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Old 07-26-2014, 10:03 PM   #41
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I am now 2nd year and from day one i did what i was told, when i was told, no if ands or butts. If i was told to do something i didnt understand i would ask why and after i was told why i would go right ahead and do it. I ask why alot just so i can get a understand of this trade and so i dont have to ask why again, i like to know what i am doing and i love to learn.

I noticed that alot of the other first years dont care about there job and just want to get payed, and in the first year ive been doing this ive seen alot of people go for not trying.


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Old 07-26-2014, 11:34 PM   #42
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I am now 2nd year and from day one i did what i was told, when i was told, no if ands or butts. If i was told to do something i didnt understand i would ask why and after i was told why i would go right ahead and do it. I ask why alot just so i can get a understand of this trade and so i dont have to ask why again, i like to know what i am doing and i love to learn. I noticed that alot of the other first years dont care about there job and just want to get payed, and in the first year ive been doing this ive seen alot of people go for not trying. Sent from my iPhone using electriciantalk.com
Your one of the few who will excel and become a good electrician. At least you show interest and understand what the wires you are pulling do. And want to know at the times your unclear about. All the best to you
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:46 PM   #43
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Thank you i feel like if im going do something lets do it right and let me understand so we can make the job go faster.


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Old 07-27-2014, 12:53 AM   #44
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Good on u ask lots and under stand the why part
Just cause a j man tells u do do something doesn't mean he's always right. U should ask why I'm replying to the other tools usually 19-24 year olds
We have a lot in our jurisdiction still living with mommy and daddy
Who clearly have never worked before
And still carry there lunch in a scooby doo box.
They may or may not finish school
277v x 1.73?
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:26 AM   #45
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Good on u ask lots and under stand the why part
Just cause a j man tells u do do something doesn't mean he's always right. U should ask why I'm replying to the other tools usually 19-24 year olds
We have a lot in our jurisdiction still living with mommy and daddy
Who clearly have never worked before
And still carry there lunch in a scooby doo box.
They may or may not finish school
277v x 1.73?
what about people who live with their parents so they can help them make the bills and have been working since they were fourteen?
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277v x 1.73?
480 and no i did not use my calculator
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I ask why alot just so I can get a understand of this trade and so I dont have to ask why again, I like to know what I am doing and I love to learn.
Sounds like you've got a good attitude After many years in this trade, I can usually tell the caliber of apprentice , or journeyman for that matter, by the type of questions they ask.

There is the guy who asks why all the time simply because they're avoiding doing the work and want me to assign it someone else, then you have the guy who asks the questions just to be sure he understands exactly what I am requesting of him and wants to do his job properly the first time.

Sounds to me like you're in the second category
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Some just don't want to learn or just don't know what's going on.
Just want to be done by 4 and get their check.

I'll show or tell him something at least 3 times, and still messes it up.
Was doing some PVC work, had my brand new can of glue on the bench were I was making up nipples. Went back to glue some more and couldn't find it.
My apprentice was standing there doing something and the glue was at his feet, spilled the whole can and he didn't even notice until I got after him about it. We were about 2 1/2 hours from town and that was the only can
That's your fault for not closing the can.
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One apprentice keeps leaving his coffees everywhere, in the front of my truck, in the back of the truck, on some BX, on the drawings...
And it always gets tipped over, I tell him to pick up after himself and sometimes when it gets knocked over he blames me lol

"Finish your coffee and throw it out...yes in the garbage! Not in the back of my truck. Now go dry the drawings off."
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One apprentice keeps leaving his coffees everywhere, in the front of my truck, in the back of the truck, on some BX, on the drawings...
And it always gets tipped over, I tell him to pick up after himself and sometimes when it gets knocked over he blames me lol

"Finish your coffee and throw it out...yes in the garbage! Not in the back of my truck. Now go dry the drawings off."

Oh man I hate the whole leave your coffee cups everywhere thing. Especially from the real young dumb guys that think they need a cup ever 30 minutes. Some sheet metal douche set one on a brand new transformer I put in last week and got a coffee ring stain on it. I was sooooo mad but I didn't say anything because he had a neck tattoo. So I just found his gloves and used them to clean it off
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I was sooooo mad but I didn't say anything because he had a neck tattoo.
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I was sooooo mad but I didn't say anything because he had a neck tattoo. So I just found his gloves and used them to clean it off
Just use big words. He would not have understood what you were saying anyway.

I had a call back on a job where the FACP was ruined because a drywaller left a full cup of coffee sitting on top and rocked over it. It eventually soaked through the paper cup and into the panel.
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I feel your pain. It's tough to find a guy that really wants to do this kind of work.. I had a kid with me last month that would not stop pointing out that this was a temporary thing for him... wants to be in a band and play music.... we'll long story short he called out one to many times in just a few weeks...
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I feel your pain. It's tough to find a guy that really wants to do this kind of work.. I had a kid with me last month that would not stop pointing out that this was a temporary thing for him... wants to be in a band and play music.... we'll long story short he called out one to many times in just a few weeks...

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i like going to work, always get to learn new stuff!, sometimes if im doing a task on my own i feel like i may not be getting it done fast enough, but i just try and make sure that everything is done right and looks neat
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How do you guys deal with them? On the phone too much, ask 'why' when you ask them to do something, if you're not around they don't work as hard.

I've had talks before where I point out that they need to change and then they do, but only for a day or two. Newer apprentices also think they're Gods gift to men.
Call Dale Carnegie .They have night courses for managers on how to deal with people .
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Throw the coffee at him when you find it in your truck other than that its all over job sites i don 't see the big deal with that . Someones house is obviously a different story
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