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2. ya gotta let go
i know it's hard. i have a teenager, too, and it's hard to let them make their decisions and live with them.

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  -My 19 yr old son just got a shipyard job. Tank cleaning. maveric  Jul-19-05 02:50 PM   #0 
  - *hugs* Hope all goes well. At least there is someone in the family who  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-19-05 02:52 PM   #1 
  - ya gotta let go  genevat   Jul-19-05 02:55 PM   #2 
  - And that's still 110% safer than a trip to Iraq via the military  LynneSin   Jul-19-05 02:57 PM   #3 
  - Indeed it is! But it is the most dangerous job in the shipyard.  maveric   Jul-19-05 03:01 PM   #6 
     - I'm almost 40 and my mother still worries about me  LynneSin   Jul-19-05 03:13 PM   #12 
  - Hi, maveric...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-19-05 02:58 PM   #4 
  - Is it union? (nt)  no name no slogan   Jul-19-05 02:59 PM   #5 
  - No. There arent many unions on the San Diego waterfront anymore.  maveric   Jul-19-05 03:03 PM   #7 
  - Look up the number for your regional OSHA office...  BikeWriter   Jul-19-05 03:03 PM   #8 
  - and he should get proper safety training before going into  barb162   Jul-19-05 03:12 PM   #10 
  - Good points, Barb.  BikeWriter   Jul-19-05 03:20 PM   #14 
     - Thanks, I also think there might be specific clothing for  barb162   Jul-19-05 03:31 PM   #15 
        - Yep! I need to scrape up a few bucks to buy him some safety shoes...  maveric   Jul-19-05 03:38 PM   #17 
        - Stay in touch, Brother. If I can assist from here, I will.  BikeWriter   Jul-19-05 11:08 PM   #21 
        - Yes, Ma'am, there is. In fact, I'll offer my services to bring concerns...  BikeWriter   Jul-19-05 11:07 PM   #20 
  - He has a one week training program before he goes on board ship.  maveric   Jul-19-05 03:12 PM   #11 
     - Good idea! My employers found out I'd file on them...  BikeWriter   Jul-19-05 03:19 PM   #13 
     - Picture Coal or mineral mining, inside a confined space in a Naval vessel.  maveric   Jul-19-05 03:41 PM   #19 
        - I retired from the chemical industry after years. I'm aware how nasty...  BikeWriter   Jul-20-05 12:30 AM   #25 
     - check the manual out on the web too, I have some old manuals too  barb162   Jul-19-05 03:34 PM   #16 
        - You're right. I retired close to 2000. I'd been imposing my will...  BikeWriter   Jul-19-05 11:13 PM   #22 
  - Well since the ship is in your yard, I think it will be ok.  I Know How To Do it   Jul-19-05 03:05 PM   #9 
  - LOL!!!  maveric   Jul-19-05 03:39 PM   #18 
  - Does he need a confined space certification?  fortyfeetunder   Jul-19-05 11:32 PM   #23 
  - He'll be getting one after his training period.  maveric   Jul-20-05 01:48 AM   #26 
  - My ex husband was a tank cleaner for about two months.  Maddy McCall   Jul-19-05 11:34 PM   #24 

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