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Old 08-08-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Call me a traitor.

I just started an apprenticeship at Mercedes.
I'm keeping the focus. Chillax.


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Old 08-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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Apprenticeship doing WHAT?

Hope your comrades don't rag on your Focus too much (at least the car guys should give it some respek)...
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....Chillax? I guess that's short for chill and relax... Sorry, all of a sudden there are other notical terms that I have never heard in my life that people just made out of random.

But..... Have fun with your apprenticeship my friend
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....Chillax? I guess that's short for chill and relax... Sorry, all of a sudden there are other notical terms that I have never heard in my life that people just made out of random.

But..... Have fun with your apprenticeship my friend
Speaking of making up words... :D

Congrats on the apprenticeship! Mercedes should be a sweet place to work for. I'm sure you'll be workin on some nice cars...
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I'm learning how to keep the robots and other machines going at the plant. Maintenance, repair, telling the operators what they did wrong, etc.
A few people didn't respect the focus at first, but they're coming out to the next autocross.
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Cool deal 1-ST!! There's nothing at all wrong with an apprenticeship anywhere. In the next 20 years or so, skilled trades are going to lose their most experienced people as the baby boomers retire. I'm very interested in what's going to happen to my pay- I'm a master electrician. Electricians have not had a raise in 30 years, and really we've lost economic impact due to inflation. Soon, people will realize the difference between the cheapest price, and the best techs. They'll probably waste millions collectively before they realize how dumb they are though.
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He didn't make up chillax, the kids over here have been rockin that one for a couple years.
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Sounds like a fun experience. I hope you enjoy it.
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you're not a traitor.... you're an ambassador!!!

and enjoy your apprenticeship.... should be good skills to have for sure. and sounds like a great opportunity.
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He didn't make up chillax, the kids over here have been rockin that one for a couple years.
From the way I grew up from, I find that rather confusing; Im getting to old for today's years.
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