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Old 06-11-2016, 12:35 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Knob396 View Post
Yeah, I get that any job can be boring. I should of worded my original post better.

I appreciate the responses.

I'd like to get a better idea of what kinds of jobs I could be doing besides working on a new construction jobsites. I know inside wiremen also take care of the wiring of street lights and stop lights, but what other things could I be doing?

Also, how common is it for people to go through the apprenticeship, and then after several more years of experience, move onto maintance or troubleshooting. Would that be a better job?
This trade can be boring and on big jobs you will mostly likely being doing the same thing over and over. This is how contractors get production out of you because you become more efficient over time. As far as maintenance that would be a death sentence for me because I enjoy building vs analyzing.

It is interesting that you want to become an electrician, I kind of would like a break and do finish carpentry but that would mean I would have to start over.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:57 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Knob396
It was much more than just one time that I got to watch electricians work. That's because I'm a framer. As a framer, there are several things that suck about it, such as the relatively low pay, but there's a large variety of stuff that we do. So, being a framer never feels boring cause of the variety. I'm wondering how much variety is there in the job of a commercial inside electrician. Does it get boring?
I'm 10 yrs into this trade and to this day still doing things I've never done before. For instance , I'm now on a big job but I am doing the fire alarm portion, lots of MI cable , devicing, addressing , control boards , electronics..... All new to me , 10 yrs later. It's also much more laid back , mostly because you want to take your time and triple Check everything.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:43 AM   #43
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Also, when you're an electrician on a construction project of a large new building, how common is it for the employer to make you do only one task all day? ....
That would be very is not efficient to move workers from one task to another unless the first one is complete.
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The harder you work early on and the more different things you try, the earlier you find what you like. Golfing with other owners yesterday on the supply house dime isn't a bad way to spend your day (not everyday or many days like that), but its on you and the sky's the limit.
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