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Red Hat

Hansford, WV

#1 Aug 21, 2011
I just received my 80 hour card and am ready to hit the deck running! I need to know who is hiring what is the procedure to get hired. Any names of contractors would be appreciated.
IKNOW

Beckley, WV

#2 Aug 21, 2011
Go to dave stanly on harper rd, lightning in mcarthur/lester square area, superior elite in summersville area, wv mine power in rupert, mountaineer labor solutions in seth, new hall, cowen, and thats all I can think of
eww

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Aug 21, 2011
Don't go to lightning they are horrible and have a rep of not having money in the bank to pay their employees.....
Gass

Beckley, WV

#4 Aug 22, 2011
You will never make it as a red hat unless you are under the age of 30 you might have a chance. But the young kids these days can't do a honest days work a bunch of quitters
Eric

Hansford, WV

#5 Aug 22, 2011
Gass wrote:
You will never make it as a red hat unless you are under the age of 30 you might have a chance. But the young kids these days can't do a honest days work a bunch of quitters
I'm over the age of 40 and have a strong work ethic. So I don't have a chance in hell?
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Eric

Hansford, WV

#7 Aug 22, 2011
I can bench press 315 and run 6 miles every other day. I work my 22 year old son until he collapses but I would never make it as a red hat? Tell why I can't?
Mike

Oak Hill, WV

#8 Aug 22, 2011
Lightning is a real good comapany to work for; you are probably a druggie who couldn't pass a drug test. I work there and have never had a problem getting paid

“Bored with insomnia”

Since: Jul 10

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#9 Aug 22, 2011
Gass wrote:
You will never make it as a red hat unless you are under the age of 30 you might have a chance. But the young kids these days can't do a honest days work a bunch of quitters
It reallly doesn't matter what age you are, knowing someone inside the mine and having a good work ethic is what helps and being drug free of course.
Grey Eagle

Tarboro, NC

#10 Aug 22, 2011
Eric wrote:
I can bench press 315 and run 6 miles every other day. I work my 22 year old son until he collapses but I would never make it as a red hat? Tell why I can't?
Nearly everything in the mines weighs more than several hundred lbs. You can't bench press a cutter gear case. The floor you walk on is uneven and slick not like the 6 miles of even pavement you run on. Life is different in there.
Eric

Hansford, WV

#11 Aug 22, 2011
Grey Eagle wrote:
<quoted text>Nearly everything in the mines weighs more than several hundred lbs. You can't bench press a cutter gear case. The floor you walk on is uneven and slick not like the 6 miles of even pavement you run on. Life is different in there.
What Im saying is I am in good enough shape to take on the responsibilities of a red hat.
Gass

Beckley, WV

#12 Aug 22, 2011
You will cry and complain when you are told your stupid and can't learn anything. Then handed a shovel and told how worthless you are. And the crew of men wonder if you will ever be worth a sh__. You need to hurry up and get to the man trip at go time dam red hat your to stupid to be here!

“Bored with insomnia”

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#13 Aug 23, 2011
Gass wrote:
You will cry and complain when you are told your stupid and can't learn anything. Then handed a shovel and told how worthless you are. And the crew of men wonder if you will ever be worth a sh__. You need to hurry up and get to the man trip at go time dam red hat your to stupid to be here!
My husband is a red hat and has never been talked to like that. he has been picked on, like a freshman would in a hight school I guess, but never been talked to like he is stupid. I guess it depends on what kind of assholes ya work with.

“Bored with insomnia”

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#14 Aug 23, 2011
awww I see my stalker is up judging my posts. Good morning precious.
be for real

Oak Hill, WV

#15 Aug 23, 2011
everybody has been a red hat before. you had to start from the beginning too.i dont know what these company's think the older miners are soon to retire so they are going to have to train these new guys sooner or later and to me it would be better to train them while they are good miners left to train them.everyone deserves a chance....
Eric

Hansford, WV

#16 Aug 23, 2011
Gass wrote:
You will cry and complain when you are told your stupid and can't learn anything. Then handed a shovel and told how worthless you are. And the crew of men wonder if you will ever be worth a sh__. You need to hurry up and get to the man trip at go time dam red hat your to stupid to be here!
Yea that's what I'll do. It's the mines. It's not boot camp. You have a real problem.Maybe that's how your career ended.
muscle man

Elizabeth, NJ

#17 Aug 23, 2011
I've seen some so called meat heads try to work underground, but all they did was cry about the job!
Eric

Hansford, WV

#18 Aug 23, 2011
muscle man wrote:
I've seen some so called meat heads try to work underground, but all they did was cry about the job!
What did they cry about? Seriously? Tell me about their crying.
Gass

Beckley, WV

#19 Aug 23, 2011
They cry cause they suck and can't do the job in a timely manner and they get paid as if they can then they get hazes for being stupid enough to show up again

“Bored with insomnia”

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#20 Aug 23, 2011
Gass wrote:
They cry cause they suck and can't do the job in a timely manner and they get paid as if they can then they get hazes for being stupid enough to show up again
LOL if a "red hat" can't do a job its because his "teacher" isn't worth a shit. As with any job in which you are a new hire or apprentice. You are only as good as you are taught when you are new. It is a skill/will issue. If someone "can't" do their job, then it is a "skill" issue and is corrected by proper development (NOT the employees fault) and if it is a "will" issue then they should never make it past the probational period.(employers fault if they are still employed) And sometimes there are cases where someone is just not right for the job but it is not because someone "sucks" or is stupid.

“Bored with insomnia”

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#21 Aug 23, 2011
Gass wrote:
They cry cause they suck and can't do the job in a timely manner and they get paid as if they can then they get hazes for being stupid enough to show up again
Were you a red hat or apprentice at your job at some point. Dang, give someone credit for having a job and trying to learn new skills.

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