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Discussion in 'Armory - Q&A' started by brtech, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. brtech

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    I'm head tech for JOs and looking for volunteers. If you are a budding armorer and want to get real NAC experience this may be for you. Will train, even if you aren't a budding armorer. You don't have to work the whole event to be helpful, especially if you can work the beginning when we have the longest lines.
     
  2. ktinoue3

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    I may have a volunteer/trainee for you. I forwarded the thread to him.
     
  3. brtech

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    Great, have him PM me for details
     
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  4. monitorlizerd

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    Will forward to my padawan.
     
  5. Tall Man

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    Just sent you a PM.
     
  6. Purple Fencer

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    Not a volunteer, but you know I'm available if anyone on the regular crew pulls out.
     
  7. brtech

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    Got a full crew, someone on standby already, a trainee and a couple of volunteers.
     
  8. Purple Fencer

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    For any future event, then...I'm always available.
     
  9. pacer

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    I am sooo looking forward to walking through the venue knowing I don't have to put down or take up strips, run a lost and found and all other stuff we did in 2007 when JO's were last in Denver. The local division had great volunteers and I met a lot of wonderful people, but it was exhausting! I hope everyone has a great time.
     
  10. brtech

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    Yeah, well, you got replaced by VERY VERY expensive union labor. When they told me what they are paying, I was aghast. Almost double what we usually pay for labor. For the past several years, we have used hired day laborers to lay strips. It really makes a big difference to the local organizers. But we usually can hire relatively inexpensive laborers. Not at this event.
     
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    I think labor costs were an issue back in 2007. And, if I recall correctly, there was a desire to hire day laborers. (Me, I was tasked with the "goodie bags" and a different person handled arranging any labor.) Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the high labor costs at the convention center were one reason it had not been a NAC or JO venue since that time.
     
  12. brtech

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    I'm not privy to those negotiations. I know that the NO was surprised at the labor quotes, and they got several. We're getting the labor on Wednesday, because, for some reason, it's more expensive than Thursday, so my crew is mostly coming in Tuesday night. Since we can't return until Tuesday morning after a late Monday night tear down, it's nearly a full week of service.
     
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    I trust they got the labor quotes before they committed to Denver...
     
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    And it may be that someone has made a decision that having events in more prominent cities (e.g. rumored Philadelphia SN) is worth paying through the nose for labor and other services. (set-up labor gets all the ink, but other services like catering and electricians to set up all the powerstrips and internet connections are just as bad in Philadelphia)
     
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    With all that entry fee money rolling in they can afford it now.
     
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    (This from a born and bred Pennsylvanian-Pittsburgh) I WOULD NOT take a NAC or SNs back to PA after the last debacle in Pittsburgh. PA is strongly union, and the regs are bizarre.
     

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