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Old 08-07-2019, 10:48 PM   #1
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Hello again everyone!
I posted here only one other time, back in Mid April before I started school. Since then I’ve achieved a 99 average in my electrical class, and was also hired as an Electrician Apprentice. I am so excited. To anyone reading this who is still looking for an apprenticeship, do not give up. I applied to probably 12 different companies before landing this job. Network and meet people. If I can do it, so can you!!!
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:01 PM   #2
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Welcome back, and congrats. What local you out of?
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Great! When you're the new guy, and want respect, find the biggest guy on the crew and punch him right in the nose. No wait, that's prison...
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Great! When you're the new guy, and want respect, find the biggest guy on the crew and punch him right in the nose. No wait, that's prison...
Yeah, it’s different in the union. Instead of punching the biggest guy, you have to blow the most connected guy. Remember my motto, sometimes you have to give a little head to get ahead.
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Congratulations and good luck with that.
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Welcome back @kelticblonde.

Are you working local or travel a bit?

I'm out on the eastern shore myself.
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Yeah, it’s different in the union. Instead of punching the biggest guy, you have to blow the most connected guy. Remember my motto, sometimes you have to give a little head to get ahead.
WOW!!! HackWork now i really hope you are a Lady so that i can understand the quote
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sorry Kelticblonde i meant to welcome You here but totally forgot about it when i saw HackWork's quote. I hope you will be very happy in the new position and all the best
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Hey everyone, Sorry for the late reply. I want to thank all of you for your kind wishes. I am working locally and I am also non-union. I am hoping to be a journeyman within about 2 years as having the degree will shorten my required time in the field.
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Best of luck with that.

Go Union young man!
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Best of luck with that.

Go Union young man!
Only if U make that call, it's the ONLY way in for local-1.. Why deny it?
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Only if U make that call, it's the ONLY way in for local-1.. Why deny it?
Funny you say that. A former Marine Chaplain that is a close friend of mine retired to Pastor a church where his wife was originally from.

They were trying to convert an old school into a church and shelter for homeless Veterans.

I called the IBEW local closest to their location and talked to the BA and explained the whole situation.

I flat out asked if they had any Christian or veteran brothers that would help them out.

My buddy messaged me back less than two hours later and said they already had a guy on the way.

Not only did the guy do the work he also got a couple supply houses to donate the materials.

As they renovate more of the building as they have funds the journeyman comes and does the electrical.

Never thought it would work out so well.
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WOW!!! HackWork now i really hope you are a Lady so that i can understand the quote
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Hey everyone, Sorry for the late reply. I want to thank all of you for your kind wishes. I am working locally and I am also non-union. I am hoping to be a journeyman within about 2 years as having the degree will shorten my required time in the field.
Congratulations, hope you enjoy the trade.

I hope you realize that with only 2 years of practical experience, you may be a JM in theory, but only have a 2nd/3rd knowledge of installation.
Sorry, but Im not a big believer in this shortened work experience method.
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