# ACT Theatre in Seattle, WA is looking for a Master Electrician

#### ACTseattle

##### Member
Hey all, ACT Theatre is in the market for a Master Electrician. Position is open until filled.

We are a union house.

#### Van

##### CBMod
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It's a good place to work! Lots of great people there.

RonHebbard

#### danTt

$25/hr in Seattle? Can you even pretend to live on that? #### Amiers ##### Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.$25/hr in Seattle? Can you even pretend to live on that?
I’m sure you could share a place with like 5 other people at that wage

#### ruinexplorer

##### Sherpa
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Being that the position is union, then the pay is determined by collective bargaining. While the pay may not be what some of us might find to be reasonable, that discussion is not to be had here.

RonHebbard

#### BillConnerFASTC

##### Well-Known Member
It's forbidden to discuss what's a livable wage here on CB? Amazing.

#### Amiers

##### Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.
Pretty sure any time a job posting comes up the first thing discussed is pay. I’m also amazed.

#### danTt

##### Well-Known Member
Being that the position is union, then the pay is determined by collective bargaining. While the pay may not be what some of us might find to be reasonable, that discussion is not to be had here.
I think it's fair to say that our discussion of it here will have not change the bargaining agreement, but I don't think it's fair to say that feedback/discussion about a published wage should not be had. Looking for a Master Rate electrician with video experience in one of the highest CoL areas in the country for that rate underlines how poorly some theaters are paying, and the union contract does not seem to be doing much to help.

#### derekleffew

##### Resident Curmudgeon
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While the pay may not be what some of us might find to be reasonable, that discussion is not to be had here.
It's forbidden to discuss what's a livable wage here on CB? Amazing.
Pretty sure @Ruin meant "here" in this thread, not "here" on ControlBooth. Feel free to start a new thread, in the appropriate forum, discussing anything you want. (Except secks, that's still verboten.)

RonHebbard

#### BillConnerFASTC

##### Well-Known Member
Is this a new general CB prohibition against thread hijacking? I don't see how this is different from so many threads that have wandered far from the original post.

#### Van

##### CBMod
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Is this a new general CB prohibition against thread hijacking? I don't see how this is different from so many threads that have wandered far from the original post.
I think the sentiment is that this is the classified ad of a potential employer. If you wish to discuss "Insufficient salaries being offered at major theatre companies in the PNW" it would be best to start a thread in General discussions.
And personally, I agree, I believe Thread Hijacking has gone mightily unenforced as of late. Perhaps more moderators should clamp down on that.

RonHebbard

#### BillConnerFASTC

##### Well-Known Member
I must agree some as I just look at new posts and don't have any sense of what forum. CB Classified isn't really a discussion forum like other threads. Perhaps posting to then should be restricted to the OP, and anyone can start a conversation with OP who can then post additional relevant information. Or else a separate area, not in discussion forums and not showing up as "new posts".

#### Jay Ashworth

##### Well-Known Member
Ok. I am relatively the new guy here, but I've been moderating computer mediated communication fora for about 30 years. And my opinion is that 'is offered wage X realistic for a market' isn't a "hijack".

It's probably not all that *polite*, given that we're in the Classifieds board, but ...

#### BillConnerFASTC

##### Well-Known Member
You're correct that hijack is perhaps not quite right. It implies a motive. I meant more like wandered, gone a different direction, taken astray, digressed.

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