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Old 08-08-2018, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hello all. New member that's been lurking around for a while now.

Got word last week I was selected for an inside wireman apprenticeship through LU 145 in the Quad Cities. Passed my physical and go in to fill out paperwork tomorrow.

I'll be reporting for work and starting classes on the 20th. I'm nervous about the lifestyle change but excited for the opportunity. I think what I am most nervous about is the classes as I'm 36 years old and it's been a while since I've sat in a classroom. Studying for the entry exam was the fist studying I've really done in 13 years or so.

I've been working for a local outdoor retailer for the last 9 years as a buyer/manager. Before that I was working in a food distribution warehouse picking orders. (best shape I've ever been in) Before that I helped a friend do some remodeling in houses he was flipping and before that I worked maintenance for the local newspaper for about 5 years. This was my favorite job I've had, I'm not one who enjoys sitting at a desk or standing around. I'm always looking for something to do.

I have a desire to learn new things driven by curiosity and I'm not afraid to get dirty so I think/hope I'll be a good fit. I'm looking forward to getting back to doing some more physical work. Heck maybe I'll even trim a few inches off the belt line.
I'm a quite guy by nature so no need to warn me about keeping my mouth shut. If I don't have anything to say that matters to anybody I stay mute. However, I'm not afraid to ask questions if I'm not 100% sure about something so hopefully that doesn't get taken the wrong way. I always feel I'd rather have someone ask how to do something right than do it and do it... well, not right.

I'll stop rambling now. Thanks for all the help I've already found in the forums and hopefully for all the help I receive in the future!
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:25 AM   #2
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This is a great place to learn, so start by browsing some ofthe areas that interest you to start your learning path. When you ask aquestion please give as much information as you can, and you will get a moreprofessional response. When you ask a question without details we are not mindreaders and people will let you know. It is part of the trade to be toughskinned but it is one of the most tight nit trades there is. Also if you post aquestion please come back and give us the outcome, allot of original postersnever tell us the outcome.
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