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Old 07-07-2017, 01:36 PM   #121
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Figures my thread turns into a truck thread. Here's a gratuitous picture of why I'll never be a carpenter:
That truck is making my OCD go into over drive.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:31 PM   #122
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Or much of a housekeeper!
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You OCD people are weird.
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You OCD people are weird.
Yeah, why would we want to easily be able to move thru our work van and find exactly what we need without digging???
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Nope, I'm trying to get out of the trade. I've done a variety of different types of electrical and liked most of them. My main problem has been the industry. Most people I've worked for have been human garbage bags, and I don't see that changing any time soon. I did plant maintenance for a while too, but I don't like night shifts.
It seems like it is a race to the bottom with every contractor around here and that is the problem. Craftsmanship is nonexistent, code compliance is just a suggestion, and they do not treat their guys in the field well, especially compared to the people in the office.
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My belief is, if you leave your career path up to another person or a company, you'll eventually get bored. I say, take ownership of your career and take it in the directions you want it to go. Don't know which way to go? Pick something at random; if it doesn't work out, you can always backtrack and try a different direction.
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While the idea of drilling teeth can be enticing overall I'm not big on teeth or foul breath.
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It seems like it is a race to the bottom with every contractor around here and that is the problem. Craftsmanship is nonexistent, code compliance is just a suggestion, and they do not treat their guys in the field well, especially compared to the people in the office.
That's looking the same here. I bid a few different model homes for
a resi builder and was told I was in the neighborhood of $2,500.00
to high on each one.

I asked if I could walk into one of his model homes that were sitting
unoccupied. He obliged.

I could not believe the BS hack job I seen from the electrician
wiring his houses...I should have taken pictures & posted them here.

I just told the guy , if he was okay with the lack of workmanship
that (and code violations up the ying yang...I can't even guess how
they get thru inspections) then there was no way I would try to
compete with it.

Note: Some of those violations were potential wrongful death suits
starting with inadequate and incorrect placement of smoke detection
per NFPA 2013 edition. (You would be amazed at how many people
are unaware of this manual in the trades out here).

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My belief is, if you leave your career path up to another person or a company, you'll eventually get bored. I say, take ownership of your career and take it in the directions you want it to go. Don't know which way to go? Pick something at random; if it doesn't work out, you can always backtrack and try a different direction.

As long as you are young enough to go through several 'learning' cycles that's fine advice.
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HEY! I thought we were friends?
We are, you wouldn't be on my tooth drilling list.
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We are, you wouldn't be on my tooth drilling list.
The dude gets floss for Christmas.

It's still not enough.

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As long as you are young enough to go through several 'learning' cycles that's fine advice.
Never too old to learn.
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No but you sure as hell can be too old to start over from scratch!
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