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Old 02-09-2009, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default good study book that will cover everthing on local 3 ibew NYc test

I will be taking the local 3 IBEW electrician test sometime soon and was looking for a good study book that I can get at a Barnes and Noble to help prepare for the test.To go along with the study guide i saw on this site.I was a former Apprentice and got kicked out and wanna get back in and the test is totally different from when i took it back in 1998.The last time I was in local 3 was Jan 03.and yes i made some stupid mistakes,but want my second chance.This time around i wanna score in the 90%.so any help would be great.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Hey sopranocaponyc..just to let you know...the apprenticeship is a lot tougher than it was 10 years ago....the apprentices are telling me about SUPER difficult tests......drug testing....having to make up ALL missed classes..

That being said...it's been about 16 years since I took the test to get in...you need a good background in Algebra..and English...so any study guide in that should be sufficient.

Good Luck.....and don't **** up again!!

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Hey sopranocaponyc..just to let you know...the apprenticeship is a lot tougher than it was 10 years ago....the apprentices are telling me about SUPER difficult tests......drug testing....having to make up ALL missed classes..

That being said...it's been about 16 years since I took the test to get in...you need a good background in Algebra..and English...so any study guide in that should be sufficient.

Good Luck.....and don't **** up again!!

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Yes its ridiculously difficult now.
It doesnt even make sense....
People who cant grasp math have no chance at all.

But i'm wondering...
Does this mean the apprentices nowdays are smarter than the experienced guys?
Then why do i see so many stories about idiot apprentices?
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Yes its ridiculously difficult now.
It doesnt even make sense....
People who cant grasp math have no chance at all.

But i'm wondering...
Does this mean the apprentices nowdays are smarter than the experienced guys?
Then why do i see so many stories about idiot apprentices?
Our program has been revamped to the nines. Although it's seen regular updates over the years, the industry isn't what it was when most work was deck work and pipebending and 2-wire circuits. Now we're breeding a race of superapprenti... and tracking their OTJ experience so that 5th year turnouts do not look at a triple nickel and say "HUH?"
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Yea, i took the test today.
The Math was ridiculous.
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Yea, i took the test today.
The Math was ridiculous.
We use math every day on the job. The better you are at it the more value you have to your employer.
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the math part was easy.. its basic algebra .. the other parts were difficult..
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the math part was easy.. its basic algebra .. the other parts were difficult..
Not for the test i just took. Everyone was scribbling to the last second, except for the braniac next to me, that finished with a lot of time to spare.

Nothing that was in this study guide was in the test.
It was more solve, for "x" and "what ifs"
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Local 3 lowered the pay scale to 11,13,15,17 for 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th year apps. Only way to get overscale is with an engineering degree. On top of that they aren't accepting any apps for at least two years. Things are pretty bad in the recession capital. 32 week wait for work for an aj.
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Local 3 lowered the pay scale to 11,13,15,17 for 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th year apps. Only way to get overscale is with an engineering degree. On top of that they aren't accepting any apps for at least two years. Things are pretty bad in the recession capital. 32 week wait for work for an aj.

I can't remember what I was making in 02-03 as a 1st year for local 3 IBEW NYC but it was more than $11, I think it was $11.75.
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I can't remember what I was making in 02-03 as a 1st year for local 3 IBEW NYC but it was more than $11, I think it was $11.75.
sop, are you STILL trying to get back in 3????
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yeah i took the test May 18th, now have to wait for the interview and then see how I rank.
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yeah i took the test May 18th, now have to wait for the interview and then see how I rank.
son, dont you think you might should re-focus a little? college might be an option. good luck on whatever you do. paul
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son, dont you think you might should re-focus a little? college might be an option. good luck on whatever you do. paul
What are you talking about. I'm waiting to see how I do on The test/interview, If I don't pass I'll move on to something else.
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What are you talking about. I'm waiting to see how I do on The test/interview, If I don't pass I'll move on to something else.
like what, for instance ?
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Let me ask a question... how does one survive in NYC on 11-17 bucks an hour as an apprentice? You'd need like 15 roommates and east Ramen noodles every day.
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Our program has been revamped to the nines. Although it's seen regular updates over the years, the industry isn't what it was when most work was deck work and pipebending and 2-wire circuits. Now we're breeding a race of superapprenti... and tracking their OTJ experience so that 5th year turnouts do not look at a triple nickel and say "HUH?"
Triple knickle=Greenlee 555. By tracking on the job experience you must mean MIJ boot camp. I know journeymen that can't wire up half of that stuff. I can recall one or two not knowing how to wire up xfmrs and threeways
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Let me ask a question... how does one survive in NYC on 11-17 bucks an hour as an apprentice? You'd need like 15 roommates and east Ramen noodles every day.

Well for me I live at home and Pay $440 a month for Rent. In the beg i would stay at home till i get some $ saved. Theres always a 2nd job that pays cash.
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like what, for instance ?
Well if I don't get in, Untill I take the next test which yes will be 3-4 years for now. I'll probally go back to school do something there. Maybe see If my uncle could get me into the ILA Local 1235 (international Longshoremen's Association) He's The President of the union Thomas A. Leonardis, JR.
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yea but think about the benifits...

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