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Why are industrial electricians so tough and rough around the edges? Does life really suck that much?
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Have you ever worked construction talk about rough.
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Why are industrial electricians so tough and rough around the edges? Does life really suck that much?
Just spitballing here, but maybe it's not that they are so rough as you are soft??
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What's an "industrial electrician"? Works in a plant, works construction, just not residential? So are you talking about an construction electrician?
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Because real men don't need sensitivity training....
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Industrial maintenance electricians actually have a pretty rough life.

Just about every time you start a project, something major will burn up somewhere and you'll need to drop what you're doing and go handle it.

And quickly......we're losing billions per second.........

After a while, it can get to you and a lot of guys become jaded.

It's very easy to take it out on anyone nearby.......
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I worked Refinery....gas alarm and put on your re-breather ; Mining...mud everywhere ; PulpMill....LimeKiln/ReCaust section was hot and messy . So moving to Industrial HVAC was a pleasant change .Then with the Telco was the proverbial "walk in the park " ....unless the HVAC all failed in summer ! And it did often !
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I worked in the steel mills for US Steel back in the late 70's. One plant employed 21,000 workers, another had 14,000. These plants lined the rivers of Pittsburgh, one after another. One of those plants was five miles long and 2 miles wide.
Some of those men were completely miserable. They hated their jobs but couldn't leave because they made so much money. $45,000/yr in 1978 was a lot of money.
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Because real men don't need sensitivity training....
Unless they make it a condition of your parole.
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Because real men don't need sensitivity training....
Real men cause others to become overly sensitive!
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I worked in the steel mills for US Steel back in the late 70's. One plant employed 21,000 workers, another had 14,000. These plants lined the rivers of Pittsburgh, one after another. One of those plants was five miles long and 2 miles wide.
Some of those men were completely miserable. They hated their jobs but couldn't leave because they made so much money. $45,000/yr in 1978 was a lot of money.
From dollartimes.com:
"$45,000.00 in 1978 had the same buying power as $174,950.72 in 2017

Annual inflation over this period was about 3.54%"
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