped countries forced to undergo strict urbanization and modernization.
People, unintentionally, found themselves in a radical and sharp opposition due to these harsh conditions and poor quality of life. They also saw American and Western allies are the root cause. Bilateral agreements with the United States made possible the usufruct and exploitation of natural resources(mines etc), labor force, heavy industry, military complex, and financial markets by American and/or Western collaborators in general. This was the natural result of the NATO alliance as well. They knew very well that redbaiting and suppression of progressive ideas was a result of Cold War Gladio organizations. Repression of all sorts of trade unions, labor organizations, socialist newspapers, and youth associations though they were not even radical or strong, very moderate and weak indeed. Turkish national intelligence spies were very busy red-baiting and repressing communists, socialists, and even slightly progressive ones(let alone being radical), and what is more intriguing is that even their salaries were paid by the CIA at that time. Needless to mention the ''bright ones'' of ministers, government officials, military staff, and their children were sent to US universities by scholarships so that when they turn back to Turkey and appoint the important positions they would likely work for American interests in Turkey.
under these circumstances, The people (especially the youth) began to hate America and their national collaborators so much that they saw Turkey as a semi-colony of American imperialism (in their words).
But unfortunately, The repression of the masses led way to the radicalization of the masses (even the most moderate and weak ones) as a response. There was no other choice but radicalization... This was a very distinctive live-or-die dilemma. These harsh conditions made the Turkish socialist-revolutionary youth movement one of the strongest and fast growing of its time (68 generation). This was also the case with METU(ODTÜ).
What do all these have to do with Vietnam War?
Coming to that part.
Robert Komer, one of the founders of CIA, and head of Operation Phoenix
(Pacification Program) during the Vietnam War, was responsible for the killing of at least 10.000 suspected Vietnamese (by his words), entrapping Vietnamese civilians/communists in the concentration camps and torturing them the same way Nazis' treated their own opponents in Auschwitz camps, including
Rape, gang rape, rape using eels, snakes, or hard objects, and rape followed by murder; electrical shock (“the Bell Telephone Hour”) rendered by attaching wires to the genitals or other sensitive parts of the body, like the tongue; “the water treatment”; “the airplane,” in which a prisoner’s arms were tied behind the back and the rope looped over a hook on the ceiling, suspending the prisoner in midair, after which he or she was beaten; beatings with rubber hoses and whips; and the use of police dogs to maul prisoners.
After his work was over in Vietnam (at the end he was known by Vietnamese as Hanço-
meaning the ''butcher'' in Vietnamese), he was appointed ambassador to Ankara, Turkey by the USA government. Interesting isn't it? Well, it was for sure that he was sent to Turkey to repress the socialist-communist revolutionary youth movement the same way he did in Vietnam. This was his profession(!) at one point... Ever since the youth found out about this Hanço
(as Vietnamese called him very appropriately) appointed as an American ambassador of Turkey in 1968, they were pissed off eventually. They occupied the Esenboga airport the day the plane arrived at the land, so as to confront Komer and ask for the vengeance of the innocent Vietnamese he made suffer for no good. This coward Hanço,
was afraid to leave the plane till the crowd will be scattered by brutal force of police. He had to wait till it's safe to go out and secured by the police =)
But the youth did not stop there. The building of the American embassy would have to witness this frustration several times. Each time the revolutionary movement insisted the US government fire Robert Komer and replace him with some other diplomat.
Finally, at January 6th, 1969, Robert Komer (Hanço
) came to visit METU by his own car. He came to talk with the headmaster about the new financial investments the US government was planning to invest in METU, along with some other ''regulations'' they were looking forward to implementing at METU. This visit was meant to be secret, no one was supposed to know about this except the headmaster, so as not to drive public attention in the first place. students however, figured out his car in the parking lot of the Headmaster's office and recognized it from its' placard. While Robert William Kommer and headmaster were discussing the important issues and having dinner at Headmaster's office, students announced to the crowd in the cafeteria and dormitories that Komer is somewhere in the school:
here! We saw his car in the parking lot of the Headmaster's building! Let's go there! All together! Show this anti-communist butcher who is the boss here!!!!''
So did they. Once arrived at the parking lot, everything happened simultaneously. They attacked the car with frustration and anger, while yelling YANKEE GO HOME!, TURKEY WON'T BE VIETNAM, DOWN WITH AMERICAN IMPERIALISM etc.
One of the slogans they also chanted was ''Ha Yankee ha donkey
'' meaning ''Either yankee, or donkey, same bullshit'' (donkey is a derogatory term used to humiliate someone in Turkish, because of donkey being an unintelligent, incapable, useless animal LOL)
The crowd pushed the car and turned it upside down. But the car was so strong that this action did not even damage the car, let alone any scratch or anything. No big surprise because the car was an armored vehicle, it was rock solid. Suddenly they figured patrol sips coming from the fuel tank of the car just turned upside down. Yes, this was their shot. One of the students pulled out the scarf from his shoulder and pushed the scarf into the fuel tank. Another one burned the scarf with the matchsticks. They all backed off. Once the scarf got on fire, so did the car.
And it was such a nice car, you know... Cadillac Coup de Ville 1968, black vehicle body.
And this is the last moments of the car: RIP Cadillac
Here's a 3-minute video imitating the moment exactly: Komer's Cadillac Got Burned
Neither Headmaster nor Robert Komer(Hanço
) was expecting this, to be honest... They learned about the ''unlucky car accident'' (LOL) in the middle of the dinner and were shocked when they saw it. Everything was such a mess and in the middle of such an important discussion concerning the fate of the university, American aids to the university, and now Americans were pissed off... All the pacification plan -literally- backfired when METU students blew Komer's Cadillac up. Robert William Komer, Hanço
, would likely admit this truth in his auto-biography later:
The METU incident was, in my opinion, an indicator of a new development in terms of political science. In those years, we thought that we could keep METU students out of politics by placing their curriculum in technical fields, which is an indication that America failed to see the political dimension of the issue. In our opinion at the time, heavy concentration courses in electricity and physics would prevent students from becoming politicized.
This was the new discourse of the whole country. The headmaster Kemal Kurdaş was frustrated by these events and threatened his students: ''These terrorist and vandalistic acts on the campus are unacceptable! This unlucky event is, I guess, a communist plot, trying to provoke our ties with USA and in a school like METU-created thanks to the big efforts of Americans themselves... I promise everybody that I will kick those anarchists' asses out of this school, no matter what!'' Government officials(who were American puppets themselves) also denied these ''terroristic'' acts and visited Komer in his office at the American embassy so as to share their sadness with him and encourage him (how touchy!). 7 Students who were suspected of this event were arrested and imprisoned. The more intriguing thing was that Headmaster did not side with students and even supported their suppression like this. METU administration began to suppress and mock students, restrain the freedom they breathed in the campus till that day, and try to pacify them for the sake of ''American interests'', as a way to apologize to Americans.
Special Commando units of Turkish Army, composed of highly ''patriotic and pro-nationalist'' young, capable men (aided and trained by CIA as well as used-to-be Nazi spies during WW II themselves as a way of fighting against communism
and defending the independence of the country ''when necessary''- Turkish branch of Operation Gladio
) attacked the campus and students lots of times afterward so as to terrify 'em. But what followed is that all other METU students raised signatures indicating they participated in the ''car accident'' and they too should be arrested along with seven victims. Total number of signature is 3.000 at least (There were total 5.500 students at METU that time) These 3.000 volunteers, as well as the ones who did not sign the petition officially, boycotted the classes till their friends will be released from prison and come back to the school. It took two months, but in the end, 7 students were home once again :)
But repressions still kept on. Headmaster was still terrorizing the campus as a result of Americans' repression, who are in charge of everything about the school including the education curriculum. Students decided to get rid of this American hegemony on the campus ''once and for all''. First the Faculty of Architecture was occupied by the students. It was indicated that now ''students are in charge of the faculty'', as a result lecturers and the dean were invited out of the occupied zone. So they did (They had no other choice, because students rejected to participate in classes and thwarted the whole ongoing program) The same process continued in other faculties as well.
And lastly, students targeted what they called ''The White House''
(Headmasters office), seeing it as the root of every problem since the beginning. While Headmaster and other managers was discussing ''these last events'', students clustered around the building eventually. They locked themselves into the building so as not to confront with the students but revolutionary youth was clever enough to dive into the building by smashing the windows (LOL) The headmaster and his fellow colleagues were told that from now on students are in charge of the university and politely invited to the outside. So did they...
After that, a huge banner was going to show up on the front side of the White House
(Headmasters' office) written with huge letters as follows: ''Bu Amerikan Üssü Ele Geçirilmiştir
'', meaning: THIS AMERICAN BASE HAS JUST BEEN CAPTURED!
And it was no surprise, just after this ''American base'' (hahahaha) has been captured, students found plenty of evidence implying METU was over-run and exploited for American political interests in the Headmaster's office: documents blacklisting the socialist, communist and anti-American students, heavy weapons, pacification plans etc. Students took care of the university 10 days and so. Robert Kommer finally gave up and resigned from his position at embassy, returned back to America. But METU will always going to carry this legacy of revolutionary youth, up today.
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2023.03.23 02:44 FrigginMasshole Is it worth becoming an auto tech with a union shop?
Im thinking about making a career change into the auto industry as a technician (or diesel mechanic). The positions I’m looking at are at dealerships, however they offer an auto tech apprenticeship with union representation.
Does anyone have experience with a union in this field? Is the pay and benefits better than non union? Would it be worth it to do this if it’s union? Thanks
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