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Wanted: Rescue divers and above wanted for work.

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by tardmaster, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Shasta_man

    Shasta_man Loggerhead Turtle

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    Mental retardation is a medical problem outside the control of those you have it. Be glad you don't have it.
     
  2. MarineResearch

    MarineResearch Divemaster

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    There is also that little detail about the Longshore Harbor Worker's Compensation Act for "navigable waters."
     
  3. tardmaster

    tardmaster Divemaster

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    so let me get this straight.........what we're doing is illegal and you are going to call the legitimate production companies and rat on us ?????? Sorry to tell ya, but it's our choice, we can be considered as independent contractors or employees. They are totally legitimate companies. Bottom line, if you're not interested. don't respond.






     
  4. Crush

    Crush Solo Diver

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    Dude, you joined SB in 2008 but appear to not have been too active - Thal is one of the nicer people on SB and nothing in his response should have been offensive to you.
     
  5. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hate to tell you now, but that's not the way it works, it is not your choice and the determination of independent contractor status is not a hat that you put on or take off at your convenience. There are a number of tests that are applied to determine that status, and it appears to me that you fail them all. The bottom line is that when you misrepresent yourself and you put individuals who are ill-equipped and ill-qualified into potentially dangerous situations you do a great disservice to several diving communities and you make it more difficult for legitimate companies and individuals, who operate within the rules and guidelines to make a living by undercutting the prices they have to charge. It is unlikely that I'd go out of my way to "report" you, but I will take every opportunity to point out the myriad problems with what you are doing, since you are basically taking advantage of inexperienced and unsophisticated diving "pros" and are putting them into circumstances that they are in no way prepared for, thus endangering both them and those that they are supposed to be taking care of.

    But mark my words, when you start trying to parlay your status at the aquarium into the sale of scientific diving services, then I will come looking for you, because then you are fouling the place where I live.
     
  6. tardmaster

    tardmaster Divemaster

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    if i misread your post....i sincerely apologize. nobody is trying to take advantage pro or non-pro. pm sent. would like to continue. the conversation.




     
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  7. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I too am sorry if my post was misunderstood. I appreciate the time that we had on the phone to clarify things.
     
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  8. tardmaster

    tardmaster Divemaster

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    I too appreciated the conversation. Thank you allowing me to apologize over the phone and thank you for your knowledge, experience and advice.


     

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