Starting Monday - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Electrical Trade Topics > Union Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Athens, Ga
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 10
Default Starting Monday

I finally got setup with a company, I start on Monday!!! I can't wait, I'm excited and nervous as hell! Ready to work and learn though. Any advice for a very green apprentice?
essirah31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join Contractor Talk

Join the #1 Electrician Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join ElectricianTalk.com - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
DMILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Edgerton, KS
Posts: 440
Rewards Points: 252
Default

Show up on time, move your ass, and be ready to learn
__________________
Derrick Miller
DMILL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
Coffee drinking member
 
Wirenuting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ceti Alpha V
Posts: 11,959
Rewards Points: 5,504
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by essirah31
I finally got setup with a company, I start on Monday!!! I can't wait, I'm excited and nervous as hell! Ready to work and learn though. Any advice for a very green apprentice?
Large Coffee black and a small one for yourself.

Congrats and good luck.
__________________
Teacher, my brain is full... Can I go home now?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wirenuting is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2011, 02:51 PM   #4
Jesus Scott
 
electricmanscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 9,383
Rewards Points: 232
Default

Party Sunday night Len Bias style.
__________________
Quote:
Life is hard
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
electricmanscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 04:10 PM   #5
BDB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Where ever my wife lets me
Posts: 1,008
Rewards Points: 592
Default

1. show up on time.
2. Show that you really want to learn
3. Work hard
4. Leave your cell phone in your car!!!!
5. Bring a pencil / Marker
6. Ask questions any time you do not understand something.
7. Watch and learn

Ohhh and congrats.

8. Do not let the hard core union guys screw you up.
BDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2011, 06:20 PM   #6
child please.....
 
NolaTigaBait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Hack City, USA aka New Orleans
Posts: 5,311
Rewards Points: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by electricmanscott View Post
Party Sunday night Len Bias style.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjRM-Pdr8Qg
__________________
REMOVED
NolaTigaBait is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to NolaTigaBait For This Useful Post:
electricmanscott (03-19-2011)
Old 03-19-2011, 01:10 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Sam Gompers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 23
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Pack a lunch. Don't be hungover. Be prepared to take some ribbing and remember that some guys have an odd sense of humor. Whole lot of gay jokes flying around on my first job, ya can't let that bother you. Some of these guys think that every electrician except them is gay.
You should get used to it pretty quick though...especially if you get to work with a good crew.
Good luck
__________________
The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
Sam Gompers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Sam Gompers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 23
Rewards Points: 10
Default

How'd it go?
__________________
The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
Sam Gompers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 04:36 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: severna park MD
Posts: 26
Rewards Points: 25
Default

good luck.....
yuning521 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 08:27 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Your screwed. Get ready for the ball busting. Hope you got your man panties on.
Sparkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 09:00 AM   #11
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 3,043
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Be 10-15 minutes early, everytime and all the time. get a GOOD eight hours of sleep. Get up early enough to be early, AND have a decent breakfast. Don't eat too damn much, just enough to keep your energy level up until lunch time. Pack a lunch.

Damnit, don't be nervous, just listen carefully and be deliberate in your actions.
doubleoh7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 11:47 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: chicago
Posts: 254
Rewards Points: 336
Default

Honestly, most of the work isn't that complicated, its just learning the skill of doing it all for the first time. But as a first year and an apprentice in general, you will just be moving material and helping out your JW. You really don't even have to be that great of an electrician, you just need to be well liked and "cool" with everyone in the shop. The best apprentices are the ones who always joke around with all the guys and just have a good attitude. So act enthusiastic when a foreman of JW tells you to do bitch work all day, even if you hate it. Thats the honest truth on how to be a good apprentice.
henderson14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
brian john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Gilbert's Corner VA
Posts: 29,961
Rewards Points: 1,694
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by henderson14 View Post
Honestly, most of the work isn't that complicated, its just learning the skill of doing it all for the first time. But as a first year and an apprentice in general, you will just be moving material and helping out your JW. You really don't even have to be that great of an electrician, you just need to be well liked and "cool" with everyone in the shop. The best apprentices are the ones who always joke around with all the guys and just have a good attitude. So act enthusiastic when a foreman of JW tells you to do bitch work all day, even if you hate it. Thats the honest truth on how to be a good apprentice.


Best advice....Oh and a pencil.
__________________
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now
brian john is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 11:46 AM   #14
Buzzy304E
 
ibuzzard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ca.
Posts: 1,167
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Get rid of the cell phone,and mp3 player.Walk as if you've a purpose.Don't get sucked into making public comments about either the foreman,or co-workers.Somehow,always manage to stay busy,through installation,organization,housekeeping,polishing tools,whatever.Approach your job as a career/profession,not as a paycheck.Dress as if you cared about your appearance,and didn't just crawl out from under a rock.Work hard,be pleasant.

Good luck.
__________________
Welcome to ET., where the clowns....

should of......could of....would of.....might of?
ibuzzard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 01:40 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: chicago
Posts: 254
Rewards Points: 336
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ibuzzard View Post
Get rid of the cell phone,and mp3 player.Walk as if you've a purpose.Don't get sucked into making public comments about either the foreman,or co-workers.Somehow,always manage to stay busy,through installation,organization,housekeeping,polishing tools,whatever.Approach your job as a career/profession,not as a paycheck.Dress as if you cared about your appearance,and didn't just crawl out from under a rock.Work hard,be pleasant.

Good luck.

Good advice also, but everyone carries their cells, just don't get caught using it while not on break. Before your first year is over chances are that you will have to use your cell to call your foreman for something on a big job or they will actually encourage you to use it to talk to them for something if you don't have a radio.

Last edited by henderson14; 04-09-2011 at 01:43 PM.
henderson14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 01:54 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
brian john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Gilbert's Corner VA
Posts: 29,961
Rewards Points: 1,694
Default

DO NOT discuss your girlfriend with anyone.
__________________
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now
brian john is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to brian john For This Useful Post:
ibuzzard (04-09-2011)
Old 04-09-2011, 03:30 PM   #17
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: missouri
Posts: 7,355
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brian john View Post
DO NOT discuss your girlfriend with anyone.
Just share the nude photos
Mr Rewire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 01:03 AM   #18
IBEW Local 332
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Belmont, CA
Posts: 49
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Be ready to use a wire stretcher and pick up some bubble water incase anyone's level runs out :p
Fractured is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 08:18 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Greasy-greaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arizona and Argentina
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

They were jokes

A little late on this one, make sure you know where they keep the amps, and when the ohms get too low in a wire look for the leak in the insulation and get ready with a bucket to run them back to the breaker.
Greasy-greaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monday Andycool General Electrical Discussion 27 01-25-2011 03:18 PM
Monday Photo Fest 480sparky Vintage Electrical 16 09-24-2010 05:16 PM
Oh, yeah, it's Monday Podagrower General Electrical Discussion 2 08-09-2010 08:37 PM
Interview this Monday! gokingsgo888 Union Topics 3 07-11-2009 01:57 PM
How was Monday for you guys??? randomkiller Off Topic (Non Trade) 7 10-04-2007 07:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com